We played C'Etait Anne De Bretagne in Em and Gm and combined them by using the D7 as a transition chord. D7 is the V7 of the new Key (Gm).
In the first part of this book we work with major and minor chords in major key. Practice the Harmonized scale on page 6 (ex 2.) the use the exercises on page 7 to practice the chords in the key of C. Then, do the same with the chords in the key of F (pg 9, ex 3.) Use the exercises on page 10 to practice the chords in F.
Shenandoah was a good exericise in playing major and minor chords C and in playing together, which we conquered after the first few passes. Well done!
Shenanadoah is also a perfect song to work out a chord melody version: Try playing the chords and the melody at the same time. You mostly will want to use partial chords because your melody note should be the highest note. Strum intermittantly to create the feel that you want. The solo version of the song on the CD is chord melody (with some extra runs and fills).
Next week we'll play The Ryans and the Pittmans, a rousing Newfoundland shanty. Practice the chords (reading the roman numerals) and the notes. We also will begin to work on Hornpipe which requires a shift up the neck and use of the F scale across the neck. We'll go over fingering in class next week.
FYI: The Bellingham Ukulele Orchestra will be playing 3 songs at the International Day of Peace Celebration this coming Saturday evening. It's at the Majestic on N. Forest St and starts at 7:00pm. At 8:00 the Walrus will be playing so bring your dancing shoes.
As always, contact me with your questions or concerns.
See you Next Week.