Magic Mike, Power Chords, Tonewoods, and Music Picks,


After almost a whole year, Magic Mike has made his triumphant return to teach us with Great Power Chords comes Great Responsibility (or something like that). Before we dive into Power Chords (what they are, how you use them, and how they can help with key changes), Mike tells us about real podcast listeners who visited him, and answers if they carry Baritones at the Music Store. The guys also discuss whether there is enough Koa Wood, and explain alternatives to endangered or hard to get wood. Tonal Quality, Music Recommendations, and even some tangents on DDR and Charisma points are all examined and reviewed on this week's podcast.

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:09 Mike's back

4:00 Podcast Listeners Visited Mike

7:25 Why do real musicians listen to the podcast?

10:30 Does Mike's store carry Baritone Ukuleles?

12:20 When is Aldrine going to finish his personal video challenge?

14:05 What are power chords?

19:05 Power chords work well with distortion and are easy to learn

22:05 Using Power Chords to Jump between Major and Minor Keys

25:20 Is there enough Koa Wood?

26:50 Acacia and Koa

31:45 East Indian Rosewood and Koa Wood Stand Ins

35:25 Tonewoods and Construction (Why you can't always trust sound demos)

41:00 What does it mean when you describe an ukulele as darker or warmer?

46:50 Charisma Points and DDR

50:10 Do you have more recommendations like BoyWithUke?

53:10 Mike's Suggestions

55:40 Aldrine's Suggestion

59:00 How much does Solid Wood matter with a Soprano Uke?

1:00:40 Approaching a Soprano

1:02:55 Why does an Ukulele Cost so much when it doesn't use as much wood

1:06:25 Where to Find Mike and the UU team on Kauai

References/Resources for this video:
Website - Blue Blue Note Hawaii
Youtube - Dean Taba
TLL Podcast #103 – Swimming with Jazz Sharks (Aldrine playing with a Jazz Band)
TLL Podcast #29 – Swimming with the Sharks

Website - Scotty's Music House (Where Mike and Kawika works)
Uke Lesson - Wahine Ilikea (with Kawika and Kaui)
Website - Kamoa Ukuleles
TUUP #25 - The Origin of Manny (Mike Gifts Aldrine a Clarinet)
Website - Oasis on the Beach (Where Aldrine and Aaron Perform)

TUUP #52 - Talking Uke Heads (ft. James Hill)
Youtube - George Formby (UK Style that Aldrine isn't too familiar with)
TLL Podcast #92 – Live from the UU Retreat! (Kalei and Aldrine attempt the Split Stroke)

Website - Kala
Website - Kanile`a Baritones
Uke Lesson - House at Pooh Corner (Aldrine's Baritone)
Youtube - ukuleleoversoul (Aldrine's Channel)
UU+ - Virtual Concert Replay
Youtube - Roundabout (Yes)

Uke Minutes - Power Chords
Uke Minutes - Major Chords
Uke Minutes - Movable Major 7th Chords
Uke Minutes - Movable Chord Shapes
Youtube - Mr. Sun Cho Lee

Uke Lesson - Smooth (Distorted Ukulele)
TLL Podcast #86 – Ukulele + Hatsune Miku? (Distortion and other Effect Pedals)
Uke Minutes - Minor Scales and Chords
Uke Lesson - Island Style
Whiteboard Request - Island Style (Original Key)
Uke Lesson - Lovesong

Uke Lesson - Schizophrenic Snowflakes
Youtube - Brezin' Jam
Youtube - My Favorite Things
Youtube - My Favorite Things (John Coltrane Cover)

Website - Saving Hawai`i's Forests (Replanting Koa Trees)
TUUP #34 - Planting Kuleana (Joe Souza talks about Koa and Sustainable Tonewoods)
Wikipedia - Acacia
TLL Podcast #128 – Chuck VS Chunk!
TUUP #18 - Ukulele Ronin (Aldrine shows his Brazilian Rosewood Uke)

Website - Leolani Ukuleles
TUUP #36 - Ukulele Buying Tips (Tonewood vs Construction with Mike)
TLL Podcast #118 – Groovy Karaoke (Aldrine's Bridge Wood Ukulele)
TLL Podcast #81 – Catching Unicorns (Aldrine's Taylor Ukulele)
UU Shop - Curated Ukuleles
Youtube - Ride of the Valkyries
Youtube - Close to You (Karen Carpenter)

Youtube - Rock Lee Removes his Weights
Youtube - Shang-Chi
Youtube - Goku Removes His Weights

TUUP #50 - Meeting Your “Soul” Uke (Recommending BoyWithUke)
Youtube - BoyWithUke (Strong Language)
Youtube - Jazz Daredevil

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 - Opihi Pickers
Master Class - Imua Garza
TUUP #13 - Who’s that Jakémon? (ft. Jake Shimabukuro)
Uke Lesson - YR Dreaming (Katchafire)
Uke Lesson - Valerie (ft. Karlie G)
Uke Lesson - Hallelujah (ft. Dondi)
Uke Lesson - Sign of the Times (ft. Dondi)
Youtube - Tutu's Hip

UU Shop - Aldrine's CDs
Youtube - Abe Lagrimas Jr.
Youtube - A Night of Ukulele Jazz (Herb Ohta, Lyle Ritz)
Youtube - James Hill
Youtube - Heavy Weather (Weather Report)

Youtube - Hot Hawaiian Nights
Youtube - Here Comes the Sun (Ka`au Crater Boys)
Youtube - Fires of Pele (off Ernie Cruz Jr's Portraits)
Uke Lesson - One Day Soon (Ernie Cruz Jr.)
Youtube - Beginnings (Opihi Pickers)
Youtube - Shawn Ishimoto
TUUP #29 - Meeting Our Heroes (More Album Recommendations)

Uke Minutes - Ukulele Sizes
UU Article - Ukulele Sizes
Uke Minutes - Buying an Ukulele
Live Seminars - Buying Your Next Ukulele Part 1
Live Seminars - Buying Your Next Ukulele Part 2
Youtube - Ohta-san

Website - Kanile`a K-1 Series
TUUP #44 - Kanile`a + UU (ft. Kaimana Souza)
Article - Kanile`a's Builder's Experience
Youtube - When the Ukulele Picks You
Website - Scotty's Music House (Where Mike and Kawika works)
Website - Oasis on the Beach (Where Aldrine and Aaron Perform)
Website - 2022 Platinum Kanile`a

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