Sunday, April 17, 2011

Request: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

We all love brother IZ's medley - "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/It's a Wonderful World". It's a tough song to master and is best played as a solo with a bit of the Reggae or Calypso beat.

I keep getting requests... so for you brave souls here's some home work.

Here's the strum sheet -- see Calypso. Get the strum down then practice the chord progression just below it... 2 measures of 4 beats of each ---- C -- Em, F -- C, F -- E7, Am -- F .

Here's the song sheet... sorry not as nice as you usually get.

Here's the video, so you can play along and sing with Izrael Kamakawiwo'ole.

Monday, April 11, 2011

April songs.... Sea of Love... and another for extra credit.

"Sea of Love"... is one of the great songs of early rock and roll. We're back to simple chords and a slow steady beat on this one. How many remember strolling down the dance floor to this one?.

OK... am I the only one that old?

I'm starting something new as well... I call it XtraCredit.
Our first XtraCredit song is a jumpin' be-bop song called "Bring Me Sunshine", which starts out slow and easy... and if you're brave enough you can work it to a high pitch of excitement. Just watch the very hot video here.

It's very Louis Prima.... OK.. who said "who?"

You can download each song by clicking on their names above or going to our download page on the WikiWiki website.