The Ukulele Project – Phase Two
February 25, 2009
Here is the second lesson plan for The Ukulele Project.
For this batch of lessons I want to get the kids using the C, F and G chords to strum and sing folk songs in 4/4 and 3/4 time. Don’t be afraid to add a few songs to the list – and don’t be afraid to contact me with your ideas and suggestions.
Second Lesson Plan:
- Folk Songs in 4/4 Time
- It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More – Camilo in Spain
- Goin’ Down That Road Feeling Bad – Dan in Florida
- Tom Dooley
- You Are My Sunshine – Tom in Canada
- She’ll be Comin’ Round the Mountain – Carlos in Spain
- Mamma Don’t ‘Low – Steve from Ohio
- 3/4 Time Rhythm
- Down in the Valley
- Streets of Laredo -Pat From Michigan
- The Black Velvet Band
- Fingerpicking Patterns
T o take part in the project, contact me at email@example.com, choose a lesson and film a short video workshop.
For example, let’s say you choose to cover the C Chord. All you would have to do is introduce yourself (”Hi. I’m Patrick from Crisfield, Maryland and I am here to show you how to make a C chord“) and walk the viewer through the steps of making a C chord on the ukulele.
Once you have filmed your workshop, upload the video file in the highest quality format you can to the Internet Archive.
To join the Internet Archive :
- Go to http://www.archive.org/
- In the upper right hand corner you will find the following: “Anonymous User (login or join us)”.
- Click on “join us”.
- Fill out the form. Click “Get library Card” when finished.
Files stored on the Internet Archive are publicly available under a Creative Commons license. You can read about how Creative Commons works by visitinghttp://creativecommons.org.
To upload a file to the Internet Archive:
- Log in to your account.
- In the menu across the top of your browser click on “contributions”.
- Click on “Create and upload a new movie, audio recording, live concert recording, or book”.
- Enter a title for your upload and click on the button marked, “Next”.
- On the next page, fill in the form (name your project after the chapter you are covering – for example, “C Chord”) and click on the button marked, “Upload Files”.
After uploading, archive.org will automatically generate a page where people can download and view your file. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your Internet Archive link.