Theme Songs, Musical Heroes, the Cruz Family, & Woodshedding

Would you meet your Heroes? This week the guys recount experiences when they met Celebrities, and their Musical Heroes. Before we get to that, the last Songwriting Challenge Winners are announced, and a new Theme Song Challenge is set. Kahai starts this week's main topic by relating when he met Jake, and Loren Bouchard. Aaron shares how meeting Danielle ate the Sandwich went as he expected. Aldrine recaps how the Cruz family has personally helped him as a musician. The team spends the rest of the podcast talking about the struggles of learning music before the internet, and how this struggle and learning by listening can actually make you a better player. We've enjoyed meeting our Heroes and we hope you get the chance to meet yours.

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:00 Kahai is Bubble Boy

3:50 Songwriting Challenge #29 Winners

6:20 Songwriting Challenge #30
Guideline:
Write an Intro Theme Song

Bonuses (Optional Prompts):
90's TV Show Intro
Key of D

Chord Prompts:
I V vi IV
D A Bm G

I V
D A

13:25 Meeting our Heroes (Kahai's Experience)

18:30 一期一会 (Ichi-go Ichi-e)

23:05 Aaron's Experience

24:15 Aldrine's Experience

28:30 Aldrine meeting Guy Cruz

32:30 Aldrine meeting Ernie Cruz Jr.

34:15 John Cruz helping Aldrine

36:55 Take a chance to meet your Music Heroes

44:10 Learning techniques just from Listening

49:40 "First Time" Tapping was recorded on the Ukulele

52:20 Struggles of Learning before the Internet

1:01:10 Obsessive Practicing AKA Woodshedding

1:02:40 Next Open Mic: September 2nd

References/Resources for this video:
TUUP #20 - Balanced, as all things should be (Setting the Challenge)
TUUP #26 - Musical Maturity (Our Songs)
UU+ Forum - Songwriting Challenge Megathread (Guidelines and Submissions)
UU+ - Book a Private Lesson

Youtube - Bob's Burger's Lobsterfest
TLL Podcast #138 – The Final Live Lesson (Last Theme Song Challenge)
Youtube - Full House
Youtube - Doogie Howser M.D.
Youtube - 90's TV Theme Songs all have the same chords

Website - Tropic Thunder was filmed on Kauai (Why Kahai met Jack Black)
TUUP #13 - Who’s that Jakémon? (ft. Jake Shimabukuro)
UU+ Solos – Pallet Town
Wikipedia - Ichi-go Ichi-e

Wikipedia - Loren Bouchard
Youtube - Danielle Ate the Sandwich
UU Podcast – Interview with Danielle ate the Sandwich
Youtube - Julia Nunes
Youtube - Something in Thailand (Aldrine, Julia, Abe & Iwao)

Youtube - Step By Step (Aldrine's Cover)
Youtube - Step By Step (Colòn)
Youtube - Pure Heart
UU Podcast – Interview with Jon Yamasato
UU Podcast – Interview with Tracey Terada (More Pure Heart & Colòn Stories)
Youtube - Colòn Live

Uke Lesson - Island Style (with John Cruz)
Website - da Cove (Diamond Head Cove)
Youtube - Kalapana Sand (Aldrine and Ernie Cruz Jr.)
Youtube - Still the One (Ka`au Crater Boys)
Youtube - Still the One (Aldrine's Cover)
Youtube - I'll Be Your Baby Tonight (Ka`au Crater Boys)
Uke Lesson - I'll Be Your baby Tonight

TUUP #21 - Join the Club! (Uke Club Discussions)
TUUP #24 - Favorite Duet (ft. Craig and Sarah)
Youtube - Bryan Tolentino
TLL Podcast #38 – The Devil’s Chord (Mike's Zuckerberg Story)
TLL Podcast #52 – Jam Etiquette and Learning to Listen (People Mike has Jammed with)

Uke Minutes - Parallel Octaves
Ukulele 102 – Week 7: Mutes & Parallel Octaves
Uke Minutes - Pull Offs and Hammer Pulls
Uke Minutes - Hammer Pull Exercise
Ukulele 101 – Week 10: Picking on the Ukulele (Pull Offs)
Master Class - Blues Ukulele with Jason Arimoto

Website - Savarez Soprano/Concert Strings
Website - Savarez Tenor Strings
Youtube - Face Down

Uke Minutes - Tapping
Youtube - Drift Away (Colòn)
Uke Lesson - Drift Away
Aloha Friday - August 2, 2019 Jam Replay (Drift Away Live)
TLL Podcast #44 – More than one Way to String a Uke (Pua Ting Story)
K-Town Heroes Podcast – Episode 8: Worst Gig Ever (Pua Ting Story)

Youtube - Dragon
Ukulele Challenge - JAKE or Young KID?? (Kids Covering Jake)
TUUP #13 - Who’s that Jakémon?

Master Class - Imua Garza
TUUP #14 - Sweep the Strings Johnny! (Sweep Picking)
Uke Minutes - One Handed Harmonics
Uke Minutes - Artificial Harmonics
Youtube - Jinxy Finds the Catnip
Youtube - Opihi Pickers

TUUP #6 - What is Your Vision? (ft. Andrew Molina)
TLL Podcast #92 – Live from the UU Retreat! (Kalei Woodshedding)
Facebook - Ukulele Friends Podcast

UU+ Course - UU 101
UU+ Course - UU 102
UU + Course - Ukulele Blues
UU+ Course - Hawaiian Ukulele
TUUP #28 - Paying Our Respect
Instagram - ukeunderground

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