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Pre-Practice. Learning Together

Arthur (Art) M.
user 68871892
Methuen, MA
Post #: 13


THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND, Learning the Melody

Hope to see everyone Friday evening at 06:15 p.m.

Please see the new This Land is Your Land file in MeetUp file area.

I'm looking forward to sharing more information with you all. I'm trying to keep this all very simple and move slowly. Let's take a look at learning the melody for This Land is Your Land. For you sopranos and tenors, this melody has four notes...if you've got a tenor with a low-g string you can do the song with 5 notes.

This song is pretty simple and a great place to start. The plan is to get everyone to play the melody as a group. After we get the melody down we can break the group into two sections...melody and chords. Each section would then switch back and forth between melody and chords.

The primary purpose of this session is to learn to play the melody of a song. However...I will briefly talk about left and right hand techniques, time signatures, key signatures, dynamics, measures, and chords as we go along and time permits. Keep in mind that this additional information is not critical...but...listen for tips, ask questions, and make suggestions.

If you have questions or need additional help, I'm available no charge. Email, telephone, or even drop by my place in Methuen, MA. Email Phone 978-478-7768


Melody for Soprano and Tenor Ukulele
Soprano/Tenor. 4 notes. C,D,E,F
Tenor Low-G. 5 notes. B,C,D,E,F
Left Hand
Index, Fret 1
Middle, Fret 2
Ring, Fret 3
Little, Fret 4
Right Hand
Thumb. Play melody with thumb
Pick. Use a pick for solos needing volume..
Time Signature. 4/4 Moderato
Key Signature. C
Dynamics. Double Forte vs Piano
9 Measures in Song
Measure Numbers
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