Anime, Filipino Foods, Diminished Chords and Aldrine's Origins

As a famous Hare once said, "DO A TREMOLO!" This week the boys are back and giving their best advice for a sticky tremolo. Before they tackle that problem, the team answers important questions like what is the best anime, and what is your favorite Filipino food? They also discuss some real ukulele topics such as the diminished chord, stretching strings for open tunings, and how Aldrine is preparing for the upcoming concert. Kahai and Aaron show their Song Submissions for the Challenge (Aldrine's is coming soon), and pick the winner from the Member's Submissions.

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:14 The Boys are back

3:50 Songwriting Challenge is due today

6:55 What is the best anime show?

10:50 What are you doing to prepare for the San Diego Concert?

17:35 Is a Diminished Chord always a 7th?

19:00 What is your Favorite Filipino Food?

21:05 Is the One Piece anime worth it?

22:20 Why is my thumb tremolo getting stuck?

25:55 Is it easy to tremolo with a pick?

27:30 Does flat mean minor, does sharp mean major?

31:50 How much can I stretch strings for Open Tunings?

38:15 Playing without knowing

40:55 Is a wound low G common?

41:45 Can you use your pointer finger for the tremolo?

45:00 Pros and Cons of different picking fingers

46:15 Why did Aldrine start playing ukulele?

51:15 Songwriting Challenge #33
Guideline:
Key of A
Chords in the Key of A: A, Bm, C#m, D, E, F#m, G#dim

Topic: Juicy Fruits

Bonuses:
Hats and Clothes
Duet
Big Warm Sunny Day
Ghost Peppers

52:15 Kahai's Song

56:25 Aaron's Song

1:04:15 Member Submitted Songs and Picking a Winner

1:08:40 Upcoming Festivals, Shows, and Virtual Concert with Matt Dahlberg

References/Resources for this video:
TUUP #53 - With Great Power Chords Comes Great Responsibility (With Mike)
TUUP #55 - Guitalele Challenge (Setting the Songwriting Challenge)

Wikipedia - Dragon Ball
Wikipedia - One Piece
Wikipedia - Death Note
Wikipedia - Shonen Manga

Wikipedia - Naruto
Wikipedia - Bleach
Website - Ichiraku Podcast

Wikipedia - Drifting Dragons
Wikipedia - Delicious in Dungeon
Wikipedia - Spy x Family

Website - UKE-CON Tickets
TUUP #21 - Join the Club! (Set List Discussion)
TUUP #22 - Cement Your Songs (More Set List and Performance Tips)
Uke Lesson - What I Got (Sublime)

Live Stream - UU Virtual Concert
Youtube - When a PRO Uke Player BREAKS a String! (Aldrine Broke a String)
Website - AG X AQ Strings
Website - PRO-ARTÉ Strings
Website - Titanium Strings

Website - Kanile`a `Ukulele
Website - L.R. Baggs Venue DI
TLL Podcast #79 – Can You Loop It? (Aldrine's DI)

Uke Minutes - Diminished Chords
Uke Minutes - Movable 7th Chords
Music Theory – Week 8: Diminished and Augmented Chords
Improvement System - Essential Chords Course 2 (Learn 7th Chords)
Blues – Week 3: 7th Chords, and 12 Bar Blues

Uke Minutes - Tremolo
Ukulele 102 – Week 8: Bends, Tremolos, and Expression
TLL Podcast #20 – Tremolo: Taming a Wild Horse
Master Class - Chris Salvador Essential Elements of Soloing
Master Class - Kalei Gamiao
TUUP #13 - Who’s that Jakémon? (ft. Jake Shimabukuro)

Uke Minutes - Thumb Pick
Uke Minutes - How to Shape a Thumb Pick
TLL Podcast #20 – Tremolo: Taming a Wild Horse (Thumb Pick and Chunks)

Uke Minutes - Major Scales
Uke Minutes - Major Chords
Uke Minutes - Minor Scales and Chords
Ukulele 102 – Week 3: Major and Minor Scales
Youtube - Abe Lagrimas, Jr.

Uke Minute - Slack Key Tuning
TLL Podcast #111 – Open Tunings Open Minds
TUUP #52 - Talking Uke Heads (ft. James Hill)
Youtube - What is BEBE ukulele tuning? (James Hill)

Youtube - He Hawai`i Au
Youtube - Low G vs High G (Wound and Unwound)
TLL Podcast #127 – Low High Afternoon Sky (Low G Discussion)

Youtube - Ka`au Crater Boys (Troy Fernandez)
Uke Lesson - Tropical Hawaiian Day
Uke Lesson - Opihi Man
Youtube - Pure Heart
Uke Lesson - How Can I Get Over (Pure Heart)
Youtube - Imua
Website - Roy Sakuma
Master Class - Imua Garza

UU Blog - Prelude Ukulele (Aldrine’s Blast From The Past)
Aloha Friday - September 10, 2021 Jam Replay (Surf)

TUUP #55 - Guitalele Challenge (Setting the Challenge)
UU+ Forum - Songwriting Challenge Megathread
Youtube - Can't take my eyes off you
Uke Lesson - Drop Baby Drop
Youtube - Plastic Love
Youtube - The Taste is Going to Move Ya

UU Shop - CDs & Merch
Website - UKE-CON
Website - Island Bazaar
Website - Seattle Live Aloha Festival
UU Shop - Virtual Ticket for Matt Dahlberg Coming Soon
Ukulele University - Basic Strum Course (with Matt Dahlberg)
Live Streams - Webcam Sessions (with Matt Dahlberg)

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