Newk Lesson #10, Jan 12, 2017

Conclusion of #10:  Chords intro’d: A, A7, Am, Bb, B7 C, C7, D, D7 (2 kinds), Dm,  Em, F, G, G7. Basic chords in three keys: C (C, F, G/G7, Am)   F (F, Bb, C/C7, Dm) and G (G, C, D/D7, Em).
Strums: single, double, Chattanooga)

Last week, Bb was introduced with two shapes: the partial bar & the bar.  Videos were sent you that included some other tips on forming Bb.   I hope that you are giving yourself patience while learning this chord.  Very few “get it” quickly:  chords whose shapes involve 3 frets are challenging!

Exercises:      Four strums each of the introduced chords top of page.

in key of G:   8 strums each:    G   C  D7  G      G Em  C  G

in key of F:   8 strums each:     F   Bb  F   C7  F  Bb  C  F

An exercise song:   Am////  ////   Em////  ////   F////   G7////   C////  ////

Another:  F////  ////   Bb////  ////   C//// ////  F//// ////  C////  C7////  Bb////  ////  F////  ////

Let’s try: They Call The Wind Mariah, &  I Still Miss Someone, & The Great Pretender. with the recently intro’d chords.

We’ll introduce Dm today too, a basic chord in the key of G.  It will be easy, if you already can play the F chord.  Almost the same!  Download Don’t Worry, Be Happy, a 3 chord song including Dm.  We may or may not get to this song.

At this point, lesson #10, folks putting in some daily home-practice  benefit a lot as we get to some other challenging chords like Bm, E7, Fm, F7, Gm, Gm7, and the diminished chord shapes.  Easy chords still to learn are: Am7, Cm, F#m.   Strums: for sure, the calypso and intro to reggae, touch-down, and inside-outside pluck.