Real Books, Cutting Heads, and Jazz Sharks

This week, the master of Jazz, Mike Odo himself, returns to help us with some Jazz specific questions, and to discuss the Merits (and Demerits) of written music. The podcast starts with a question on how to get started with Jazz Chords and Jazz Songs. This brings up a conversation about Aldrine, Abe and Kalei "Cutting Heads", and when Aldrine had to swim in a sea of Jazz Sharks. Aldrine mentions how much the Real Book helped him stay afloat, and this goes into the topic of the Pros and Cons of Written Music. The podcast ends with Aldrine helping someone finish their chord progression, and Mike giving his recommendations of Musicians to support online.

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Questions Asked this Week:
2:25 How do I start learning Jazz Chords and Jazz Standard Songs?

14:20 Retreat Jam with Aldrine, Kalei and Abe

21:10 Swimming with Jazz Sharks

26:35 The Real Book

36:00 Sorry for the Silence. Kahai's Mic was off. Why Ultimate Guitar might not be the most accurate.

37:25 For or Against The Real Book?

51:00 Why Mike hates Tabs

56:40 What Chord can I use to complete an Ebm to F7 progression to make it sound Spanish?

1:00:00 Mike's Musicians Reccomendations

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Past Mike Podcast:
TLL Podcast #100 – Favorite Memories
TLL Podcast #96 – BFFs & Lechon Kawali
TLL Podcast #80 – Peak Spicy Songs
TLL Podcast #70 – Reharmonize My Life
TLL Podcast #63 – The Loco Moco Episode
TLL Podcast #56 – Chicken Wings and Thwip Thwip Swing
TLL Podcast #52 – Jam Etiquette and Learning to Listen
TLL Podcast #47 – Snowflake Solos
TLL Podcast #45 – Sweet and Sour Songs
TLL Podcast #42 – The Plate Lunch Episode
TLL Podcast #38 – The Devil’s Chord
TLL Podcast #35 – All About That Bass
TLL Podcast #28 – Chord Substitutions: How Sweet the Sound
TLL Podcast #23 – What Defines Uke?
TLL Podcast #16 – The Meatball Sub Episode
TLL Podcast #15 – “Beginner” isn’t a Dirty Word
TLL Podcast #10 – Learn to Enjoy Learning Your Instrument
TLL Podcast #6 – Open Your Ears and Listen
TLL Podcast #5 – Playing the Changes and Paying for the Earworm
TLL Podcast #1 – No Wrong Notes, Just Poor Choices

Youtube - Rick and Morty Szechuan Sauce
Youtube - Binging with Babish: Szechuan Sauce

TLL Podcast #28 – Chord Substitutions: How Sweet the Sound
Ukulele 102 – Week 6: Chord Inversions & Extensions
Music Theory – Week 4: Major Triads
Music Theory – Week 5: Minor Triads
Music Theory – Week 6: Simple Chord Extensions

Blues – Week 3: 7th Chords, and 12 Bar Blues
Blues – Week 4: 7th Chord Inversions
Improvement System - Essential Chords 2 (Major 7 and 7th Chords)
Uke Minutes - Movable Major 7th Chord Shapes
Uke Minutes - Movable 7th Chord Shapes

Youtube - All the Things You Are
Youtube - How High the Moon
Youtube - Blue Bossa
Wikipedia - Bird Changes
Youtube - Confirmation (Charlie Parker)
Youtube - I've Got Rhythm (Rhythm Changes)
Live Seminar - Intro to Jazz with Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel (Learn Rhythm Changes)
Lesson Market - Standalone Intro to Jazz Workshop
Youtube - Oleo
Youtube - The Theme
Youtube - Tenor Madness

Website - Jazz Books
Website - The Red Book
Amazon - Jazz Ukulele: Comping, Soloing, Chord Melodies (Abe Lagrimas Jr)
Instagram - Uke Underground
Youtube - Abe Lagrimas Jr
Youtube - Kalei Gamiao
Ukulele Challenge - Jake or Young KID?? (With Abe and Kalei)
Ukulele Challenge – Ukulele CHARADES! (Abe, Sarah and Craig)
Master Class - Improving Your Ukulele Playing with Kalei
Aloha Friday Jam - Replay from the 2020 UU Retreat (Kalei and Joe Souza)
TLL Podcast #92 – Live from the UU Retreat! (with Kalei)

Ukulele 102 – Week 8: Bends, Tremolos, and Expression
Uke Minutes - Tremolo
Webcam Sessions – Play Faster Using The Tremolo
TLL Podcast #20 – Tremolo: Taming a Wild Horse
Facebook - Abe Lagrimas Jr
Private Lesson Calendar - Schedule a Private Lesson with Aldrine

Youtube - A Night in Tunisia
Youtube - Hank Curtis

Website - The Real Book
Wikipedia - Fake Books or Lead Sheets
Website - Fake Books
Youtube - Orange Colored Sky

Website - Berklee College of Music
Youtube - Confirmation (Miles Davis)
Youtube - JJ Johnson
Google Books - Excerpt from the Musical World of JJ Johnson (Adult Language)
Wikipedia - Real Book
Website - Music Notes
Website - Ultimate Guitar

Youtube - Adam Neely: What is the Real Book?
Youtube - La Voix
Youtube - Total Eclipse of the Heart
Youtube - Believe
Youtube - I Got You Babe
Youtube - The Beat Goes On
Facebook - Brian Nash

Youtube - Adam Neely Video Game Awards
Youtube - Adam Neely 24 Hour Musical
Youtube - Adam Neely Why You Shouldn't Use Tab
TLL Podcast #47 – Snowflake Solos (Tabs VS Notation)
Youtube - 5 Composers 1 Theme
Youtube - The Lick in 5/8 for Classical Chamber Ensemble

Lesson Marketplace - Jazz and Swing Strumming Course
Lesson Marketplace - Matt's Ultimate Strum Course (Includes Jazz and Swing Course)
UU+ Course - Matt's Basic Strum Course

Uke Lesson - Wahine Ilikea
Facebook - Kawaiola
Youtube - There's No Way (Kawaiola & Mckenna Pascua)
Uke Lesson - Last Christmas
Facebook - Chick Corea
Youtube - Spain (Chick Corea)
Youtube - Spain (Jake Shimabukuro)
Youtube - Spain (Abe)
Youtube - So Long, Farewell

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