Ukulele + Singing: Week #2
List of Goals for the week:
Warm Up: Blue Moon and introducing a vocal warm-up
Scale: We will review a C major Scale
Technique: Stretches for fingers, vocal technique suggestions, Cover any questions about strumming, holding instrument next class
Repertoire: Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
Here’s what we covered in week 2!
Brief vocal warm-up => stretching the voice and using solfege for warm-up
Finger/wrist stretches for getting ready to play the uke
Warm-up with Blue Moon - another song in C maj. Look at all the same chords we see!
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow by Carole King (FULL CHART)
Play through all of the verse sections
Sing through all of the verse sections
Sing and play all of the verse sections
Reconciling the melody - let’s review the melody for the verses in solfege. Here’s a recording of the verse melody in solfege:
New section on ukulele: The bridge
Check it out below - we already know these chords!
Learning the bridge melody
Putting it all together!
REVIEW FROM LAST WEEK:
Our song is in C Major. Except for our E7 chord, all of the chords we’ve seen so far in this song are “DIATONIC” to the key of C major
C maj chord: I chord
D min chord: ii chord
F maj: IV chord
G and G7 chord: V chord and V7 chord respectively
Am chord: vi chord
E7 chord* (Non-diatonic): This is our V/vi chord (WHAT?)
● INTRODUCTION OF ADVANCED STRUMMING PATTERN for the song
(Keep this pattern in the back of your head for now - we’ll come back to it.)
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
D U D U U D U
Assignment for next week
How to Practice this at home
● 10 - 15 min daily or every other day
● Focus on playing the bridge and verses, no singing!
● Practice only the chords slowly first (no singing) Strumming pattern for now should be simple:
1 2 3 4
D D D D
Like last week, practice the chords in time, strumming only on beats 1 2 3 and 4.
● Once you feel secure in strumming on beats 1 2 3 and 4 in the time of the song, try adding the singing on top.
● Listen to Carole King’s version a few times this week to secure the melody. NOTE: her version is in a different key.
● Listen to the recording I’ve made of the song in solfege - this is to help reconcile any melody questions you may have!
Charts + Sheet Music + Diagrams