Ukulele

Convenor:   Greg Platt   Phone: 01633 255442
Level:
Meetings:
Beginner
2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Thursdays 11.00-12.00
 
 
Convenor:   Tony Mason   Phone: 01633 896094
Level:
Meetings:
Improver and upward
1st, 3rd & 4th Wednesdays 11.45 - 1.00
 
 
Convenor:   Bryn Watts
Carol Kelly
Clare Hughes
  Phone: 07771 193060
01633 214404
01633 968650
Level:
Meetings:
Technical
1st, 3rd & 4th Thursdays 1.00 - 3.00

The popularity of the Ukulele Group continues to grow! As well as the group for beginners and the one for more advanced players, we now have a third group - the Technical Ukulele Group - a progressive class for competent ukulele players who wish to expand their knowledge of chords and techniques for ukulele playing.

Playing the ukulele has many advantages. Music in all its forms is good for us, of that there is no doubt. With the ukulele you don't need to have any prior musical knowledge to get started. An instrument can be bought for as little as £25 and being small and light is easy to carry about, even on public transport. It is becoming increasingly popular in schools so, if you want to keep up with the grandchildren, it could be just the thing for you. And if you fancy shaking a tambourine or maracas, banging a cajon (you can look that one up) or a djembe (and that one) or showing in some other way that you 'got rhythm' we hope to introduce some percussion in the very near future.

Greg & Tony
July 2018
 

Technical Ukulele Group

A progressive class for competent ukulele players who wish to expand their knowledge of chords and techniques for ukulele playing, the class is a next step for those who have some experience at performance level. It is integral to this class that participants embrace fully the ethos of ukulele practice at home. Students will be supported to progress their ukulele playing through individual performance in class. Suggestions and ideas for advancement in ukulele playing from students will be actively encouraged.

AREAS COVERED

  • Strumming patterns
  • Finger picking
  • Timing
  • How to chuck / chunk
  • Chord transitions
  • Chord alternatives
  • and more!

Bryn, Carol & Clare
September 2018
 

 
 

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