Then, on to Las Chaparreras, a very fun Mexican waltz. This happy song gives us a chance to work on some pull-offs, a challenging melody rhythm and some alternating bass pick-strum in the uke II.
We talked about major and minor intervals. 2nd, 3rd and 6th intervals can be either major or minor intervals. 4ths, 5ths and 7ths are called "perfect"intervals and have no major or minor variations.
Next, we began to work on learning a triplet strum which is a great way to add a little bling to your right hand technique. It does take some time to get the move so be patient and work it. Below is a video tutorial by Kimo Hussey:
Finally - we played our performance piece, Bella Bocca Polka which is coming along nicely.
FOR NEXT WEEK: more of the same and only one new piece.
Practice lines 1 and 4 on the 3rds and 6ths page of exercises
Continue to practice Las Chaparreras - the pick-strum and the melody (with pull-offs if you like)
Work on the Triplet Strum and the notes for While Strolling Through the Park - ALSO for the intrepid (or compulsive) among you, there is a HARMONY PART for this song (attached below). This is optional …… but very cool.
And Bella Bocca Polka.
*** I am planning a "how to" ukulele stringing session on Nov 22 - This will be a drop-in thing, anytime between 1:00 and 4:00, at my house: 316 N. Forest St. Yes, you will actually put strings on your ukulele. That means you need strings. I can order strings for you, if you let me know right away. I will order the Worth Clear with low G. If you want something else you will need to buy them yourself. Please let me know what size uke you have if you want me to order strings for you.
Remember - if you are interested in trying out for Orchestra, you need to talk to me soon.