Next we began to work with the F scale and ONE new note - Bb on the A string. Next week we'll finish the other half of the (butterfly) F scale and yet another Bb - on the G string.
We then played Johnny on the Woodpile, first by ear and then sight reading.
For Next Week, practice the F scale exercises on page 29 and Au Clair de la Lune (pg 33). We will also start working on Long, Long Ago so if you want to be ready, go ahead and practice that.
In class this week we also looked at the notes that make up a MAJOR CHORD. Following the system of numbering the notes of a scale, a major chord is composed of the 1,3 and 5 of the scale. By doing a bit of chord analysis, we understand how to make and alter chords. Attached is a Chord tone "quiz" that you can use to analyze some chords and become more familiar with the notes on the fretboard.
Finally, we played and sang Sweet Sue (attached below) which illustrates how jazz/swing chords are often easier on the ukulele than regular major chords, and gives us a chance to work on the "swing" strum.
Next week we'll warm up with Morning Has Broken (3/4 time, Key of C). This was a handout in class and is attached below.
I will have tickets for the Canotes workshop and concert in class every week. This will be really fun. Check out their music on the website: http://www.canote.com