Good Day My Fine Feathered Ukulele Strumming Friends! Here’s we go with The Coo Coo Bird. This seems to have started in England way back when and eventually landed here in the U.S. where Clarence Ashley recorded an inspired version with his banjo in 1929. That will be our starting point. This song is just Dm and C chords and in this lesson we’ll look at some way to spice up the chords while strumming, vocal ideas for group singing, and a way to play it as a finger picking song. In other words, we’re going to town! For me, taking a simple tune with easy changes and going as deep as possible is where the creative joy really rises. This approach is a starting point and I know you’ll find ways to take this song and make it your own. Let me know how you’re doing, i’m here and I’m excited to hear you play this Social Music masterpiece.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Up Above My Head
Loop 1:14 What You Will Learn Today
Loop 2:12 Chords and Rhythm Breakdown
Loop 9:40 Fingerpicking Breakdown
Loop 13:25 Closing Thoughts
Loop 15:02 Practice Loop of Whole Song