We warmed up by playing I Shall Be Released using our sliding chords up the neck.
We then played Salvonic Dance; both the melody and the harmony and chords.
We then reviewed the chords in the Key of Am (pg 20) and afterwards played the Crawdad Song in Am - It works but sounds a bit weird.
Next we talked about the chords in Summertime, and some strumming and picking techniques that can be used with that (and other songs).
Finally we began to work on Theme From Abdelazer, and talk about some chord shapes that can be used for fingering (Attached). Listen to this lovely song on your CD to become familiar with it.
For Next Week:
Practice Theme From Abdelazer - learning the notes, practice the chords also.
Work on playing Summertime by ear using the patterns I showed you in class. And then work on your own arrangement making it sound the way you want it to. That means to vary the strum, use finger picking, leave some silences, or whatever you feel like doing to make it yours
Have fun with it!
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