Introduction to Ukulele

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April 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Center for Creative Education
425 24th St
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Joe Madres

Age – 10 & up w/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 w/Adult

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

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