U for Ukulele - A Classroom Method for Children

Information for Parents

Parents, please read this together with your child.

 What is U for Ukulele?

  • U for Ukulele is a 12-week study unit on playing the ukulele.

Who is it for?

  • U for Ukulele is designed for students in Grade 2 as preparation for the study of classical guitar.

What will I learn?

  • Students will learn the theory and practice of playing the ukulele. At the end of the course, you should know how to read, sing and play some (or all) of the 24 songs in your lesson book. You should be able to play them alone and together with other players.

Do I have to practice?

  • How much you learn depends partly on how much and how well you practice; and partly on how well you understand what you are supposed to do.

  • Practice for 5 minutes at a time (2 or 3 times a day) for the first couple of weeks. After 3 or 4 weeks, you can practice more if you like.

What do I get?

  • The course material includes a lesson book with 24 sequenced lessons, a soprano (Low "A") ukulele and carrying case.

  • You also get 2 thirty-minute lessons a week in the music classroom, and access to this online resource to support your daily practicing.

Where to start:

  • Find the lessons. You will be able to hear the sound of each song by clicking on the link below the printed music.

  • Each song starts with the sound of the 4 open strings of your ukulele. This is so you can check to make sure your instrument is in tune before you begin to practice.

  • *Note* Depending on how your browser deals with MIDI files, you may need to "tweak" things to be able to HEAR and SEE the music at the same time. If you can hear the music, but cannot see the printed notes, it is probably because your browser opened your MIDI file player in the same window. Try this: Right-click the "Listen to the Lesson" link. Select "Open in New Window". That should open your MIDI file player in a window of its own. You can either minimize that new window, or click on the Lesson again to make it the active window.



© Warren Dobson 2001


updated: 12/09/04