You all played a nice spirited version of a Mountain High-Top. Good work!
Play around with Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes - Try playing a chord melody version of this. Strum the first beat of the measure (include the melody note), then on the other two beats play the melody notes. Remember that the melody not is the highest note played so in most of this song you are on only playing on 2 or 3 strings
I have recorded a simple example below.
NEW CHORDS - in Lesson 20 (pg 34) will are playing chords in the key of Bb: Bb (I) Eb (IV) and F7 (V7). Ppractice these chords this week. Your book shows the basic shape for Eb and F7. Below I have given the closed shapes for those chords (optional) .
Please use exercises 3-6 on page 34 to practice these new chords shape, as well as your Bb. Practice Bill Grogan's Goat and Little Brown Jug. We'll play both in class next week.
Continue to work on your notes on When The Saints Go Marching In.
THE QUESTION FOR YOU: We have two more weeks to complete our 12 session. We will not complete Book 2 in two weeks. The question is, who would like to continue on through the Spring? If you are interested, I would propose that we do another 8 week session which would run from April 15 to June 3 (Class members have requested that we change the class to Tuesday (and it works better for me, too) and start at 6:30). In 8 weeks weeks, we would finish Book 2 and maybe start in Book 3, if the class wants to. The cost of this session would be $100.00.
I don't teach classes in the summer months but will be available to resume classes in September, if there are enough who want to continue with Book 3.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS - The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is coming to the Mt Baker Theater on November 2 of this year. If you have not heard of this group, look them up on youtube and you will be convinced to not miss this show!
!!! Creative Blues Workshop on April 12 - see the BUG website for details: