Ukulele beginners’ night
Time: 18:30 - 21:00
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: ME158
Duration: 1 session
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What is the course about?
Learn the essentials of playing the ukulele in a group lesson. Learn about the use and history of the instrument.
Play and sing a few songs.
What will we cover?
Learn about tuning the ukulele, playing technique, and how to strum simple chord patterns. We'll try to navigate some simple songs.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Play some essential chords
- Play a basic strumming pattern
- Learn about uke tuning.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This one day course is ideal for beginners to the ukulele.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
We will learn songs and techniques together as a group.
The tutor will give instruction, advice, and practical demonstrations.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Bring a ukulele if you can get hold of one. Don't be afraid to turn up empty handed if you do not have an instrument.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Join the City Lit ukulele programme of progressive courses to develop your playing.
Jake is a multi-instrumentalist whose work for several years has had a strong leaning towards the community and social aspects of music. His songwriting and performing builds bridges between ages and demographics, and his styles of presentation and performance attempt the same. Jake runs Froggy's Famous Fan Club (for pre-schoolers), The Cream of Tartar Show (a cabaret performance/workshop) and is his own One Man Band. He plays ukulele, harmonica, accordion, banjo, guitar, piano and percussion, sings, and writes many, many songs. innovation and re-invention have been the inspiration since the covid curse, and Jake has been exploring his unique musical take with live online shows and a collection of original songs. At City Lit Jake teaches ukulele and harmonica.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.