Last week was a bit of a write off week, but I’ve just about learned the chords to “Angels” including the odd F#m. I’ve also done a bit of rehearsing Song 1 to bed it into my brain a bit.

This week Sally has challenged me to learn “Nothing Ever Happens” by Del Amitri. I’m not even convinced that this is a well known, sing-along pop song. But the chorus is pretty rousing, so worth a go. I’ve downloaded from iTunes and the music and words are in one of my books.

At the end of this weel I’ll have covered three classes of song:

  • Difficult music and difficult words (Fairytale of New York);
  • Difficult music and easy words (Angels…well, the chords were easy but I had to do more work to learn them than the words, which were already firmly in my head);
  • and Easy music and difficult words (Nothing Ever Happens)

Yes, this week is like memorising poetry. Sally doesn’t make life easy! Chords are C, F, Am, G, with a few others in the musical bridge.

Sally has pledged to learn to play along on the mandolin, which will make it more fun. Perhaps I should make her learn the words too?