This is coming along great. This week, put the scale into time with two strokes per note, really focusing on what your next note is and what the name of each note is (remember those open strings!) From here on out we'll be working on shrinking the pauses and speeding up the tempo.
Next week we'll take start to put the chords all together for this tune. This week get used to switching between G and C major and G and D7. Start with four strums and for beats of rest and see if you can comfortably get it down to two of each.
This is the one rhythm that you really need to know if you want to play bluegrass/rockabilly/country/americana music. The pattern is a quarter note followed by six 8th notes with accents on the second and forth beat or, "Long Short Short Short Short Short Short."
This is our second bonus tune for the session—- have fun with these! We will not be performing them at your recital, they are just a fun way to get more accustomed to changing chords and to get a different view at how the guitar is used in music. Take your time moving slowly from one chord shape to the next and try to get through the whole pattern 5 times each day.
Ring of Fire
This is coming along so well. This week we put the first phrase into time. I've attached a PDF of the whole melody in time (just focus on the first phrase this week) as well as a quick reference guide for which rhythmic values are which!