Hawaiian Music, Vamps, and Loads of Reference Links

The guys have been on a Hawaiian music kick lately and this week on Thursday Live Lesson they continue down the rabbit hole. A simple questions about Hawaiian song structure, sparks lively discussion about the evolution of Hawaiian music. The guys also examine the semantics surrounding vamps, riffs, and motifs. They end the lesson talking about optimal thumb placement for holding chords.

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Questions Asked this Week:
2:00 What is the song structure for Hawaiian music?

8:25 Finding the V of the V (five of the five).

21:45 What is a vamp?

24:30 What is the difference between a vamp and a riff?

29:35 Does a vamp have to be chords?

31:35 What are passing chords?

36:50 The evolution of Hawaiian music.

51:55 Where can you listen to Hawaiian music?

53:20 Should you "plant" your thumb in the middle of the ukulele neck?

References/resources for this video:
TLL Podcast #1 - No Wrong Notes, Just Poor Choices (with Mike Odo)
TLL Podcast #2 - The Vintage Ukulele Episode
UU University - Hawaiian Ukulele
Ukulele 102 - Chord Families (I, ii, iii, IV, V, vi, vii*)
Diagram - Circle of Fifths

Aloha Friday Jam - Replay (Noho Pai Pai)
Youtube - Haleiwa Hula
UU+ Solos - Hi`ilawe
Youtube - Green Rose Hula
Youtube - Pua Olena
Uke Lesson - Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai
Youtube - He Hawai'i Au
Youtube - Panini Pua Kea

Youtube - Polly Wolly Doodle
Uke Lesson - Amber
Youtube - Stairway to Heaven
Uke Lesson - Stuck on You
Youtube - Beetoven Symphony No.5 (The song they couldn't remember the title of)
UU+ Solos - Palolo

Uke Minutes - Aldrine's Finger Armour
Amazon - He Mele Aloha: A Hawaiian Songbook
Wikipedia - Guava Jam
Youtube - Guava Jam
Youtube - Keali'i Reichel
Youtube - Eddie Kamae
Youtube - Kawika (Peter Moon)
Youtube - Kawika (Ka'au Crater Boys)
Youtube - Bugs Bunny Hula
Youtube - What it Takes to be a Hula Champion
Youtube - Pure Heart Drummer Bird Noises

Youtube - Ernie Cruz Sr.
Youtube - Ernie Cruz Jr.
Youtube - John Cruz
Youtube - Guy Cruz
Youtube - Rhythm of the Falling Rain (Ka'au Crater Boys)
Youtube - Rhythm of the Falling Rain (The Cascades)
UU Duos - Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel
Uke Lesson - L-O-V-E (Featuring Craig and Sarah)
Youtube - Dave Grohl talks about Foo Fighters

Website - Spotify

Webcam Sessions - Thumbs Up or Thumbs In?
Uke Minutes - How to Hold Barre Chords

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