Microphones, Grounding, Two Chords and Artistic Inspiration

The UU Team brings back a couple of trends from past podcast. Aldrine sparks some old school "Tech Talk" when he shows his new Mic. The microphone discussion evolves to include pickups, cables, and grounding issues. After the "Tech Talk" has been exhausted, the guys offer advice to a couple of students who are already on the right path. Songwriting Submissions are due, so Aldrine announces what the Songwriting Challengers have won. Whhile setting the new Challenge, Kahai and Aldrine explain why saving and showing half finished songs is valuable. Aldrine brings back the Two Chord Challenge from last year, and Aaron inspires a bonus chord Challenge from his last song submission. Talking about simple songs reminds the group about one of their favorite Jam Spots on Oahu, and the musicians they got to play with.

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:00 Aldrine has a new Mic

4:55 Why are Studio Microphones not used on stage?

6:25 How far should you be away from the mic?

8:00 How much does cables affect sound?

12:10 Will a better cable pick up too much sound/noise?

15:45 Grounding Issues and "Easy" Fixes

23:50 What does Grounding Issues sound like?

25:00 Renee's Student Review: Sync your Right and Left Hand

29:20 Will's Student Review: Add Weight/Move Closer

32:55 Thumb Picks aren't necessary for Strumming

34:40 Continue and Challenge Yourself

37:10 Listen and Imitate

38:10 Songwriting Challenge Submissions

42:00 Why Saving and Showing your Partially Done Songs is good

46:55 Songwriting Challenge #21
Write a two chord song. The whole songs doesn't need to only be two chords, but one part (verse, chorus, intro, bridge) must only have two chords.

Diminished Chord
Major Flat Seven Chord
Hot or Cold Theme

UU Team Due Date: September 24th
UU Member's Due Date: October 1st

56:25 Diamond Head Cove

1:00:20 Part of Aaron's Origin Story

References/Resources for this video:
Website - AT2020 (Aldrine's new mic)
Amazon - AT2020
Website - SM86
Amazon - SM86
Website - SM58
Amazon - SM58
Live Lesson - 2/1/2018 Replay (Active Vs Passive with Examples)

TLL Podcast #57 – Amples and Oranges (Cable Talk)
Website - Analysis Plus Golden Oval Cable ($6600 Cable)
Youtube - Jake Shimabukuro talks about Analysis Plus Cables
Instagram - Jake with his Golden Analysis Plus Cables
Website - Zaolla Silverline cables
Website - Analysis Plus: A Measurably Better Cable

TLL Podcast #79 – Can You Loop It? (Aldrine and Aaron's Current Stage Set Ups)
Website - LR Baggss Venue (Aldrine's DI)
Website - LR Baggs Para DI (Aaron's DI)

Wikipedia - XLR Connector
Website - Fishman Pickups
Sweetwater - Right Angle Cables
Youtube - Paula Fuga and Jack Johnson
Reverb - Fishman Matrix Natural 1
Youtube - Aldrine's First AG Model Ukulele
Youtube - Mika (Aldrine's Kamaka)
Website - Matrix Infinity
Stewmac - Matrix Infinity
Stewmac - Fishman Thinline Undersaddle Pickup

Uke Lesson - Straight to the Heart (with Shilo and Fingahs)
Youtube - Hi`ilawe 360 Jam (Shilo, Fingahs, and Aldrine)

Uke Minutes - How to Switch Chords
Uke Minutes - Mastering Difficult Chords
Webcam Sessions - Better Changes with “The Open Switch”
Youtube - Birdhouse in Your Soul

Uke Minutes - How to Chunk
Ukulele 101 – Week 8: Rhythm Ear Training (In Depth Chunk)
Song Library - Beginner Songs
Song Library - Intermediate Songs
UU+ Solos - Fur Elise
UU+ Solos - Minuet in G

Uke Minutes - Using Thumb Picks
Uke Minutes - How to Shape a Thumb Pick
TLL Podcast #94 – Uke Teachers Tier List (Can you Chunk with a Thumb Pick)

TLL Podcast #118 – Groovy Karaoke (Setting the Challenge)
UU+ Forum - Live Lesson Songwriting Challenge Megathread
UU+ Private Lesson Calendar - Book Your Private Lesson

Youtube - Artist Redraw Their Old Art
TLL Podcast #121 – Frustration Practice
TLL Podcast #113 – The Art of Theme Songs (Kahai and Aldrine Show Theme Song)
Youtube - Finding the Motif

TLL Podcast #76 – Finger Woes and Hippos (Our Last 2 Chord Challenge)
Uke Minutes - Diminished Chords
UU+ University - Music Theory Week 8: Diminished and Augmented Chords

Song Library - Reggae Songs
Uke Lesson - Arthur Theme Song (Mostly 2 Chords)
Uke Lesson – I Shot The Sheriff (2ish Chords)
Uke Lesson - Waiting in Vain
Songs Made Easy - Waiting in Vain
Uke Lesson - Best Day of My Life
Songs Made Easy - Melt With You (Mostly 2 Chords)
Uke Lesson - Electric Boogie (Actually 2 Chords)
Uke Lesson - What I Got

Youtube - Hot N Cold
TLL Podcast #45 – Sweet and Sour Songs (Aldrine's Minor Guava Jam)
UU+ Solos - Guava Jam
Uke Lesson - Escape
Songs Made Easy - Escape
Youtube - Escape (Original Song)

Whiteboard Request - Upside Down (Jack Johnson)
Uke Lesson - Banana Pancakes
Uke Lesson - Rodeo Clowns
Uke Lesson - Breakdown

Website - Da Cove (Diamond Head Cove Health Bar)
Youtube - Buttercup (ft. Jake at DHC)
Youtube - Kalapana Sands (with Ernie Cruz)
Youtube - Butterfly (with Daniel)
Youtube - CMJ (with Ryan)
Youtube - Breezin (Jake)
Youtube - Drop Baby Drop (Jake)
Youtube - Daniel, Aldrine and Mile's Freestyle Song

Uke Lesson - Island Style (with John Cruz)
Whiteboard Request - Island Style

Website - Ward's Rafters: Don't let it be Forgot
Youtube - Kealoha
Youtube - Kealoha: Science Poetry Life
Youtube - Beau Sia (Adult Language)
Youtube - Anis Mojgani

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