Ukulele: improvers

Course Dates: 16/09/21 - 02/12/21
Time: 19:45 - 21:15
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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For ukulele players who have completed a beginners' course or have learned a modest amount. Refine your technique, get a better understanding of fretboard navigation, and learn to play new songs.
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Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00

Course Code: ME150

Thu, eve, 16 Sep - 02 Dec '21

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

Any questions? music@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2630

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What is the course about?

You will advance your ukulele technique and apply this to all of your playing.

What will we cover?

You will learn new playing techniques including finger-picking, new chord shapes, new songs.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- play more challenging chord patterns and song forms
- play finger style ukulele
- apply this knowledge to tunes of your choice.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is for students who have some experience of playing ukulele.

You will need to follow written and verbal instructions in English and engage in class discussions.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The tutor will give practical demonstrations of the techniques being taught in each session. You will learn and play as a group and the tutor will give individual guidance.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Please bring your own ukulele.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Uke Intermediate level next term.

Martin Wheatley

Martin Wheatley has enjoyed a varied career playing and teaching all sorts of fretted instruments: guitar, banjos of all sorts, mandolin and ukulele. His interest in the ukulele started long before the current wave of popularity through a love of vintage Hawaiian music. You can watch him performing on the ukulele on Youtube but he is as interested in the value and joy of the instrument for complete novices as he is in pushing technical boundaries. His performing career has been spent playing old-style jazz (pre-WW2) with occasional forays into the worlds of rock (Bryan Ferry) and classical music (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic). He has a B.A. from Colchester, an M.A. from University College London and a houseful of ukuleles.

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.