SCALES - practice those scale patterns across the neck (F major scale)- learn them by heart. Then do the same with the scales across the neck in thirds (the second line of the scale). We'll warm up with thes again in class next week - I promise.
Aloha O'e was beautiful when we took the time to think about making a warm sound and playing together as a group. Our lucky classmate Brian has sent us some gifts from Hawaii, among them the translation of this song.
Spring was amazing for the first time through. Continue to practice this and next week we will work more on dynamics, getting a pretty sound, and playing together. (slow version is below).
Maybe we can bring on Spring by playing this song. I believe in Magic !
Go ahead and work on the notes on Rondeau. Give a little extra time to practicing the shift up to the high F in measure 5 and 13.
Yellow Bird - Your main work on this is to practice the Calypso
here is a video with Ukulele Mike demonstrating some simple strums, among them is the calypso strum http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_dIPS9R8kU
If you have the calypso strum mastered and want to delve into chord melody, play around with the chord melody version of Yellow Bird that I handed out. I'm sure you will have questions and we will look at that again next week.
For starters you can get confident with the melody notes and the chords and then we can work on putting them together.
The lInk to Brian's blog and a story of adventure and sex. http://www.griffinukuleles.com/blog.html