Comic Books, Evolution of Harmony, and Frustration

What should you do when you get Frustrated during Practice? Magic Mike Odo is back to help a member with this problem, and offer his wisdom. The podcast starts off with Aldrine showing some found treasures from his parent's house. During a Student Review, the guys remind the importance of being relaxed and calm. Mike makes a slight deviation into Music History and the evolution of harmony. Aldrine's asks Mike if he remembers when he changed Aldrine's career (for the better). From there, the team discuss how effects should compliment your playing, and not be used to hide your deficiencies. With EVERYONE'S songs prepared this week, the team show each other what they came up with. Mike offers his thoughts on the songs, and some last minute Music Theory Vocabulary.

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:00 Mike is back. What has he been up to? (How has Kauai Business been?)

5:55 Aldrine's Found Treasures (Comic Talk)

11:10 Wesley's Student Review: Let the Chords Ring and Loosen up

15:30 Practice the Scales

17:45 It's ok to be Frustrated. Stop and take a Breath

21:50 Classical Music and the Evolution of Harmony

24:05 Evolution of Jazz Harmony

27:25 Don't let the Frustrations stick with you. Practice Centering Yourself

33:10 Plant your finger to stabilize your hand. Keep working at it

35:45 How Mike changed Aldrine's Career

40:35 Effects should be a compliment to your playing

45:50 Songwriting Challenge #20
Open Challenge (Write in any Key with any Chords)

Optional Bonuses:
Modulate to Another Key
Folk Song about a Truck Stop Diner or Dinner
End of Summer Song
Song about Sharks

Big Bonus:
Make a Karaoke Track

Suggested Chord Progression:

Key of F: FMajor GMajor BbMajor (CMajor)
Key of C: CMajor DMajor FMajor (GMajor)

49:45 Kahai's Mike Story

51:45 Aldrine's Song

56:05 Kahai's Song

1:00:55 Aaron's Song

1:07:30 Mike's Closing thoughts on the Songs

1:12:00 Adding a flat Seven (Intervallic Mirror Harmony)

References/Resources for this video:
Website - Scotty's Music House (Where Mike Works)
Website - Taylor Koa GS Mini-e

Website - Zen Guitar
Amazon - Zen Guitar
TLL Podcast #120 – Memorabilia Wishlist
TLL Podcast #119 – Drive Around the Wall (Washing the Belt)
Live Lesson - 12/10/15 Replay (Original Belt Discussion)
TLL Podcast #15 – “Beginner” isn’t a Dirty Word (Mentioning Zen Guitar)
Live Lesson - 12/28/2017 Replay
Live Lesson - 8/17/2017 Replay

Website - Ultimate Spider-Man
Website - The Amazing Spider-Man #121
Wikipedia - The Night Gwen Stacy Died
Website - The Death of Superman
Wikipedia - The Death of Superman
Wikipedia - Rom the Space Knight

UU+ Solos - Canon in D
TLL Podcast #119 – Drive Around the Wall (Queen's Wave)
Uke Minutes - The Roll
Ukulele 101 - Week 4: Right Hand Techniques (Roll in Detail)

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
Uke Minutes - Left Hand Major Scale Exercises
Website - Brigham Young University
TLL Podcast #10 – Learn to Enjoy Learning Your Instrument (Mike talks about his college)

Webcam Sessions – How to Play The Mixolydian Scale
Live Seminar - Ukulele Chord and Scale Positions (More Mixolydian)
Aloha Friday - April 24, 2020 Jam Replay (Breezin)
Songs Made Easy - I'm Yours

UU+ Solos - Minuet in G
UU+ Solos – A Little Night Music (Mozart)
UU+ Solos – Fur Elise (Beethoven)
Song Library - More Classical Music
TLL Podcast #38 – The Devil’s Chord (Mike explains the Evolution of Music)

TLL Podcast #103 – Swimming with Jazz Sharks
Youtube - Sing Sing Sing (Benny Goodman)
Youtube - All the Things You Are (Charlie Parker)
Youtube - How Charlie Parker Changed Jazz Forever
Youtube - Lonely Woman (Ornette Coleman)
Website - National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM)
Youtube - UU's NAMM Coverage

TLL Podcast #97 – The Show Must Go On! (Practice Tips)
TLL Podcast #13 – Just Breathe
UU+ Forum - Practice Logs (Make your own progress Tracker)

TLL Podcast #80 – Peak Spicy Songs (McIntosh Stories)
TLL Podcast #16 – The Meatball Sub Episode
Live Lesson - 03/26/15 Live Lesson Replay
Youtube -Deva Mahal

TLL Podcast #78 – To Anchor or not to Anchor?
Uke Minutes - Free Strokes and Rest Strokes
TLL Podcast #106 – As Easy As Whistling (Rest and Free Strokes)

TLL Podcast #86 – Ukulele + Hatsune Miku? (Effect Pedals)
Master Class with Imua Garza – Effects Pedals for the Ukulele
Ask UU Article - Ukulele Effects Pedals
Youtube - David Tamaoka
K-Town Heroes Podcast – Episode 10: One Time (Part 1)
K-Town Heroes Podcast – Episode 11: One Time (Part 2)
TLL Podcast #79 – Can You Loop It? (Aldrine and Aaron's Current Live Set up)
Youtube - Mika (Aldrine's Kamaka)

Website - Venue DI (Aldrine's DI)
Sweetwater - Tech 21 Pedals
Sweetwater - Octave Pedals
Youtube - How to make HUGE 808s!
Youtube - Jake's Pedal Board
Uke Lesson - Girls Like You (with Evan Khay)
Uke Lesson - Lost In Japan (with Evan)
Uke Lesson - I Like Me Better (with Keilana)
Website - Hatsune Miku Pedal

UU+ Forum - Live Lesson Songwriting Challenge Megathread
TLL Podcast #118 – Groovy Karaoke (Setting the Challenge)
TLL Podcast #73 – The “I Love You” Strum (Kahai's Dog ate his homework)
Sweetwater - Right Angle Guitar Cables

Website - The Story of Portuguese Sausage in Hawaii
Wikipedia - Oxtail Soup
Website - Tip Top

Youtube - Mumford & Sons
Youtube - The Lumineers

Uke Lesson - Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Uke Lesson - I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
Uke Lesson - Wagon Wheel
Songs Made Easy - Wagon Wheel
Youtube - Subterranean Homesick Blues (Bob Dylan)
Youtube - Bob (Weird Al)

TLL Podcast #56 – Chicken Wings and Thwip Thwip Swing
TLL Podcast #109 – Vegas BBQ Pipikaula (Aldrine's Pipkaula Song)
TLL Podcast #54 – Last Minute Songs (Aldrine's Song about going to the Park)
TLL Podcast #80 – Peak Spicy Songs (Aaron's Spice of Life Song)
TLL Podcast #45 – Sweet and Sour Songs (Aaron's Slow Jam and Kahai's Anime Op)
TLL Podcast #42 – The Plate Lunch Episode (Kahai Zelda song)

Youtube - Rush
Youtube - The Avett Brothers
Youtube - Daft Punk
Youtube - Wake Me Up (Avicii)
Youtube - If Lizzo's Truth Hurts was by Mumford and Sons
Youtube - Vincent Persichetti
Amazon - Twentieth-Century Harmony

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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