Chicago Dog Blues - This is basically a 12 bar Blues Shuffle in the key of A that could be played with many blues tunes. You can even make up your own song to go with it, or improvise over it using one of the pentatonic scales that I gave you yesterday. Get someone else in the class to play with you and just mess around with it. And you can use the tag ending with any blues song in the key of A. You might also think about moving it around the fretboard to play in other keys!!! Think about that!
Our Theory portion delt with the Pentatonic scale pattern and blues scale pattern (starting on the C string) and then we talked about making other (than major) chords:
Minor - flat the 3rd
dominant 7 - add flat 7
minor 7 - flat 3rd, and add flat 7
major 7 - add 7th (not flat)
(major) 6th - add 6th
Augmented - raise the 5th (sharp 5th)
and so forth .......
Your Understanding Ukulele Chords books is a wonderful resource to continue learning this chord theory.
This class has been a wonderful learning experience for me. Although your eyes were spinning sometimes, I hope that you learned something that you can apply to your practice and playing. You were all very brave and adventurous to take this experimental class. As I have said before, don't worry if you didn't get everything. I hope that as you play and as time goes by, little light bulbs will go on from time to time.
Thanks for making it happen, and for making music.