Saturday, August 20, 2016

Index and Teaching Sequence

Basics
Getting to Know 'YOUke' - Parts of the Ukulele
'Youke' Can Tune - Open Strings, Tuning Tune, Suggestions, Tuner Links
From Folk to Fantastic - Pictures and Videos of Popular Ukulele Performers
Ukulele Playing Position - How to Hold and Strum the Ukulele
Frets, Fingers and Batman - Finger and Fret Numbers, Finger Placement, First Melody Pattern
The Chromatic (all colors) Fingerboard - Chart of the Ukulele Fingerboard

One-Chord Songs
Strumming and Singing with the C Chord - One-Chord Songs and Rounds in the Key of C
Strumming & Singing with the F Chord - One-Chord Songs and Rounds in the Key of F

Two-Chord Songs in F
F & C7 Songs - Pattern #1 - Two-Chord Songs in the Key of F, Two Changes (with measures), Rounds and Partner Songs
F & C7 Songs - Pattern #2 - Two-Chord Songs in the Key of F, Two Changes (with measures)
Two-Chord Songs in F, Pattern #3 - F and C7, Two Chord Changes (mid-measure)
Two-Chord Songs in F - Pattern #4 - F and C7, Four Changes (one mid-measure)
Partner Songs in F - Chord Pattern #4 - Two-chords: F and C7, Partner Songs
Two-Chord Songs in F - Pattern #5 - F and C7, Four Changes (two mid-measure)
Two-Chord Partner in F, Pattern #5 - F and C7, London Bridge and Bunny Foo Foo

Introduction of Minor Chords with One-Chord Songs/Rounds
One-Chord Minor Tunes and Rounds -

Introduction of G7 with C
Key of C - Two-Chord Songs - Pattern #1
Two-Chord Songs in C, Pattern #2
Two-Chord Songs in C, Pattern #3
Two-Chord Songs in C, Pattern #4
Celebration of Two-Chord Songs in C

Review C Chord and Combine with F Chord
Rounds with C and F Chords (I IV) - Rounds, Review C Chord with F (more difficult than F with C7, prepare for three-chords songs in C)

Three-Chord Songs with C, F, and G7
Three-Chord Songs in C - C, F, and G7
Accompaniments for Jambo Bwana -
12-Bar Blues in C

Four or More Chord Songs
Four-Chord Pop Progression - Long list of pop songs which use the same progression - fun!

Exploring Scales
Major Scale Pattern
Minor Scale Pattern
Blues Scale Pattern

Exploring Tablature and Melody Picking
Folk Melodies in Tab and on the Staff - Introduction to tablature (TAB) and Melody Picking
America Melody and Chords, Staff and Tab
Simple Gifts Chords and Melody - Staff and Tab

Chord Charts
Big Three for Key of D
Big Three for the Key of G

More to come... Feel free to request something in the comment box.

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