Letters, Presents, Beatle's Songs, & the Best Strumming Sequence

Here's the mail, it never fails, it makes me wanna wag my tail. When it comes I wanna wail mail! If you couldn't guess, we get mail on this week's podcast. Before we open letters and even some presents, we answer a few questions. We can't give our opinion on The Beatles' Get Back documentary because we haven't seen it, but Aldrine does demonstrate pentatonic scales when he shows how you can improvise over "Have you Ever Seen the Rain?" After opening some touching letters and personalized gifts, we answer what is the best strum sequence, and explain why we don't use strumming patterns anymore. Aldrine gives some thin string recommendations, and the guys discuss electric (amplified and solid body) ukuleles. The podcast is topped off with Aldrine asking the Audience if they would like to see more Online Concerts from UU?

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:00 The First Frodcast of the Year

3:00 What did you think of the Get back? (We didn't watch it)

5:45 This month's Beatles Lesson

8:05 Soloing/Improvising for "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?"

13:40 Can you explain the Pentatonic Scale?

17:15 Improvising with less notes

21:00 How important is it to learn scales?

26:15 Mail time, Mail time, Mail time!

39:00 Can you use the Pentatonic Scale instead of a more complicated picking?

40:05 What is your best strum sequence (pattern)?

45:35 The Origin of Strumming Patterns on UU

49:40 Why we don't use Strumming Patterns anymore

53:00 Do you have thinner string reccomendations?

55:25 What do you think of Electric Ukuleles?

59:15 Why companies don't make Solid Body Electric Ukuleles? (And those that do)

1:00:55 Do you guys want us to do online Concerts?

1:03:45 Support Ukulele Underground by Signing up for UU+, Visit the UU Shop

References/Resources for this video:
Youtube - The Beatles: Get Back Trailer
Youtube - Encanto Trailer
Youtube - Coco Trailer
Youtube - Raya Trailer

Youtube - Bob's Burgers/Simpson's Couch Gag
TLL Podcast #45 – Sweet and Sour Songs (Mike and Aldrine discuss arranging The Simpsons)

Uke Lesson - All My Loving
UU+ Solos - Strawberry Fields Forever (Coming Soon)
Uke Lesson - Something
Uke Lesson - Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
Whiteboard Request - Hey Jude
Uke Lesson - Let it Be
Uke Lesson - Come Together
Uke Lesson - Imagine

Youtube - Have You Ever Seen the Rain
Youtube - Have You Ever Seen the Rain (Overdrive Duo Cover)
Uke Minutes - Major Scales
Ukulele 102 - Week 3: Major and Minor Scales
Uke Minutes - Major Pentatonic Scales
Blues University - Week 1: Pentatonic Scales
Youtube - My Girl

Improvement System - Solo Secrets Revealed (Learn to Solo and Improvise)
Youtube - Abe Lagrimas Jr.
Ukulele Challenge - JAKE or Young KID?? (with Abe and Kalei)
Ukulele Challenge - Ukulele CHARADES! (Abe, Sarah and Craig)
Uke Minutes - Blues Scales
Youtube - BB King

UU Class - Music Theory Concepts & Techniques
UU University - Music Theory for Ukulele
Youtube - Benny Chong
Ukulele 102 - Week 6: Inversions and Extensions
Website - Berklee College of Music

Website - Like Lehua Lilikoi Butter
Amazon - Liko Lehua Lilikoi Butter
TLL Podcast #129 – Song Practice Routine (Aldrine's Lilikoi Turkey Recipe)

Youtube - russbuss415
Uke Lesson - Seasons of Love (with Russ & other UU Friends)
Uke Lesson - Sweet Home Alabama (with Russ & Baron)
Uke Lesson - Rodeo Clowns (with Russ)

Youtube - Sarah and Craig
Website - Craig and SARAH
TUUP #24 - Favorite Duet (ft. Sarah and Craig)
Live Seminar - Intro to Jazz (with Sarah and Craig)
Master Class - Bridging the Gap (with Craig)
Master Class - Bridging the Gap II (with Craig)
Website - Hawaiian Host

Amazon - Da Bomb Beyond Insanity
TUUP #3 - Revenge of the Hot Sauce
TLL Podcast #136 – Hot Changes Incoming
TLL Podcast #80 – Peak Spicy Songs
TLL Podcast #56 – Chicken Wings and Thwip Thwip Swing

Uke Lesson - Wonderful Tonight
Songs Made Easy - Sunday Morning
K-Town Heroes Podcast - Iamhawaii Uke Lessons

Uke Minutes - Muted Octave Strum
Ukulele 102 – Week 7: Mutes & Parallel Octaves
Youtube - Loud Phrases from the Quiet Type
Youtube - Loud Phrases from the Quiet Type (2021 Redo)
Uke Minutes - How to Chunk
TLL Podcast #128 – Chuck VS Chunk!
Ukulele 101 – Week 8: Rhythm Ear Training (Chunk)

Website - AGXAQ Strings (Aldrine's Signature Strings)
UU Shop - AGXAQ Strings (Coming Soon)
Website - Aquila Strings
The Ukulele Site - Worth Strings
Website - Martin Clear Strings
Website - Savarez Soprano/Concert Strings
Website - Savarez Tenor Strings
Website - PhD Strings
Website - Living Water Strings

Website - Eleuke
Amazon - Play Loud Ukulele
Website - Fender Alternate Reality Tele
Website - Taylor T5 Series Guitar

Website - Fanner Electric Ukuleles
Website - Flight Electric Ukuleles
Website - Risa Electric Ukuleles
Reverb - Kamoa E3 Evolve
TLL Podcast #132 – Electric Uke Divination
TUUP #6 - What is Your Vision? (ft. Andrew Molina)

Master Class - Imua Garza
Live Seminar - Making a Song BIG (with Neal Chin)
Live Seminar - Matching Chords and Scales (with Neal Chin)
Master Class - Chris Salvador
Master Class - Bruce Shimabukuro
Youtube - How do You do Fellow Kids?

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