Students with general knowledge and experience with playing the ukulele will learn how to play the more advanced chords, mixed or complex strumming techniques, and popular songs on the ukulele instrument.
In this multi-day class, we will begin by reviewing the basic chords, strumming patterns, and musical terms (frets, chords, strumming, tuning, etc). Then we will move on to learning advanced chords (example Bm7, A7, etc) which will build in difficulty and intensity as we progress our learning during the entire course. Students will be taught how to strum in different rhythms to match each song tempo (example: down, down, up, down, up…), increasing in complexity and combination difficulty with each lesson. They will also be playing popular, modern (but clean and PG) songs from the very first lesson- building in skill level as they acquire more knowledge and chord change fluidity. It is my goal to make the learning process fun, and encourage students to sing and participate by allowing each member to take turns strumming/playing their instrument at appropriate times during the lesson. Music is supposed to be enjoyable, and learning is easier when students are having a blast. Be sure to send me a message with any artist/song that the student likes and I will do everything I can to include something from it in the lesson content during our course. Please refer to the weekly course breakdown schedule below, although the teacher reserves the right to change the topics/difficulty as necessary to fit the students’ needs during the course. I look forward to singing and sharing some tunes with you soon!
Week 1: Review of Basic Chords and Simple Songs
Weeks 2-3: Learning Major/Minor Chords and Strumming Techniques with Slow-Medium Tempo Songs
Weeks 4-6: Learning _7 Octave Chords and Mixed Strumming patterns in Pop Music
Weeks 7-10: Learning Sharp/Flat Chords and Creating Strumming Techniques in Music Chosen by the Student(s)