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Tonewoods, Tuners, Songwriting Challenges and Heavy Instruments Magical Funkmaster Mike is making his return to the podcast to discuss everything from Reggae in odd time signatures to the weight of instruments affecting their sounds. We also deliberate our favorite tonewoods, stealth tuners vs gilbert tuners, bigger headstocks, and the infamous Ka`au Crater Boy's 2 finger pull off technique. The podcast is topped off with the guys playing their songs for the songwriting challenge, singing Happy Birthday to Aaron, and announcing a couple of upcoming festivals. Ask Questions Here or Call in your Questions to our Voicemail: (650)761-0989 Questions Asked this Week: 0:11 Magic or Funkmaster Mike? 3:10 Where has Mike been? 5:45 Hawaii...
Every level of player can take part, thanks to onscreen chords, with Ukulele Underground founder Aldrine Guerrero offering strumming, playing, and soloing tips for everyone from the newest beginner to the most advanced ukulele masters! With the help of Aaron "The Voice" Nakamura (aka @anaka), Kahai "The Legend" Furugen, and special guests including Funkmaster Mike Odo, @Brittni Paiva, and many more, you'll level up while laughing, playing, and singing along! The songs come from the Ukulele Song Library, which you can find in the "Learn" menu at the top of this page, or via this direct link. Tune in live every other Friday at 1 PM HST, or go here for the complete list of nearly 300 weekly live jams!
Legend of Zelda, Felt Thumb Picks, & Harmonic Wizards Meet the Ukulele Player with Six Fingers (not really), Sammy Turton. Sammy is a "Magical" Ukulele Player who specializes in Harmonics and Fingerstyle. Being a fellow Video Game lover, the guys talk about Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, Persona 5, and Video Game music in general. We also get a look into how Sammy got into Ukulele, his next album, future travel plans, and his approach to playing with a Felt Pick. Check out more of Sammy at 4stringboy.com Ask Questions Here or Call in your Questions to our Voicemail: (650)761-0989 Questions Asked this Week: 0:20 Special European Episode 2:10 Who is Sammy Turton? 3:10 How did Sammy discover Ukulele? 4:50 Sammy's First Uke 6:45...
Fanboying, Jake Wannabes, & The Best Ukulele Performance We've uncovered the holy ukulele relic that not only influenced Aldrine, but a generation of ukulele players, and Ukulele Underground as a whole. Watch as Aldrine fanboys over the recording of the Ukulele Bible aka Pure Heart's Hot Hawaiian Nights. We prod Aldrine for the techniques, riffs, and showman skills that he learned or directly copied from the legendary performance. Aldrine also shares the other lost ukulele performances and media that were a part of his personal VHS Bible. If you were curious what has influenced Aldrine, you can learn about a major inspiration in this podcast. Ask Questions Here or Call in your Questions to our Voicemail: (650)761-0989 Questions Asked...
Easy Senior Strings, Chord Melodies/Fingerstyle, and Proper D7s A Serious Ukulele podcast for Seriously Serious people. NO jokes, NO 90's cartoon references, NO video games, and definitely NO wrestling. This week, we are only answering the most serious questions like modifying your uke for strings, plugging in to speakers, playing the proper D7, and the difference between Chord Melodies and Fingerstyle? The guys also discuss mango ukuleles, damaging ukes with the sun, leveling up your playing, and the MOST SERIOUS UKULELE QUESTION WE'VE EVER HAD! Ask Questions Here or Call in your Questions to our Voicemail: (650)761-0989 Questions Asked this Week: 0:13 A Serious Ukulele Podcast for Serious People 3:20 Do you have to adjust the nut...
In this super-special episode of Webcam Sessions, Matt gives you a quick rundown on the 3 steps to creating your own chord melody arrangements on your ukulele, using "Can't Help Falling In Love" from Elvis Presley's Blue Hawaii. Chord melodies are basically instrumental arrangements of songs where you are playing the main melody of the song + the harmony (chords) at the same time. This allows you to essentially "pick" a tune and "strum" all at once, allowing you to perform a solo ukulele piece. For a step-by-step guide on how you can create arrangements like these for yourself, be sure to check out the complete course: How to Unlock Ukulele Chord Melodies with Matt Dahlberg...
