Barre Chords, Rhythmic Chicken, Zoom Audio, and Songwriting Challenge #26

As the saying goes, "C's Get Degrees". The boys give it the gold old college try, but tune in to see if they get their Degrees. The podcast starts off a little rocky with some technical problems, but the team charges on and gives tips for holding barre chords. UU offers feedback on a co-op Student Review with Aldrine suggesting the players watch their attack, and having one person set the rhythm. Kahai advises that the duo diverge their playing, and play in different areas on the neck. A UU+ member asks how they can achieve better audio during zoom meetings and open mics. This sidetracks the guys a little, and they end up talking about Ukulenny, Andrew Molina, and other future podcast guest. The Songwriting Challenge gets the better of the UU team this week. Aldrine and Kahai show their "WIP" songs, and the boys schedule a "Retake Test" (new deadline: March 18th) for the Challenge. Even though "C's Get Degrees", hopefully the team can come back with their A game. The podcast finishes off with a reminder of the new lessons that were just released, and next week's special guest, Andrew Molina.

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:00 Technical Difficulties (Sorry for the noise and the delay, get's fixed later)

3:40 Can you give tips for Barre Chords? (How big is the UU Team?)

16:55 Chris and Sue's Student Review: Attack Angle

20:35 Rhythmic Chicken: Have one Person set the Beat

24:05 Consider playing on different areas of the neck

26:40 What are some tips for live/live streaming audio?

31:10 Tips for Sound on Zoom

37:25 Ukulenny, Andrew Molina, Mike and Mark

41:45 C's Get Degrees: Scheduling the Songwriting Challenge Retakes

46:25 Songwriting Challenge #26 (Why Songwriting is good for you)
Write a Song in F
(F, Gm, Am, Bb, C, Dm, Edim)

Write a song about “Spice”
Include what inspired your song
Include a F Augmented Chord

Suggested Chord Progression:
I vi IV V
F Dm Bb C

New Deadline: March 18th

49:50 Aldrine's Country Spice Song

54:40 Kahai's Jazz Spice Song

59:35 New Lessons and Upcoming Events

References/Resources for this video:
Songs Made Easy – Waiting in Vain (How to Properly Hold Barre Chords)
Ukulele 101 – Week 7: Chords, Chords, Chords (More Barre Chord Tips)
Uke Minutes - How to Hold Barre Chords (Old Incorrect Lesson)
TUUP #1 - New Podcast, Who Dis? (No Shame Wrapping Your Thumb)

TUUP #4 - Ice String Parlor (Chris and Sue's Opening Song)
Uke Minutes - Added Octave Chord Inversions
Webcam Sessions - Figuring Out Chord Inversions
Ukulele 102 – Week 6: Chord Inversions & Extensions
Improvement System - Solo Secrets Revealed (Inversions Application)

Youtube - ukuleleoversoul (Aldrine's Personal Channel)
Website - Logitech Streamcam
Instagram - aldrinemachine (Aldrine's Instagram)
Uke Minutes - How to Record Your Ukulele
TLL Podcast #135 – New Year Recording Tips
Live Lesson - 2/1/2018 Replay (DI and Pickup Demo)
Uke Lesson - Up on the Roof

Amazon - Focusrite 18i8 (Audio Interface that we Use)
Amazon - Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (More Affordable Interface)
Website - OBS (Program we use for streaming and zoom)
Website - Enabling Original Audio on Zoom

Aloha Friday - September 26, 2020 Jam Replay (Aldrine's Home Setup)
Website - Apogee Quartet
Website - L.R. Baggs Venue DI
TLL Podcast #122 – Stay Grounded (Aldrine's Mic during at Home Streams)

Youtube - ukulenny
Website - ukulenny
TLL Podcast #57 – Amples and Oranges
UU+ Forum - Questions for Andrew Molina
Youtube - Get Lucky (Andrew's Cover)
Youtube - Andrew's Channel
Website - Andrew Molina
TLL Podcast #79 – Can You Loop It? (Loop Pedal)
TLL Podcast #34 – Loop! There It Is

TLL Podcast #121 – Frustration Practice (Last Podcast with Mike)
TLL Podcast #77 – Scratching That Itch (Podcast with Mark)
Youtube - Voltes V ("Mark" in Aldrine's Video)

TUUP #3 - Revenge of the Hot Sauce (Setting the Challenge)
UU+ Forums - Songwriting Challenge Megathread
TLL Podcast #65 – Chunking and Harmony (Our Dog ate our Songs)
TLL Podcast #73 – The “I Love You” Strum (Kahai's Dog ate his Song)
Uke Minutes - Augmented Chords
Music Theory – Week 8: Diminished and Augmented Chords

Youtube - You are My Sunshine
Youtube - Are You Missing Me
Youtube - The Wonder of You
Youtube - Goodbye I'm Leaving (Cover by The Green)
Youtube - Nobody's Darlin' But Mine

Youtube - Tank! (Cowboy Bebop)
Youtube - Jazz Pianists Reacts to Cowboy Bebop Soundtrack
Uke Lesson - Up On The Roof
UU+ Solos - Pua Hone
Live Seminar - Deconstructing Chord Melodies

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