Removing Scratches, Challenging Yourself, and Sheet Music's Limitations

Magic Mike Returns to help the UU Boys answer questions about scratch removal, cavaquinho tuning, and challenging yourself past 4 chord songs. Along the way, Mike and the team share insights into Old School Jazz Trials, Time Signatures, Learning a Groove, and Sheet Music as a tool. The podcast ends with some starter ukulele suggestions, and an announcement of a Special Guest on next week's Aloha Friday Jam.

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:10 Mike is back on the Podcast

2:35 What is the best way to remove scratches on an Ukulele?

5:35 Affecting the Value of an Instrument

10:40 Buffing and Polishing Ukes

12:50 Put on a Scratch Guard (What do you use to clean your uke?)

14:45 Can an Ukulele be tuned like a Cavaquinho?

22:25 What comes after 4 chord songs?

26:35 Challenge Yourself

29:05 Old School Jazz Trials

34:10 Aldrine's Charlie Parker Moment

35:10 Dig Deeper in simple songs

38:05 Can you explain the timing of Beautiful Kauai? (Time Signatures)

42:50 The Complexity of Sheet Music Rhythm

45:20 Groove vs Strumming Patterns

48:00 Working beyond Strumming Patterns

50:40 Sheet Music is the Start not the Goal

54:50 Learning by Ear and Following the Groove

57:50 Would the Kala Bamboo be a good starter uke?

1:00:00 The Plant a Tree Box Set

1:04:19 Good Starter Ukuleles are Cheap now

1:06:00 Different Starter Budgets for Different People

1:08:50 We have our own "Shop" not "Store"

1:11:50 Cynthia Lin will be on Next Week's Aloha Friday Jam

References/Resources for this video:
TUUP #58 - WWE Recommendations (with Mike)
Aloha Friday - September 16, 2022 Jam Replay
Website - Scotty's Music (Where Mike works)

Youtube - The Tale of Trigger
Youtube - Barry Flanagan with Ernie Cruz Jr.
TLL Podcast #2 – The Vintage Ukulele Episode (Aldrine's 60's Kamaka)

Uke Minutes - How to Pimp Your Uke (Remove Scratches)
Uke Minutes - How to Clean Your Fretboard
UU Shop - Accessories (Lemon Oil, Polish)

Wikipedia - Cavaquinho
Diagram - Guitar/Bass/Ukulele/Baritone Fretboard Relation
Live Seminar - Intro to Baritone
Website - Craig and Sarah's Strings

Youtube - All the Things You Are
UU+ Solos - Autumn Leaves
Youtube - Autumn Leaves (Amy Hanaiali`i Giliom)
TLL Podcast #103 – Swimming with Jazz Sharks (The Real Book)
Youtube - The Genius of Charlie Parker
Youtube - Count Basie and his Orchestra

Uke Lesson - Brown Eyed Girl
Live Seminar - Into to Jazz with Craig and Sarah

UU+ Solos - Beautiful Kauai
Aloha Friday - September 30, 2022 Jam Replay (Beautiful Kauai)
Uke Minutes - Time Signatures
Uke Minutes - 3/4 and 6/8 Time Signatures
Website - Petrucci Music Library
Wikipedia - Metronome

Website - Kala Bamboo
Website - Worth Strings
The Ukulele Site - Worth Strings
UU Shop - Islander Plant a Tree Box Set
Website - Kala Waterman
Website - Kanile`a 2022 Platinum
Youtube - Cynthia Lin

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