BEGINNER CLASS *Occupational hazards* Week 1: Lime in the coconut, Anyone else but you, Look at: C/Am/F/G7 progression. Quick intro to Strum, tap, strum, strum, tap
Week 2: C/Am/F/G7- quick look Blue Moon. Choose from: Stand by me and Last xmas/ Monstermash, Look at strum tap, strum, strum, tap.
Week 3: Recap New songs- chords and new strumming pattern.
Week 4: Don't worry be happy (New chord G)
Week 5: Work independently on house with no name.
Week 6: Recap all songs and strumming patterns, also look at arranging and interpreting songs for ukulele. *3 song cocktail activity*
ALL SONGS 1. Lime in the coconut by Harry Nilsson 2. Anyone else but you by Moldy Peaches 3. Blue Moon (Just the verses) 4. Stand by me/Last xmas/ Monstermash 5. Don't worry be happy by Bobby Mcferrin 6. Horse with no name by America
Holding the ukulele, down and up strumming, order of fingers and changing chords one finger at a time.
Chord changes- use the correct fingers, preparing for the next chord ----> Play song slowly so that your chord changes are smooth.
Strumming- Strum tap, strum, strum, tap. Practise strumming and chord changes separately if needed.
Strumming-Down, down up, Down, down up (Folk) Practice and play the strumming and chord changes separately.
Chose how you want to strum the song. (For most songs you can strum 4-8x)
Review 2 main songs. Stand by me (strum tap) Lion Sleeps tonight (folk)
STRUMMING TECHNIQUES 1. Thumb down, (soft) 2. Index finger down 3. Down, up, down,up (shuffle) 4. Down, down, up, up down, up (General folk) 5. Strum, tap, strum, strum tap. (Tap Style)