Newkulele Lesson # 8, Dec 3, 2015

At the conclusion of #8, these chords will have been introduced: Am, Bb, B7, C, C7, D, D7, Dm, Em, F, G, G7.  Basic chords in these keys: F and C. Strums: single, double, and Chattanooga.

Last week, we learned D & D7: D7 can be formed by adding the pinky onto the 1st string, 3rd fret  D, after you’ve already made the D shape. Or, and most commonly-used, you can bar the 2nd fret and add your pinky as described in last sentence. We reviewed Bb and Dm in the song Silhouettes. We did some chord melody work with Down In The Valley.

This week, we’ll review F, Bb, C, and Dm in an exercise, replay Silhouettes,  then on to the twin chords of Em & B7. They really are the same shape; a slight jump of strings and you have them both!  Donna, Donna is the best song for learning them, so please download.

And if time left, we’ll do Let it Snow. You know most of the chords, and we can skip the harder ones.  There’s a couple of chords that I haven’t introduced, though, that are very easy and you might just pick them up without too much effort!