Pick Ups, Monster Hunter, Pop Punk & Christmas

On this week's Live Lesson, the guys unveil their second songs from the song writing challenge. But first, they answer a few questions about pickups. Aldrine kicks off the song writing showcase with his Monster Hunter inspired instrumental. Kahai follows with his pop punk / Nintendo-esque song baby. And Aaron brings it home with his oh-so-sweet "sad Christmas song". Each of them explain their song writing process and musical choices. They wrap up the lesson by setting up the rules for the next challenge.

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Questions Asked this Week:
1:30 What's the pros and cons of active vs passive pickups?

9:50 Do you install pickups yourself?

13:25 Which pickup do you recommend?

21:40 The Song Writing Challenge

24:25 Aldrine's Song

32:25 Kahai's Song

38:40 Aaron's Song

52:40 The rules of next challenge:
Any Key
Chords: ii, V, I
Bonus: lyrics, augmented, 4/4 with one measure of 2/4

56:55 Will there be a Live Lesson on the 27th?

References/resources for this video:
Live Lesson - 2/1/2018 Replay (Aldrine talks more about different types of pickups)
Live Lesson - 10/20/2016 Replay (Aldrine talks about passive pickups)
Live Lesson - 2/1/2018 Replay (Aldrine demos different DI's and pickup combos)

Uke Lesson - Europa
Uke Lesson - Wonderful Tonight
Website - Fishman Pickups
Website - Fishman Natural 1 Pickup
Website - LR Baggs Pickup

Uke Minutes - How to Install a Pickup
Website - LR Baggs Venue DI
Website - mi-si Pickups
Website - K&K Pickups
Website - Dean Markley Pickups
Website - KNA Pickups

TLL Podcast #37 - An Act of Courage (The first Challenge songs)

Youtube - Kahai's Song
Youtube - Airbrushed (Anamanaguchi)

Youtube - The Secret Chord that makes Christmas music sound so Christmassy
Youtube - Human Nature
Youtube - Closing Time
Youtube - The Story behind "Closing Time"
Youtube - Koa Tree (Ho'onu'a)
Youtube - White Sandy Beach music video
Uke Lesson - White Sandy Beach of Hawaii
Whiteboard Requests - White Sandy Beach

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