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Weekly in depth discussion on how to become a better Ukulele player with Aldrine Guererro and the Ukulele Underground crew.

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Weekly in depth discussion on how to become a better Ukulele player with Aldrine Guererro and the Ukulele Underground crew.

    TLL Podcast #136 - Hot Changes Incoming

    TLL Podcast #136 - Hot Changes Incoming

    Podcast Show Notes and Links:

    https://ukuleleunderground.com/2021/01/tll-podcast-136-hot-changes-incoming/

    This week, the team eats Hot Sauces and has some Hot Announcements. Aldrine starts off the Live Lesson talking about changes to the Podcasts, changes to 1 on 1 Coaching, and the return of the UU+ Open Mics. Next, the guys dive right back into the Cliffhanger Question from last week. Aldrine gives suggestions on how to add "Spice" to the old and tired Island Strum. Aaron shares a heartwarming story about an Ukulele Club from a correctional facility, and how they changed songs to better reflect their experiences. The team tackles making inversions and transpositions easier to understand. Finally, Aldrine tries the Hot Sauces while answering questions about Angry Beavers, Stealth Tuners, and Practicing Scales. The podcast ends with a Student Review, and a Preview of the next UU+ Solo.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    TLL Podcast #135 – New Year Recording Tips

    TLL Podcast #135 – New Year Recording Tips

    Podcast Show Notes and Links:

    https://ukuleleunderground.com/2021/01/tll-podcast-135-new-year-recording-tips/

    The UU Team is back! And they're starting off on the right foot. With no technical problems, the guys dive right back in with Recording Tips, Microphones, and Home Recording Equipment suggestions. Aldrine asks Kahai and Aaron hoe their Holidays were, and makes an announcement about his own Youtube Channel. While Aldrine attempts to open a gift from a member, he also answers questions about Alternate Tuning, and playing with a Guitarist. Aldrine gives his recommendations for replacing Tuning Gears, the guys each explain their process for writing melodies, and a winner for the last Songwriting Challenge is picked. The episode ends on a teaser for next week!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    TLL Podcast #134 - Delightful Moon Beats

    TLL Podcast #134 - Delightful Moon Beats

    Podcast Show Nots and Links:

    https://ukuleleunderground.com/2020/12/tll-podcast-134-delightful-moon-beats/

    Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme, Get on up it's Live Lesson Time! For the last Live Lesson of the Year, the UU Team has a new set up, but bringing it back to the fundamentals of feeling the beat. A student Review leads the guys to demonstrate how to play along without Strumming or Picking Patterns. Some Grammy Winning musicians are discussed before a question on Country Rhythm is tackled. Each UUer gives their top Ukulele Instrumental Albums and their top Jazz Albums. A winner for the Quote Contest is picked. The Podcast is topped off with the team's newest songs.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    TLL Podcast #133 - UU's 2020 Gift Guide

    TLL Podcast #133 - UU's 2020 Gift Guide

    Podcast Show Notes and Links:

    https://ukuleleunderground.com/2020/12/tll-podcast-133-uus-2020-gift-guide/

    We're making a list, and we're checking it twice. We're going to find out what are UU's top gifts for this Holiday Season. The guys bring recommendations for stocking stuffers, diy presents, practical tools, and top shelf gifts. The team starts out with suggestions for tuners, fretboard Oil, and general Uke care products. This leads to Aldrine pitching his Idea for Ukulele Loot Crates. More pragmatic gifts like strings, polish cloths, and humidifiers are discussed before going into the top Ukulele and Music books. Aldrine offers a sentimental DIY alternative to music books, and gives his top gift for a Ukulele Player (a UU+ Subscription). Kahai proposes Audio Recorders or Audio interfaces for the Uke Player who already has everything. Effects Pedals are introduced as a fun gift for Uke Players with plug in Ukuleles. The guys wrap up the podcast by answering the question, "Does the aging of wood really affects the sound of the ukulele?"

    • 1 hr 6 min
    TLL Podcast #132 - Electric Uke Divination

    TLL Podcast #132 - Electric Uke Divination

    Podcast Show Notes and Links:

    https://ukuleleunderground.com/2020/12/tll-podcast-132-electric-uke-divination/

    This Week, the gang delivers powerful Psychic Divination on the future of the Solid Body Electric Uke. Call the Toll Free Number NOW to find out what's in store for these instruments. Aldrine states the changes in playing to accommodate the progress of Solid Body Ukes, Aaron divines who it will be that will take the instrument to new heights, and Kahai forecast what builders need to do to make the Electric Ukulele better than ever. The team takes a break from being psychics to open and react to maple candies they received from the community. Some positive feedback is offered to a Student Review and a Song Challenge Submission. Members ask how to choose a thumb pick, and where the thumb pick should be positioned on your finger? A winner is chosen for the Songwriting Challenge, and a new Challenge is set. The lesson is topped off with a discussion about Popular Karaoke Songs in Asia, New Lessons Announcements, the Merch Store Restock, and a Holiday Coupon Code.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    TLL Podcast #131 - Listening for the Tur"Key"

    TLL Podcast #131 - Listening for the Tur"Key"

    Podcast Show Notes and Links:

    https://ukuleleunderground.com/2020/11/tll-podcast-131-listening-for-the-turkey/

    How do you Listen for the Tur"Key" of a song? The team explains their process for using your ear to find the key of a song, and how you practice to build this skill. But first, the guys have to make their weekly 90's reference, and discuss the Ukulele Friends' Podcast they were just on. Next they answer a member's question on transposing Video Game Music, and share their favorite Video Game Musicians. Aldrine explains why you want to keep your barre chords straight in a student review. A question about building your song repertoire sends the boys down a deep rabbit hole. Aldrine breaks down his two song per week methodology, kahai suggest not overlooking simple songs, and Aaron gives the age old wisdom of, "enjoy the process." The guys finally explain how to figure out a song's key. They discuss how everyone starts off slow, and how learning the "wrong" notes are just as important as learning the "right". UU reveals their songs that they pulled from thin air. At the end of the podcast, a new giveaway is announced, and a reminder that we won't be here next week is made.

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Bobjtx ,

Fun & Educational!

I really enjoy these impromptu discussions from some of the more recognized Uke players of today's generation. Great content, presented in a fun and informal manner. Keep 'em coming guys!

mayame09 ,

Does not make sense

Boo, jeer

Rudrashekhar ,

Excellent content!

I have throroughly enjoyed the content here.

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