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    Robb MapouRobb Mapou

    Chris and Sue, not sure I ever repilied to this. Sounds great!

    Robb MapouRobb Mapou

    Great job, Hamsini! I told your father that my email but forgot to tell you!

    Robb MapouRobb Mapou

    Chris and Sue, yes I did. Thursday afternoon. If you still have my email, send me an email. I could not find yours when I put Chris, Sue, chris and Sue into gmail.


    Fun intro Robb!
    Chris and Sue


    I didn’t upload mine until now–had to make a soundcloud account–but this is what I did for the challenge!

    I didn’t follow the key guidelines, but instead was trying to think of something using GCEA chords and the open Am7 as well, since many uke channels just use the open chord as their “intro sound” and it’s super recognizable even to non uke folks in many cases. (My dog has FLEAS)

    My theme was sort of inspired by the 90’s NES video game Little Nemo, Dreammaster, which has an amazing 8 bit soundtrack, especially the mushroom kingdom level.

    Was playing G, E7sus4, A, Cm, Am7, G


    Songwriting Challenge #32

    Key of F
    Use a 7th Chord (Major, minor, Dominant, any)

    Doo Wop
    Marley Style

    Due Date: April 1st


    [Song challenge #32]

    Hello Aldrine sir, Kahai sir, Aaron sir and Ryan sir.

    We have recorded our new composition in garage band and we have edited it in Logic PRO. The name of the song is “Joy of Playing Together”. Instruments used: ukulele by Hamsini and digital piano (voice strings) by Harini. Hope you enjoy the song!

    Harini and Hamsini


    Great composition girls! We love the energy it brings and the tempo changes adds a lot of flavor. The digital piano and ukulele really sound great together, which makes your title that much more fitting. The sound quality is great. You are both such talented girls. All the time you put into your music really shows. We alway look forward to hearing you play. We hope to have our song ready soon.
    -Chris and Sue


    Here’s our new song, “Campfire.” We pictured a bunch of friends jamming around a campfire. We recorded seven tracks in Garage Band using our high G and low G tenors plus our baritone. We played a slow reggae beat in F and included some Fmaj7, Am7 and C7 chords.

    For the first time, Sue also used her 1950s Arthur Godfrey VEGA baritone. It was recently upgraded from friction tuners to new Gotah planetary tuners, The crooked neck was reset and it was strung with a reentrant D string.

    We think it sounds best with stereo speakers or headphones since we adjusted left/right balance a little.

    You can listen at Dropbox:

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    Robb MapouRobb Mapou

    Harini and Hamsini: Really impressive composition, as well as recording, mixing, and editing. I have no idea how to do any of that! Keep it up!

    Robb MapouRobb Mapou

    Chris and Sue: Very nice relaxing song! I would like to learn more about recording and mixing.


    Thanks Robb.

    Thanks Chris and Sue. Your piece is so gentle and soothing.

    The kids are trying to learn some music production from a local institute. They seem to be enjoying it and I guess this will complement the work they are putting into their instruments. An early goal will be for them to set up a nice mixing set up hooked onto the computer for an open mic event as well. Let us see how that goes.



    Gee thanks Robb. We would like to learn more about the fancy jazz chords you play. Wish we had better singing voices. (We grew up playing wind instruments so we never really trained our singing voices) You have a nice soothing voice.
    -C & S


    Thank you Aswin. Your girls are so talented. That’s wonderful that they are learning about sound production. Having good sound for the open mics would really enhance their performance. We’re looking forward to seeing them at the open mic on Thursday.
    – Chris and Sue


    Songwriting Challenge #33

    Key of A
    Chords in the Key of A: A, Bm, C#m, D, E, F#m, G#dim

    Topic: Juicy Fruits

    Hats and Clothes
    Big Warm Sunny Day
    Ghost Peppers

    Due Dates:
    August 5th for UU Team
    August 19th for everyone else

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