Don’t Stop Me Now Summer Ukulele Lessons – 6 Week Course
Thursday Evenings 7-9pm
Starting 8 August 2019
Ending 12 September 2019
Location: Duke of Uke, 88 Cheshire Street, London E2 6EH
Join School of Uke’s Summer Nights Ukulele Experience for a 6 week Don’t Stop Me Now Ukulele Course!
If you’re keen to further improve your Ukulele playing this Summer, School of Uke Don’t Stop Me Now Summer Ukulele Lessons are for you. Take part in a fun, interactive 6 week Summer Experience at a holiday friendly price, so if you’re already going away for a couple of weeks you won’t miss out!
Meet new people, make new friendships and continue your musical journey!
This course of 6 Ukulele lessons gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of Ukulele, improving your playing and will keep you strumming away all Summer Long!
In our Next Level classes we aim to expand on the basics and get you playing more confidently. We’ll take you beyond the simple stuff and start introducing techniques you never thought possible! With a hands-on practical approach we’ll look at new chords, chord construction, new scales, playing in new keys and performance tips n tricks!
Located in the historic East End of London, Duke of Uke is London’s World Famous Ukulele Store. Our School of Uke Summer Nights Ukulele Experience is your opportunity to make new friends and learn to play the Ukulele in a fun and relaxed social setting.
Through a selection of popular songs curated and arranged by School of Uke we’ll give you the confidence to continue your musical journey with the Ukulele.
Here’s what you’ll learn:
Group Ensemble & Performance Technique
- Play multi-part arrangements with Ukulele
- Learn about developing arrangement and performance in songs with multiple parts
- Emphasis on musical awareness, group timing, texture, rhythm and song
- Develop playing technique and encourage individual style within a group
- Introduction to playing effectively and confidently in a live gigging environment
Strumming and Picking
- Strong focus on strumming techniques and syncopation, the place of emphasis and accent.
- Explore use of barre chords to achieve dampening effects useful for achieving a more percussive and syncopated sound
- Introduction to box rolls, forward and backward.
Melody and Theory
- Develop awareness of the fretboard up to the 12th fret
- Introduction to scales including Minor and Major Pentatonic
- Playing both melody and harmony to a song over the chord structure
Chords and Chord Theory
- Focus on I/IV/V progression through 12 Bar Blues and cross-fertilization with other genres
- Establish relational patterns between barre chords outside the key of C
- Expanding chord repertoire and using extended chords
- Explore ways to decorate simple chord progressions using inversions
- Introduction to the circle of 5ths
- Introduction to understanding of chord construction in relative Major and Minor keys