Gel Nails, Fingerpicks, Pedal points & the Songwriting Challenge

After a short break, Aaron, the Voice, rejoins the boys. On this week's podcast, the team discusses the pros and cons of Fake Nails, Gel Nails, and Fingerpicks. Aldrine gives examples of his own experiences with each choice. A UU+ member asks if they can string a Baritone to GCEA? The guys try to tackle a musical technique that they aren't familiar with. UU reveals their song submissions for the Challenge, and they remind everyone of the new things in the shop, the upcoming Virtual Concert and the Open Mic.

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:18 We are back in the Office with Aaron

4:40 Do you know anyone who uses fake nails for picking?

10:00 Gel Nails are not Foolproof

14:20 Are Fingerpicks a Solution?

17:55 Nails get stronger, but not invincible

21:30 Can I tune a Baritone to GCEA?

24:50 People should play the Ukulele in new ways

28:10 How do you approach Pedal Points?

32:55 Are you going to perform in Vegas? (What about other places?)

35:55 New things in the shop and new Song Lesson

37:40 Songwriting Challenge #32

Key of F
Use a 7th Chord (Major, minor, Dominant, any)

Doo Wop
Marley Style

40:00 Aldrine's Song

49:40 Kahai's Song

54:50 Aaron's Song

1:03:00 Audience's Songs & Prizes

1:06:10 Virtual Concert and Open Mic next week

References/Resources for this video:
UU Shop - Virtual Concert Tickets
UU Shop - Islanders Available
UU Shop - Accessories
UU Shop - CDs

TUUP #40 - Lo-fi Beats to Groove/Jam to (Nail Maintenance)
Webcam Sessions - Pitch Perfect Nails
UU Shop - Bandito Tyler
UU+ Solos - Bandito Tyler
TLL Podcast #33 – The Legend of Bandito Tyler

Master Class - Kalei Gamiao
TLL Podcast #108 – Campanella with aNueNue (with Kalei and Corey)
Youtube - Feng E
Youtube - Bryan Tolentino

Youtube - Herb Ohta Jr.
Youtube - Britni Paiva
Amazon - aLaska Pik
Uke Minutes - Using a Thumb Picks
Uke Minutes - How to Shape a Thumb Pick

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

Uke Minutes - How to Chunk
TLL Podcast #128 – Chuck VS Chunk!
Ukulele 101 – Week 8: Rhythm Ear Training (The Chunk)
Youtube - Ka`au Crater Boys (Ernie Cruz style of Guitar)
Uke Minutes - Using Flat Picks

Youtube - Matt Dahlberg
TUUP #13 - Who’s that Jakémon? (ft. Jake Shimabukuro)
TLL Podcast #97 – The Show Must Go On! (Aldrine's Czech Story)
Instagram - Aldrine's Thumb in Czech
Website - Dunlop Thumbpicks

TUUP #24 - Favorite Duet (ft. Craig and Sarah)
Live Seminars - Intro to Jazz Ukulele with Craig and Sarah
Website - Craig and Sarah's Signature Strings

UU Blog - Ask Ukulele Underground: Ukulele Effects Pedals
Master Class - Effects Pedals for the Ukulele
TLL Podcast #86 – Ukulele + Hatsune Miku? (Effect Pedal Demos)

Wikipedia - Pedal point
Wikipedia - Pedal Tone
Youtube - Why YOU Love PEDAL POINT?

Uke Lesson - Ei Nei
Jam - March 25, 2022 Jam Replay (Aldrine Plays Ei Nei)
Uke Lesson - Wahine Ilikea (Kawika and Kaui)

TUUP #46 - When’s the UU Concert? (Setting the Challenge)
UU+ Forum - Songwriting Challenge Megathread

Improvement System - Essential Chords Course 2 (Learn 7th Chords)
Uke Minutes - Movable 7th Chord Shapes
Uke Minutes - Movable Major 7th Chord Shapes
UU+ Blues Course - Week 3: 7th Chords, and 12 Bar Blues
UU+ Blues Course - Week 4: 7th Chord Inversions

Youtube - Nujabes
Youtube - Howl's Moving castle
Youtube - Princess Mononoke
Youtube - Pure Imagination
Uke Lesson - Come Together
Youtube - Looney Tunes Song

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

Buy Currated Ukuleles and Select Lessons from the UU Shop
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Podcast Questions in the UU+ Forum
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