MODERN MUSIC STUDIO BARRIE, ON

UKULELE LESSONS


Overview

Little fingers having a hard time with those steel string guitars. Little arms can't quite reach around that big old guitar body. If guitar just seems too big and cumbersome, you should try a Ukulele on for size. Ukulele's have nylon strings, meaning they are a little softer on those fresh, uncalloused fingers. They're also particularly tiny, meaning anyone, (including my 2 year old) can play them with ease. The other nice thing about Ukuleles is they only have 4 strings, making the patterns quite a bit easier to learn and remember. Music Students in Barrie are loving the Uke!

Young at a ukulele lesson in Barrie Ontario

FOR YOUNG AND OLD ALIKE

While Ukulele is a particularly great instrument for little ones aged 3-7, that doesn't mean it's not for aspiring musicians of all ages. In fact, it's relative ease of use makes it a perfect first instrument for any age, including adults. Ukulele is the perfect portable instrument. Take it camping or to the beach. I've even seen them strapped to the backpacks of wilderness hikers. And Ukuleles make great accompaniment to acoustic guitars, adding a beautiful dynamic to your acoustic guitar playing friends around the campfire.

Man on the beach playing ukulele

LIKE TINY GUITARS

Ukuleles really are like tiny guitars, with just a very few slight differences. But let's focus on the similarities. The physical properties are nearly identical. They both have a headstock, with tuning keys or "machine heads", each have a neck, with frets where the strings need to be pushed down to get a desired note. Each has a body, with a sound hole where the notes resonate and are projected by the tonewood, and each has a nut and saddle that holds the strings in place. In fact, the similarities are such that you can transfer much of the knowledge and technique from Ukulele to guitar with ease. That's what makes the Ukulele such a great introduction to fretted stringed instruments, especially for those struggling with big bulky acoustic guitars.  

Playing ukulele fingersylte at Modern Music Studio

WHAT CAN I PLAY ON UKULELE

Anything you like! You’ll learn some terms and definitions, as well as some basic chord patterns and strum patterns. Students are introduced to easy to play songs like Vance Joy’s “Riptide”, The Beatles’ “Here Comes the Sun”, and The Lumineers “Ho Hey”. Students will learn how to arpeggiate a chord and some finger picking techniques. Jamming, Improvisation and basic theory are taught to students with an aim toward playing along with friends.

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