Practice for this week is written in the front of your book. Continue to work on arpeggios (broken chords), keeping your thumb straight and relaxed. –it should hover above the strings like a helicopter. Keep all your fingers as close to the strings as you can after you play a note, and keep your wrist straight.


Chords working on are C and G7. Look where the chords change when you are singing each song (whenever a chord is above a word in the song, that means you play that chord and continue to play until a different chord is shown)

Songs we played from the book: troubadour song, skip to my lou, London bridge, jingle bells and the pumpkin song.


Amazing grace – keep working on changing chords without stopping.

Hush little baby chords and the example below it, which introduces the Bb chord.– we will learn the melody next week for Hush little baby.


Keep working on your Left hand position – fingers perpendicular to the fretboard. Only the thumb in the back and fingertips in the front should be touching. Review the fingering we wrote above the notes for the examples you are being tested on.


Play along with the “we are wild” song as if you are the rhythm guitar player – its fast, so either slow it down with an app on your phone, or use a metronome and go as slow as you need to, then you can gradually speed up until its up to the speed on the recording. That may take more than a week to get comfortable, but we will continue to work on it next lesson.



Review blues using the chords G, C, D7

New: strum chords to “when the saints go marching in”

Oh susanna: go slow and pay attention to the * marks.

Chord sequences in the book numbers 36,38, and 40