Music Theory Application & Music Appreciation

Thusday Live Lesson is graced yet again with the presence of Magic Mike. Light on questions, the guys try out something new this week. They each picked a video link that interested them in some way, and then use those videos as springboards for their discussion. Up first, Kahai's link and discussion was all about the application and appreciation for music theory. Each of the guys share their own moment of realization when they began to see the value of music theory. Very much like the man himself, Mike's link/discussion centers around music analysis as well as interesting musical facts and history. Aldrine brings things home with an unexpected link that leads to a conversation about artistic growth and experimentation.

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Questions Asked this Week:
2:50 Kahai's Link (Learning music theory beyond your understanding)

11:45 Mike's "live and die" by music story.

15:05 Aldrine's "Aha" music theory moment.

20:25 Music theory is like math.

23:55 What is a minor 3rd?

27:55 What should you do when learning music theory that is beyond you?

31:05 What's one music theory book that you have always wanted?

31:30 What music theory book do you recommend?

37:20 Being inspired by different types of music.

43:20 Mike's Link (Music analysis)

54:45 Aldrine's Link (Aldrine's least favorite Jake song)

1:07:10 Bonus link and the 2 different types of artists.

References/resources for this video:
Kahai's Link - Adam Neely Q&A
Uke Minutes - Diminished Chords
Live Lesson Replay - "Beginner" isn't a Dirty Word
Youtube - Happy Gilmore Commercial

Article - McIntosh the man may be silenced, but his music lives on in students

Website - Pomodoro (Italian Comfort Food on Kauai)

Amazon - Thesaurus Of Scales And Melodic Patterns
Amazon - The Jazz Theory Book
Amazon - Berklee Music Theory Book 1 (Mike's new recommendation)
Full Course - Music Theory for the Ukulele

Youtube - Metallica's Kirk Hammett
Youtube - Makana

Mike's Link - What Makes John Bonham Such a Good Drummer?
Youtube - How Flea Plays Bass
Youtube - The Secrets Behind Freddie Mercury's Legendary Voice
Youtube - The Dream Machine: How Yamaha's GX-1 Got Its Nickname
Youtube - Uptown Funk: How Mark Ronson Created an Instant Classic
Youtube - Walk on the Wild Side: The People who Inspired Lou Reed's Classic Song
Youtube - Understanding Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here
Uke Lesson - Danny's Song
Youtube - Poor Man Blues (Blayne Asing)
Whiteboard Request - Rainbow Connection
Youtube - Return to Pooh Corner (Kenny Loggins)
Youtube - Footloose (Kenny Loggins)

Aldrine's Link - Jake Shimabukuro: Kilauea
Youtube - Toastmaker's Revenge (Jake Shimabukuro)
Youtube - Heartbeat (Jake Shimabukuro)

Bonus Link - Slug Solos

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