Pick Ups, Monster Hunter, Pop Punk & Christmas
On this week’s Live Lesson, the guys unveil their second songs from the song writing challenge. But first, they answer a few questions about pickups. Aldrine kicks off the song writing showcase with his Monster Hunter inspired instrumental. Kahai follows with his pop punk / Nintendo-esque song baby. And Aaron brings it home with his oh-so-sweet “sad Christmas song”. Each of them explain their song writing process and musical choices. They wrap up the lesson by setting up the rules for the next challenge.
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Questions Asked this Week:
1:30 What’s the pros and cons of active vs passive pickups?
9:50 Do you install pickups yourself?
13:25 Which pickup do you recommend?
21:40 The Song Writing Challenge
24:25 Aldrine’s Song
32:25 Kahai’s Song
38:40 Aaron’s Song
52:40 The rules of next challenge:
Chords: ii, V, I
Bonus: lyrics, augmented, 4/4 with one measure of 2/4
56:55 Will there be a Live Lesson on the 27th?
References/resources for this video:
Live Lesson – 2/1/2018 Replay (Aldrine talks more about different types of pickups)
Live Lesson – 10/20/2016 Replay (Aldrine talks about passive pickups)
Live Lesson – 2/1/2018 Replay (Aldrine demos different DI’s and pickup combos)
TLL Podcast #37 – An Act of Courage (The first Challenge songs)
Youtube – The Secret Chord that makes Christmas music sound so Christmassy
Youtube – Human Nature
Youtube – Closing Time
Youtube – The Story behind “Closing Time”
Youtube – Koa Tree (Ho’onu’a)
Youtube – White Sandy Beach music video
Uke Lesson – White Sandy Beach of Hawaii
Whiteboard Requests – White Sandy Beach