A comprehensive course in learning musical skills on the ukulele. We will learn the history of the uke, from its Portugese and Indigenous Hawaiian origins, and both traditional and contemporary styles. Music theory and playing techniques will be learned and practiced. Awareness of traditional styles of playing the instrument will be furthered through a listening component and ensemble playing with other instrumentalists. Repertoire will be drawn from traditional and original Hawaiian songs, as well as contemporary music from the past 60 years. Students must have their own soprano or tenor ukulele.
• Expanding awareness of music repertoire played on ukulele.
• Learning personal music making skills through daily practice.
• Learning to teach yourself how to write, play, and practice as a life long art.
Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
W 11:00AM-11:50AM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Once a year
Categories: 2000 , All courses , Fully In-Person , Instrumental Study , Two Credit
Tags: ethnomusicology , instrumental instruction , Ukulele