Dona Nobis Pacem was really sweet and a good way to start out.
We also played Last Will and Testament. Both of these were just for fun and practice (picking and chording) but I do not plan to play them again next week. We'll be moving along……
Remember to practice your C scale and C scale in third AND F scale (yes, up the neck) and F scale in thirds. As promised, I will continue to bug you about them, so you may as well learn them. Try practicing these WITH a metronome. The (ultimate) goal is to be able to play them without the paper, and without looking at your fingers. I wee bit of practice daily will do it.
We talked about minor chords and how they are constructed.
For next week:
Please practice Minor chords Am, Dm, Em, Gm (pgs 2 & 4) as well as C'etait Anne de Bretagne in both E minor and G minor. Try picking both versions but remember when picking in G minor, there are 2 flats, Bb and Eb.
We will be looking at Lesson 3 (Major and minor chords in C) next week and playing the exercises on Pg 7.
We will also play Shenandoah (pg - Uke I and Uke II (arpeggiated chords) as well as working on how to play a chord-melody version of this song.
We finished the evening by (very successfully) playing by ear All The Pretty Little Horses. Try finding the melody (for this and other songs) at home by thinking about the movement of the note (up or down) and the interval between the notes. (starts on a D, then up a 5th, then down one step, etc…).
See you next Tuesday!