UKE-101 with Steve McNie
welcome to ukulele heaven
express 1 x 3h | $47
plus 3 x 2h | $93
This is an introductory workshop for those with no previous ukulele playing experience.
A perfect introduction the world's friendliest instrument, it begins at ground zero and is very basic.
We'll have you playing quickly, no matter what your musical background. After this workshop you will have learned enough be able to approach almost any tune on your own. This is a perfect start to getting the most from events like Toronto's weekly Corktown Ukulele Jam.
CHOOSE A FORMAT BEST SUITED TO YOUR LEARNING STYLE AND SCHEDULE
2 versions are offered. Both cover the same ground, but at a different pace:
UKE-101express | 1 x 3h session
Ideal for those who have some music experience.
UKE-101plus | 3 x 2h over 3 weeks
An "extended play" version that spreads learning over twice the time of UKE 101express, ideal for new players who have little or no background in music.
Both formats qualify for our UB4E BuddyPlan: bring two friends with you to 101, you get UKE-201 FREE.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
basic chords that enable you to play almost any song with a little practice:
MAJOR CHORDS: C F G A Bb
MINOR CHORDS: Am Dm
OTHERS: A7 C7 Cmaj7 E7 G7 Am7/C6
(bar chords are introduced in UKE-201)
reading charts, tablature
a comfortable, fluid basic right hand strum style and maintenance of tempo
time signature, meter, tempo
tuning without assistance and use of electronic tuners
group setting geared to individual attention
limited to 25 participants
we use "C6" tuning: G-C-E-A
please arrive early for tuning assistance and to get settled: we start promptly at the appointed time
an online link to our projected presentation will be sent to you within 48h following your workshop
minimum age: 16, no exceptions
See our CALENDAR for workshops customized for younger participants
there is a 5-minute washroom break at the top of each hour
this workshop cannot accommodate baritone ukes
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
a playable ukulele* in decent condition that stays in tune under normal conditions(sopranino, soprano, concert or tenor ukes only please - no baritones)
short nails! Your left hand finger nails need to allow clean compact between your finger tips and the string (trimmed to "just" below your finger tips)
recommended: an electronic chromatic tuner (about $20).
We like the Kala KC-02 or the Snark
an open mind to singing and fun
NEED A UKE?
We can supply you with a decent quality, fairly priced, daifukulele-approved Makala MK-S soprano entry level ukulele at $50 plus tax. Order and pay for yours at the time of your reservation and it will be waiting for you, ready to play at your workshop.