Nicktoons, Alternate Tunings, Open Tunings, Perfect Pitch, & Relative Pitch
This week's Podcast is all about Tuning: Open Tunings, Alternate Tunings, Tuning By Ear and Tuning on Stage. Before we get to that, the guys start the podcast off by asking if they should start a Nicktoons podcast (probably not). The talk of tuning starts from a member who saw James Hill's video on Alternate Tunings and asks the UU Team if they use Alternate Tunings and what are the benefits. Aldrine shares some of his favorite Alternate Tunings, Kahai gives a tip on how to come up with your own Open Tuning, and Aaron Explain's why Tunings might have become standardized. The team explains how to Tune by Ear which leads a discussion on Perfect Pitch and training your Relative Pitch. Aldrine opens up the discussion to Tuning on Stage and what the guys' opinions and best practices are. At the end of the podcast, The Last Songwriting Challenge winners are announced and a new Challenge is set.
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Questions Asked this Week:
0:00 Should we start a Nicktoons podcast?
2:35 Do you play Alternate Tunings and what are the benefits of them?
9:25 Experimenting with Alternate Tunings/How Tunings became standardized
19:30 Should I be retuning my uke? Alternate Tunings
23:30 How do you Tune By Ear? Developing Your Ear
31:20 Perfect Pitch: Blessing or Curse?
38:45 Relative Pitch and Pitch Recognition Training
42:40 Tuning on Stage
48:00 Last Challenge Winners
49:40 Songwriting Challenge #19
Key of A
TV Show Theme Song
Write a Theme Song for the TLL Podcast
Suggested Chord Progression:
A Bm D E7 (I ii IV V)
UU Team Due Date: July 9th
UU Members Due Date: July 16th
Prize: Have Your Song Play as the Intro for the Podcast for a Month
Submit Songs to the Live Lesson Songwriting Challenge Megathread
58:00 What Chord is this Tuning?
References/resources for this video:
Youtube - What is BEBE ukulele tuning? (James Hill)
UU+ Solos - Romance d'Amour (Open A Tuning)
UU+ - Solos - Waimanalo Blues (Open C Tuning)
Uke Minutes - Slack Key Tuning
Uke Minutes - Two String Pulloff
TLL Podcast #108 – Campanella with aNueNue
TLL Podcast #63 – The Loco Moco Episode (Campanella Explained)
Youtube - Dr. Bryon Yasui and Jake Explaining Campanella
Uke Lesson – All Star (with Jmic)
Uke Lesson - Seasons of Love (with Jmic and Kyle)
TLL Podcast #53 – Long Live Shadowstrum (Kyle & Emily)
Aloha Friday - March 22, 2019 Jam Replay (Kyle & Emily)
Youtube - Jacob Collier's Relative Pitch
Youtube - Perfect Pitch with Adam Neely