Birthday Boys, Playing in the Right Key, and Hot Sheet Music TakesWe're making Magic Mike work on his own Birthday. Mike is back to share what instrumentals he thinks should be translated to ukulele, if you need to play in the original key, and if it's wrong to play with sheet music. Arguing against him (not really), Aldrine shares what songs he wants to see on the uke, why ukulele players change the keys of songs, and his personal Music Elitism take. We also get recommendations for Cheaper U-Basses, tips for figuring out songs by ear, the secret to memorizing music, and more.
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Questions Asked this Week:
0:21 Birthday Party Podcast
8:35 What is an Instrumental Song that should be on Ukulele?
9:10 Mike First and Second Choice
11:35 Aldrine's First Choice
13:25 Aldrine's Second and Third Choice
15:05 Mike Third Choice
20:50 What Bass Instrumental Songs Should be on Ukulele?
22:00 Being Inspired by Bassist and Guitarist
27:50 People's problem with technical music
31:20 Do you need to play a song in the original key?
33:50 Learn to play every song in every key
35:40 Music Snobbery with Keys
37:50 Aldrine's Music Elitism Take
42:35 Mike's defending his side
47:55 Making a better show for the Audience
50:10 300 Dollar U-Bass Recommendations
51:15 Cheaper Starter Instruments
53:50 Using Octave pedals for Bass
56:20 Tips for figuring out songs
1:02:25 Relative Pitch vs Perfect Pitch
1:04:15 Video Game Songs on UU+
1:06:10 How important is Song Preparation
1:08:10 Memorizing Songs
1:10:50 Nerves before a show
1:13:25 How has Mike's Birthday been?
1:16:15 How was Aldrine's Birthday?
1:20:00 Washington Tour Dates
1:23:35 Live Aloha is the best Hawaiian Culture Festival
1:27:40 Last Minute Food Takes
Website - Edmonds Parks (Workshop & Concert on September 7th)
Website - Oceana Ukuleles (Concert on September 8th)
Website - Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival (Workshops on 9th, Concert on 10th)
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