Open Ukuleles, Tonerite, Scales & Chord Families

We are back this week talking about "Opening" Ukuleles and whether it's more important to learn scales or chord families? Aldrine starts the podcast by explaining what it means when an Ukulele opens up, and demonstrating with two ukuleles in the office. The discussion turns to speeding up the opening process with a tool, and if it's worth it. A UU Member asks if they should prioritize learning Scales or Chord Families. The guys share their thoughts and describe how they would suggest learning a scale. They also give an example of their Favorite local musician who doesn't know Music Theory, and why you can get by from only knowing the basics. The UU Team offers suggestions for sheet music apps, and tips for memorizing songs before topping off the podcast with a demonstration of "fixing" wrong chords.

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:20 Podcast Intro

2:55 What does it mean when an Ukulele Opens Up?

6:15 Open Ukulele Demo

9:30 Speeding Up the Opening Up Process (Tonerite)

12:00 Is the Tonerite worth it?

19:50 Is it because the wood is Alive? Does Curl affect the sound too?

25:15 Is it more beneficial to learn Scales or Chord Families?

27:20 Practicing a Scale

29:50 Applying the Scale, Learning Keys

33:00 Knowing Your Major and Minor Scales and Chords can get you far

38:10 If you don't need to know Music Theory why would you learn it?

45:50 Is there an app for sheet music?

48:50 Tips for memorizing songs

55:30 Can you fix a wrong chord?

58:50 Playing when you don't know the chord progression

1:02:05 Get Lovefool stuck in your head

References/Resources for this video:
TUUP #19 - Open Up, it's Your New Ukulele
TUUP #36 - Ukulele Buying Tips (Tonewoods & Construction)
TLL Podcast #2 – The Vintage Ukulele Episode

TUUP #18 - Ukulele Ronin (First Podcast with Aldrine's Ukulele)
TUUP #44 - Kanile`a + UU (ft. Kaimana Souza)
TUUP #34 - Planting Kuleana (Joe explains Wood Grades)
Website - Kanile`a `Ukulele

Website - Tonerite
TUUP #13 - Who’s that Jakémon? (ft. Jake Shimabukuro)
TLL Podcast #122 – Stay Grounded (Cable Talk)
TLL Podcast #57 – Amples and Oranges (More Cable Talk)
Youtube - PracticeThis4Me
TLL Podcast #118 – Groovy Karaoke (Aldrine's Bridge Wood Ukulele)

Website - KoAloha Ukuleles
Musician's Friends - Applause Ukulele
Uke Lesson – Love Song (Aldrine's Kamaka HF-3)
Youtube - Crossroads

Uke Minutes - Major Scales
Uke Minutess - Minor Scales & Chords
Ukulele 102 – Week 3: Major and Minor Scales
Music Theory – Week 2: Major Scales
Music Theory – Week 3: Minor Scales

Uke Minutes - Chord Families
Ukulele 102 – Week 4: Chord Families
Music Theory – Week 7: Chord Families
Ukulele 102 – Week 6: Chord Inversions & Extensions
Improvement System - Practice Sessions (Scale and Chord Family Exercises)

TLL Podcast #29 – Swimming with the Sharks (Aldrine Learning Jazz)
TLL Podcast #103 – Swimming with Jazz Sharks
Live Seminar - Intro to Jazz Ukulele with Craig and Sarah

Uke Lesson - Oye Como Va
Uke Lesson - Hotel California (Kauai Kollab & Fingahs)
Uke Lesson - Straight to the Heart (Shilo Pah & Fingahs)
TLL Podcast #15 – “Beginner” isn’t a Dirty Word
TUUP #18 - Ukulele Ronin (ft. Mark and Danyo)

Youtube - Peter Moon
Youtube - Adam Neely
Youtube - Herbie Hancock and Jacob Collier

Website - Ultimate Guitar
Website - ONSONG App
TLL Podcast #101 – End Goals to Stretch Goals (Memorization Tips)
TLL Podcast #42 – The Plate Lunch Episode (More Tips)

Youtube - For Once in My Life (Karlie G, Willie K, and Aldrine)
Youtube - For Once in My Life (Stevie Wonder-not the original either)
UU+ Solos - Lovefool
Youtube - Lovefool Music Video
Youtube - The Office
Website - Islander Ukulele

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