Intermediate ukulele class

  • January 5, 2013 · 4:00 PM
  • St James Church Hall CURTIN

Do you want to learn how to...

  • Play in every key?
  • Understand and play above the 5th fret?
  • Understand and play strange chords like 'aug', 'dim', 'm7b5', 'add9', etc?
  • Become a better musician?
  • Play instrumental solos?

The URoC intermediate class after every Saturday regular meetup will hopefully aim to address these skills and more, such as different strums and picking patterns; riffs, licks and vamps; playing by ear; etc...

All are welcome.

We will start in the same room (Kinder Hall) 5 - 10 minutes after the regular Saturday meeting has finished and end before 5:00 pm.

I recommend the following text for intermediate uke:
Fred Sokolow and Jim Beloff. Fretboard Roadmaps: Ukulele. Hal Leonard.

http://www.bookdepository.com/Ukulele-Fretboard-Roadmaps-Fred-Sokolow/9781423400417

From July 2011, I plan to go through a chapter a month of Fretboard Roadmaps, accompanied by extra notes I prepare that I feel are relevant.

Syllabus/Curriculum:

Lesson 1

Review of basics and overview of course syllabus.

  • Basic chords, strumming, picking.
  • Notes on the fretboard.
  • The major scale.
  • Song study.
  • Fretboard Roadmaps #1 and #2.

Lesson 2

Chord theory & moveable chords.

  • Overview of moveable/bar chords (CAGFD/CAGED system).
  • D-shaped moveable chords.
  • Song study.
  • Fretboard Roadmap #3.

Lesson 3

F-shaped moveable chords.

  • Song study.
  • Fretboard Roadmap #4.

Lesson 4

A-shaped moveable chords.

  • Song study.
  • Fretboard Roadmap #5.

Lesson 5

More moveable chords.

  • C-shaped moveable chords.
  • G-shaped moveable chords.
  • Review of CAGFD/CAGED system.
  • Song study.
  • Fretboard Roadmap #6.

Lesson 6

Introduction to circle of fourths.

  • I-IV-V7 chord families.
  • Song study.
  • Fretboard Roadmaps #7 and #11.

Lesson 7

Chord melodies.

  • Song study.
  • Fretboard Roadmap #8.

Lesson 8

Introduction to improvisation and melodies.

  • Open position major scales.
    • C major
    • A major
    • G major
    • F major
    • D major
    • Bb major
  • Song study.
  • Fretboard Roadmap #9.

Lesson 9

More improvisation and melodies:

  • CAGFD system applied to major scales:
    • C-shaped major scale box.
    • A-shaped major scale box.
    • G-shaped major scale box.
    • F-shaped major scale box.
    • D-shaped major scale box.
  • Song study.
  • Fretboard Roadmap #10.

Lesson 10

Review of circle of fourths.

  • I-VI-II-V progressions.
  • III-VI-II-V-I progressions.
  • I-vi-ii-V7 progressions.
  • VII-III-VI-II-V-I progressions.
  • Song study.
  • Fretboard Roadmap #11.

Lesson 11

More improvisation:

  • One note solos.
  • Minor pentatonic scale.
  • Blues scale.
  • Blues licks.
  • Song study: 12-bar blues jam.
  • Fretboard Roadmap #12.

Lesson 12

More improvisation:

  • CAGFD system applied to pentatonic and blues scales:
    • C-shaped minor pentatonic and blues box.
    • A-shaped minor pentatonic and blues box.
    • G-shaped minor pentatonic and blues box.
    • F-shaped minor pentatonic and blues box.
    • D-shaped minor pentatonic and blues box.
  • More licks.
  • Song study: 12-bar blues jam.
  • Fretboard Roadmap #12.
  • Review of entire course.

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