Classical String Substitution, Pineapple Dead Spots, and Expanding Your Strumming You're watching the Hot Seat! It's the podcast with hot questions and even hotter seats! Today, we're joined by Magic Mike. On a totally normal Podcast, the guys are answering questions about classical guitar strings, t shirt collections, and calluses. The team also helps someone with expanding their strumming, and explain what extended chords are. If that's not enough, there's an announcement for an upcoming guest, some ramen fixing tips, and an inquiry into a specific problem with Pineapple Ukuleles. Welcome to the show. How are you with Spicy Seating? Ask Questions Here or Call in your Questions to our Voicemail: (650)761-0989 Questions Asked this...
Open Mic Prep, Fishing Line and Singing While Playing While this podcast is all about making mistakes, and moving on, there was absolutely no technical or audio mistakes during the filming (sarcasm). We might have had a little bumpy start, but the 4 amigos are back this week to give tips on First Time Performing Nervousness, and Open Mics. The guys also answer if it's ok to use fishing line for ukulele strings, and how to recall forgotten songs? The last half of the podcast is about Singing While Playing, thoughts on Electric Ukes, and a last minute Songwriting Challenge. Ask Questions Here or Call in your Questions to our Voicemail: (650)761-0989 Questions Asked this Week: 0:00 No False Starts, Audio all Good 2:40 Tips for Open...
Soloing, Arranging, Warped Ukes & Strumming Vocab "Good! Use your aggressive feelings, boy. Let the hate Solo through you!" Biggest Lord of the Rings Fan, Matt Dahlberg, joins us this week to only talk about Lord of the Rings. We might also discuss Soloing, Warped Ukes, Travis Picking, Arranging Songs, and Diversifying Strumming Vocabularies. For more of Matt, Check out Matt's Unlocking Chord Melodies Course. Ask Questions Here or Call in your Questions to our Voicemail: (650)761-0989 Questions Asked this Week: 0:18 Matt joins the fellowship this week 5:15 Can you use the Relative Major Scale to solo in a minor key? 8:35 Breaking it into two modes 11:05 Sandwiching the root 13:50 Chord Tones 15:50 How does Aldrine think about...
Tone Setter, Electronic Ukulele Music, and Mario Kart Three Time Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award Winner Brittni Paiva, joins the UU Crew this week. We learn about Brittni's accolades and famous collaborations. We also get advice from Brittni ranging from production tips to travelling pointers, and even some stage fright suggestions. This episode is jam packed with tons of knowledge from one of the pillars of the ukulele community. You won't want to miss it! Ask Questions Here or Call in your Questions to our Voicemail: (650)761-0989 Questions Asked this Week: 0:07 No Figgy Pudding Spam, Yes Brittni Paiva 3:15 Who is Brittni? 5:40 Brittni's Best Hoku Win (According to Aldrine) 7:20 How long has Brittni performed professionally? 8:10 What is...
Tahitian Ukulele, Glossy Finishes, Medleys and Flamenco This week we're discussing Mini Ukes, Glossy Finishes, Flamenco tips, Mashups and Medleys. Some Congrats are in order for Aldrine's new baby, and Aldrine explains what he's been doing the past week. Mike shares stories and highlights Ukulele Retail in 2022. The guys disperse their thoughts on Tahitian Ukuleles, and High Gloss Finishes before giving their tips for constructing medleys/mashups. The podcast is topped off with hints on learning Flamenco, and getting into different genres of music. Ask Questions Here or Call in your Questions to our Voicemail: (650)761-0989 Questions Asked this Week: 0:27 Tiny Ukes, and New Babies 4:30 What Aldrine has been up to 8:45 What are the...
