Original Songs, Callouses, and Transposing Shortcuts

A nursery rhyme, a chillhop mix, and a 1950's tune walk into a bar... On this week's live lesson, the guys tackle a variety of questions. Aldrine gets a little side tracked reminiscing about previous Denver Uke Fests, before the guys discuss callouses earn and callouses lost. They also talk about quick practice sessions, and quicker transposing tips before diving into their original songs. They wrap up the lesson by discussing some musical history and the impact of recording technology.

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Questions Asked this Week:
1:35 Where do you stay for the Denver Uke Fest?

9:35 Do you need different callouses for playing slides, hammer-ons, and pull-offs?

19:20 What should you do if you only have 5-15 minutes to practice?

22:55 How can you think of chords faster when transposing?

34:05 Aldrine's Song

38:35 Kahai's Song

45:35 Aaron's Song

52:50 The impact of recording technology on music.

References/resources for this video:
TLL Podcast #48 - Take a Chance

Website - Denver Ukefest
Youtube - Kina Grannis on Crazy Rich Asians

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Youtube - How to Practice Music (without your instrument)

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Youtube - Lamb Chops Play Along
Youtube - Oo La La (Priscilla Ahn)
Amazon - La La La (Prscilla Ahn)

Youtube - Kahai's Song
Picture - Aaron's Mashup of From Up On Poppy Hill and Lofi Hip Hop
Youtube - Adventure Time (Jake the Dog's Wisdom)

Youtube - Frankie Valli
Youtube - Back to the Future Dance
Youtube - Buddy Holly
Youtube - Oh! Darling
Youtube - How a recording studio mishap shaped '80s music
Youtube - Rose From The Concrete (The Cookies)

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