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Ukulele: Basics, Strums and Fingerpicking Spring 2023
with Susan Abel
You can learn to strum and fingerpick songs in 6 weeks and have fun, too. Learn to play the basics and how to maintain your instrument. Ukuleles are an excellent and easy first or tenth musical instrument to learn to play -- but like all instruments, ukuleles are a challenge to master. Ukuleles come in 4 different sizes, soprano, tenor, baritone and bass. It is recommended for students who don’t have a ukulele to look up information on the ukulele and visit a music store to see which size is best for you or wait until after the first class where you will be able to try out all ukulele sizes and tunings. If you are already a ukulele player this course will help you brush up on and learn more ukulele strum patterns, chords and chord variations, and fingerpicking playing style. Susan Abel has been teaching the ukulele to adult education classes for many years. She is a member of the Penquis Ukulele Players and Some Reel People Band.