Songs of all shapes and sizes

On this week's surprisingly focused Live Lesson, Aldrine answers a quick question before the guys unveil their original songs. Each of them faced a different set of challenges which shaped their songs in various ways. They talk about the need to write certain songs just to get it out, and the magic that can come from last minute projects. Aldrine shares an exciting announcement regarding his AGxAQ strings, and they wrap up the lesson with a quick discussion about the clawhammer technique.

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Questions Asked this Week:
1:25 Why do you teach the Bm7 chords instead of the Bm?

8:15 Bm7 vs Bm on a low G vs high G ukulele

10:10 Correction: The Bo Diddley Beat

15:30 The Song Writing Challenge

17:00 Aldrine's Song

21:10 Aldrine's back against the wall story

24:10 Kahai's Song

32:50 Have you ever used FL studio?

34:00 Aaron's Song

48:20 Aldrine's ukulele strings announcement

49:25 Are you required to use G and D throughout your entire original song?

52:05 What chords did Aaron use in his song?

57:55 Is clawhammer different from bluegrass?

References/resources for this video:
TLL Podcast #53 - Long Live Shadowstrum
Youtube - Black Horse and the Cherry Tree (KT Tunstall)
Uke Lesson - Faith (George Michael)
Whiteboard Request - Bob's Burgers Theme Song

Uke Lesson - Lost in Japan

Website - Ola Ka'Aina CD
Youtube - Ola Ka'Aina
Duos - Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel
Uke Lesson - L-O-V-E (featuring Craig and Sarah)
Youtube - Aalii Ku Makani (Aldrine's Original Song)
Youtube - Danyo Cummings
Website - Ableton
Website - Push

Website - FL Studio

Youtube - Ras Trent
Youtube - Weird Al
Youtube - UB40
Youtube - Big Mountain
Youtube - Ziggy Marley
Youtube - I've Got You Under My Skin (Frank Sinatra Cover)
UU+ Forum - Live Lesson Challenge #6

Youtube - Aaron Keim
Ukulele Challeneg - Koi (Gen Hoshino / DAICHI)
Youtube - Ernie Cruz Jr.
Youtube - Cathy Fink
Youtube - Ken Middleton
UU+ Solos - Maui Hawaiian Sup'pa Man
Youtube - Kawika

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