C scale - learn this! During the week practice the C scale with the rhythm exercises that are in the book (# 2). practice going up the scale and down the scale. Practice slow and fast. Pratice reading the notes and without reading. Use the exercises on page 15 to practice reading the notes and also the C scale in thirds practice on the bottom of page 14 (#3 & 4)
Also this week, practice the notes in All Night Long. Uke I and Uke II are the same because this is a call and response song but you can also practice Uke III (which uses the B on the G string).
Practice Lavender's Blue (pg 18) (observe the rests at the beginning of each phrase). Look at the notes in Carnival of Venice to identify the notes, but don't worry about the rhythm. We'll work that out in class. Listen to all the songs on the CD (slow versions below).
We also had our introducation to the magical Circle of 5ths - one of my favorite tools to use for transposing music - Use the Circle of 5ths to find 1, 4, and 5 in any key. There are many things this tool can tell us that we will talk about over time. It is a pretty simple visual reference that shows the beautiful symmetry of how keys and chords fit together.
Really good work from all of you GOLD STAR students! See you next week.