Folks were asking if uke lessons go every Thursday thru December, and the answer is yes! The holidays nicely arranged themselves to be on the weekends!
Conclusion of Lesson 5: Chords: Am, C, C7,D, F, G, G7; Key of C Basic chords: C, F, G, G7, Am; Strums: single (D, D, D, D), double (DU, DU, DU, DU), and Chattanooga (ChattaNOOga, ChattaNooga),
Last week we learned the G chord, and how it contrasted with the G7 chord by which way the point of the triangle faces (up for the G7, down for the G). We talked about “parsing” a song, looking for chord changes that are unfamiliar and practicing those chords back and forth before trying the whole song (example, Bad Moon Rising: from C to G; or from G to F).
Lesson 5: we’ll talk about the videos I sent you on the “other” way to play the G chord, just so you know you have that option. Then, we’ll move on to a new chord: A minor (Am) which is a very easy one-finger chord. We’ll learn You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere, pls download.
Then, we’ll use the slap method to learn D; I always tease about super-gluing fingers 1,2 & 3 together so you can squeeze them onto the fret for this chord! After we have passed the bottle of glue around, we’ll try Bottle of Wine, a four-chord song(including D) that is very popular in the uke jam. Pls download it. We’ll mess around with the Chattanooga strum: both You Ain’t Going Nowhere & Bottle of Wine are perfect songs for it. And, if time, we’ll try Frosty The Snowman, which has an Am, and a couple other minor chords that we’ll ignore for the present. So, pls download.