The Dance of the Hours had never been a favorite in this book. Why is so darn hard to read?
You can use the handout below to try playing both Uke II parts at the same time. This may be easier than reading them separately. We will play this again next week, just for Kathy, Les, and Michael (and you thought you could get out of it!). We'll also sing the Hello Muddah words that Michael sent…. for comic relief.
There are many things we can practice with the fun latin rhythm song, Sway.(attached below)
1. Playing the song by ear. Listening for the chord changes.
2. Playing the "closed" chord shapes so that you can move around the fretboard and change keys
3. Play this song with a Bossa Nova Rhythm (Use your Strumming handout; Brazilian Strum, and the recording below)
4. Stylize the tune by varying the rhythm and leaving some empty space, etc
We will also begin to work on Las Chaparreras (pg 35) As you pratice this, concentrate on the rhythm and the pull-offs.
Bellingham Ukulele Orchestra will present it's 4th annual concert (Just For Fun) on May 21 at the Heiner Theater at Whatcom Community College. Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets or from ME in April. We will have special guests and we put on a good show so don't miss it.
Also - the Langley Ukulele Ensemble will be appearing in Bellingham on April 24. If you have never heard the amazing group of kids, you will love them. Click here for ticket information.