Here are your assignments for this week:
Work on getting familiar with the new chord shapes we learned this week. See if you can put the shapes and chord names to memory. Try making a list of chord names without diagrams and quiz yourself. Please make a list of tunes for next week as well.
Take the strumming patterns from today through “Jolene”. See if you can play lines 1 + 2 together as a loop, repeated. Note that as the song begins and ends with A minor, be sure to distinguish the difference between the last chord (4 counts) and first chord (2 counts).
Use the songs and scales from today as a vehicle for incorporating the Bass techniques we talked about. Play with your first finger in your right hand. Stay with the 1 finger per fret rule in the left hand for now, and hang your thumb around the back of your second finger. Left hand fingers should have a slight bend for playing the Bass.
-Seven Nation Army, Feel Good Inc. , C + G Major Scales
Thanks everyone, I appreciate your enthusiasm and I’m looking forward to helping you achieve your musical goals. Keep up the good work, and see you next week!