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Schedule | 2020

Hillerman Library Jam
ABQ, New Mexico February 18
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Hillerman Library Jam
ABQ, New Mexico March 17
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MARCH/APRIL TEXAS/FLORIDA TOUR

Houston Uke Meet-Up
Houston, Texas March 26
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Houkulele Workshops
Houston, Texas March 27
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Blues Angel Music
Pensacola, Florida March 28
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Growers Alliance Cafe
St. Augustine, Florida April 1
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Orlando Ukulele Meet-Up
Winter Park, Florida April 2
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The Ukulele Place
Nokomis, Florida April 4
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AZ Ukulele
Phoenix, Arizona April 18
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Artichoke Music
Portland, Oregon June 6
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Columbia City Theater
Seattle, Washington June 10
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Kamloops Uke Fest
Sorrento, BC, Canada June 11-14
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Funky Frets Fest
Boyertown, Pennsylvania Oct. 2-4
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The Circle #9:
Don’t Worry…No Tension!

Posted on: December 11th, 2011 by dville

You want tension?  Look no further than the V7 chord (G7 in the key of C).  The tension within that V7 chord forces the music to resolve a 5th back to the home chord (V7-I).

I-V7A

If, on the other hand, you want to write a light, breezy, sunshiny, sort of tune with no tension whatsoever, it’s a good idea to steer clear of the V7 chord.  That’s the idea behind one of the happiest songs ever written, Don’t Worry, Be Happy.

 

It’s a simple three-chord progression, I-ii-IV (Key of C: C-D minor-F).  The IV chord is referred to as the Sub-Dominant in the theory world, but I like to think of it as the Sunshine Chord.  Play along with the example below (B-C#minor-E) and Be Happy!

I-ii-IV

 

 

 

 

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