A, Dm, G7, C: Beethoven Uses the Same Chords as You and Me!

Here’s the latest installment of “Beethoven of the ‘Ukulele”. I’m not sure whether to continue to call it “Beethoven OF the ‘Ukulele”, or to call it “Beethoven ON the ‘Ukulele”, or something else. Anyway, here is the latest installment: Page 5 of “Scene by the Brook”, the second movement of his “Pastorale” Symphony:

Page 5 of “Scene by the Brook”. 13 pages to go in the second movement!

After a performance of page 5, there is a brief tutorial on how to play one of the most memorable melodies in the movement. The chord sequence Beethoven uses is A – Dm – G7 – C, moving ar0und the Circle of Fifths like a boss! (If that doesn’t make any sense to you, let me know and I’ll be happy to do a tutorial to explain.) Anyway, I went back and brushed up on some of my video editing skills in order to highlight the tab as I’m explaining and playing the example:

Click the pic to go to the video starting at 2:11 where the tab highlights begin. Amazing! 🙂

Hopefully this is useful and will give you reason to try the lick yourself!

In other news, last week I presented a revised version of a presentation about the project I’ve been working on to my Toastmasters club. Here it is if you’d like to watch it. I’m thinking that I will be doing a lot of presentations, expanded versions of something like this as the project evolves:

Cherry Creek Toastmasters on Nov. 7, 2019!

Let me know what you would like to see from this project. I love to hear from you, so drop me a line with any questions/suggestions or just to say hi!

And…when you’re ready, you can find out more about lessons with me online via Zoom or Skype (or in person, if you happen to be in Denver!) by visiting my lessons page.

all the best to you!


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