Newk Lesson #8, June 16, 2016

By end of Lesson 8, you’ll have these chords: A, A7, Am, Bb, C, C7, D, Dm, D7 (the 2 finger Hawaiian & the barred versions), F, G, G7. You have the basic chords in key of F (F, Bb, C, Dm) &C (C, F, G, Am).  You have the single & double strum, the touch down, the Chattanooga, & a feeling for the calypso.

Question #1: which of the above chords are “closed” chords?  #2: how do you make a “B” chord?
#3: how do you make a D#7?

Review Lesson 7: we Chattanooga’d our way forward, reviewed Dm, and Introduced two ways to play D7.  We briefly looked at the A chord.

This week, let’s review barred D7 with Cold, Cold Heart.  Then, back to that A chord, with Come Back Liza; and the calypso strum.     A7 is a very easy chord; we’ll learn it fast and use it with Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around.

Bring Red River Valley with you (we had it for Lesson 3) so we can review the Chattanooga strum with it, if there’s time.

There will be class (#9)  on Thursday, June 23, but please note there will be no class on June 30, as i will be in Port Townsend for VoiceWorks at Fort Worden.   Class #10 will be on July 7th.  That will be our halfway class, and I’d like to gather up all the songs we’ve learned, the chords, and the strum patterns, and make Lesson #10 a jam/review class, before we go on to the rest of the material.

See you on Thursday!     Linda