Li Hing Mui, Liliko`i, Songwriting Challenge #23, and Effective Practice Structure

This Week Aldrine breaks down how he would personally practice a song. Before he does, the team reviews the Songwriting Challenge Submissions and pick a winner for the giveaway. A new Songwriting Challenge is set using the same formula as the last one. The words the guys choose for this challenge are "interesting" to say the least. There are some slight tangents with Kahai explaining what Li Hing Mui is, and Aldrine explaining his Liliko`i Turkey recipe. One of the bonus challenges steers the discussion into how to use a minor and Add9 chord substitution. Aldrine demonstrates how he would divide a 30 minute practice into 4 parts: Chords, Groove, Line By Line, and Key/Scale exercises. He also shows how you can keep your practices interesting and how you can expand upon the song you are practicing. The podcast is topped off with a question about transferring Guitar Riffs to Ukulele, and an announcement that there will be no Live Lesson, 1 on 1 Coaching and Jam next Week. The team should be back the following week (November 12th). See you then!

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:00 Are we live?

3:00 What is Li Hing Mui? Li Hing Mui Combos

5:05 Songwriting Submissions and Winners

7:10 Dried Starfruit and Persimmons

8:55 Songwriting Challenge #23

Write a song for "Thankful Jive Turkey". Incorporate it as Lyrics or use it as inspiration. You can use any combination of words.

Also include a reference to Lilikoi
Funk or Reggie (Reggae)
Include a minor 4th chord

Suggested Chord Progressions (not mandatory):
I vi IV V

Example Chords using Progression:
C Am F G
G Em C D
F Dm Bb C

12:10 Aldrine's Liliko`i Turkey. Are Passionfruit and Liliko`i Different?

19:40 How do you use chord extensions (add9 in particular)?

22:25 Is there a difference between a 9 Chord and an Add9 Chord?

26:45 How do you have an effective song practice?

29:00 Learn the Chords (Chord Switching Exercises)

30:45 Keep it interesting by switching the Rhythm and Genre

33:05 Work on the Right Hand (Learn the Groove)

34:15 Feeling the Heartbeat

37:30 Experiment and find options. Diversify your playing

41:00 Practice Line by Line, and Isolate the Problems

44:00 Use your best Judgement: Adjust your Practice Time to the Song and You

46:35 What Key is the Song in? (Key and Scale Practice)

49:55 Use different Scale and Key Practices

51:30 You can Practice Chords Line by Line too

53:40 Record yourself and play over it (Practice Improvising)

55:10 What if you have more than 30 minutes to Practice?

58:05 How do you transfer a Guitar Riff to Ukulele?

1:05:00 New Play Along on the 1st. We're not going to be here next week (No Live Lesson, 1 on 1, or Jam)

References/Resources for this video:
TLL Podcast #125 – Jubilant October Sky? (Setting Challenge #22)
TLL Podcast #126 – The Tale of 4 Grips (Songwriting Prizes)
Wikipedia - Li Hing Mui
Wikipedia - Arare
Website - Hawaiian Blizzard (Kahai's Dad's Shave Ice)
UU+ Forums - Songwriting Challenge Megathread

TLL Podcast #127 – Low High Afternoon Sky (Why is there no Thanksgiving Songs)
TLL Podcast #85 – Save the Last Bon Dance (Thanksgiving Songwriting Challenge)
Wikipedia - Passion Fruit (Liliko`i)

Uke Minutes - Add9 Chords
Ukulele 102 – Week 6: Chord Inversions & Extensions
Music Theory – Week 6: Simple Chord Extensions
TLL Podcast #28 – Chord Substitutions: How Sweet the Sound
Youtube - The Chord that made Jimi Hendrix a Legend

Youtube - Abe Lagrimas Jr.
Website - Abe Lagrimas Jr.
Ukulele Challenge - JAKE or Young KID?? (Featuring Abe and Kalei)
Ukulele Challenge – Ukulele CHARADES! (Abe, Sarah, Craig, and Cynthia)

Website - Aunty Liliko`i (Local Kauai Liliko`i Products)
Amazon - Aunty Liliko`i Butter
Website - Liko Lehua (Liliko`i Butter Aldrine uses)
Amazon - Liko Lehua Butter

UU+ Solos - Bodysurfing
Uke Lesson - Europa
Improvement System - Essential Chords
Improvement System - Essential Chords 2
Youtube - They're Like an Army (Sister Act 2)

Uke Minutes - Major Scales
Uke Minutes - minor Chord and Scales
Ukulele 102 – Week 3: Major and Minor Scales
Music Theory – Week 2: Major Scales
Music Theory – Week 3: Minor Scales
Improvement System - Solo Secrets Revealed (Learn to add notes using Scales)

Uke Minutes - Scale Exercise 1
Uke Minutes - Scale Exercise 2
Uke Minutes - Left Hand Major Scale Exercise
Uke Minutes - Left Hand Major Scale Exercise
Live Seminar - Matching Chords and Scale Positions (Mode Practice)
Ukulele 102 – Week 4: Chord Families
Music Theory – Week 7: Chord Families
Master Class - Essential Elements of Soloing (More Exercises)

Song Library - Full Archive (Over 250 Song Lessons)
Youtube - Backing Tracks
Youtube - Lofi Beats to Relax/Study to
Ukulele Challenge – ROAD TRIP on KAUAI! (See Aldrine Figure out Songs by Ear)
TLL Podcast #58 – DJ Rice Pudding’s Practice Tips (Aldrine practicing to CDs)

Printable Diagram - How Guitar, Baritone, Bass and Ukulele are Related
Uke Minutes - The Box Part 1
Uke Minutes - The Box Part 2
Youtube - Bohemian Rhapsody on Ukulele
Youtube - Aldrine Plays Blackbird
UU+ Forums - 1 on 1 Coaching Replay (Aldrine teaches Blackbird)

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

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