Thursday, October 8, 2009
The Yesterukes have learned so many new things since our adventure started. We figured, why stop now? Our latest challenge is to try "playing by ear." It's one of those things, that's easy if you know how, but pretty hard if you've never done it. Every week someone chooses a three or four chord song to bring to the group and we see if we can play it. We've only been doing this for a few weeks, so sometimes it's a train wreck and sometimes we surprise ourselves, and it's pretty good. But it's always fun!
Our group is made up of both seasoned players and relative newcomers to the music world. So for some, this is very comfortable and for others, it's a stretch. Today's song is one of those "three chords and the truth" kind. Sit in with us as we try it to learn it. (We're only looking at the words. Honest.) Remember, it's a new song for us!
The youngest of our Yesterukes is out of commission for a while, after an encounter with one of those germ-y things that lurk in hospitals. This is also a video greeting to her from all of us. Get well!
What's New, by Bob Haggert, 1939