10/7 Class Summary


Today we talked about what a measure is, and continued to work on “Old Joe Clark”.


What is a measure?

  • A measure is a segment of time that contains a certain number of beats (usually four). In written music, it looks like a box with notes written in it. Dividing a song into measures allows us to break up the music into manageable chunks to learn. When we do a count-in at the beginning of a song, we typically count one measure. Ex. “1-2-3-4”

The D7 Chord!

  • We learned our first banjo chord today! Wahoo! (It’s in Measure 4 of Old Joe Clark)

1=Index Finger 2=Middle Finger

1=Index Finger
2=Middle Finger

Will upload audio recordings for Old Joe Clark shortly.

Practice Goals:

-Keep chugging away with Old Joe Clark! See how far you can get in the A-part and shoot to have the first four measures down by next week. Y’all are doing so great!

McKain Lakey