Then we worked on Era Una Vez - IN THREE PARTS. Yea for the Bold and Brave ladies who practiced and played for us the high harmony on the second page. This song really sounds good with the indicated dynamics and emphasis….. almost up to speed. Really good work !
We also picked, sang, and chorded The Little Red Fox. A fun song to play and, if you really pay attention, a song of the food chain, morality, and revenge. Pretty heavy for a children's song but a good exercise in rhythm, playing chords in a key using Roman Numerals, and cut time.
Next week we will work on Barney and Katey. This song is all about Bb. We will playing in the key of Bb, and using the Bb chord. Many of the phrases can be picked while holding the Bb chord shape (see if you can find them). Really this song is about finding the most efficient finger possible because otherwise, it will be pretty difficult to find the notes. For example, in the first line play the D (note) with your pinkie but have your pointer finger planted on the Bb (note) during the entire musical phrase. It is a stretch but should be do-able unless you have a big uke and little hands. Beware of the Eb notes in the uke II part. A slowed down version of this song is below. It's 3/8 time which gives it a happy jig-type feel.
∆∆∆ practice the exercises on pg 14.
NOTE: For some members of our class, Tuesday would be a more convenient night to meet. We will only change the class night if it works for EVERYONE in the class. Think about it and we can talk about it next week. Or if you know for sure that Tuesday won't work, you can let me know by email.