First Time Songwriting, Recording Hurdles, Ukulele Ronins and Assassins

Ronin (浪人), a Samurai without a lord or master. Like 7 Samurai, this week's guest were Ronin before they joined forces with Aldrine and started their band, One-Time. Besides being Aldrine's old bandmates, Mark and Danyo are our good friends, and experienced songwriters. With such talented musicians as guest, the majority of this week's podcast is spent on songwriting advice: how to get started, equipment/software for recording, and what artist inspire their songwriting. Aldrine, Mark and Danyo also take a look back on their early days of recording and performing music. Everybody needs to start somewhere, so hopefully hearing what the guys had to go through will inspire you to start making music.

Notice: Sorry for the Echo. It stops in the second half.

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:00 Danyo and Mark

5:40 How does Ukulele Fit into Danyo's songwriting?

7:10 Tips for first time songwriters?

10:25 How did Danyo learn what chords to use for songwriting?

13:15 What Equipment and Software does Mark use?

17:40 How do you start Recording?

20:15 What is a good starting budget for recording equipment?

21:45 How did Aldrine, Danyo and Mark star recording their music?

28:40 How do you keep playing music when no one encourages you?

30:45 What is it like sharing personal songs?

35:50 What artist inspire your songwriting?

41:20 How Dan and Aldrine met (How Dan knew of Aldrine, the Ronin)

50:10 What is Danyo's Favorite Gig?

54:45 Aldrine's new Ukulele

1:02:00 Danyo's Tattoos

1:06:00 Mark, the OG Ukulele Ronin

References/Resources for this video:
Website - Adobe Audition
TLL Podcast #77 – Scratching That Itch (Mark on the Podcast)
K Town Heroes Podcast - One Time Part 1 (Danyo & and Mark on the Podcast)
K Town Heroes Podcast - One Time Part 2: Kealia Garage
K Town Heroes Podcast - Waimea Town Celebration Y2K (Mark, Ryan and Aldrine)
Twitch - DanyoCummings

TUUP #2 - Melody, Chords, Which Came First?
Youtube - Hello, Goodbye
Youtube - Yesterday
Website - How "Scrambled Eggs" Evolved into one of the Most Recorded Songs

Website - Tell Me (Danyo's Song)
UU+ Forum - Songwriting Challenge Megathread
TUUP #4 - Sweep the Strings Johnny!

Website - Maschine
Uke Minutes - How to Record Your Ukulele
Uke Minutes - How to Record Your Ukulele Using a Microphone
TLL Podcast #135 – New Year Recording Tips

Website - Garage Band
Website - Audacity (Free Windows/Linux Audio Recorder)
Website - iRig
Website - Logic Pro (Digital Audio Workstation)

Reverb - Yamaha EMX 860 ST
Website - Nady Microphones
Website - SM58
Wikipedia - Digital Audio Workstation

Youtube - Save My Kisses (Aldrine Covers Danyo)
Website - Save My Kisses (Danyo's Original)

Youtube - The Roots
Youtube - Questlove
Youtube - J Dilla

Youtube - 311
Uke Lesson - Love Song (The Cure / 311)
Uke Lesson - Amber
Whiteboard Request - Too Much Too Think

Youtube - Craig David
Youtube - Stevie Wonder
Youtube - Frank Ocean
Youtube - 24K Magic (James Fauntleroy)
Youtube - Bobby Caldwell

Youtube - G Minor Fleas
Youtube - Roy Sakuma
Youtube - Picture of You (Danyo's Original)
Website - Picture of You

Youtube - Perfect Together (Danyo)
Website - Perfect Together
Website - Perfect Together (One-Time Demo Version)
Youtube - Hoku Aki

K Town Heroes Podcast - Danyo's Worst Gig
K Town Heroes Podcast - Iamhawaii Uke Lessons
Website - Word of Life Hawaii

Youtube - Imua
Master Class - Imua Garza
Website - C4 Church
Youtube - Kapena

Youtube - Kalei Gamiao
Master Class - Kalei Gamiao
TLL Podcast #108 – Campanella with aNueNue (Kalei and Corey)
Ukulele Challenge - JAKE or Young KID?? (Kalei and Abe)
Website - New Hope

Website - Kanile`a Ukulele
Website - Kanile`a 2021 Platinum
Wikipedia - Brazillian Rosewood
Youtube - Kumusta ka (Aldrine's Cover)

TUUP #17 - Be in the Moment (Mike Returns)
TUUP #6 - What is Your Vision? (ft. Andrew Molina)
TUUP #13 - Who’s that Jakémon? (ft. Jake Shimabukuro)
TLL Podcast #77 – Scratching That Itch (Mark's origin)
Youtube - Music For Life Uke-Lending Project (Jake, Aldrine and Glenn Medeiros)

Youtube - Play Alongs Channel
Instagram - ukeunderground

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