Woo! Summer of Rock!
New Piece: Surfin' USA - Beach Boys - transition from the Beatles (although they seem to still want more Beatles ;)
-Learned opening melody line picking ukulele.
-Combo of strumming and drumming (patting on Uke)
-Worked on starting to sing more with strums - gave them key words to sing while strumming if they couldn't sing the whole line.
Picking Uke Piece: America the Beautiful
Worked through the piece strumming chords and singing first - then we broke off into two separate groups of picking the melody line and strumming the chords. Ended really well by playing through twice (by their request!). They are really starting to create a wonderful sound together. I will definitely look for more pieces that they can each play a different role. (Strumming and/or picking melody line).
New ukes definitely add to morale!! Thank you!!