Hawaiian Music, Humidity, & Jazz Progressions
Do you "Truss" us? This week, the Team answers what benefits Truss Rods add to ukuleles, and if they really need them? The guys also help a couple members with their humidity inquiries. Someone throws UU a fast one with, "How do you define Hawaiian Music?" Aldrine gives some of his favorite Jazz chord progressions, Aaron explains how you can find and learn Jazz standards, and the whole team discuss what scales someone should practice for Jazz. The guys answer a final question on how to find a minor key in the Circle of Fifths before closing out with some announcements and a Special Guest Teaser.
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Questions Asked this Week:
0:00 Hot Intro and False Starts
1:20 Do ukuleles need Truss Rods? What are Truss Rods?
11:10 Carbon Fiber Rods in Ukulele Necks and Truss Rod Alternatives
15:45 Is it ok if the humidity inside my case is different from my house?
17:20 How do you define Hawaiian Music?
38:45 What's the lowest humidity where it's safe to leave your ukulele outside of a case?
41:25 What are some of your Favorite Jazz Progressions?
45:00 What Scales should you practice for Jazz Progressions?
51:15 How do you find Minor Scales on the Circle of Fifths?
54:20 Challenge coming next week, and Special Guest Teaser
56:20 Winner of the Last Songwriting Challenge, UU Open Mic on April 1st
References/Resources for this video:
Wikipedia - Truss Rod
Website - Kanile`a Ukuleles
Live Lesson - 11/3/2016 Replay (Truss Rod Discussion)
Youtube - The Down-Tuning Experiment (Using Bass Strings on a Guitar)
Uke Minutes - Ukulele History
TLL Podcast #23 – What Defines Uke? (In Depth Uke History)
TLL Podcast #3 – Down the Hawaiian Music Rabbit Hole
Uke Lesson - All I Have to Offer You is Me (Ka`au Crater Boys)
TLL Podcast #2 – The Vintage Ukulele Episode
Live Seminar - Intro to Jazz with Craig and Sarah
Master Class - Blues Ukulele with Jason Arimoto
UU+ Course - Ukulele Blues
UU Course - Blues Concepts & Techniques
TLL Podcast #103 – Swimming with Jazz Sharks (Aldrine and Mike's Jazz Band)
Youtube - Abe Lagrimas Jr
Youtube - Paul Hemmings
UU+ Solos - Autumn Leaves
Website - The Real Book
TLL Podcast #28 – Chord Substitutions: How Sweet the Sound
Website - The Red Book (Free Jazz Book)
Uke Minutes - Blues Scales
Uke Minutes - Major Pentatonic Scales
Uke Minutes - Minor Pentatonic Scales
Blues Class – Week 1: Pentatonic Scales
Blues Class – Week 2: Blues Scales
Amazon - The Guitar Grimoire
Improvement Systems - Solo Secrets Revealed
Live Seminar - Scale Positions with Neal Chin
TLL Podcast #1 – No Wrong Notes, Just Poor Choices (with Mike)
Youtube - Loud Phrases from the Quiet Type (Aldrine's Song)
Youtube - Loud Phrases from the Quiet Type (Album Version)
Youtube - Chocobo Theme
Printable pdf - Circle of Fifths & Chord Family Overlay
Youtube - Aaron Explains the Circle of Fifths
TLL Podcast #116 – Simon Circle of 5ths
Music Theory – Week 10: Circle of Fifths
Uke Minutes - Relative Major Substitutions
UU+ Forums - Songwriting Challenge Megathread
TUUP#3 - Revenge of the Hot Sauce (Setting the Challenge)
TUUP#5 - C’s Get Degrees (Challenge First Attempt)
TUUP#7 - Taking OFF the Training Wheels (Challenge Second Attempt)
Youtube - Open Mic Required Song