Intermediate Ukulele Classes

Evening Intermediate Ukulele Classes

Intermediate (Level 1)

Starting Next course starts 25th July – watch this space!

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

Costs $120

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

Completed my Beginner Class, or –

Can read basic notation, and TAB

Can play C Major, C Pentatonic

Can strum basic thumb and finger strums, including DU and missing beats.

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 – 

More picking techniques (Pick/Strum & ghost notes)

Learn to Hammer-on, Pull-off and slide

Master the triple Strum

Introduction to moveable Scales patterns, including chromatic scale

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

Background

This is a 5-week course on Wednesdays starting 21st February 2017, with each class 2-hours duration, 7-9pm. That’s 10 hours of face to face classes!

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.

Focus for the course is expanding the use of picking and combining with strumming. We use a couple fo very basic songs to pull this together. The introduction to movable scales sets yo up for the next level course as well

Total course fee $120, payable via PayPal if you book through Meetup or in cash on the first night.

If you wish to pay cash on the first night, please send me a note as Meetup will not allow you to RSVP without paying.

Intermediate (Level 2)

Starting Next course  – watch this space! Please contact Ian if you are interested in attending this course (subject to start date availability)

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

Costs $120

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

Completed my Intermediate (Level 1), or  a previously run Intermediate Course by Ian, 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 – 

More Chord Melodies, including multi-part ensemble work.

Dominant 7ths/ Minor/Major 7ths movable shapes

Introduce Blues scale and the 12-bar blues in multiple keys using the rocking-chord approach

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

Background

This is a 5-week course on Wednesdays starting 21st February 2017, with each class 2-hours duration, 7-9pm. That’s 10 hours of face to face classes!

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.

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

Total course fee $120, payable via PayPal if you book through Meetup or in cash on the first night.

If you wish to pay cash on the first night, please send me a note as Meetup will not allow you to RSVP without paying.

Look forward to seeing you there!