Bass Tone, Ukulele Clickbait, Alternatives Chords

Are there Right and Wrong ways to hold chords? It's a pretty common question that we've been asked before, but on this podcast we try to solidify where UU stands, and what we mean when we teach you the "Right" way to hold a chord. Before that, we give a quick student review, and some suggestions on Bass Tone. A member is taught an Alternative way to hold G, and asks if it's right or wrong? Aldrine tries to show the pros and cons for holding G either way. Kahai brings up that there is usually a reason why certain ways to hold chords become the standard for most players. We use the toolbelt analogy again, and remind everyone to use the right tool for the job. When another member asks if it's ok to play Em with your pinky, we go into a deeper discussion of enjoying your time learning the ukulele, and not trying to find the Secret to Instant Improvement. The topic of Instant Improvement leads the guys to examine Music Trends, Ukulele Clickbait, and Social Media as a whole. The podcast ends with an announcement that there is no Jam tomorrow, but Live Coaching is still happening. The team will be back next week with something spooky.

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:00 The Town Hall Meeting is in Session

1:50 Kathy's Student Review: Good Groove

4:00 Bass Suggestions (Bass Tone)

8:15 G Chord Alternative (The Pros of Playing the Standard G)

15:05 There's a Reason why there's a standard way to play chords

22:00 Keep it in your tool belt, just use your hammer for nails

25:15 Is it ok to play Em with your pinky finger?

30:20 There's no Secret to instantly improving your playing (Enjoy the Ride)

36:45 Playing Songs will make you a better player (Don't Overlook fun Songs)

43:55 There's no right or wrong, just different possibilities (Except when it hurts)

49:30 Don't get caught up with music fads

53:35 Ukulele Clickbait (and Social Media)

1:05:00 No Jam Tomorrow, Live Coaching is Still Happening

References/Resources for this video:
TUUP #33 - How to Secure a Jam BFF (Recording Drums First)
TLL Podcast #57 – Amples and Oranges
Website - Guitar Rig (Free Amp Simulator)
TUUP #15 - Be Kind, Rewind (EQ and Mixing Tips)

Website - Apogee Quartet
Website - Tiny Boy Bass
Wikipedia - MIDI
Uke Minutes - Ghost Notes
TLL Podcast #32 – Extra Ghosty

Improvement System - Essential Chords (Learn the Most Common Chords)
Youtube - James Hill
UU Podcast – Interview with James Hill
Ukulele 100 - Lesson 1 (Using Your Hand Pillow)

TUUP #13 - Who’s that Jakémon? (ft. Jake Shimabukuro)
TLL Podcast #108 – Campanella with aNueNue (with Kalei)
Master Class - Kalei Gamiao
Uke Minutes - Chord Families
Ukulele 102 – Week 4: Chord Families
Live Seminar - Intro to Jazz with Craig and Sarah

UU Blog - Impossible Originality (Origins of the Ukulele)
Printable pdf - Beginner Chord Chart
Uke Minutes - Movable Chord Shapes
Improvement System - Solo Secrets Revealed
Uke Minutes - Mastering Difficult Chords

UU Blog - Aldrine's First Ukulele
TLL Podcast #2 – The Vintage Ukulele Episode (Aldrine's Concert kamaka)
Improvement System - Practice Sessions
Song Library - Monthly Song Lessons

Uke Lesson - Europa
UU+ Solos - Bodysurfing
UU+ Solos - Crazy G
TUUP #18 - Ukulele Ronin (ft. Mark and Danyo)
Youtube - Old Man Yells at Cloud

Youtube - Benny Chong
Uke Lesson - Hotel California (with Uncle Darrell and Kauai Kollab)
Uke Lesson - Straight to the Heart (with Shilo Pa and Uncle Darrell)
TLL Podcast #103 – Swimming with Jazz Sharks

Youtube - Eugene's Trick Bag
Youtube - Vivaldi's Winter
Youtube - Abe Lagrimas Jr.
UU Blog - Feng E and Aldrine

TikTok - Ukeunderground
Instagram - Ukeunderground
Twitter - ukeunderground
Twitter - Aldrine
Youtube - Simpson's Bob's Burgers Couch Gag
TLL Podcast #45 – Sweet and Sour Songs (Arranging the Simpson's Intro)
Whiteboard Request - Bob's Burgers

Aloha Friday - September 26, 2020 Jam Replay (from Home)
TLL Podcast #123 – No Excuses (Podcast from Home)
Aloha Friday - October 30, 2020 Spooky Jam Replay
TUUP #36 - Ukulele Buying Tips (French Musician)
Youtube - Remember Me

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