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

Optional Bonuses:
Alternate Tuning
TV Show Theme Song

Super Bonus:
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:

Wikipedia - Nicktoons
Wikipedia - Ren and Stimpy
Wikipedia - Rugrats
Wikipedia - Doug

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

Youtube - Andy Mckee Drifting
Youtube - Andy Mckee Rylynn
TLL Podcast #56 – Chicken Wings and Thwip Thwip Swing (Kahai's Open Tuning Song)

Whiteboard Request - Smoke on the Water
Youtube - Smoke on the Water
Youtube - Iron Man

UU Podcast – Interview with James Hill
Youtube - Makana
Youtube - Jacob Collier

TLL Podcast #97 – The Show Must Go On! (Aaron's Drop F Song)
UU+ Solos - Glass Ball Slack Key (Standard Tuning)
UU+ Solos - Hi`ilawe (Standard Tuning)
Youtube - Ledward Kaapana

Ukulele 101 – Week 2: Basic Ear Training (Tuning By Ear)
Ultimate Beginner - How to Use a Tuner
Merch Store - AGAQ Strings (Aldrine's Strings)
Printout - Fretboard Diagram

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

Youtube - Koto with Rob Scallon
Youtube - Shamisen
Website - Toned Ear: Ear Training

Youtube - Jake Tuning before Playing Dragon
Website - Aldrine's on stage DI and Tuner
Ukulele 102 – Week 8: Bends, Tremolos, and Expression
Uke Minutes - Note Bending Exercises

Website - Kamaka
Website - Kanile`a
Website - KoAloha
Wikipedia - Gibson Robot Guitar
Youtube - Gibson Robot Guitar
Youtube - Gibson Min ETune

UU+ Forum - Live Lesson Songwriting Challenge Megathread
Website - Kona Brewing Company
Website - Kona Kai Beer
TLL Podcast #109 – Vegas BBQ Pipikaula (Our Songs)

Youtube - Friends Theme Song
Youtube - The Mandalorian Trailer

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