String Balance, Multi Stringed Ukes, Intonation and String Opinions

Do you have a good Work-String Balance? The UU Team is here to help you find a healthy way to balance your strings and get good intonation as well. The boys also look at 5 string ukuleles, playing different sized ukes, Baritone Tuning, and Why you want to Tune Up, but not Down?

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:05 Do we have As, Os, or Qs?

2:45 How do you tune a Baritone?

6:00 Are 5 string ukuleles better than 4 string ukes?

9:10 Playing to an Instruments Strengths

11:40 Kalei on an 8 String

14:20 A Real Artist can Paint with Any Brush

17:00 Myth: You need to play the Uke Size that matches you

19:25 Learning past limitations

24:00 What is your opinion on strings?

26:00 What is your thoughts about wound strings?

28:00 The problem with C String

32:30 String Balance and Saddles

36:15 Compensated Saddles and Intonation

40:10 When do I change my strings?

45:55 How long does it take to Balance an Ukulele?

47:05 Why do you only want to tune up? (Tuning Tips)

52:00 An example of Intonation Problems

53:20 Why do your own set up?

56:30 Could you buy a 5 string uke and only put on 4 strings? (DIY Instruments)

58:35 Chocolates, Songwriting Challenge, and Spooky Aloha Friday Jam

References/Resources for this video:
Aloha Friday - October 14, 2022 Jam Replay with Cynthia Lin
Live Seminar - Intro to Baritone Ukulele
UU+ Solos - Malagueña (Baritone Ukulele Arrangement)
Tools and Resources - Guitar, Bass, Baritone, and Ukulele Relation Chart
Website - Kanile`a GL6
TUUP #55 - Guitalele Challenge (GL6 Demo)
TUUP #59 - There’s a Uke for Everyone (Alternative Baritone Tunings)

Ask UU - 6-String Ukulele vs. Guitalele (Article)
TUUP #50 - Meeting Your “Soul” Uke (5 and More Stringed Ukes)
TLL Podcast #84 – More Strings, More Problems (8 String Uke Discussion)
UU Podcast - Interview with Taimane Gardner

Uke Minutes - How to Bend a Note
Ukulele 102 – Week 8: Bends, Tremolos, and Expression
Youtube - Chris Thile

Master Class - Kalei Gamiao
Aloha Friday - Jam Replay from the 2020 UU Retreat
TLL Podcast #92 – Live from the UU Retreat!
Youtube - Kiss From a Rose (Kalei's Cover)
Youtube - Kimo Hussey

Website - Mim's Ukes
Youtube - Pro Photographer, Cheap Camera Challenge
TLL Podcast #123 – Tiny Ukes (iuke)
Youtube - 100th Aloha Friday Concert (Aldrine plays Guava Jam on a Super Small Uke)
Youtube - Kids Playing Classical Guitar

Website - Taylor GS Mini
Youtube - Iron Mango

TUUP #4 - Ice String Parlor
TLL Podcast #44 – More than one Way to String a Uke
TLL Podcast #25 – String Me Along
Uke Minutes - Types of Strings
Website - AGxAQ Strings (Aldrine's Strings)

Youtube - Low G vs High G (Wound vs Unwound)
TUUP #20 - Balanced, as all things should be (Aldrine explains balance)
TLL Podcast #75 – Two Cs Don’t Make a Right
Website - Pro-Arte Nylon Strings
Website - Martin Ukulele Strings
Website - ghs Ukulele Strings

TUUP #49 - The Concert Must Go On (Intonation)
TLL Podcast #27 – Why so Pitchy? (More Intonation Discussion)
TUUP #56 - Influential Inversions (How often do you change strings?)
Youtube - Aldrine Recorded for the Simpsons
TLL Podcast #45 – Sweet and Sour Songs (The Simpson's Arrangement)

Youtube - How To Tune/Comparing Tuners (Joe Souza)
Ultimate Beginner DVD - How to Use a Tuner
Ukulele 101 – Week 2: Basic Ear Training (Tuning by Ear)
UU Concert - Matt Dahlberg Concert + Duos

Website - Royce Chocolate
UU+ Forum - Songwriting Challenge Megathread (Past Challenges)
Website - Midnight Echoes (Cynthia Lin and the Blue Moon All Stars)
Website - In Waves CD
Aloha Friday - October 29, 2021 Halloween Jam Replay

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

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