Ukulele Covers, 7th Chords, Difficult Chords, Song Title Challenge

We're back in our new Studio for another Live Lesson Podcast. A new type of Songwriting Challenge leads the guys to come up with their own Mandela Effect. We'll see how many UUers write songs about October Skies, and how many write about October Afternoons. Before the new Challenge is made, the team helps someone who brought up the observation that uke covers seem to use more 7th chords than guitar covers. The discussion strays slightly into difficult chords and how difficulty is subjective. Aldrine offers some advice for a Student Review, but is more reflective on how much this Student improved by performing publicly. Praise is given for those who completed the last Songwriting Challenge before the guys come up with the new Challenge. The podcast ends with some talk of new Play Alongs, and the accuracy (100%) of older Play Alongs.

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:00 How's the new studio working out? New Private Lessons times

3:55 Why does it seem like Uke Covers use more 7th chords than Guitar covers?

9:50 Bm7 vs Bm

11:25 You can get away with the "Wrong" Chords

12:55 The Bm7 shouldn't "work" but it does MAGIC!

16:20 Are the most common keys for Uke and Guitar different?

19:50 Scaling the Difficulty (Barre Chords not that scary)

21:50 A Benny Chong Level Chord (Easy and Hard is Relative)

25:15 Robb's Student Review: Consider Where You're Hitting the Strings

28:45 Performing for others will make you better

33:25 Songwriting Submissions

40:10 Songwriting Challenge #22
Write a song for the song title, "Jubilant October Afternoon"

Disco or Funk (Earth Wind and Fire)
3/4 Time
Use a 9th chord (add9)

UU Team Due Date: October 15th
UU Member's Due Date: October 22nd

51:15 The Mysterious Prize

54:05 Why you don't give Aldrine the important stuff

59:55 100% Accurate Everytime (New Play Alongs incoming)

References/Resources for this video:
TLL Podcast #123 – No Excuses (Last at home episode)
Youtube - Aloha Friday Jam Livestream (Fridays at 1:00 PM Hawaii Time)
Private Lesson Calendar - Book Your Lesson
TLL Podcast #98 – Home Edition (The first Live Lesson from home)

Uke Minutes - Movable 7th Chords
Improvement System - Essential Chords Course 2 (Learn 7th and Major 7th Chords)
Uke Minutes - Chord Families
Ukulele 102 – Week 4: Chord Families
Music Theory – Week 7: Chord Families
Fretboard Diagram - How Ukulele, Baritone, Guitar and Bass Relate
TLL Podcast #54 – Last Minute Songs (Another Bm7 vs Bm Podcast)

Uke Minutes - Two String Pulloff Technique
Youtube - The Chord that made Jimi Hendrix a Legend
Youtube - Jazz is Stupid

Printable Resource - All Notes and Major Scales
Printable Resource - Circle of Fifths & Chord Family Overlay
Youtube - Use the Circle of Fifths to find Keys and Chord Families
Uke Minutes - Movable Chord Shapes
Ukulele 102 – Week 6: Chord Inversions & Extensions (Chord Shapes)

Songs Made Easy – Waiting in Vain (Learn to Play Barre Chords)
TLL Podcast #101 – End Goals to Stretch Goals (Barre Chord Tips and Tricks)
Youtube - Benny Chong
Improvement System - Essential Chords

Website - Zen Guitar (Where the White Belt Analogy came from)
Amazon - Zen Guitar
TLL Podcast #119 – Drive Around the Wall (Washing the Belt)
Live Lesson - 12/10/15 Replay (Original Belt Discussion)

Youtube - Cardistry Pros
Instagram - aldrinemachine (See Aldrine do Cardistry)
Youtube - Vanishing the Statue of Liberty
Youtube - Magic Secrets Revealed

UU+ Forum - Student Review Section
Youtube - Don't Think Twice
Website - Kanile`a Ukulele
TLL Podcast #124 – The NEW UU Studio!

UU+ Forum - Live Lesson Songwriting Challenge Megathread
TLL Podcast #122 – Stay Grounded (Save and Submit your Partial Songs)
TLL Podcast #120 – Memorabilia Wishlist (Aldrine asks for an Extension)
TLL Podcast #73 – The “I Love You” Strum (Kahai's Dog ate his homework)
UU Blog - Bling Fo' Yo' Thing Contest (old)

Website - Sight is Beautiful Poster Contest
Website - Book It! Program (It's Still a Thing)
Youtube - September
Youtube - 9/21/20
TLL Podcast #77 – Scratching That Itch (Mark Baldonado)
Youtube - Afternoon Delight
Youtube - October Sky

Uke Minutes - 3/4 and 6/8 Time
Uke Minutes - Add9 Chords
TLL Podcast #87 – Transposing Shortcuts (Add2 or Add9 Chords)

Youtube - Lost Not Found (Strong Language)
TLL Podcast #121 – Frustration Practice (Last Podcast with Mike)

Uke Lesson - That's the Way it is
Uke Lesson - Moves like Jagger
Uke Lesson - Season's of Love
Youtube - New Play Alongs Channel
Youtube - Ukuleleoversoul

Uke Lesson - If I Ain't Got You
Youtube - 7:11 Polyrhythms
Uke Lesson - Let it Snow (the lesson is still up)
Song Library - Christmas Songs

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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