Bb, Natural Minor Scales, Audience Request, and Theme Songs

On this Week's Podcast, Aldrine reveals his Magnum Opus for the Theme Song Songwriting Challenge; Aaron shows and explains his 90's Sitcom inspired song; and Kahai ask for an extension. Before the guy's show their songs (most of their songs anyway), they answer some questions on different ways of playing the Bb Chord, and the Natural Minor Scale. They also discuss balancing Audience Request, and how to handle "Persistent" Audience members. Continuing their ongoing Nicktoons talk, Aldrine shows off his latest 90's Memorabilia.

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:00 Intro

1:15 What are the Pros and Cons of barring the Bb chord?

7:55 Does the circle of fifths and chord family only apply to the natural minor?

11:40 How do you balance audience request and songs that you want to play?

21:35 How do you deal with a pestering song request?

33:35 Aldrine's Collectible

36:10 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 Members (and Kahai's) Due Date: July 16th

37:30 Aldrine's Magnum Opus

40:35 Kahai needs an extension

43:05 Aaron's Sitcom Song

54:40 Hamilton

References/resources for this video:

TLL Podcast #112 – Electric Improvising!
TLL Podcast #111 – Open Tunings Open Minds (More Nicktoons talk)

Ukulele 101 – Week 7: Chords, Chords, Chords (Barre Chords)
Uke Minutes - How to Hold Multiple Strings with One Finger
Uke Minutes - The Box Part 2 (Using the Barre as Capo)
Improvement System - Essential Chords Course (Efficient Chord Switching)
Uke Lesson - White Sandy Beach
Whiteboard Request - White Sandy Beach

Ukulele 102 – Week 3: Major and Minor Scales
Uke Minutes - Minor Scales and Chords
Music Theory University - Week 3: Minor Scales

Ukulele 102 – Week 4: Chord Families
Uke Minutes - Chord Families
Music Theory University – Week 7: Chord Families
Music Theory University – Week 10: Circle of Fifths

Uke Lesson - Electric Boogie
Youtube - Wonderwall
Aloha Friday - July 3, 2020 Jam Replay (2 Chord Songs)
Youtube - A Thousand Miles
Youtube - A Thousand Years
Youtube - A Thousand Years (Kris Fuchigami)

Youtube - Free Bird
Songs Made Easy – I’m Yours
Youtube - Andy Kaufman
Youtube - Dan Potthast Heckler Song (Strong Language)

Uke Lesson - Is There a Place (with Daniel)
K-Town Heroes Podcast - One Time Part 1 (With Daniel and Mark)
K-Town Heroes Podcast - One Time Part 2 (With Daniel and Mark)
Youtube - You merely adopted the dark (Batman)
Uke Minutes - Europa
Youtube - Ned from Spider-Man

Youtube - Doug's Lucky Hat
Website - Doug Cels
Wikipedia - Doug
Wikipedia - Jim Jinkins

UU+ Forum - Live Lesson Songwriting Challenge Megathread
TLL Podcast #111 – Open Tunings Open Minds
Aloha Friday - June 22, 2018 Jam Replay (The Aldrine and Kahai Show!)
Youtube - Jacob Collier

TLL Podcast #37 – An Act of Courage (The First Songwriting Challenge)
Youtube - Bob's Burgers Opening
Whiteboard Request - Bob's Burgers Theme Song

Youtube - Friends Opening
Youtube - Family Matters Opening
Youtube - Family Ties
Youtube - 90s TV Theme Songs (Aaron's Twin)
Youtube - Wayne's World

Merch Store - AGXAQ Tenor Sets
TLL Podcast #110 – Dynamics Waltz (Aldrine talks about his new string sets)

Youtube - Hamilton Trailer
Youtube - Lin-Manuel Miranda and Lea Salonga
Youtube - Alexander Hamilton performed at the White House
Youtube - Shiny from Moana

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