Ukulele for the non-beginner

Who is a non-beginner? Someone who is comfortable with his instrument. Ukulele players , often self-taught or have taken a few beginner workshops, are non-beginners if they already know how to tune, play the basic chords from memory (C, F, G7, Am, C7) and strum instinctively. They know how to read a chord diagram. They know how to look at a song sheet and finger the chords indicated with the lyrics.

What would a “ukulele for the non-beginner / busy adult” course include?

Milton Adult Education Spring 2019As posted on the website of Milton Public Schools Adult Education, the course description says

If you already know how to finger the handful of chords used in most songs and accompany yourself with the most common strum patterns, then you are ready to join other ukulele enthusiasts in exploring the vast variety of genres: reggae, Hawaiian, rock, pop, folk, jazz, and non-English songs. You will build a collection of songs, annotated with appropriate introduction, accompaniment (strum pattern), and ways to make the song more interesting than what’s written. This is a taught jam session.

It’s the FIRST time that ukulele courses are offered in the Town of Milton (on the southern border of Boston, Massachusetts). I can see Milton from where I live and work. The Milton T is the metro stop I use.

I’m thrilled because I will lead the class on a journey, to explore common chord progressions, strum techniques for different kinds of music genres. My approach is to teach my students how to fish, how to continue on their musical adventures after the course, without me.

Here is a sample of the way I teach – video tutorial of “Do Wah Diddy”

Register online. These evening classes begin Monday March 11th, 2019. The 1.5 hour class takes place EACH Monday evening except the break for Patriot’s Day on 15th April. There are nine consecutive classes.

Instructor: Anne Ku                         Cost: $150
Mondays: 7:15 – 8:45 PM                  9 Weeks
Dates: 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13

Author: BLOGmaiden

As one of the earliest bloggers (since 1999), I enjoy meeting people who embrace "out-of-the-box" thinking and fear not the unknown. I believe in collaboration for sustainability because it increases stakeholder value.

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