UU Shirts, Relative Keys, Rhythm Hierarchy & Jazz History

For a podcast on Musical Maturity, we had to bring back one of the most "Mature" Musicians we know, Magic Mike. Before we dive into the importance of Musical Maturity, we ask Mike who his favorite street fighter character is and if he has a UU Shirt? This leads the crew to talk about the history of UU shirts and some of the rarest UU shirts. Mike shares his backstory of performing and how he got into music education. Members ask for help identifying what key their song is in. We bring back a Jazz comping question from last week to get Mike's take. This segues into Musical Maturity, giving bandmates suggestions, and when bands replace their members. The guys finally face the music, and show their Songwriting Challenge songs. The podcast is topped off with Mike trying to get the team to record an album, and giving a heads up for the upcoming events on UU.

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:00 Guess who's back, back again, Mike's back, tell a friend

2:40 Who is Mike's favorite Street Fighter character?

4:00 Does Mike have a UU Shirt? (Rare UU Shirts, the Start of UU)

15:25 When did Mike start performing?

26:25 Does it really matter if a song is in a Minor or the relative Major Key?

31:55 The Importance of a Steady Rhythm and Groove

34:25 How do you comp Jazz for ukulele? (Jazz Rhythm History)

41:30 Does most modern music follow a hierarchy of rhythm?

43:35 How would Mike comp? (Musical Maturity)

47:10 Clashing chords: how do you suggest your bandmate play simpler?

50:05 Replacing members in bands

53:55 Songwriting Challenge #29
Write about Food

Make a “Happy” minor Song, or a “Sad” Major Song
Key of F

Chord Prompt Suggestions:
F Bb C (Key of F)
Dm Gm Am (Key of Dm)
Fm Bbm Cm (Key of Fm)

54:20 Aldrine's Song

57:30 Kahai's Song

1:00:50 Aaron's Song

1:04:35 The Songwriting Challenge Album (We're Our Harshest Critics)

1:09:10 Tending to Business: Open Mic, Upcoming Live Stream Break, New Lessons

References/Resources for this video:
TUUP #17 - Be in the Moment (Last time Mike was on)
Website - Scotty's Music
Wikipedia - Ryu (Street Fighter)
Wikipedia - Edmond Honda (Street Fighter)

UU - Merch Store (Shirts Available)
UU Podcast - The Origin Story part 1
UU Podcast - The Origin Story part 2
UU - Public Forum
Uke Lesson - The Office (After the Lesson is how the UU Shirts were Printed)
TUUP #24 - Favorite Duet (ft. Craig and Sarah)
Merch Store - Say Aloha Tee

Website - Kauai Performing Arts Center
Youtube - Mr. Yunioshi (Breakfast at Tiffany's)
TLL Podcast #16 – The Meatball Sub Episode (Mcintosh Stories)
TLL Podcast #80 – Peak Spicy Songs (More Mcintosh)

Ukulele 102 – Week 3: Major and Minor Scales
Uke Minutes - Major Scales
Uke Minutes - Minor Scales and Chords
Uke Minutes - Relative Major Substitutions
Ukulele 102 – Week 4: Chord Families
TUUP #25 - The Origin of Manny

TUUP #24 - Favorite Duet (ft. Craig and Sarah)
Live Seminar - Intro to Jazz with Craig and Sarah
Youtube - Freddie Green and Count Basie
Youtube - Kenny Clarke
Youtube - Louie Bellson

Youtube - Craig and Sarah
Youtube - Abe Lagrimas Jr.
Youtube - Return to Forever (Chick Corea)
Youtube - Tower of Power
Youtube - Herbie Hancock & the Headhunters

TLL Podcast #10 – Learn to Enjoy Learning Your Instrument (Musical Maturity)
TLL Podcast #35 – All About That Bass (More Maturity Talk)
Youtube - Hulk Hogan
Youtube - Into the Mystic (Aldrine and Aaron)

Uke Lesson - Under the Boardwalk (with Kaniho)
Ukulele 102 – Week 6: Chord Inversions & Extensions
Uke Lesson - Island Style (with John Cruz)
Whiteboard Request - Island Style (in the Key of C)
UU+ Solos - Island Style

Youtube - Ambrosia (David Pack)
Youtube - Ambrosia (2011)
Youtube - Journey (Steve Perry)
Youtube - Journey (Arnel Pineda)
Youtube - AC/DC (Bon Scott)
Youtube - AC/DC (Brian Johnson)
Youtube - Sublime (Bradley Nowell)
Youtube - Sublime with Rome

TUUP #20 - Balanced, as all things should be (Setting the Challenge)
UU+ Forum - Songwriting Challenge Megathread
Wikipedia - Ube
Wikipedia - Mochi
Website - Lotte Origamibu (Japanese)
TLL Podcast #73 – The “I Love You” Strum (Kahai's Dog ate his homework)
Youtube - New Kids on the Block

TLL Podcast #134 – Delightful Moon Beats (Kahai's Other "Lyrical" Song)
TLL Podcast #56 – Chicken Wings and Thwip Thwip Swing
Google Drive - Songwriting Challenge Songs
Instagram - ukeunderground
Uke Lesson - The Way
Youtube - Pallet Town
TLL Podcast #108 – Campanella with aNueNue

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