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  • Jack Stewart Jack Stewart
  • gordon Gordon Melrose
  • Amy Allison Amy Allison
  • Finlay Finlay Allison

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Absolute Beginners - with A Tutor TBC

Overview

Class Code – UK1

This class is for people who have never played the ukulele.

You will focus on:

  • holding instrument
  •  tuning
  • strumming
  • learning first few chords in key C
  • learning some simple songs
  • practising changing chords
  • posture, grip, strumming finger(s).
  • listening for cues to change chord

Class Details

  • 7:30-9:15pm Monday
  • Kelvin College, 2 Haghill Rd, G31 3SR
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Beginner
Jack Stewart

Beginners & Improvers - with Jack Stewart

Overview

Course Code – UK2

This class is for those who played a little and are familiar with chords in C. You should know how to hold the uke, change chords and play a few tunes from memory:

  • learning simple chords
  • changing chords fluently without looking
  • learning keys of D and G
  • improving control of instrument and posture
  • A7, Dm, D7, Em

Class Details

  • 7:30-9:15pm Monday
  • Kelvin College, 2 Haghill Rd, G31 3SR
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Improver
gordon

Beginners & Improvers Online - with Gordon Melrose

Overview

Class Code – UK3

This class is for people who are able to play tunes with reasonable confidence in more than one key:

  • learning different types of songs
  • working on easy arrangements
  • learning some introductions and bridges
  • leaning simple keys within a song
  • using 1,4,5 Nashville system Em-B7, G-Em
  • Keys G, D
  • Introduce Key A

Class Details

  • 7:30-9:15pm Monday
  • GFW Zoom - Online
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Improver
Amy Allison

Improvers - with Amy Allison

Overview

Class Code – UK4

This class is for people who able to play a few songs with reasonable confidence:

  • learning Key  A
  •  Introduce Key F
  • using moveable chords. maj,min, 7th, M7th,m7, dim
  • using fills and more elaborate strums
  • damping with right hand.
  • remembering chord shapes and sequences without chord windows
  • understanding relationships between chords using Nashville I,ii,IV,V(7)vi
  • working on a key change within a song using I,IV,V Nashville
  • working on trad tune repertoire with a view to playing along with other classes at shared events

Class Details

  • 7:30-9:15pm Monday
  • Kelvin College, 2 Haghill Rd, G31 3SR
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Improver
Finlay

Experienced - with Finlay Allison

Overview

Class Code – UK5

For those who are able to play a few songs confidently and able to lead on occasion.

You will focus on:

  • swing and syncopated strumming
  • moveable chords; maj, min, 7th, M7, m7, dim
  • understanding role of diminished and augmented passing chords, some Altered chords
  • flat keys
  • fills and more elaborate strums
  • right hand damping
  • damping (left hand) in closed chords
  • fingerpicking
  • basics of TABLATURE
  • finding suitable alternate voicings for familiar chords
  • arranging songs; intros,
  • popular songs from all eras.
  • distinguishing between Marches, Reels, Jigs, Strathspeys

 

Class Details

  • 7:30-9:15pm Monday
  • Kelvin College, 2 Haghill Rd, G31 3SR
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Experienced
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Membership Fees

Adult Class 1

£70

7 classes per term from 7:30 to 9:15 with a half time break

Additional Class 2

£63

Class 2 fees are for the same person learning more than one instrument in the same term. e.g. Monday Whistle, Wednesday Fiddle

Concession Class 1

£54

Concession fee applies to those in receipt of state pension: students on a recognised full-time education course: and those in receipt of certain state benefits such as Jobseeker’s allowance or Disability Living allowance.

Additional Concession 2

£48

Concession 2 fee, if you qualify for a concession, and take 2 classes in the same term e.g. Monday Whistle, Wednesday Fiddle

Junior Term

£37

Wednesday early evening 1 hour classes – 615-715pm

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