Electric Signs, Recreating Music Videos, Improvising and Soloing

It's Electric! This week the guys jump in to the podcast talking about the latest Play-Along. This leads to a behind the scenes look at how the team made the Play-Along, and what Aaron's Dream Play-Along would be. The talk moves to Improvising and Soloing when a member asks Aldrine if he plans his solos. Aldrine breaks down how he tackles solos, and what he thinks about when soloing. Aaron explain that once you know "Safe Notes" you also know how to play "Unsafe Notes". Aldrine goes on to to talk about Improvising as Self Expression, and how he uses Improvising in other situations besides playing music. A question about a Singing App leads to the discussion of whether Singing helps your Playing and Vice Versa. The podcast ends with focusing on being the best you, how kids learn so fast, and getting the right feeling.

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:00 Ask us 90's questions

3:15 How did you make the Electric Boogie Play-Along?

14:00 Recreating Music Videos and Aaron's Dream Play-Along?

21:00 Do you plan your Improvisations and Solos?

26:20 What does Aldrine visualize when he Solos?

28:30 Practicing "Unsafe" Notes

35:30 Improv: Pure Self Expression

37:30 When you're soloing do you think ahead or stumble across something?

39:30 "YES AND" Improvising and Playing to the Crowd

48:35 Have you ever used the Acapella App?

51:00 Does Singing help your Playing and does Playing help your Singing?

54:15 Be the best "YOU"

56:35 Why Kids Learn so Fast

1:01:35 Aaron's Learning to shoot a Basketball

1:06:05 Songwriting Challenge #19
Guideline:
Key of A

Optional Bonuses:
Lyrics
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

References/resources for this video:

TLL Podcast #111 – Open Tunings Open Minds (Nicktoons Talk)
Wikipedia - Doug
Website - Doug Cels

Uke Lesson - Electric Boogie
Youtube - Cynthia Lin
Website - Cynthia Lin
Youtube - Ukulenny
Website - Ukulenny

Youtube - Abe Lagrimas Jr
Website - Abe Lagrimas Jr
Ukulele Challenge - JAKE or Young KID??
Uke Lesson - I Kona (with Steven Espaniola)
Youtube - Steven Espaniola
Website - Steven Espaniola
Website - SF Summer Uke Fest
Ukulele Challenge - Ukulele CHARADES! (From SF Ukefest)
Youtube - Bennie and the Jets (Live from SF with Abe and Steven)

Aloha Friday - December 20, 2019 Christmas Concert Replay (Electric Slide was first Pitched)
Youtube - Electric Slide (Official Video)
Uke Lesson - Another Day in Paradise
Youtube - Another Day in Paradise (Official Video)
Instagram - Ukeunderground

Youtube - King of Wishful Thinking
Youtube - Total Eclipse of the Heart
Youtube - Goofy Movie Live Action Remake
Youtube - A Goofy Movie Trailer
Youtube - Eye to Eye (A Goofy Movie)
Youtube - An Extremely Goofy Movie Trailer
Youtube - The Return of Jafar Trailer
Youtube - Aladdin and the King of Thieves

Improvement System - Solo Secrets Revealed
Uke Minutes - Major Scales
Ukulele 102 - Week 3: Major and Minor Scales
Music Theory - Week 2: Major Scales
Webcam Sessions - How to Play Major Scales
Live Seminars - Matching Ukulele Chord and Scale Positions with Neal Chin

Instagram - Ukeunderground (Ukulele Showdown Breezin Abe Plays Arabic Scales)
Uke Lesson - Wonderful Tonight
TLL Podcast #109 – Vegas BBQ Pipikaula (How we film UU+ Solos)
Aloha Friday - Special 100th Jam/Concert Replay (Sweet Caroline)
Aloha Friday - June 19, 2020 Jam Replay (Land Down Under)

Master Class - Blues Ukulele with Jason
Lesson Marketplace - Jason's Full Blues Class
Uke Lesson - Little Wing
Website - U-SPACE LA
Youtube - facemeltingukulele (Jason)
Youtube - The Masked Uke

Website - Acapella App
Youtube - Jacob Collier
TLL Podcast #106 – As Easy As Whistling (Phrasing Talk)
TLL Podcast #13 – Just Breathe (More Phrasing Talk)

Youtube - Feng E and Aldrine play Bodysurfing
Wikipedia - Thinking, Fast and Slow
Amazon - Thinking, Fast and Slow
Youtube - SmarterEveryDay (Backwards Bike)

Uke Minutes - How to Chunk
Ukulele 101 – Week 8: Rhythm Ear Training (Chunking)
TLL Podcast #65 – Chunking and Harmony
Uke Minutes - How to Hold the E Chord
Instagram - aldrinemachine (Aldrine doing Cardistry)
UU+ Forum - Live Lesson Songwriting Challenge Megathread

Live Lesson Podcast Archive
Old Live Lesson Archive (August 7th, 2014 - March 1st, 2018)

Aloha Friday Jam Live
Aloha Friday Jam Replays

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