Music Theory and History with Mike

On this week's Live Lesson, Magic Mike returns for our monthly dose of music theory. The guys end up spending the majority of the lesson discussing unconventional choices in music. First up, Mike explains some chord choices in a particular song that aren't in the song's key. He detours with a bit of music history, and explains the evolving acceptance of various sounds (E.g. the Devil's Chord). The guys also discuss unorthodox bands and musicians who push the boundaries in music. Lastly, they circle back to music theory and discuss its relationship to actually playing music.

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Questions Asked this Week:
1:55 Mike's Billionaire Story

7:40 Can you explain the chord choices in "Speechless"?

15:45 The similiarity of Country Music and Hawaiian Music

22:05 The iv of iv

32:00 A brief lesson in Music History

40:05 Being different in Music

47:50 Could you talk about parallel modes?

57:30 Do you think about music theory while you're playing?

1:07:45 Where in the world is Magic Mike Odo?

References/resources for this video:
Website - Kauai Music and Sound
Uke Lesson - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Youtube - Speechless
Ukulele 102 - Week 4: Chord Families
Ukulele 102 - Week 3: Major and Minor Scales
TLL Podcast #28 - Chord Substitutions: How Sweet the Sound
TLL Podcast #37 - An Act of Courage (The Challenge)
UU+ Solos - Sleep Walk
Songs Made Easy - Landslide
Uke Lesson - Danny's Song
Youtube - Mike jamming with Kenny Loggins

Youtube - Gregorian Chanting
NPR - The Unsettling Sound of Tritone, The Devil's Interval
Youtube - The Devil in music (an untold history of the Tritone)

Youtube - Touch of Grey
Uke Lesson - Friend of the Devil
Youtube - Dark Star
Youtube - Truckin'
Youtube - Frank Zappa

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