209 TUTOR: Richard Bending
Here is your chance to learn the basics of ukulele playing. This course is for complete beginners and no knowledge of music notation is required. In an easy-going, relaxed atmosphere, your tutor will demonstrate various techniques including rhythm patterns and chords for accompanying songs in different keys. You will also cover some history of the instrument and see a selection of unusual ukuleles dating from the early 1900s onwards. You will receive a ukulele, which is yours to keep, as well as chord and song sheets. By the end of the course, you will be able to accompany vocals and play a selection of rhythms and songs. There will also be a chance to show off your new skills in a short public performance on the last day. Come along and have a good time while you learn.
There will be a chance, if you wish, to show your new skills in a short public performance on the last day. Come along and have a good time while you learn!
An improvement this year is that the provided ukuleles will be 'Concert' size - with a slightly longer scale length, which makes playing chords easier than the standard 'Soprano' size.
Richard has a wealth of experience with running ukulele workshops at festivals and schools, as well as a weekly ukulele club. in addition to playing the instrument, he has also made over 30 ukuleles in the past few years.
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All courses run for 5 days
WK 1 11 Jul - 15 Jul
WK 2 18 Jul - 22 Jul
WK 3 25 Jul - 29 Jul
WK 4 1 Aug - 5 Aug
9.15AM to 12.15PM
1.45PM to 4.30PM
All Day Courses
9.15AM to 4.30PM