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  • #27087

    Hello UU team,

    Here is Hamsini’s response to challenge #21. Harini improvising a backing on her digital piano.

    Thanks
    Aswin

    #27101
    kerneltime
    Member

    Awesome job Hamsini and Harini!
    Here is my song challenge submission. Nowhere close to yours!

    #27311
    kahaikahai
    Member

    Songwriting Challenge #22

    Guideline:
    Write a song for the song title, “Jubilant October Afternoon”

    Bonuses:
    Lyrics
    Disco or Funk (Earth Wind and Fire)
    3/4 Time
    Use a 9th chord (add9)

    UU Team Due Date: October 15th
    UU Member’s Due Date: October 22nd

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by kahaikahai.
    #27342

    Hello all: Here is Hamsini’s composition for challenge #22. A festive song for October is the season of festivals here in India:

    Thanks,
    Aswin

    #27351
    Robb MapouRobb Mapou
    Member

    Nice job, everyone! I need some inspiration to write a new song! Aswin, I assume those two are twins. Where are you in India? I have a former neuropsychology student in Chennai who recently finished her Ph.D.

    #27352

    Hi Robb: Yes. Harini and Hamsini are twins. Covid-19 has ensured that schools are shut; they have some online lessons a couple of days a week and they find these lessons fairly easy. This has given them a lot of time to focus on music (Harini is learning the piano from Hugh Sung at ArtistWorks and Hamsini, of course, her uke from Aldrine; Hamsini has also started learning to play the guitar with a nice local teacher here who also helps Harini fiddle around with an electronic keyboard).

    We live in Bangalore now, but both my wife and I are from Chennai and the twins were also born there. A coincidence: I am a biologist with a PhD and I train PhD students as a faculty at the National Centre for Biological Sciences in Bangalore. I do bioinformatics, which is a blessing at this time when working from home is not such an impediment to getting things done.

    Aswin

    #27353
    Robb MapouRobb Mapou
    Member

    Very interesting, Aswin. Amzaing what can be doneon the Internet. How old are the two girls? I wish I had applied myself like that when I was their age. I think the brain is much more malleable for music when you are young. If you want, email me directly at rmapou@gmail.com or find me on Facebook so we don’t take up space here.
    Robb

    #27427
    kahaikahai
    Member

    Songwriting Challenge #23

    Guideline:
    Write a song for “Thankful Jive Turkey”. Incorporate it as Lyrics or use it as inspiration. You can use any combination of words.

    Bonuses:
    Also include a reference to Lilikoi
    Funk or Reggie (Reggae)
    Include a minor 4th chord

    Suggested Chord Progressions (not mandatory):
    I vi IV V

    Example Chords using Progression:
    C Am F G
    G Em C D
    F Dm Bb C

    #27524
    kahaikahai
    Member

    Songwriting Challenge #24

    Guideline:
    Write a song for “Delightful Moon Gazing”. Incorporate it as Lyrics or use it as inspiration. You can use any combination of the words.

    Bonuses:
    Minor Chord Substitution
    Jazz
    Freestyle
    or Freestyle Jazz
    Classic Country

    Suggested Chord Progression (not mandatory):
    I V IV V

    UU Team Due Date: December 17th
    UU Members Due Date: January 7th

    • This reply was modified 11 months, 4 weeks ago by kahaikahai.
    #27619

    Hello all

    Here is Hamsini’s solo in response to challenge #24. She has played this on her brand new low-G Pono ATD (and the Uke logic strings) that arrived at home all the way from Hawaii’s The Ukulele Site on New Year’s Day.

    She says this is a rough draft and she is working on articulation while I try and figure out how to record nicely with the mic and mixer.

    Thanks,
    Aswin

    #27625

    Nice job Hamsini. Your chord choices are very interesting. We always look forward to your new songs each month.

    #27626
    Kevin BayeKevin Baye
    Member

    Hey UU+, it’s been awhile since I did a songwriting challenge. Because I suggested it, here’s my take on classic country about Delightful Moon Gazing.. Still not great at strumming and singing but getting better.

    Delightful Moon Gazing (by Kevin Baye)

    Another Friday night, All alone at the bar, Drinking that liquid courage, Never seems to get me far

    I see her from across the room, She stands out from the crowd, She bends over that jukebox, Country music playing loud

    Delightful, delightful moon gazing, It’s perfect in every way, Delightful, delightful moon gazing,
    Can’t take my eyes away

    I jump down off my barstool, Begin to make my way, As I approach, I see the ring, And start backing away

    Delightful, delightful moon gazing, It’s perfect in every way, Delightful, delightful moon gazing, Can’t take my eyes away

    It’s the story of my life, Back alone at the bar, Washing down my sorrows, Watching her get in his car

    Delightful, delightful moon gazing, It’s perfect in every way, Delightful, delightful moon gazing, Can’t take my eyes away

    Delightful, delightful moon gazing, It’s perfect in every way, Delightful, delightful moon gazing, Can’t take my eyes away, Can’t take my eyes away, No, I can’t take my eyes away

    • This reply was modified 1 year ago by Kevin BayeKevin Baye.
    #27632
    Robb MapouRobb Mapou
    Member

    Nice job, everyone! I thought there was one more in the group, but i guess that was sent directly.

    #27649

    Thanks Chris. I will pass your wishes over to Hamsini. I don’t think she can name any chord except may be the 1-chords. She basically makes the melody Indian style and then tries to fit chords in. For her any combination of notes from the scale (sometime with off-scale notes) is fine as a chord as long as it is playable and sounds OK to her.

    Best,
    Aswin

    #27650
    Robb MapouRobb Mapou
    Member

    That’s really impressive, Aswin. You know, there are a lot of very talented musicians who cannot read music. Thanks for helping Porselvi. Small world!

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