Introduction to Ukulele

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April 29, 2017 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
425 24th St
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Joe Madres
Introduction to Ukulele @ CCE | West Palm Beach | Florida | United States

Age – 10 & up (unless accompanied by an adult)

Learn the basic techniques of playing the ukelele by learning classic and contemporary ukelele songs.  The class will cover helpful skills such as tuning, understanding and reading tablature, timing, chords, rhythm, and strumming techniques found in these fun songs! Each song has been carefully selected to uncover new techniques and chords to expand the students’ knowledge in a very fun way. Ukeleles are provided.

Summer Tunes!

– Overview: Introduction to the ukulele. How it works. Learning the 1-4-5 chord progression.

– “Somewhere over the Rainbow” – Learn the “Island Strum”

– Picking or fingerpicking, both? – Reasons why learning both is important. Learn “Creep” by Radiohead

– Don’t Worry Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin “Island Strum”

– Im Yours – Jason Mraz “Swing Strum” and new chords.

– Upside Down – Jack Johnson – “Swing Strum”

– The Scientist – Coldplay – Finger Picking and Strumming Class.

– Stand by Me – Ben E King “Swing Strum” Class

– Finger picking and strumming hybrid technique while learning “Imagine” by  John Lennon

– Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen (Jeff Buckley) – Intermediate Level Song.

– Space Oddity – David Bowie – Intermediate Level Song

– Here Comes the Sun – George Harrison – Intermediate Level Song


Teaching Artist – Chris Proano

Age – 10 & up (unless accompanied by an adult)

Time – Every Wednesday from 5-6 PM and Saturday from 11:30-12:30 PM

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