Strum a song using easy chords during the first class! The ukulele has long been a delightful go-to for folks who want to get started playing music now. Learn various strumming patterns and how to pluck melodies on an instrument you can carry with you virtually anywhere.
More chords, more songs, more strumming patterns, more ukulele fun! If you would like to continue on from Ukulele 1 or have some working knowledge of the ukulele and would like to learn more, then this is your class. In addition, learn the rhythmic finger roll, add tremolo to your strumming and learn how to invent your own chords.
This is a course designed for the novice, but reinforces the basics and moves along quickly if you want to review. Learn by the chord/accompaniment method, so there is no need to be able to read music. A variety of drills, techniques, and songs enable anyone to learn how to understand, strum and pick the guitar. Bring your own guitar (preferably acoustic) to each class.
Completion of Folk Guitar 1 is strongly recommended. More advanced chords, strumming, and picking techniques are applied.
Learn how to read music and interpret chord diagrams for the guitar as well as basic strumming rhythms/patterns. We will play basic tunes together as a class. Bring your own guitar (preferably acoustic) to each class.
For this class, you should be comfortable with basic music reading and chord knowledge. The class will review material as needed from Applied Guitar 1 and you will continue to learn to read music as well as tablature. More advanced strumming patterns will be introduced, and beginning blues/rock examples will be explored.
This course will cover general banjo basics, chords and strumming and the basics of the Bluegrass three-finger picking style. Upon finishing the course, the student will be able to play basic accompaniment for songs and be able to choose a direction for further study.