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Play the Ukulele: Beginners

Monday 13 May 2019
19:00 - 21:00
16 Hours / 8 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

Fee information. Click here for eligibility details (opens in a new window).

£111.00 Half fee available. Course symbols: CL

Course description

You will learn different chords, rhythm playing, melodies and ensemble playing. By the end of the course you will see how the ukulele can be used to play both as a solo instrument and within a group.

Entry requirements

Bring enthusiasm! Also bring a notebook and pen/pencil and, of course, a Ukulele!

What you will learn

The ukulele is an incredibly popular instrument and this course is designed to give you the basic principles. Playing simple chord sequences, strumming/rhythm techniques, and ensemble playing will be covered. The course will cover chords, melodies and simple pop songs. We will also look at rhythms and how we can play a song in a group with different parts. We will also look at chord playing and melody playing.

How you will learn on this course

The emphasis will be very much on the practical, based mainly on playing and demonstration. Teaching will be both group and individual centred. Listening activities will be to the fore too.

How you will be assessed on this course

1. You will be able to play a variety of chords. 2. You will be able to play different rhythms. 3. You will be able to play some simple pop songs. 4. You will demonstrate a good knowledge of timing. 5. You will be able to play melodies in collaboration with someone playing chords. 6. You will be able to play solo as well as play in a group. 7. You will be able to read chord charts and tab.

Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)

Not applicable.

What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time

Students are expected to practice the tasks between classes. The objectives can only be attained through this extra work.

What you need for your course

None, though the tutor may recommend some books and websites throughout the course.

What you need to bring to the first class

Writing materials and a Ukulele are all that is required for the course (bring enthusiasm too!).

What you can do next

Need to up skill in Maths, English and Digital Skills – look at our Level 1/2 Functional Skills, GCSE and Digital Skills course offer. We also offer courses and one to one training on iPads/tablets, iPhones and laptops.

Additional information

At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals. All documents are a requirement of the Funding Agency. All students on courses funded by the ESFA must complete a Learning Agreement and ILP.

Venue information

5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 4EZ Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath. Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422 Car park available onsite. Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed. For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking