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
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)