Newk Lesson #1, Nov 3, 2016

Keep these lesson plans in your binder each week so you can review what has been taught, and perhaps to keep notes on the back!

Introduced today: Chords C & F; single strum  

Howdy! In this first class, we’ll go over the materials you have downloaded, especially “Uke Parts” & “Ukulele Basics”.

We’ll see what types of ukes you have: sopranos, concerts, tenors. We’ll learn correct placement for strumming: fingers, wrists, thumbs. We’ll talk about fingernails, calluses, stretching. We’ll look at music stands, straps, tuners, strings. We’ll tune our ukes!!

We’ll learn the F & C chords & the single strum.  By lesson’s end today, you’ll be playing Buffalo Gals and Deep In the Heart of on each of these songs to get the charts to copy.  ( I use the “slap method” to learn new chords.  It works! It’s painless!)

I have 26 students signed up for this class.   I believe the learning energy level increases in a large group like this, especially at the beginners level! Nevertheless, listening to  instructions will be made easier if folks are courteous with each other’s needs to hear! I’ll corral ya with a loud “whoop!” if it will help!  Looking forward to meeting you all: I hope to make this  a very enjoyable 20 weeks of ukulele!!!   Linda