Saturday, July 24, 2010

Beginner Uke workshops at High Strung

I am teaching a two-part beginner ukulele workshop at High Strung that starts tomorrow, Sunday, July 25th, and continues on Sunday, August 15th. Both parts are two hours each, from 2-4 p.m.

Part I will cover the very basics - names of strings, how to tune, beginner chords, like C, F, and G (and a few others), playing simple melodies and rhythms, and how to read chord charts and melody tabs. This workshop is geared towards people who've never played before, have just started playing and need some basic information, or people who've been playing a little while and want to make sure their basics are intact before they move on.

Part II will continue on the above topics, with some new rhythms, chords, and melodies introduced. Part I is a great preparation for part II, but anyone who knows 3 chords and has played the uke for at least a few weeks can join in too.

So, if you've been wanting some beginning instruction, come join us. Or send your friends who've been pining over your ukulele!

Loaner ukes will be available for the part I class.

Check High Strung's web site for more info, but feel free to come on by if you haven't registered in advance (but please come a little early).


Tee said...

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marilee said...


Steve said...

Hi, Marilee.

If you have future uke workshops planned, I will be happy to post them on the North Carolina Ukulele Calendar -- my new website at

You can use the contact form on the site itself, or email me at

- Steve Smith