Chords intro’d: Dm F A Am A7 G D D7 C G7
Gm7 Bb B7 Em C7 C6/ Am7
Strums/picking patterns: Inside/Outside, Chunk, Calypso, Chattanooga, double, single
Warm up using double strum or Chattanooga with each pair of chords in this manner:
(example) 4 Dm 4F, 4Dm 4F (then move to A Am and repeat)
From the Bb videos, i hope you picked up on thumb placement, curling the fingers on the 3rd and 4th strings so they didn’t cause a “buzz” or “thunk” on the 1st and second strings. I also hope you keep trying, and have decided that frustration won’t get you far with this chord, but that persistence and time will pay off, with regular practice and strengthening your barring fingers. Think: 2 or 3 months from now, not, 2 or 3 days from now!!
Revisit last week’s Bb exercise:
An exercise for Bb: 4 strums each:
Bb Gm7 Bb Gm7 Bb Gm7 Bb Gm7
Bb F Bb F Bb F Bb F
Am Bb Am Bb Am Bb Am Bb
If time, we’ll do a fast intro to E7, but more importantly, we’ll make time for The Lion Sleeps Tonight, with thanks to Warren and Ruth: Lion-Sleeps-Tonight-2-4-18. We can use Chattanooga strum, which is the strum pattern suggested on the pdf, or double, or calypso.
Keep Little Brown Jug handy for inside/outside, we’ll get that song in there one of these weeks!