Hello my uke party people! Here we are in lesson number 6 talking about the strumming pattern for Three Little Birds. And that means we’re talking about relaxation and we’re continuing to learn how to count as we play. We’ll be emphasizing the second and fourth beat in this tune. The concept is simple and should come naturally to most of you.That’s the mathematical part and then there’s the philosophical part - how do we get inside the song. In this case, it’s helpful to think about Bob Marley’s life in 1977 when he recorded this song. What was he thinking?? Who was he singing to?? When we’re making social music it helps to connect these songs to the stream of life. If we want people to sing with us we need to have a strong emotional tie to the material. Looking at the lyrics and forming some opinions helps with that process. In this lesson I also serve up that familiar pep talk: learning to sing and play requires a positive attitude and positive language. This music may present challenges along the way - what doesn’t? - but music making is something that’s available to anyone who wants it and the good news is no one has to walk down this path alone.
We’re all in this thing together!
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Three Little Birds
Loop 0:31 Welcome and What You Will Learn Today
Loop 1:13 Strumming Breakdown
Loop 6:50 Practice Loop of Three Little Birds
Loop 9:05 Singing and Getting Inside a Song
Loop 14:50 Singing Practice Loop