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Schedule | 2020

GAITHERSBURG ONLINE UKE FEST
Via Zoom Saturday, April 4, 2020 2pm ET

Del Rey/Jim D’Ville Fingerpicking Lesson
Via Zoom Saturday, April 4, 2020 3pm MT

Facebook Live Fingerpicking Lesson
Sunday, April 5, 2020 3pm MT

Facebook Live Fingerpicking Lesson
Sunday, April 12, 2020 3pm MT

ALL SPRING/SUMMER EVENTS CANCELED

Funky Frets Fest
Boyertown, Pennsylvania Oct. 2-4
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3 Chord Club: Nursery Rhymes

Posted on: January 8th, 2016 by dville

At the 3 Chord Club we begin learning to hear simple changes like those found in Nursery Rhymes.  There is a wealth of musical information to be learned in these songs, that’s why we learn them first before we jump to the Miles Davis catalog. For example, have many songs can you identify that use the same melody as The ABC Song?  Listen closely and all will be revealed!

Each Friday we choose three songs from a specific artist, label or genre of music that we’ll learn by ear. All the songs will contain three chords or less (with the exception of Bonus Chord songs)! Since you know the song has only one to three chords, try to figure out the changes, or chord progression by ear while watching the YouTube video. Here’s a hint, most of the time the chords will be the I-IV & V or V7 chords. In the Key of C, that’s C-F-G or G7. Remember, the sound examples may be in various keys. As an added bonus, try to figure out the key of the recording.

Rain, Rain, Go Away
(Hint: I-IV-I)

The ABC Song
(Hint: Basically I-IV-I-IV-I-V7)

The Eensy Weensy Spider
(Hint: I-V7-I)

Extra Credit Hints:
Rain, Rain, Go Away: Key D (Chords: D-A)
The ABC Song: Key C (Chords: C-F-G7)
The Eensy Weensy: Key F (Chords: F-C7)

Songs presented are for educational purposes only and used under the fair use doctrine of United States copyright law.

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