Newk Lesson # 9, Jan 18, 2018

Chords: A, Am, A7, B7, C, C7, D, D7, Em, F, G, G7
Strums: single, double, Chattanooga/Freight Train/Shuffle, Calypso

We’ll warm up with 8 each of the 12 chords in double, Chattanooga, and Calypso.
If Frustration is getting at ya, as i’ve said before and will say again; look back and see if you know more now than you did, when you started Newkulele.  Yes, thinks I!  Some of  will not sink in now, but will get there for ya, keep trying ( I’m talking about Calypso, Em, B7!!)

Let’s review Calypso again, with that pattern from last week’s lesson:
G//// //// D7//// G////
G//// //// D7//// G////
G//// //// D7//// G////
G//// //// D7//// G////

And, a review of B7, using Sea Of Love

Dm will be our new chord for today.  It’s no problem, if you already can play F easily. Lets use the slap method.  Download Down In The Valley  and Mary Mack, to practice Dm.

If time,  some of you will want to learn an easy plucking rhythm, an alternative to strumming.  I call it the “Inside/Outside” plucking pattern.  We’ll use Polly Wolly Doodle and Little Brown Jug, and give it a go.