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  • #26922
    #26906
    kahai
    Member

    Live Lesson Challenge #20

    Guideline:
    Open Challenge (Write in any Key with any Chords)

    Optional Bonuses:
    Lyrics
    Modulate to Another Key
    Folk Song about a Truck Stop Diner or Dinner
    End of Summer Song
    Song about Sharks

    Big Bonus:
    Make a Karaoke Track

    Suggested Chord Progression:
    I II IV (V)

    Examples:
    Key of F: FMajor GMajor BbMajor (CMajor)
    Key of C: CMajor DMajor FMajor (GMajor)

    Circle of Fifths for help with Key Modulation

    UU Team Due Date:
    August 27th

    Member’s Due Date:
    September 3rd

    • This reply was modified 1 month ago by kahai.
    #26763
    kahai
    Member

    Hey Robert,

    we’ll try to answer your questions today. For your last question, the Practice Logs are mostly for your benefit, but if you want us to give you feedback, you can post things here (Live Lesson Questions) or the Student Review. I hope we can give you some good answers today.

    Aloha,
    -Kahai

    #26660
    kahai
    Member

    Songwriting Challenge #19

    Guideline:
    Key of A

    Optional Bonuses:
    Lyrics
    Alternate Tuning
    TV Show Theme Song

    Super Bonus:
    Write a Theme Song for the TLL Podcast

    Suggested Chord Progression:
    A Bm D E7 (I ii IV V)

    UU Team Due Date:
    July 9th
    UU Members Due Date:
    July 16th

    #26599
    kahai
    Member

    Here is the blackbird part cut out with chord diagrams

    #26591
    kahai
    Member

    Hey Robb,

    great job! Just like with Aldrine’s song, your song made me start craving some Kona beer.

    #26560
    kahai
    Member

    Hey Eralp,

    you can post videos to the Student Review Section:

    Student Review

    or directly to the Live Lesson Questions Section of the UU+ Forum:

    Live Lesson Questions

    We usually watch these videos, and give feedback on the Thursday Live Lesson Podcast. Here is the last one where we gave some feedback:

    TLL Podcast #107 – Do Straps Make the Player?

    You can watch the podcast live on Thursdays at 1 pm Hawaii Standard Time, but we also post the replays on Fridays if you miss it live.

    We also have 1-on-1 Coaching Sessions on Thursday at 2:20 pm Hawaii Time (right after the podcast). These are zoom rooms where UU+ members take turns asking Aldrine questions. If you have a webcam, you can always join, and ask Aldrine for feedback. If you want to join a session, just be logged in to your account, at that time, and you should see an orange banner at the top of the screen asking you to join. You can also join a session just to hang out, and check out what other people are working on. Here are some recordings of past sessions if you want to get a feel for it:

    Weekly Live 1-on-1 Coaching

    You can also book a Private Lesson with Aldrine where I’m sure he would be more than happy to give you some feedback:

    Schedule a Private Lesson

    I hope that helps. If you need anything else, you can always post questions to the forum, or send it to us directly by pressing the green chat button in the lower right hand corner:
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    Aloha,
    -Kahai (UU Staff)

    #26509
    kahai
    Member

    On yesterday’s podcast we announced that we’re having Kalei Gamiao on as a special Guest on next week’s podcast. Because we want to ask Kalei a lot of questions, we’re going to postpone the Songwritting Challenge Due Dates. The New Dates are

    UU Team Due Date:
    June 11th

    UU Members Due Date:
    June 18th

    If you heard the podcast, you should be excited for what Aaron has planned. Me and Aldrine (like the poor students that we are) will probably wait to the last minute.
    If you write a song, we may invite you to be on a future podcast to hang out and talk about your song. Only if you’re comfortable. I hope to see you guys come up with something. We’re always excited to see your songs.

    Aloha,
    -Kahai

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 3 weeks ago by kahai.
    • This reply was modified 3 months, 3 weeks ago by kahai.
    #26457
    kahai
    Member

    Live Lesson Challenge #18 – (5/21/2020)

    Guideline:
    Key of D

    Optional Bonuses:
    Country
    Paniolo
    Jingle

    UU Team Due Date:
    June 4th
    UU Members Due Date:
    June 11th

    #26205
    kahai
    Member

    Hey jharrismed,

    Major 7th chords, and 7th chords are two different chords. A Major 7th chords is made up of the 1st note, 3rd note, 5th note and seventh note of a scale, so the Fmaj7 is made up of F, A, C, and E. A 7th chord is actually what’s know as a dominant seventh, and made up of the same notes except a flat 7th note, F7 would be F, A, C, Eb. Inversions are chords that use the same notes, but the order you play them in is different. The Fmaj7 in Raindrops keep falling on my head is played like this:
    A-0
    E-0
    C-5
    G-5

    but Fmaj7 can also be played like this:
    A-3
    E-1
    C-4
    G-2

    or this:
    A-7
    E-5
    C-5
    G-5

    They all use the same notes, so they should all sound the same, but the order the notes are played and what note is the lowest in the chord are different. Aldrine covers inversions and extensions (7th, maj7 and more) in week 6.

    Aloha,
    -Kahai (UU Staff)

    #26200
    kahai
    Member

    Hey Paul,

    great idea, and great job on your video! Looking forward to more from you and other people.

    Aloha,
    -Kahai

    #26188
    kahai
    Member

    Live Lesson Challenge #17 – (4/2/2020)

    Guideline:
    Key of Bb

    Optional Bonuses:
    Lyrics
    Waltz (3/4)
    Happy/Positive

    Super Bonus:
    Bb minor (C#/Db) key change

    Due Date: April 23rd

    #26142
    kahai
    Member

    Hey jharrismed,

    that is a pull off from the C sharp to the A.

    #26058
    kahai
    Member

    Live Lesson Challenge #16 – (2/27/2020)

    Guideline:
    ii V I Chord Progression
    Any Key
    Examples:
    Dm G C
    Am D G
    Gm C F
    Em A D

    Optional Bonuses:
    Lyrics
    Chord not in key
    Odd Time Signatures (3/4, 6/8, 5/4)
    Birds and the Bess ?
    Grunge

    Due Date:
    March 19th

    #26057
    kahai
    Member

    Hey tm,

    people usually upload the videos to youtube or their google drive, and post a link to the video. Most video hosting sites should work.

    Aloha,
    -Kahai (UU Staff)

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