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Pay Me My Money Down - Uke


G and C Chords

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Pay Me My Money Down - Uke > G and C Chords

Greetings Friends and Neighbors and Uke enthusiasts! Welcome to uke lesson #1.We’ll be exploring the possibilities for what I like to call Social Music - the music that we make when we gather together throughout life’s many festive, solemn, and casual occasions. Today we’ll approach the song “Pay Me My Money Down.” I learned this from Frankie and Dougie Quimby of the Georgia Sea Island Singers. They said people would sing this while pulling boats out of the water. It’s a classic example of call and response work song which makes it an ideal tune for social music making. We’re going to focus on the chording hand and learn two crucial ones - the G chord and the C chord! These are among the easiest uke chords to learn but I’ve you’ve never played a stringed instrument before it may take a little time to get comfortable with them but I encourage you to stay with me here and work them out. You’ll be glad you did, the pay-off is huge! Dan Zanes

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Ukulele

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Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Pay Me My Money Down

Loop 0:42 What We're Going to Learn Today

Loop 1:57 Fingering and Parts of the Uke

Loop 4:45 Holiding the Uke and Playing Chords

Loop 5:39 C Chord Breakdown

Loop 6:29 G7 Chord Breakdown

Loop 7:32 Learning by Playing Songs and the Importance of Slowing Down

Loop 11:20 Practice Loop of Pay Me My Money Down

 

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Loop 13:34 What To Practice

 

 

 

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