Lesson 5: Minor and Major chords in F…. another lesson indicating that the notes from every major key produce 3 major and 3 minor chords. Please practice the Gm chord shape and chord that is fairly new to us. Use the exercises on page 10 to practice the chord changes.
The Ryans and the Pittsmans… a fun sea shanty (drinking song). Also very useful for working on chord changes with our new chords in F.
Now we move on to Hornpipe (pg 12) where we get to USE that darn F scale we've been practicing. Your principle work on this piece should be measure 22 to 27. Remember….. shift up to the 5th fret (F scale position) in the middle of measure 22 and stay up there until the middle of measure 27. Trust me! it works better this way. Also spend some time practicing the notes in the entire piece (Uke I and Uke II). Notice and think about the dynamics as you learn the notes.
I have put a recording of measure 22-27 below. Be sure to keep the tempo steady in m. 24 (no speeding) and use the recording to learn the somewhat tricky rhythm in m. 25-26.
Here is another version for you listening pleasure.