Bryan Tolentino: Professional Fairy Duster
The Live Ukulele Podcast
by Brad Bordessa
2d ago
A conversation with Hawaiʻi's own Bryan Tolentino on being a hired gun and all the skills and musical sensibilities that are required for the job. Bryan has played and recorded with many top Hawaiian musicians, including: Raiatea Helm, Jake Shimabukuro, Herb Ohta, Jr., Aunty Genoa Keawe, Karen Keawehawai‘i, Ku‘uipo Kumukahi, Hōkū Zuttermeister, Marlene Sai, Melveen Leed, Jerry Santos, Nathan Aweau, Frank Hewett, Byron Yasui, Benny Chong, Owana Salazar, Weldon Kekauoha, Natalie Ai, Napua Greig, Kuana Torres Kahele, and many more! He's also recorded a solo album, Ka Ukulele Lele, and two duo al ..read more
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Too Much of a Good Thing? Notes on Learning
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2w ago
In this episode I muse on how social media has changed learning ukulele and how to get the most out of using TABs! - Kingside: https://www.kingside808.com/ - The Music Lesson book by Victor Wooten: https://www.vixmerch.com/collections/vix-education/products/the-music-lesson-paperback-book?variant=31786157899837 Support the Show. Join my newsletter! It's free and I won't spam you. Get updates on new lessons and access to exclusive resources: https://liveukulele.com/signup/ Support the podcast: Become a supporting member: https://liveukulele.com/register/supporting-member/?coupon=SUPPORT5 Buy ..read more
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Kevin Brown: Finding the Hawaiian Sound
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1M ago
In this episode I talk to Maui's own Kevin Brown. A slack key guitarist and vocalist, Uncle Kevin has been weaving Hawaiian sounds since the early 70s with his band, The Waiʻehu Sons. Now primarily a solo artist, we chatted about his start in music, gigging and recording in the 70s, and how to sound Hawaiian. - Uke Logic strings: https://theukulelesite.com/accessories/strings/ukelogic-strings.html - Kimo Hussey: https://www.youtube.com/user/KimoHusseyUkulele/videos - Jason Jerome/Lahaina Music: https://www.lahainamusicmaui.com/ - Kani Ka Pila Project: https://www.kanikapilaproject.org/ Suppor ..read more
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TLUP: After Hours - Change Strings With Me
The Live Ukulele Podcast
by Brad Bordessa
1M ago
Some last minute talk story as I head to Maui for Uncle George's ukulele workshop. Support the Show. Join my newsletter! It's free and I won't spam you. Get updates on new lessons and access to exclusive resources: https://liveukulele.com/signup/ Support the podcast: Become a supporting member: https://liveukulele.com/register/supporting-member/?coupon=SUPPORT5 Buy video lessons or a book: https://liveukulele.com/store/ Use my Sweetwater affiliate link next time you need to buy some gear! https://sweetwater.sjv.io/9WbER0. Enter their gear giveaway every month while you're there (affiliate li ..read more
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Spice Up Your Covers with New Genres
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2M ago
In this episode I discuss and demonstrate the power of playing the same song in different styles. This trick can help you find inspiration and an interpretation of a stale song that can be more authentic to what you want to hear! - Register for Faster, Smoother Chord Changes ZOOM workshop: https://liveukulele.com/register/5-25-24-workshop/ - Become a supporting member: https://liveukulele.com/register/supporting-member/?coupon=SUPPORT5 - My band, Kingside: https://kingside808.com/ Support the Show. Join my newsletter! It's free and I won't spam you. Get updates on new lessons and access to e ..read more
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Learning a Song ALL the Way Through
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2M ago
Can you get by with piece of a song or do you really need the whole thing? - Moveable chord shapes workshop replay: https://liveukulele.com/register/4-27-24-workshop/ - 5/25/24 Zoom workshop on making smoother, easier, buzz-free chord changes: https://liveukulele.com/register/5-25-24-workshop/ Support the Show. Join my newsletter! It's free and I won't spam you. Get updates on new lessons and access to exclusive resources: https://liveukulele.com/signup/ Support the podcast: Buy video lessons or a book: https://liveukulele.com/store/ Use my Sweetwater affiliate link next time you need to bu ..read more
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I'm a Proud Uke Student at the School of Hard Knocks
The Live Ukulele Podcast
by Brad Bordessa
3M ago
Sharing some stories and thoughts on receiving critique and the power of being open. Register for my Basic Moveable Chord Shapes workshop: https://liveukulele.com/register/4-27-24-workshop/ - Institute of Hawaiian Music: https://www.maui.hawaii.edu/ihm/program - George Kahumoku, Jr. Slack Key & ʻUkulele Workshop: https://kahumoku.com/workshops/ Support the show Join my newsletter! It's free and I won't spam you. Get updates on new lessons and access to exclusive resources: https://liveukulele.com/signup/ Support the podcast: Buy video lessons or a book: https://liveukulele.com/store/ U ..read more
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4stringboy: Shredding, lack thereof, and innovating a new thumbpick design
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3M ago
Sammy Turton is a Denmark-based British ukulele player. He teaches out of a studio in Copenhagen and is a top-notch social media era virtuoso who would often rather create soundscapes than shred. In this conversation we covered teaching, Brexit, performing solo ukulele for the first time, and his search for the perfect (felt) thumbpick. Find Sammy on: https://www.4stringboy.com/ and across the social networks as @4stringboy. Join my Basic Chord Shapes Zoom workshop: https://liveukulele.com/register/4-27-24-workshop/ Support the show Join my newsletter! It's free and I won't spam you. Get upd ..read more
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The Most Important Part of Jamming Your Uke
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4M ago
In this episode I talk about how to improve your timing, how it's not as hard as people think, and give some examples of what to practice. ? Sign up for my Understanding the Fretboard Zoom Workshop: https://liveukulele.com/register/3-23-24-workshop/ - Hawaiian Songs For Ukulele course ("Ua Noho Au A Kupa"): https://liveukulele.com/store/hawaiian-songs/ - "Zap" by Eric Johnson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtRk1YSpcKU Support the show Join my newsletter! It's free and I won't spam you. Get updates on new lessons and access to exclusive resources: https://liveukulele.com/signup/ Support th ..read more
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Hualalai Keohuloa: Rock Music is Hawaiian Too
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5M ago
Some of the very best artists in Hawaiʻi are unknown outside of 50 miles. So is the case with my friend, Hualalai. In this episode we talk about all music being "Hawaiian" if you have Hawaiian blood, the importance of music/ukulele in day-to-day life, and our role in the TMT protest of 2015. Live Ukulele Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61556463131359 Register for Zoom ukulele fretboard workshop: https://liveukulele.com/register/3-23-24-workshop/ Hualalai's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@hoikeikemediaart Hualalai's Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/hualalai-n-alohi ..read more
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