Music Theory with special guest Mike Odo
For our first ever Thursday Live Lesson podcast, we brought in special guest Mike Odo. Mike is no stranger to UU. He appeared in our recent Christmas Play-Along, and actually taught the majority of the UU staff music in high school. So to take advantage of his expertise, we ask Mike various questions about music theory. Kahai gets the ball rolling by asking a few common beginner music theory questions. Mike covers scales, keys, and the most useful aspects of music theory to help anyone who just wants to jam. Aldrine kicks things up a notch by asking about more advanced chord voicings. Mike proves his worth by explaining chord extensions and dropping some serious knowledge about C.E.S.H. Bringing things full circle, Mike offers some tips that any musician can find useful, because we all make mistakes.
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Questions Asked this Week:
1:55 Who is Mike Odo?
5:00 Are scales worth learning and why?
8:00 What's the first step to learning scales?
11:50 What's the minimum amount of music theory someone should know?
15:45 How to find a scale.
24:30 Why can you substitute 9th chords for 7th chords?
46:45 C.E.S.H (Chromatic Baseline)
50:15 Passing Tone
53:35 Tricks for basic soloists.
References/resources for this video:
Ukulele 102 - Major and Minor Scales
Music Theory - Week 2: Major Scales
Uke Minutes - Major Scales
Webcam Sessions - How to Play Major Scales
Diagram - All Musical Notes and Major Scales
Uke Minutes - Minor Scales
Music Theory - Week 3: Minor Scales
Ukulele 102 - Chord Inversions and Extensions
Youtube - David Tamaoka performs "Eventually"
Improvement System - Solo Secrets Revealed
Youtube - "So What" Miles Davis