Ukulele Advanced

Ukulele Advanced: Week #1

Welcome to our Ukulele Advanced class!  I'm really excited to work on music with you all this session; we will be solidifying many of the techniques we have seen thus far and exploring new techniques each week.

Here is our syllabus for this session:

UKE ADVANCED:  "Here Comes the Sun"

WEEK 1

  • G scale: rest strokes

  • Review of ties

  • Basic strum review

WEEK 2

  • counting syncopations and ties over the bar line

  • barre chord review

  • “ex 1”

WEEK 3

  • intro to metric modulation

  • intro to chord melody

  • melody line to intro: thumb playing

  • themes intro, G D theme (ex 3, ex 4)

WEEK 4

  • Intro with chord melody

  • review of finger style

  • slide practice

WEEK 5

  • verse melody

  • finger style line (ex 2)

WEEK 6

  • finger style line with slide

  • outro chords with metric modulation

WEEK 7

  • final arrangement

WEEK 8

  • review and prep for recital

 

We begin this session with a review of a basic strum:

D D U U D (U)

This is a very common strum in uke music and it bears some review.  We will apply it to Ingrid Michelson's "You And I": a song every ukulelist should know.  Remember that the last up stroke is optional so experiment with both as you play through the chord changes this week.

You and I

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