Understanding the Circle of 5ths & Other
Common Chord Structures
This workshop focuses on common
chord sequences found in all kinds of music and the underlying dynamics
that make them work. Folks who have
been to this workshop have said it gave them their first real understanding
of what the "circle of fifths" is all about. This is not a
lecture, it's a participatory play along. Bring your stringed instrument.
This workshop is for those who already know how to play chords and want
to expand their understanding and ability to feel where a song is going
or to embellish their own songwriting.
Dan Scanlan lives on the Yuba River in Nevada
City CA and can be found in cyberspace at www.coolhanduke.com. A ukulele
performer since 1961
he currently performs solo, leads the quartet Cool Hand Uke and the Enablers,
and directs the 30-member Strum Bums Ukulele Orchestra in Grass Valley
CA. He recently released his newest CD, "Ah, Rajão",
performed solo on the instrument that is the forerunner of the ukulele.