Lesson Description

Replay of the weekly Live Lessons for UU+ members.

Resources discussed in this live lesson:

Showing Other People the Ukulele is a Legitimate Instrument (01:10)
Jake Shimabukuro
James Hill - Assam/Like a Bird
Acoustic Magazine's Articles on Ukulele
Rolling Stone's Articles on Ukulele
Jake Playing a Concerto

What Ukuleles Should I look at Buying? (06:00)
Ukulele Underground's Coverage of Namm 2015

Parents Buying Ukuleles for Their Kids (11:00)
Aldrine's Prelude

Experimenting with Strings (17:30)
Worth Strings
Savarez Strings
D'Addario Strings
D'Addario Strings in the UU Store

If you were a Parent, what would Convince you to Buy an Ukulele ? (19:15)
Warren Buffett
UU+ Solos - Guava Jam

What's a Reasonable Amount a Parent Should Consider Spending? (25:30)
Alchemist Podcast

Muted Strum and Tips for a Faster Strum (31:25)
Senor Viktor
Planet Waves Metronome
Practice Sessions

Cigar Box Workshop (36:25)
Pepe Romero
Compass Rose
Grizzly Ukulele Kit


  1. 01:13 Convincing parents that the ‘ukulele as a serious instrument, quality instruments on a budget

    17:30 Experimenting with different strings

    What not to show your parents, Aldrine’s Elephant Town cover (starts at 2:54): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26zKQkFMkcA

    30:22 Byron Yasui’s Concerto for ‘ukulele, performed by Jake Shimabukuro

    31:26 Senior Victor, building strumming speed
    UU+ Practice sessions: https://ukuleleunderground.com/ps/

    36:25 Cigar box ‘ukulele building workshop
    Grizzly Ukulele Kit: https://www.grizzly.com/products/Concert-Ukulele-Kit-Mahogany/T10457

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