Ukulele Genres, Following Grooves, and Lo-fi Jamming

Do, or Do Not Groove, there is no try. A famous, small, green man once said these words, but this week, we are diving in to Groove. For the first Friday Podcast, the UU gang discusses what Genres are suited for ukulele, and what genres are overlooked on ukulele. When someone asks if they will get used to calluses on their fingers, the team argues the benefits of calluses, and gives some suggestions if you want to avoid them. Aldrine and Aaron demonstrate finding and following the Groove. The boys give tips for learning the notes on your fretboard, and how you can apply it to your playing. Aldrine shows off his nails and discloses his strict nail regiment. The podcast is topped off with tips for jamming to Lo-fi.

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:00 First Friday Podcast

3:35 What Genre is suited for Ukulele?

6:55 What is an overlooked Genre on Ukulele?

14:25 Will I ever get used to Calluses?

20:50 How do you know what to strum for different songs?

22:45 Following Groove Example

27:30 Finding the Groove (with or without your Ukulele)

37:20 If you mess up, how do you get back in the groove?

41:20 How do you learn the notes on your fretboard?

43:10 Applying fretboard knowledge to playing (Figuring out Inversions)

47:25 How Long are Aldrine's Nails, and how does he maintain them?

51:45 Lo-fi Jamming Tips

56:30 Playing Chords without Knowing their names

1:01:00 Using Pentatonic Scales to Pick

1:04:35 What is Lo-fi?

1:07:40 Come back in two weeks for another podcast

References/Resources for this video:
TUUP #39 - Mics Vs Pickups (Explaining the Live Stream Change)
Uke Lesson - Drop Baby Drop
Uke Lesson - Tropical Hawaiian Day
Youtube - Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Aloha Friday - Archived Streams
UU - Calendar

UU+ - Hawaiian Ukulele
Uke Minutes Course - Hawaiian, Reggae, Flamenco Techniques
Song Library - Hawaiian Songs
Uke Lesson - Bad, Bad Leroy Brown (Jim Croce)
Uke Lesson - Fire and Rain (James Taylor)
Uke Lesson - Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
Song Library - Reggae Songs

Youtube - George Formby (Tin Pan Alley)
Live Seminar - Intro to Jazz (with Sarah and Craig)
TUUP #24 - Favorite Duet (ft. Craig and Sarah)
Youtube - Paul Hemmings
Youtube - Abe Lagrimas, Jr.

Youtube - Hey Soul Sister
Youtube - lofi hip hop radio
TikTok - ukeunderground
Uke Minutes - Golpe
Uke Minutes - Rest Strum Golpe
Uke Minutes - Advanced Golpe

TLL Podcast #129 – Song Practice Routine (Finding the Groove)
TLL Podcast #118 – Groovy Karaoke (Playing with Groove)
Youtube - Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme
Uke Lesson - Europa
Youtube - Do or Do not, There is no Try

Improvement System - Mastering Your Fretboard
Uke Minutes - Major Scales
Uke Minutes - Minor Scales and Chords
Ukulele 102 – Week 3: Major and Minor Scales
Live Seminar - Matching Chords and Scale Positions with Neal Chin
Ukulele 102 – Week 6: Chord Inversions & Extensions
Uke Minutes - Power Chords

Uke Lesson - Wahine `Ilikea (with Kawika and Kaui)
TLL Podcast #94 – Uke Teachers Tier List (Nails and Replacements)
TLL Podcast #100 – Favorite Memories (Option if you can't grow nails)
TUUP #13 - Who’s that Jakémon? (ft. Jake Shimabukuro)

Uke Minutes - Movable Major 7th Chords
Improvement System - Essential Chords Course 2 (7th and Maj7 Chords)
UU+ Solos - Guava Jam
Songs Made Easy – Sunday Morning (in C)
Aloha Friday - November 5, 2021 Jam Replay (Sunday Morning in A)

Uke Minutes - Major Pentatonic Scales
Uke Minutes - Minor Pentatonic Scales
Ukulele Blues University - Week 1: Pentatonic Scales
Uke Minutes - Chromatic Scales
Improvement System - Solo Secrets Revealed

Wikipedia - Lofi hip hop
Youtube - Nujabes
Youtube - Fat Jon
Youtube - J DIlla
Youtube - Samurai Champloo

UU+ Solos - Jingle Bells
UU+ Solos - Crazy G
UU+ - Forums
UU+ Forum - Secret Santa Songwriting Challenge
TLL Podcast #88 – Who’s Your UU Santa?

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Old Live Lesson Archive (August 7th, 2014 - March 1st, 2018)
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