Newk Lesson #16, Feb 11, 2016

Review the chords you’ve learned: A, Am, A7, B, Bb, Bm, B7, C, Cm, C7, D, Dm, D7, E, Em, E7, F, Fm, F#m, F7, G, Gm, G7.  Think of at least 3 closed chords in this list.  Think of 2 ways to make a ‘C’ chord,  think of a closed chord shape that can create B7 or C7, if moved to two different frets.

Last week we learned Fm, reviewed inside/outside plucking, and learned a more advanced reggae strum.  We had an intro to diminished chords, at least the way they sound and look, in ‘Along Came Jones’.

This week, we’ll review the reggae and bring the ‘chunk’ into it, so here we go again with ‘Three Little Birds.’   

After that, we’ll get ‘Along Came Jones’ to learn diminished chord G dim  (‘dim’ can also be labelled  ° or  – on charts) (oh yeah: diminished chords in uke songs are really ‘diminished 7th’ chords, but are never called that in the music, just on the chord icons.  It is just how it’s done.  You’ll get used to it. . .)

Please download these songs, all have diminished chords in them, and we will learn one or two today and others in the next week or two: I Fall To Pieces, Folsom Prison Blues, This Land Is Your Land, Take Me Out To The Ballgame, Let Me Call You Sweetheart, When The Red, Red Robin Comes BBB Along.