Newk Lesson #8, Jan 11, 2018

The chords you’ve met: A, Am, A7, B7, C, C7, D, D7, Em, F, G, G7
And the strum patterns: single, double, chattanooga (aka shuffle or freight train), and a brief encounter with Calypso

We’ll do 4 each double strum, 8 each chattanooga, and 8 each Calypso (D, DU UDU)

That Calypso is usually not an instant take.  It’ll get there with more practice. I’ll sing Come Back Liza with you folks as orchestra, never mind about the singing. Half will do the dead string thing, the other half the chords, then switch.

G//// //// D7//// G////
G//// //// D7//// G////
G//// //// D7//// G////
G//// //// D7//// G////
repeat!

Let’s review Em and B7, remember they are twins, and cover 3 frets, double-check your Uke Chord Chart for Absolute Beginners because the song charts won’t have the shapes I taught you.    We’ll try an exercise of playing them  with  eyes closed, maybe 4 times each chord back and forth.. Then,  a very slow version of Sweet Betsy From Pike to get more “there” with Em.  Hopefully we’ll have time to go on to Sea of Love, which uses B7.