Introduction to the Ukulele Workshop
8th April 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Aims of the Course: A fun and friendly workshop where you learn how to read and strum a few simple chords to play a song
* Demonstrate how to hold the ukulele
* Demonstrate the use of an electronic tuner
* Correctly identify ukulele chord boxes
* Strum the ukulele in-time to a beat
* Perform a popular song as a group
This workshop will introduce beginners to basic strumming and chord fingering in order to play popular songs. It is preferred if learners bring their own instrument; soprano, concert or tenor models are most suitable. However, there will be ukuleles for hire by prior arrangement. Bringing a ‘clip on’ tuner will also be very helpful.
All course materials will be provided. The chord fingerings of the ukulele are similar to those used on the guitar but much easier to manage, so this course could also be seen as a step towards playing the guitar.
Prerequisite skills include: Reading, simple maths and ability to use individual fingers.
This workshop could lead to a Ukulele Improvers Workshop, a longer course or membership of a local club.