Welcome to week 1. Please click the buttons below to download and print out your PDF materials. This week you will some basic chords shapes and explore 2 very popular chords with a basic strumming pattern that can be used in tonnes of songs.
These are the chords you will cover this term. Each week you will work on a few chords at a time.
This is a Finger Gym exercise to help strengthen your fingers for playing. You will need this PDF for the first 5 weeks of the course.
The first song you will work on is called 'Anyone Else But You', written by the Moldy Peaches and starring in the film, Juno. This is a shortened version with not so many chords to help you get started.
Video tutorials will appear here within 24 hours of the weekly zoom class taking place so check back in soon.
FINGER GYM EXERCISE - 16 FRET STRETCH
CHORD SHAPES - G & C Major
AUDIO PLAY ALONG TRACKS
The audio play along tracks will appear here within 24 hours of your first class taking place and are a great way to help with home practice.
FINGER GYM @ 60BPM
G - C @100BPM
Try practicing the chord changes at this speed until you start to feel more confident in doing so and then move on to 110BPM.
G - C @110BPM
Song W/click - Uke & Vocals only
This is the ukulele part you will be playing. Feel free to have a go singing along but no pressure just yet. Get comfortable with the chord changes first.
Full Arrangement - No click
This is what the track sound like with all other parts so stay focused on your part when playing along with this one as the rhythm track is very important.
Download the track to practice offline.