Ukulele Beginners Hornsby - Ku-ring-gai Community College

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Ukulele Beginners

Having Fun with the Ukulele Lessons for Beginners.

There’s emerging evidence that learning to play a musical instrument is good for your physical health: it improves posture, hand-eye coordination, etc. It’s also good for your mental health: practising a little each day and thinking through how to play sequences of notes is great mind work. It can also give a sense of accomplishment, as you learn to play your first tunes.

A few simple major and minor chords, become the magical keys that open new doors for you into a wonderful world of music. The mellow, hollow sound the ukulele makes is immediately recognizable and often associated with tropical settings, like Hawaii.

Whether you want to grace the stage one day or simply like to strum along at home, these ukulele lessons break down the basics of playing into simple, step-by-step instructions so that anyone can follow.

What will I be learning in this course.

  • Tuning your ukulele
  • Holding and playing position
  • Basic chords
  • Basic strums
  • Reading standard music notation and Tab
  • Old school the swinging Ukulele
  • Rocking out the Uke
  • Taking it home island style
  • Ukulele blues
  • Introducing fingerstyles
  • Guitar picks to play the Ukulele
  • Rhythm and Tempo training
  • Personal Performance technique
  • Practice organization and technique
  • Creativity and self-expression

What I will be able to do by the end of the course

  • Play songs from Folk, Rock, Pop, Blues, Irish, Jazz, Punk, Classical,
  • Read musical notation and tab sheets
  • Skills and confidence to play and sing to friends’ and family on stage or at home
  • Be a happy person who loves to express themselves through playing Ukulele.

What do I need to bring?

·        A Ukulele and guitar picks

·        An electronic tuner

·        I can suggest a free online tuner as well

·        A music stand (please contact us if you don't have one)

·        Pen and paper for notes

·        Handouts will be provided

·        A Ukulele strap for future use

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