The ukulele is the perfect instrument for budding musicians who have never played a musical instrument, as well as experienced musicians who desire to expand their instrumental diversity. Ukulele 1 is an entry-level course for students wishing to develop knowledge of musical concepts, while also developing the technical skills necessary to play melodies and accompaniments on the ukulele. Various forms of notation and symbolism common to the ukulele (e.g. standard notation, tablature, fretboard diagrams and chord diagrams) are presented along with techniques and strategies for improvising melodies and chord accompaniments. No prior music background is required.
* Prerequisites: None
* Students will need to borrow, rent, or purchase a working ukulele (soprano, concert, or tenor). A web cam or video recording device is required for performance assessments.
* Pending 2021 curriculum review/board approval