This introductory course is designed for beginners interested in learning how to play the ukulele. We will cover choosing and caring for a ukulele. We will cover sight reading, music theory, chord progressions, scales, and note values. When you finish this course you should be able to pick up sheet music and know key, melody, chords, and changes. You will need to pick up the Hal Leonard Ukulele Method book 1 and class handouts from the MMRACE office prior to the first class. Cost of the book is $7 with an audio option for $11. Students will also need a tuner, a 3 ring binder for homework/handouts and a notepad to take notes in class. Students ages 10 and up are welcome. Parents or Guardians must register and participate in the class with students under 17. Limit 10 students.
In this class we will make a wooden box guitar from a kit. Then the fun begins, you will receive some basic instructions on how to play your new guitar. The instructor welcomes students ages 10 and up. A Parent or guardian must register and participate in the class with students under 17 years. Please pre-register by joining our “Wait List” for this class by Mar. 22. Once we know that we have enough students for the class, we will contact you to register. Then please order your guitar kit by Mar. 29 to allow time for shipping at https://www.cbgitty.com/kits-guitar-kits-amp-kits-more/the-mountain-tenor-acoustic-diy-box-guitar-kit-choose-3-or-4-string/. You may choose a 3 or 4-stringed instrument, and there are optional 3 or 4-string instrument songbooks. The instructor recommends the Ben Giddy Baker’s Cigar Box 3 String Songbook Vol. 1 for $16.99 or Four String Cigar Box Guitar Songbook Vol. 1 for $15.99. Storm date May 19. Limit 10 students.