Live Lesson Challenge #11 – (8/8/2019)
Tagged: leaving my cheese
August 9, 2019 at 10:21 am #25155kahaiMember
you’ll probably want to get in on this Week’s challenge! For one random participant we have a signed SF Uke Fest Song Book. The book is signed by Aldrine, Aaron, Abe Lagrimas, Steven Espaniola, Craig Chee, Sarah Maisel, Cytnthia Lin and Ukulenny (Aldrine also said I would sign it, but you guys probably don’t want that). The bare requirements for this challenge is to come up with a song using F, Dm, Bb, and C. It doesn’t have to be in any particular order and it doesn’t have to have any singing or anything extra. It can just be those chords and a really simple strum. We’ll pick someone randomly, so everyone should give it a shot. If you want to enter, just upload a video of you playing those chords, and post it as a reply.
If you’re looking for more of a challenge, you can try some of these bonus conditions:
Play the chords in order of I vi IV V, so F Dm, Bb, and C
Reference actual cheese in the song
Change to another Key (F to ?)
Write about Leaving Home
These are just additional challenges if you want to test yourself, so you won’t get an extra chance of winning if you do these, but you will get extra points in our books. We made the requirements for this challenge really easy, so hopefully we see a lot of entries. The deadline for the entries is in 3 weeks (August 29th). We’ll try to announce the winner on that Week’s Live Lesson, but you guys probably know how bad we are at keeping to the deadline. The deadline for me, Aaron and Aldrine is in 2 weeks, so watch that week’s podcast to see if we made it. Good luck everyone!
-KahaiAugust 9, 2019 at 2:54 pm #25157
Hi , how do you upload a video to the reply post?August 9, 2019 at 4:14 pm #25158
My Cheese song using F Dm Bflat and C with an Am chucked in for good measure. It’s very bad! But it was fun!August 11, 2019 at 9:13 am #25166
Great Song!!!!August 11, 2019 at 4:55 pm #25168
Thanks Kawai! I saw your song too when you won the little red ukulele. Very cute little soprano, and cute song too.
August 12, 2019 at 7:28 am #25170
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Had a few minutes this morning to noodle around with the song writing challenge . Here is the early version! Hopefully more to come.August 12, 2019 at 7:34 am #25171
And here is the super early early morning version.August 12, 2019 at 12:33 pm #25174kahaiMember
That’s awesome! I didn’t expect that we would have a couple of entries already, and both incorporating cheese! As soon as Aaron suggested that bonus, I thought that’s one bonus I’m not going to do. You guys already beat me. Great job!August 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm #25175
Very fancy finger work there Kawai! It helps to have a tiny groupie to listen to the early morning versions ??August 24, 2019 at 11:36 pm #25262mikhouMember
OK. So I’ve been listening since before these song challenges started and I have always told myself that I ought to give it a chance. Well, I finally made myself do it. I’ve never written a song before so be kind. It was recorded with an iphone as that’s all that I have. The song is repetitive and very simple. F Dm Bb C (as called for) twice and then Gm C. I then threw in a little walkdown of the F scale at the end. I ended up going with the “leaving home” theme and couldn’t figure out a way to work “cheese” in with leaving home. Every time I tried it just sounded…well, cheesy. 🙂 So the song is about a guy who leaves home, then leaves home again, but eventually wants to come home. So without further ado.
MikeAugust 26, 2019 at 9:54 am #25266
Actual Cheese + suitcase drum*
*not very coordinated with the suitcase drum yetAugust 29, 2019 at 6:07 am #25284Kevin BayeMember
My second challenge attempt. Just finished writing and very little practice but I hope you enjoy (and maybe laugh)
Life’s Tough ChoicesAugust 29, 2019 at 7:50 am #25285Joe GarciaMember
New experience for me. Clearly not a singer and also not a computer power user.
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