Two new nine-week courses are starting on Tuesday 10th January at The Woolpack Studios, Otley.
Ukulele for Beginners (7:15pm-8:15pm) is designed for total beginners and will get you strumming in no time!
Ukulele for Improvers (8:30pm-9:30pm) is for those with a good grasp of basic chords in the C family (C, F, G, G7 and Am) but want to further their chord knowledge and strumming technique.
For more details please see our COURSES FOR BEGINNERS page!
We had a wonderful session last week and it was so great to see everyone after the summer break. Lovely to welcome some new faces too.
Although we didn’t have any sessions over the summer, we did have 3 awesome gigs. 2 at the Oakwood Clock and 1 at Chapel Allerton Arts Festival. A big thank you to all who came to play and those who came to support and cheer us on!
keep practising those chord changes you are getting stuck on… new players often find changing from A/A7 – D – G tricky. Remember to use 2nd 3rd and 4th fingers for D so your 1st finger is ready to go into position. start off by playing each chord for 4 strums as slowly as you need to then gradually speed up. If you do this for even 5 minutes every day your changes will get faster I promise!
Yet another fun filled ukulele session this week and people left smiling despite the new chords i made you learn!
Remember – your playing will not improve if you only play for 1.5 hours a week in our session! Put time aside to practise… leave your uke out and about in the house and pick it up for a few minutes here and there. just spending 5 minutes at a time changing between 2 chords you’re finding tricky will bring your playing on and increase that muscle memory.
We continued to look at these songs… including the tab parts
so get practising! I would like everyone to join in regardless of how long you have been playing or how many chords you can play. It’s all to do with team work and the bigger the team the better! We sound so great considering we have only been around for a few months. So come down, strum and sing your heart out and I promise you will have fun! 😉
Last night we did some more work on these songs too
Keep practising that Bm bar chord…we will be able to play loads more songs when we have mastered the bar chord technique. Remember to use your second finger to help your first finger press down all the strings. Your thumb should be behind your first finger in the middle of the back of the neck. This will help you get a really good firm grip and make those strings ring out nice and clear!
Don’t forget to get in touch if you need any more information or tips on the Ukulele.
This week’s session was full of excellent strumming, plucking and singing! every week we are getting more confident with our playing so keep up the hard work guys…it will pay off i promise!
we did a little work on reading tab and notation too – and i will not make you play nursery rhymes ever again (!) but the exercise in as important one. keep reading the tab and and playing and you will get used to it. have a look at the following…