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  • #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)

    #26048
    kahai
    Member

    Hey Renee,

    we talked about your student review on the last podcast. By the way, Great Job!

    TLL Podcast #96 – BFFs & Lechon Kawali

    #25880
    kahai
    Member

    We’re delaying the deadline of the songwriting challenge to February 13th. Also, in the last live lesson, I mentioned a website I used to generate some chord progressions:
    https://autochords.com/

    These chord progressions are pretty generic, but it helped me get out of my writers block. Hopefully it can help you guys too. You guys can use the auto generated progressions, or you can make it an even simpler two chord song. For this challenge, as long as you write in the key of F and use F or Dm, you’re all good. It’s usually helps too if you start off simple and add on more complex ideas. I already had a song ready, but because we delayed the deadline, I’m going to try and polish it.

    #25832
    kahai
    Member

    Hey Ritesh,

    earlier in the Live Lesson Renee asked how to slide chords up and down a fret to make a “bounce” sound, so that’s what we called it.

    #25816
    kahai
    Member

    Live Lesson Challenge #15 – (1/10/2020)

    Guidelines:
    Key of F or Dm (They’re the same)
    Use F chord and/or Dm

    Optional Bonuses:
    Include a Chord not in the Key of F
    Reference Baby Yoda Sipping Soup
    Include a Slide or Bounce
    Use Every Chord/Note in Scale

    Due:
    January 30th

    #25815
    kahai
    Member

    Yesterday we did an update on the Hot Sauce:

    Because the date passed everyone’s guess, everyone can guess another time. We also introduces a new thing. You can guess on who will finish their hot sauce first: me or Aldrine? Good Luck.

    #25764
    kahai
    Member

    Hey Kawai,

    glad you liked your song. Sorry, I couldn’t record on a low G, and write lyrics. Maybe, I’ll come back one day, add a low G, and more of an Ukulele Solo. Good luck with your song, and Happy Holidays.

    #25716
    kahai
    Member

    Hey Renee, I think it’s ok if you guess Jan 2. We might check were Aldrine is when he comes back from his trip in January, and if he still has a lot of sauce left, we’ll let everyone guess one more time.

    #25715
    kahai
    Member

    Hey Anna,

    we gave you some feedback on yesterday’s Live Lesson:

    TLL Podcast #86 – Ukulele + Hatsune Miku?

    We basically said that you’re doing awesome, and gave some suggestions on what you can try, but if you keep doing what you’re doing, you should be just fine. Even though we didn’t have a lot of tips for you, I hope it helps.

    Aloha,
    -Kahai

    #25690
    kahai
    Member

    Hey Guys,

    great jobs on those songs. We’ll be announcing the winner or winners (wink wink) this week. Also wanted to ask you guys to help and send in suggestions for our next songwriting challenge. Since the next challenge is so different, I made it it’s own thread that you can check out here:

    Secret Santa Songwriting Challenge

    The three of us are going to be picking 1 suggestion each to write personal songs for you. Since there aren’t any suggestions yet, it’s guaranteed that you’ll have your song written by one of us. If there are only 3 suggestions by this Thursday, it’s still guaranteed that you’ll get a song, but we won’t know who wrote your song until we play it on the Live Lesson in a few weeks. Suggestions don’t have to be anything complicated (please don’t make it crazy complicated), so please get in that thread and let us know what you would want to hear from us. Also if someone makes their own song using one of the suggestions, we’ll enter them in the giveaway. This is probably going to the last Songwriting challenge of the year, so I’ll make sure the prize is something good. Again, great job on the songs, and thank you to everyone who’s participated in the challenges so far. Hope you guys had a great Thanksgiving, and have an awesome Holiday Season.

    Aloha,
    -Kahai

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