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
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)
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)
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 - 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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