Open Mics, Honing Your Performance, Overcoming Nerves

In the words of Bob Ross, "We don't make mistakes, we have happy accidents." This week UU is giving tips on performing and nerves. We start of the podcast with Aaron recounting his time off, and a little shout-out to UU original member, Russbuss. A UU member talks about stage fright, so Aldrine shares his own performance anxieties and pre-show routine. We also hear about Aldrine honing his performance abilities at Open Mics. The guys give some examples of how the audience won't remember your mistakes, and how mistakes can even become fun memories. With all the talk of performing, the team reminds everyone of the next UU Open Mic, the Spooky Aloha Friday Jam, a Secret Santa Songwriting Challenge, and an Upcoming Song lesson.

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:00 A mostly Ukulele Podcast (Aaron's Back)

4:10 OG UUer: russbuss

6:25 Tips for getting over nerves

9:30 Pre-show routine (Just Use the Bathroom a lot)

12:05 Aldrine honed his craft at open mics

19:15 Did you play something different at each open mic?

22:40 Audience don't remember mistakes (Being your harshest critic)

27:45 Performing Hawaiian Music (The exception)

31:10 Hawaiian Pronunciation

36:10 Kauai Open Mics ("Missed" Connections)

38:25 Even big mistakes can become great memories

45:55 Don't be afraid of Mistakes, Roll with it

54:30 Play a Song You Know Well

57:10 Will Kahai perform at the open mic?

1:00:25 Secret Santa Song Challenge, Spooky Jam (New Lesson & Open Mic Next Week)

References/Resources for this video:
TUUP#36 - Ukulele Buying Tips (ft. Magic Mike)
Website - Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park
Website - How to Play Portuguese Horseshoes

Youtube - russbuss415
Uke Lesson - Sweet Home Alabama
Uke Lesson - Rodeo Clowns (with Russ)
Uke Lesson - Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
Youtube - Wake Me Up When September Ends

TUUP #21 - Join the Club! (Open Mic Tips)
TUUP #22 - Cement Your Songs (Set List and Performance Tips)
Youtube - Kanalo
Youtube - Simple Souls
Youtube - Danilo Marrone
TUUP #13 - Who’s that Jakémon? (ft. Jake Shimabukuro)
Master Class - Improving Your Ukulele Sound (Bruce Shimabukuro)
Youtube - Desperado

Uke Lesson - Europa
Youtube - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Songs Made Easy - I'm Yours
Songs Made Easy - Sunday Morning
Uke Lesson - Out of My League

Youtube - Butterfly
Youtube - Rehab
Youtube - Let's Stay Together
Youtube - Trouble Sleeping
TUUP #18 - Ukulele Ronin (ft. Mark and Danyo)

Uke Lesson - Friend of the Devil (The Grateful Dead)
Aloha Friday - August 6, 2021 Jam Replay (Land Down Under)
TUUP #28 - Paying Our Respect

Uke Lesson - Aloha `Oe
Youtube - Keali`i Reichel
Uke Lesson - Island Style (with John Cruz)
TUUP #37 - No Right or Wrong, Just Possibilities

Uke Lesson - La Vie En Rose (with Juno)
Uke Lesson - Seasons of Love (Joey, Juno, and Russ)
Uke Lesson - Arthur (with Joey)
Uke Lesson - Tennessee Whiskey
Uke Lesson - Sign of the Times (Dondi and Joey)
Uke Lesson - Danny's Song
Website - Ukulele Puapua

Aloha Friday - Christmas Concert Replay (Purple Rain)
Youtube - Bohemian Rhapsody
Youtube - Bruno Mars Halftime Show
Youtube - Prince Performs Purple Rain During Downpour
Youtube - Whitney Houston Star Spangled Banner
Uke Lesson - Wagon Wheel
Aloha Friday - July 30, 2021 Jam Replay (Wagon Wheel)

Whiteboard Request - Rainbow Connection
Uke Lesson - Island in the Sun
Live Seminar - How to Make a Song BIG (with Neal)
Live Seminar - Matching Chords and Scales (with Neal)
Live Seminar - Intro to Jazz (with Craig and Sarah)

TLL Podcast #88 – Who’s Your UU Santa?
UU+ Forums - Secret Santa Songwriting Challenge
Aloha Friday - October 30, 2020 Spooky Jam Replay

Podcast Archive
Old Live Lesson Archive (August 7th, 2014 - March 1st, 2018)
Aloha Friday Jam Live
Aloha Friday Jam Replays

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