15 Years of UU, Playing in Europe, and Playing by Ear It's been 15 years of Ukulele Underground, and this week we're back with the 3 uketeers. Aldrine starts off the lesson by explaining what the Private Lessons are, and how they're different from the Live Coaching Sessions. He also ask the audience for some feedback on the Private Lessons. Aldrine explains why they don't play weddings, and the UU team points out the value of good wedding musicians. Aldrine talks about playing in Europe, and the guys give tips for playing by ear, and feel. Ask Questions Here or Call in your Questions to our Voicemail: (650)761-0989 Questions Asked this Week: 0:08 Back to the 3 Uketeers 2:10 15 Years of UU 9:00 What are the Private Lessons? 13:45...
UU Christmas Party | The Ukulele Underground Podcast #65 (with Mike, Kyle and Emily) This week, UU is throwing a Christmas Party with some of our Favorite Guest: Mike, Kyle and Emily! Our Friends are joining us to answer questions about Drum Pedals, Effect Chains, Performing, and Vocal Remedies. We're also picking a winner for the last Songwriting Challenge, and opening some gifts. We end the podcast with our favorite Holiday Traditions, and Jingle Bells. Ask Questions Here or Call in your Questions to our Voicemail: (650)761-0989 Questions Asked this Week: 0:15 Lots of Guest this Week 2:50 Why the Christmas Jam is Postponed to next Week 5:05 Opening a Christmas Card 7:45 Is it ok to keep the same strings on your uke? (String...
Radius Fretboards, Stage Fright, & Chord Melody Arrangements Matt Dahlberg joins us this week to discuss his new Chord Melody Course, Stage Fright, ukulele trends, and Radius Fretboards. Aldrine and Matt also demonstrate their individual approaches to Chord Melody Arrangements, and give their own examples of giving in to Uke Madness. If you want to learn how to make your own Chord Melodies, check out Unlocking Chord Melodies with Matt Dahlberg. Ask Questions Here or Call in your Questions to our Voicemail: (650)761-0989 Questions Asked this Week: 0:19 It's a Me 3:20 Matt is here (How to throw a Birthday Party) 5:20 Matt's new Chord Melodies Course 10:40 Matt is an OG UU Member 12:10 thejumpingflea 13:25 How did Matt come up with...
Pickup Brands, Multi Tremolos, Conquering the Fretboard, and the Songwriting Challenge When should a player start to learn Theory? After the last divisive podcast, this week the team tries to remind everyone that they're offering OPINIONS (usually) more than facts. This Week's OPINION is that you should wait before really getting into Music Theory. The guys explain why they think this way and how you can start to investigate Music Theory. Other topics discussed are pickup brands, tremolo-ing on 2 strings, learning the fretboard, and who comes up with the Play Along Song Arrangements. UU also reveals their songs for the latest Songwriting Challenge along with announcing the upcoming Stream Schedule for the Holidays. Ask Questions Here...
Great Teachers, Songwriting Challenge #33, and Playing While Standing What makes the Ukulele a distinct instrument, and not just a smaller guitar? The UU Team has a lot of opinions for this particular question. We also discuss and recommend some great ukulele teachers, set a new Songwriting Challenge, and talk about form (both for sitting and standing). The podcast ends with the guys explaining why there are no new Song Lessons, giving teasers for upcoming UU Releases, and reminding everyone that Hawaii Does Not Observe Daylight Savings. Ask Questions Here or Call in your Questions to our Voicemail: (650)761-0989 Questions Asked this Week: 0:20 Biweekly Q & O 3:10 Uke vs Guitar: What makes the Uke a distinct instrument? (Technique &...
I asked my oldest if they wanted to help me with this song and they said they would. It was a great way to spend the morning running takes until we did one we were both comfortable with. I hope you enjoy!
A good friend requested we learn this song, we've never done a jazz tune before.
I often hear variations of this tune played by the guys from The Ukulele Site. It's a simple G7 and C alternation but it just sounds magical to my ears. I absolutely love it and would often play it myself. Is it from a song or part of some well-known music?
It seems that each time I go to Youtube on my Samsung cellphone, I just get the buffering circle. It has been doing this for a few days and makes it impossible to upload a video to YouTube. Any ideas? By the way, I am digitally illiterate.