We worked on Oh, How Happy You Have Made Me - sliding chords up the neck.
And added another song using the same shapes:
I Shall Be Released written by Bob Dylan. Below is the 1967 version be The Band
G, G, Am, Am, Bm, Am, G, G, (one measure on each of these chords)
Attached here are the partial chord shapes playing 3 strings (as with the Reggae Strum) and the full movable shapes, using 4 strings
I Shall Be Released - using your movable chords (either partial or full)
Slavonic Dance - both the melody (pg 21 in the book) and the harmony part that I passed out in class, (and is attached below) AND the chords.
There is much to practice in this piece. First the picked notes should be lively, and the 16th note runs will most easily be accomplished by using a flat pick.
There are dyanmics written in that are necessary to keep the song from being repetitious. Please observe them as you practice
There are many chord changes and the chords in this are played with a light touch on the 1 and a sharp "chunk" on the &
1 & 2 &
light chunk light chunk
Practice dampening in the sound on the chunk (using one of the techniques we talked about in class) to make it really sharp and snappy. You can hear this on your recording.
I'll see you next week and, as always, let me know if you have questions or concerns.