Ukulele ensemble

Ukulele Ensemble Group Class

The ukulele is an instrument with four strings that descends from the cavaquino (a Portuguese folk instrument). There are four different types of ukulele: soprano, concert, tenor and baritone. Its small stature and its few strings make it an accessible instrument technically. True embassador of the Hawaiian culture, its exotic and familiar sound has earned him the public favor for a long time, and even today, because we are seeing a return of the ukulele in popular music. (Jack Johnson, Thomas Fersen, Caracol).

During the group lessons, three main aspects will be discussed: the theory, the technique and the practice. The selected repertoire will be essentially taken from popular song and classic Hawaiian folklore. There will be the opportunity to participate in two concerts by year.

The ukulele is an affordable instrument, both financially and technically. It is easy to learn music with the ukulele while having fun. That is why it is widely used in schools and among young people.

Age
7 to 12 years

Schedule
Thursday 6:30 pm to 7:25 pm

Prerequisites

To join the ensemble you need to know the basic techniques and chords of ukulele.

  1. We ask the participants to be able to play the following chords: C / F / G / D / A / A minor / D minor / E minor.
  2. Participants must be able to chain these chords in strumming every four times at 72 bpm.
  3. You need to know simple repertoire pieces such as: "Riptide" by Vance Joy, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by IZ, Vive le Vent, etc.

Equipment required
a ukulele

Note that all our group classes are given in French

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