Intermediate Ukulele Classes level 1 & 2

Evening Intermediate Ukulele Classes

Intermediate (Level 1)

Starting Next course starts 12th September, 2018 – ***COURSE FULL *** next course will be in mid Jan

Duration for 2 hours per week (Wednesdays, 7pm – 9pm), for 5 weeks

Costs $125

Minimum/Maximum class size: 10/20

Held at Dougherty Centre, 7 Victor Street, Chatswood

Parking is available at Dougherty Centre or Chatswood Westfield car park. Or catch a train as we are 2 mins from the station.

Book by contacting Ian – call 0438672732 or email info@ianportermusic.com.auOr RSVP on Meetup.

Bring a music stand, pencil, ukulele (if you need to borrow one, please advise when you book- loan instruments are limited)

Pre-requisitesPLEASE READ and ENSURE YOU MEET THESE BEFORE BOOKING

Must have your own instrument and music stand

Have completed my Beginner Class, or: 

  • Can read basic music notation, and/or TAB
  • Can play C Major, C Pentatonic scales
  • Can strum basic thumb and finger strums, including DU and missing beats.
  • Knows the following chord shapes in home position (below the 5th fret):
  • C, Camj7,C7,D,D7,Dm, E7,Em, Em7, F,F7,G,G7,G6,Gm,A, A7,Am,Am7, Bb

Curriculum – 

  • Increase picking skills for melody
  • Learn to pick and strum as an introduction to Travis-style picking
  • Increased chord vocabulary using dominant 7ths up the neck.
  • Learn the triple strum and consolidate chuck and fan strum.

Learning Outcomes – Better understanding of how scales make up melodies. Improve dexterity of fingers by learning new picking patterns , increase chord repertoire, and increase strumming patterns repertoire.

Background

This is the follow-on course from Beginners. It is the first of two 5-week Intermediate courses. Each week is a two-hour session of face-to-face learning. It is expected that personal practice between session will be undertaken by students.

A short video covering each week’s material is provide following each lesson to allow students to practice more effectively from home, as well as all the hand-outs you need. Material is presented in both music notation and TAB.

This is the pre-requisitie course for Intermediate 2, where the blues and chromatic scales and more chords up the neck are explored in more detail. We will use a couple of new pieces including the basic 12-bar blues.

The pace is relaxed and, whilst challenging, is not as intense as the beginner course. It has 10 face-to-face hours of directed learning.

Total course fee $125, payable via PayPal if you book through Meetup or in cash on the first night.

 

Intermediate (Level 2)

Starting: Next course Wednesday 7th November , 2018

Duration: 2 hours per week (Wednesdays, 7pm – 9pm), for 5 weeks

Cost: $125

Minimum/Maximum class size: 10/20

Venue:  Dougherty Centre, 7 Victor Street, Chatswood

Parking: Available at Dougherty Centre or Chatswood Westfield car park. Or catch a train as we are 2 mins from the station.

Book: Contact Ian – call 0438672732 or email info@ianportermusic.com.auOr RSVP on Meetup.

Bring a music stand, pencil, ukulele (if you need to borrow one, please advise when you book- loan instruments are limited)

Pre-requisitesPLEASE READ and ENSURE YOU MEET THESE BEFORE BOOKING

Must have your own instrument and music stand

Must have successfully completed my Intermediate (Level 1) and;

  • Can read basic notation, and TAB
  • Can play C Major, C Pentatonic, and C Chromatic scales in home position
  • Can strum basic thumb and finger strums, including DU and missing beats, triple strum (basic)
  • Knows the following chord shapes in home position:
  • C, C7,D,D7,Dm, E7,Em,F,F7,G,G7,Gm,A, A7,Am,Bb

Curriculum – 

  • Learning another chord melody
  • Learning the chromatic scale and include in a blues piece
  • Learning the blues scale and how to improvise
  • Increase chord vocabulary with some less-common first position chords and some more chords up the neck
  • Learning about ghost-note strumming and when to use it

Learning Outcomes – Better understanding of how chords are structured up the fretboard to add colour and variation to your sound. Be able to play the 12-bar blues in a number of keys other than C. Start to experiment with improvisation using the Blues scale and chromatic scales

Background

This is the second of two Intermediate 5-week courses. Each week is a two-hour session of face-to-face learning. It is expected that personal practice between session will be undertaken by students

A short video covering each week’s material is provide following each lesson to allow students to practice more effectively from home, as well as all the hand-outs you need. Material is presented in both music notation and TAB.

This Level is quite demanding and there is quite a bit of new material and technique covered each week

Total course fee $125, payable via PayPal if you book through Meetup or in cash on the first night.

Look forward to seeing you there – numbers strictly limited!