Practice this song again with the recording in order to help with getting the rhythm. Also try learning the (tricky) son clave strum that you will fine on pay 52, line 2. It takes some work but is possible with time. Here is a really good video by Stuart Fuchs on this strum (Thanks, Louise) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3poxUi7x0vA
Next week, after playing Adoration, I will do a bit of review from Book 3, touching on the major skills we have worked on., and then I will pass out a chord melody version of a song for you to work on at home. Here is a very good video by Stuart Fuchs on this strum (Thanks, Louise).I have decided to teach 4 classes on playing by ear. You have the first option for space for this class but please let me know by Friday (Apr 3) because I will be announcing it a BUG. Even if you told me on Tuesday that you want to take it, send me an email about it because I didn't make a list.
4 week class - Playing by Ear.
This will be an entirely paperless class. We will be learning how to listen for the chord changes, some common chord progressions, how to know what chords fit in a key, playing a variety of keys, and some strums. No music stands required!
This is not a beginning class. You need know these chords well and be comfortable changing chords.
A, A7, Am, Bb, B7, C, C7, D, D7, Dm, E7, Em, F, F7, G, G7,
Class will meet Tuesdays Apr 14, 21, 28 and May 5. 7:00 - 8:30.
Cost $50.00 for the 4 weeks. Max 20 people
Put it on your calendar - Bellingham Ukulele Orchestra (3rd annual) Concert - May 29. at WCC Heiner Theater. 7:00 tickets $10.00 will be available soon….
BUG Jam on Saturday (Apr. 4) at 3:00.