Ukulele : Beginners Workshop


The ukulele is one of the most versatile stringed instruments around. You do not need to be able to read music, but in fact will become familiar with printed chord charts as well as learning a variety of strums and styles of playing. You will learn a brief history of the Ukulele, the varieties available, simple chord and fingering techniques and how to hold and tune the Ukulele. You may bring your Ukulele or purchase a new pre- prepared one from the tutor from $35.

Westfield Penrith Weekend on Sunday

Beginning 10/11/2019 from 10:00:00 to 15:00:00

for 1 Day


Topics Covered include:

- The parts and description - How to hold - How to tune - First chords - Basic strum - The history of the Uke - The different types - First song - More chords - Different keys - Legendary performers - Different playing styles - More chords - More keys - New strum techniques - Brands and makes of Ukes - String alternatives - How to use a tuner - Reading chord charts - Further songs and chords - More advanced strums - What to find on internet - Sourcing sons material - Appreciating different genres - Song patterns - Re cap earlier work - Information on Uke clubs and activities

Course Outcome

To be able to play songs, with simple strums and basic chords in all keys. To understand the different styles of Ukes and to be able to source song material.

On the first session bring

Ukulele or purchasing one from the tutor from $40.00 or more.

Items to be purchased during the course

Nothing compulsory, however difficult to obtain items are available from the tutor: Strings tuner etc. Song sheets all provided. Further songbook material available. Wear warm clothing in Autumn and Winter as classrooms can get quite cold.

Special Issues To Note

Workshop, no concessions

NCC Code: 97UKUW419



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