Ukulele 2: Builds on from the Beginning Ukulele.
In this online ukulele group you will learn to play ukulele so you can feel comfortable when you join a local group or play alone or begin to learn to entertain. The person taking this course is brave to learn a new instrument or will become brave as they continue to learn. You don't have to sing but play along to music.
What the course is about.
Fretboard and Dots, Simple Chord Structure, Simple strum for C chord
Simple songs in Key of C with G7, Strumming examples, Chords of F and Am
Time Signatures, Rhythm, Calypso Strum, Two Chord song list
C G7 and finger placement, Additional chords in the key of C
Stepping patterns for Chord shapes – Make your changing faster.
SkillChecklist, More songs in C, Blues Backing track in C for private use.
Blues structure for Ukulele
The checklist is so you have something to tick off and know what you have learnt. This is to ensure that when you finish the course you are sure what you have learnt, and feel proud of your achievements.
The terminology is included as you learn that follows along regular music names such as the Key of a song, chords, notes, lyrics, fretboard, frets, strum names etc.
The materials included are many pdfs to download which involve songs and chord shapes for your resource folder.
I wouldn't hurry the course but plod along as you see fit. Don't forget you are learning so 15 minutes a day is easy enough and will ensure your fingers learn well as well as the pathways in your brain.
The course is structured in video lectures and pdfs attached. There are some websites to look at, these are no cost. The downloads are so you can print them off and keep in a resource folder for you to use when you are not on the internet. These can also be shared for educational purposes. All music is copyrighted to the public domain or the writer. The pdf's are not for sale, they are given for additional educational purposes. If you are looking for a particular song with chords, I can usually source the song, so please ask if you have a special request.
Why should you take this course: To learn ukulele and have fun. You will grow in your music literacy. There is a book available on Amazon called Playing the Ukulele by Michelle Daley, if you wish to purchase this in kindle form. This book fits with the first two courses. Good luck and happy playing. Keep on keeping on.
Ukulele 2 is about welcoming you and hoping you will share your profile with me so I can get to know you and your growth in the course. if you have achieved Ukulele 1 for the Beginner first then a big Congratulations and you have set yourself up for success. Learn simply and slowly, don't hurry it, we don't want to learn bad habits. Take it slow and do it right and you will eventually be surprised at your success. Keep on keeping on. Welcome.
this is a must watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0JKCYZ8hng
Anita Collins on How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins. You are on the right track for good health.Yahoo.
Learn the fretboard and the dots on the side.
The ukulele fretboard is divided and strings are tuned into the G6 tuning.
So chords are made by pressing fingers on the strings between each fret.
Download the pdf will show you the notes on the fretboard with open and closed strings.
You will learn the placement of your fingers and how to read chords for Ukulele music.
Ensure that you place your fingers in the correct positions as further on you will need easy ways to pattern music and move easily and quickly from chord to chord in sheet music.
L4: To learn a simple lullaby and the C and Fadd9 single chord notes and strum. The simple lullbaby is frère Jacques and Brother John. This will allow you to become familiar with the C progression from C to CMajor and C7 as well as the one note Fadd9 which can be used as and alternative to the two finger F chord. Fadd9 is the beginning of color notes. The C chord uses the pinky or 3rd finger and the Fadd9 uses the first pointy finger. The double finger F chord uses the 2nd finger.
This is the standard Strum. up down up down, up down, up down. this can be played at whatever speed - tempo - you feel your song is capable of.
LO: To learn the Calypso Strum
DD UU DU, is the strum you need to learn for 4/4 timing. It is an adaptable and favorite strum that many players use.
Two chord song. Easy play C and G7. Enjoy.
If you don't know the song, it is on UTUBE
Two chord song in C and G7
New chords added to the first song and another added for learning
Small fun test for you and your ukulele and identify the chords and say them as you pattern them with your fingers. Try it out first and listen to the sounds each chord makes.
Objective: Putting the Chord and Strum together.
Frere Jacques, I hear thunder,
Key C: F G7. Clementine and Tom Dooley - chorus and 1 verse attached.
Two, Three and Four chord songs. these can be found on the internet and I can send websites to collect these. They are copyrighted but many are in the public domain.
Lullaby song in C and G7
Two chord song in C and G. G7 will be fine to use instead of Gmajor. It's your choice for your voice. Enjoy
This PDF - Stepping Patterns will help you move from one chord to another in easy moves. This encourages you to leave your fingers on the string instead of taking them all off and finding their way back again. It's like walking one step at a time with your fingers.
What are the chords in the Key of C
Names of the Open Strings
What are the benefits of a ukulele
Types of Ukulele
i have added this Utube I discovered on the power of music to our minds. It's called the 'Distraction Dilemma 2 - Opus. It is Christian based but you may find the scientific information very interesting on your choices of music.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHBzfH0q04g It is free and has a few sessions of them. Please enjoy.
My life has been full of learning in many areas.
I live in a small bi-cultural town in a 1960s home. I spent many years in a big city which became too busy for me.
My interests are studying other Udemy courses, lots of reading, crochet, ukulele, freelance writing, ballroom and line dancing. I am a parish secretary and a Charitable Trust secretary and on a Victim Support committee.
I have a BA majoring in English, accounting, Nutritional diploma in alternative medicine. I am now doing a Graduate Diploma in Journalism. Grad Diploma in alternative Clinical Nutrition. Primary Teaching training, Diploma in Management.
I ran my own home business for small business owners accounting for more than 10 years. I also ran a nutritional clinic prior to accounting. I had articles published in alternative health magazines
I play and teach ukulele for fun and laughter. Music warms the heart and makes friends.
I have grown children and four grandchildren.
I enjoy helping students with answers to their questions. I hope your enjoy my courses like I enjoy learning. Let me know what other courses you might like me to teach. Ukulele for Christians, children.