Influences, Refurbished Ukes, 16th Notes and Singing While Playing

You might not know, but we're actually Big Bob's Burgers Fans. Before we sing praises for the small indie cartoon, Aldrine divulges how many ukes he has, we give suggestions for string slipping, and we discuss what musical groups influenced UU. The team also gives advice for 16th note practices, Singing while Playing, and starter ukuleles. We learn what is the likely culprit of a "squeaky" string, and what exactly is a guitalele? The podcast is finished with the guys reminding everyone that there are no Private Lessons, Jam or Live Coaching Next week, but there is a special BB themed UU+ Solos.

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:08 Is this the Jam or the Podcast?

3:15 Kahea and Kaniho

5:55 Bugs Bunny or Mickey Mouse?

6:30 How Many Ukes does Aldrine have?

8:30 Do all your ukuleles have humidifiers? (Leaving Ukes around kids)

11:15 Refurbished Ukulele String Slipping

18:25 What Musical Groups Influenced Ukulele Underground?

20:25 Learning music in Hawaii

24:25 What is the best color for an ukulele?

26:55 How do I Practice 16th Notes?

31:40 What do you think of the Donner Ukuleles? (Starter Ukuleles)

35:50 Buying an ukulele from a reputable source

38:55 Singing and Playing Advice

42:50 Using Simple Songs to Learn Singing and Playing

45:45 Avoiding "Squeak" Sounds

49:35 Is Guitalele, more Guitar or Ukulele?

54:30 Don't be pressured to learn Baritone or Guitalele

59:20 Bob's Burgers is the Best (No Jam, Live Coaching or Private Lessons Next Week)

References/Resources for this video:
UU Archive - Aloha Friday Jams
Uke Lesson - Tropical Hawaiian Day
Uke Lesson - Drop Baby Drop

Uke Lesson - Aloha `Oe
UU Concerts - Virtual Concert Replays
TLL Podcast #102 – When Less is More (with Kaniho)

TLL Podcast #2 – The Vintage Ukulele Episode (Some of Aldrine's Collection)
TLL Podcast #81 – Catching Unicorns (Aldrine's Unicorn Uke)
TUUP #18 - Ukulele Ronin (Aldrine's new Uke)
UU Blog - Prelude Ukulele (Aldrine's First Uke)

Website - Kanile`a `Ukulele
TUUP #44 - Kanile`a + UU (ft. Kaimana Souza)
Website - Kamaka
Website - aNueNue USA
TLL Podcast #108 – Campanella with aNueNue
Amazon - iUke
Website - EleUke

Uke Minutes - Humidifiers
UU Shop - Humidipak
TLL Podcast #100 – Favorite Memories (Humidity Talk with Mike)
Reverb - Martin Tipple

Uke Minutes - How to Restring Your Ukulele
TLL Podcast #64 – Knot that Simple (Slipping Strings)
TLL Podcast #110 – Dynamics Waltz (More String Slipping Talk)
TLL Podcast #51 – Real Talk: Uke Maintenance (Breaking in Strings)
Website - stewmac tuners

Youtube - Ka`au Crater Boys
Uke Lesson - House at Pooh Corner (Ka`au Crater Boys Version)
Uke Lesson - All I Have to Offer You is Me
Uke Lesson - Opihi Man
Uke Lesson - Under the Boardwalk
Uke Lesson - I Hear Music
UU+ Solos - TNC
Uke Lesson - Brown Eyed Girl
Uke Lesson - I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

Youtube - Pure Heart
Uke Lesson - Christmas Lua (Pure Heart Version)
Uke Lesson - How Can I Get Over
Uke Lesson - Koke`e
Uke Lesson - Crazy Without You
Uke Lesson - Bring Me Your Cup

Youtube - Colon
TUUP #29 - Meeting Our Heroes (Colon and other Influences)
Uke Lesson - Europa
Youtube - Herb Ohta Jr.
UU+ Solos - Glass Ball Slack Key (Herb Ohta Jr.)
UU Podcast – Interview with James Hill
Youtube - James Hill

Youtube - Mana`o Company
Uke Lesson - Drop Baby Drop (Mana`o Company)
Youtube - Ekolu
Uke Lesson - Stuck On You (Ekolu)
Youtube - Ehukai
Youtube - Sean Na`auao
Aloha Friday - May 6, 2022 Jam Replay
Uke Lesson - Henehene Kou `Aka (IZ)
Uke Lesson - White Sandy Beach

Youtube - Sunday Manoa
UU+ Solos - Guava Jam
Youtube - Peter Moon Band
Youtube - Kalapana
Uke Lesson - Nightbird (Kalapana)
Youtube - C&K
Uke Lesson - Life's Different Now

TLL Podcast #103 – Swimming with Jazz Sharks (Aldrine playing in a Jazz Band)
TLL Podcast #29 – Swimming with the Sharks
Live Seminar - Into to Jazz with Craig and Sarah
Youtube - Feng E and Aldrine Jam
Youtube - Rio
UU Shop - Aldrine's Albums

TUUP #18 - Ukulele Ronin (Aldrine's Spruce Top Ukulele)
Youtube - Winter's Glow Stained Ukulele
Website - Custom T Stained Kanile`a
TUUP #42 - Santa’s UU Work SHOP (Getting Sponsored)

Uke Minutes - Rhythm and Timing
Uke Minutes - Staggered Strumming (!6th Notes)
Ukulele 101 – Week 9: Creating Strumming Patterns
Improvement System - Practice Sessions (16th Note Practices)
Website - Google Metronome

Website - Donner Ukuleles
Youtube - NAMM 2017 UU Coverage
TUUP #50 - Meeting Your “Soul” Uke (Buying Tips)
TUUP #36 - Ukulele Buying Tips
Live Seminar - Buying Your Next Uke Part 1
Live Seminar - Buying Your Next Uke Part 2

Website - The Ukulele Site (Hawaii Music Supply)
Website - Mim's Ukes
UU Shop - Ukuleles
UU Shop - Plant a Tree Box Set

Uke Minutes - Singing and Playing
UU Course - Singing and Playing
Ukulele 101 – Week 11: Singing and Playing
Ask UU - Helpful Tips for Strumming & Singing at the Same Time
Songs Made Easy - I'm Yours
UU Podcast – Interview with Mike Hind
Youtube - Mike Hind
Songs Made Easy - I Melt with You

Website - Aquila Strings
TUUP #21 - Join the Club! (Squeaky Discussion)
TLL Podcast #98 – Home Edition (Unwanted Noises)
Youtube - Low G vs. High G

Ask UU - 6-String Ukulele vs. Guitalele
Diagram - How Guitar, Bass, Baritone and Ukulele Relate
Live Seminar - Intro to Baritone
UU+ Solos - Malagueña

Youtube - The Bob's Burgers Movie Trailer
Uke Lesson - Bob's Burgers
Website - Song Exploder (Podcast Where Loren Bouchard explains the BB Theme)
Whiteboard Request - Bob's Burgers
Youtube - Bad Stuff Happens in the Bathroom
Youtube - Simpson's Bob's Burgers Couch Gag
TLL Podcast #45 – Sweet and Sour Songs (Arranging Simpsons on the UKe)

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

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