Beginners Ukes via Bob Dylan

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What’s it all about?

The gentle ukulele must be THE best instrument to play in an apartment, or a car, or on the beach or in the park: wherever friends gather. It’s such a gentle little thing that you can strum away under conversations and become a part of the soundtrack of life. What’s more: it’s relatively straightforward to learn and there are HEAPS of resources out there to help you. Using a few classic tunes, this class will teach you the basic chords and knowledge that will give you access to thousands of songs and hours of happiness.

What will we cover?

  • How do you hold it? How do you strum it? How do you keep the beat?
  • Why a uke is much more than a little guitar. Tips on strings, ukes to buy and not to buy, and why an electronic clip-on tuner is essential for the modern uker.
  • A touch of uke history so you can win points at trivia nights.
  • We will channel ‘His Bobness’ and learn three of his classic hits to gradually build our stock of fundamental chords and strums. You’ll go home with these tunes ‘under your belt’, a couple of others to study and a very useful list of resources you can access online, including the best places to go to get ukulele song sheets for your future learning and sing-a-longs.

Who will be teaching?

Harry Harrison plays with the fabulous Melbourne Ukulele Kollective, helps out at the Melbourne Ukulele Festival (coming up on the 7-9th March 2014!) and teaches uke groups at workshops and festivals around Victoria. He’s a passionate advocate of the uke as a fun, mobile and (usually) inexpensive instrument that appeals to musical beginners but ranges up to international performance level.