Time: 18:00 - 19:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: ME156
Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
What is the course about?
Develop your ukulele technique, explore the chord theory, and learn how to apply these to your playing. This course has 3 chapters of repertoire as described below.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
You will learn new techniques on the ukulele, and new songs, chord theory and split strokes.
Chapter 1 :Vintage repertoire and Humorous songs ( from 1900-1950). 2 : Skiffle to Rock’n’Roll to the Summer of Love ( 1955 to 1967). 3: Strictly 21st Century: Pop songs and hot tunes.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- play new chord patterns
- improve your picking technique
- learn split strokes
- apply this knowledge to tunes on the course, and further tunes of your choice.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for students who have previous experience in playing ukulele. Ideal for graduates of the "improvers" course and previous intermediate level.
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 technique taught in each session. You will learn and play in a group online lesson and the tutor will give advice and feedback to individuals.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Please use your own ukulele. All course materials will be available in the google classroom.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
A follow on course will be available next term.