Instructor: Kate Ferris! Read Kate’s Bio by clicking here
at 7 Oaks Adult Learning Centre
950 Jefferson Avenue,
Winnipeg, MB, R2P 1W1
Designed for those who have either taken `Ukulele II or arevery comfortable playing and are able to read basic tablature
We will be working in “G” tuning (G-C-E-A); soprano, concert & tenor ukuleles; Material will not be arranged for baritone ukulele, which is tuned differently. Course Description: This is the class intended for any of the students who have previously taken Ukulele II and/or Ukulele III -Continuing and wish to continue working on their `ukulele skills. It’s where you’ll find the biggest ‘jump’ in levels, since some students have attended this class for several years, but if you’re willing to put in the practice you’ll soon fit right in – and it’s a very welcoming group. After each class,Kate sends out an e-mail with PDFs of the worksheets, video/sound links and other information that will reinforce the material covered.
The emphasis is on playing tablature arrangements in one,two and three parts, ‘playing by ear’, advanced strum styles, finger-style playing and increased musicality. We carry selections over from term to term so some are in more of a ‘rehearsed’ state than others. Students are welcome to bring pieces they are preparing for open mic performances, etc. and play them to get experience and feedback, and the group has often presented numbers at the UCW Open Mic events. (Presenting to the group and open mic activities are on a strictly voluntary basis!) ** If you have any doubts as to whether or not you are ready for this level, contact Kate and she’ll send you one or two of the pieces we work on so you can try them out.