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Mar 21, 2019

The Strong Songs mailbag is overflowing, so it's time to dive in and answer some listener questions.

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LISTENER Q&A

Kirk digs into creative subdivision, syncopated melodies, major 9th chords, famous drum fills, chiptunes, "bad" singing that's actually good, jazz chords, Indian drum languages, and how to be a better music listener.

SHOW NOTES/LINKS

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"The Four Chords" as performed by The Axis of Awesome on YouTube

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A cool breakdown of the "Amen Break" drum fill

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"Puttin' on the Ritz" by Irving Berlin, performed by Ella Fitzgerald

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"First Tube" by Phish from Farmhouse, 2000

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"Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" by Anne Bredon, recorded by Led Zeppelin on their self-titled debut, 1969

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"Free Bird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd from their amazingly titled album (Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd), 1974

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"Just a Friend" by Biz Markie from The Biz Never Sleeps, 1989

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"Liquid Dance" by AR Rahman, Palakkad Sriram and Madhumitha from the Slumdog Millionare soundtrack, 2008

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A cool demonstration of Konnakol performed live by Umamahesh, Umashankar, and Selvaganesh

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"Prom Night" by Anamanaguchi, 2014

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"Spectra" by Chipzel from Spectra, 2013

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"Strike the Earth!" by Jake Kaufman from the Shovel Knight soundtrack, 1989

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"Mt Saint Michel + Saint Michael's Mount" by Aphex Twin from Drukqs, 2001

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"Well You Needn't" by Thelonious Monk from Misterioso (Live), 1965

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