Newk Lesson #5, May 26, 2016

Chords introduced, conclusion of Lesson 5: Am, Bb, C, C7, D, F, G, G7. (and a faked Gb. . .slide the G shape from second fret to first fret) Strums: Single (D,D,D,D) Double (DU,DU,DU,DU) Touch Down (TD,TD) and a brief intro to the Chattanooga or Freight Train (Chatta-NOO-ga)

Reviewing Lesson 4: We learned Am and D. We played a chord exercise, changing chords with our eyes closed!!!  You all are developing muscle memory!   Rusty and Randy each demonstrated alternative ways to play chords; uke pioneers!  We reviewed using minimal,  deliberate, sort of light movements to change chords.  This will come more easily the longer you play.

Today, oh my gosh we are going for a “hard” chord: Bb. This will be one of the toughest ones, but any chords learned after Bb will seem relatively easy in comparison! I tried this with the last group and it seemed a good idea at the time. . . This will take some work, fer sure.

Download Homegrown Tomatoes and I Like It Like That, which both have Bb. Bring Bad Moon Rising and Cumberland Gap with you again, so we can work on the Chattanooga strum.