Greetings My Finely Tuned Friends! Here we are again, this time with a sea shanty by the name of Cape Cod Girls. In this lesson we’ll take something that was originally used as an A Capella work song, put it in the key of E, give it a shuffle feel, and make it into a dance party tune. That’s social music! This song has a great call and response structure so of course we’ll talk about using it as a group sing along. Like many of these folk tunes this isn’t meant to be a dusty relic that we must play a certain way (although learning to do that is a beautiful thing and important if we’re going to grow as players). This song is a flexible living creature inviting us to make it our own…Here we go! I love hearing from you, let me know how you’re doing with your social music.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Cape Cod Girls
Loop 1:37 What You Will Learn Today
Loop 2:20 Sea Shanties
Loop 5:22 Breakdown of Chords and Rhythm
Loop 15:02 Making The Song Your Own
Loop 18:15 Practice Loop of Whole Song