Learn just enough about this "1 4 5" that you've heard everyone talking about and start joining jams without having to have paper music in front of you.  This approach gives just a minimal amount of the "algebra" or music theory.  Since it's not everyone's...JAM! :)

This is more of a beginner/confident beginner/longtime beginner class.

Skill Levels

  • Novice: A student who perhaps has never picked up a ukulele before.
  • Beginner: A student at this level is brand-new to the ukulele. He/she has perhaps learned one to three chords but stops in-between chord changes to move the fingers to the next location.
  • Advanced/Confident Beginner: A student at this level knows a handful of chords and can move from one chord to another without pausing. Student may have trouble with, say, the B-flat chord shape. Student has learned a strum or two and/or a finger pattern for picking.
  • Intermediate: A student can hold a steady rhythm and is competent with a variety of basic chords. Understands simple chord progressions, can sing and strum at the same time, and learns chords to simple tunes fairly quickly.
  • Advanced: A student at this level can hear I, IV, and V chords, has mastered some chord inversions, knows there is life above the fifth fret, and has been there with barre or 4-fingered closed chords. Plays lead and backup easily with others and keeps steady rhythm.
Sat, 4/27 03:00 PM
Ballroom A
Session Type
Advanced Beginner
This session is part of the Beginner Track!
Session Tags