Breaking Strings, Intonation, Guitar Tabs, and Modern Ukuleles

This week we're joined by a special guest and we recap the first UU Virtual Concert. The guys recount Aldrine's recovery when his string broke, and some other unforeseen hiccups during the Concert. The team answers questions about older instruments' intonation, using guitar tabs, and the difference of a longer ukulele with more strings. A member asks if modern techniques make better and more durable ukuleles? Special guest, Heather Toshiko (Aldrine's better half) joins us on the podcast to talk about the videos she's been in, and give us a little look at the behind the scenes of UU. The podcast is topped off with another inquiry on when will there be merch in the UU Store?

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:23 Special Guest and the Last Week's Concert

4:25 Aldrine broke a string during the Concert

8:10 Aldrine's thought process when the string broke

13:55 What would Aldrine do if he had to re-string mid show?

19:05 Other things that happened during the Concert

22:00 Do older instruments have problem with intonations?

29:40 What is Cents?

31:15 How do you rework a Guitar Tab for Ukulele?

34:00 How different is a 19 inch 5 string ukulele?

37:00 Does modern techniques make better ukuleles?

42:25 Will modern ukuleles hold up better? (Materials affect builds too)

46:25 Heather comes on the podcast

55:25 Heather has helped out behind the scenes

57:40 New UU+ Solos (How long does Aldrine take for UU+ Solos?)

1:00:50 When is hats and shirts coming to the UU Shop?

References/Resources for this video:
UU+ - UU Virtual Concert Replay
UU Shop - Virtual Concert All Access Pass (Non UU+ Members can still buy tickets)
Youtube - Shootin' Some B-Ball Outside of the School

Uke Lesson - Europa
Uke Minutes - How to Bend a Note
Uke Minutes - Note Bending Exercise
Ukulele 102 – Week 8: Bends, Tremolos, and Expression

Uke Minutes - Muted Octave Strum (Parallel Octaves)
Ukulele 102 – Week 7: Mutes & Parallel Octaves
TUUP #20 - Balanced, as all things should be (String Balance and the Pickup)

TLL Podcast #97 – The Show Must Go On! (Aldrine breaking Nails and Strings)
Website - L.R. Baggs Venue DI (Aldrine's DI)
Wikipedia - Tiny Tim
Website - Oasis on the Beach

Uke Minutes - The Roll
Ukulele 101 – Week 4: Right Hand Techniques (The Roll)
TUUP #47 - Rolling with Robb

TLL Podcast #27 – Why so Pitchy? (Intonation)
TLL Podcast #2 – The Vintage Ukulele Episode
TUUP #45 - As One Scale Closes, Another One Opens (Ukuleles Opening Up)
Uke Minutes - One Handed Harmonics
TLL Podcast #49 – Harmonics and Butterfly Kisses
Website - Fanned Frets
Website - True Temperament Frets

Wikipedia - Cent
UU+ - How to use a Tuner
Ukulele 101 – Week 2: Basic Ear Training
TLL Podcast #87 – Transposing Shortcuts
UU Shop - Ukulele Capos (Tool for quick Transposing)
Aloha Friday - March 19, 2021 Jam Replay (Breezin)

Uke Minutes - Ukulele Sizes
UU Blog - Ukulele Sizes
TLL Podcast #84 – More Strings, More Problems
TUUP #30 - To Strap or Not to Strap? (Double Course Questions)
TUUP #31 - Fundamentals, Foundations & Application (More Double Course Questions)
UU Podcast - Interview with Taimane Gardner (Taimane explains her 5 string ukulele)
Ask UU - 6-String Ukulele vs. Guitalele

Youtube - Why Stradivarius violins are worth millions
Website - Kanile`a `Ukulele
Youtube - Kanile`a Build Video
Website - Tomas Braverman
Youtube - Crossroads

Uke Lesson - Let it Be
Youtube - Let it Be Preview
Uke Lesson - Tonight You Belong to Me
Youtube - The Jerk
Uke Lesson - Have it All
Uke Lesson - All I Have to Offer You is Me

Youtube - UU NAMM 2013 Coverage
UU University - Ultimate Beginner DVD
UU Shop - The Ultimate Beginner DVD

UU+ Solos - Pua Lililehua
Website - Pua Lililehua Translation
Song Library - UU+ Solos
TUUP #48 - Unifying Nails (Last Songwriting Challenge)
UU+ Forums - Songwriting Challenge Megathread

Uke Lesson - Ei Nei
UU Shop - UU Merch (Shirts and Hats coming soon)
Website - Kanileʻa ʻUkulele Acquires Ukulele Underground (Article)
TUUP #48 - Unifying Nails (April Fools Joke)
UU Shop - Ukuleles (Use Codes: islanderbundle or kanileabundle)

Podcast Archive
Old Live Lesson Archive (August 7th, 2014 - March 1st, 2018)
Aloha Friday Jam Live
Aloha Friday Jam Replays

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