Newk Lesson #11, Jan 19, 2017

Conclusion of #11: Intro’d Chords: A, A7, Am, Bb ( a bug in your ear: Bb’s shape played on the 2nd fret is “B”; played on the 3rd fret is 2nd position “C”, which you’ll hear referred to as: “Playing chords up the neck”), B7, C, C7, D, D7 (two kinds), Dm, E7, Em, F, G, G7. Basic chords in  Key of C: (C, F, G/G7, Am)  Key of F: (F, Bb, C/C7, Dm) & Key of G (G, C, D/D7, Em).  Strums: single, double, Chattanooga.

Last week, you folks played very well, especially Don’t Worry Be Happy!  Good on ya!  Bb was given its due, D minor (Dm) was introduced.

This week, let’s start with 8 strums of each intro’d chord: A, A7, Am, Bb, B7, C, C7, D, D7, Dm, Em, F, G, G7.  If you can, do a Chattanooga for your strum.  If not, try for a double strum.

You know basic chords in three keys, lets do 4 strums of each, in each key:

Key of C: C, F, G, G7, Am
Key of F: F, Bb, C, C7, Dm
Key of G: G, C, D, D7, Em

Strum practice songs: 1)  Am//   C//  A//  G7//  Am//  F//  G7//  Am/  repeat
2)  Bb////   F////   Dm////  C////   Bb////   F////   Dm//  C//  F/
3/ Dm//// /////  C//// ////  Dm//// //// C//// Dm/  Dm/

Let’s intro E7. We’ll use the slap method with this one.  We’ll follow that chord’s use in Achy Breaky Heart and Chains:  please download.

Have available: Don’t Worry, Be Happy, and They Call the Wind Mariah, and I Still Miss Someone to review Dm, Em, and Bb.   Lesson #12, let’s intro the calypso strum!