Excellent work on Ruslan and Lyudmila, and I think we played it quite "presto" enough.
Woolly Boogie is a fun song that you can enjoy playing around with on your own, or with someone else playing the 12 bar blues chord progression for you.
Speaking of 12 Bar Blues, I have posted on the resource page a recording of me playing the 12 bar blues in C (2 recordings, one is slower). You can use this to practice improvising over it with the pentatonic scale notes (from Book 1), or use it to practice Woolly Boogie or any other 12 bar blues song in the key of C.
This week we talked about major and minor 3rds and the difference between major and minor chords (flatted 3rd).
Also, we introduced the idea of secondary dominant chords (borrowed from other keys) and how this works with the circle of 5ths.
Next week we'll finish up our sessions by playing:
My Grandfather's Clock - practice the notes but focus on the chords.
Capital Blues, another 12 bar blues song where you can practice chromatic scale notes some more (slow recordings on the resource page).
My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean - notes and chords.
FYI - I certainly will be in the mood to go out for a little drink to celebrate the final class with anyone who wants to join me, but it will have to be after the last class finishes at 8:30. How about Archer's Ale House in Fairhaven.
Remember to get your tickets for the Bellingham Ukulele Orchestra's Concert on May 21, 7:00. "Just For Fun". I will have tickets in class next week. $10.00