BEGINNERS & IMPROVERS
For the first forty-five minutes of the Wednesday weekly session (7.00 – 7.45) the Romsey Ukulele Group has three layers of tuition available;
If you are a total beginner then this is where you will start. Lisa will tell you a little about the ukulele but most importantly put one in your hands and get you learning your first chords. You can play a song knowing just one chord, you know! We have spare ukuleles so there will always be one available for you. You will stay in Lisa’s group for a few weeks until you feel comfortable moving between four chords or so.
Once you feel you’ve ‘out-grown’ the Total Beginners you will then move up to the Beginners-No-More session. This session will introduce chord families, strumming patterns, practice techniques, available cheats but primarily further popular chords with lots of practice! This is an informal group always ending with a couple of popular songs.
For those of you who are a little more competent on the ukulele there is the Improvers group. This is generally split into two sections;
– Ian (7.00-7.20) will introduce the group to various chord sequences that are heard in many tunes, as well as different scales, strum patterns, strumming methods, and styles of music.
– Roy’s section (7.20-7.45) acts as a warm-up to the main session. In Roys words “I stand on stage and make a fool of myself singing old songs, and not so old songs, with different timings, strum patterns and a few new chords If you can master 3 or 4 chords and SING no matter how badly; come along, this spot will promise nothing but a smile and some lovely people”