Music Theory and History with Mike
On this week’s Live Lesson, Magic Mike returns for our monthly dose of music theory. The guys end up spending the majority of the lesson discussing unconventional choices in music. First up, Mike explains some chord choices in a particular song that aren’t in the song’s key. He detours with a bit of music history, and explains the evolving acceptance of various sounds (E.g. the Devil’s Chord). The guys also discuss unorthodox bands and musicians who push the boundaries in music. Lastly, they circle back to music theory and discuss its relationship to actually playing music.
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Questions Asked this Week:
1:55 Mike’s Billionaire Story
7:40 Can you explain the chord choices in “Speechless”?
15:45 The similiarity of Country Music and Hawaiian Music
22:05 The iv of iv
32:00 A brief lesson in Music History
40:05 Being different in Music
47:50 Could you talk about parallel modes?
57:30 Do you think about music theory while you’re playing?
1:07:45 Where in the world is Magic Mike Odo?
Youtube – Speechless
Ukulele 102 – Week 4: Chord Families
Ukulele 102 – Week 3: Major and Minor Scales
TLL Podcast #28 – Chord Substitutions: How Sweet the Sound
TLL Podcast #37 – An Act of Courage (The Challenge)
UU+ Solos – Sleep Walk
Songs Made Easy – Landslide
Uke Lesson – Danny’s Song
Youtube – Mike jamming with Kenny Loggins
Improvement System – Solo Secrets Revealed