For Absolute Beginners

Just starting ukulele?

Come to Absolute Beginners Ukulele Bootcamp … absolutely FREE.

Julie, Keryn and John will run a free Absolute Beginners Ukulele Bootcamp on two consecutive Wednesday evenings in May 2018. Attendance is specifically for Absolute Beginners. Group size is limited to 15 participants. Players who already know C, F & G7, please don’t apply.

At Absolute Beginners Ukulele Bootcamp we do the hard yards. In true Bootcamp style, there’ll be lots of boring basics, and dreadful drill and practice to build your strength and confidence. We aim to get through a lot of material in each session. Bring your ukulele and tuner.

You’re unlikely to master each skill at Bootcamp, and you will need to commit to 10-15 min practice most days of the week following the Bootcamp session to consolidate what you learn.  No notetaking required. You’ll be much too busy anyway. Detailed notes with supporting resources are emailed to participants after each session.

The course is designed to help you structure your own practice sessions. It covers ukulele and music terminology, habits of practice, finger dexterity, ear training, basic music theory and clues from sheet music, reading rhythms, interpreting ukulele chord diagrams and songsheets, strumming technique, strum patterns, picking patterns, chord shapes for Am, Am7, C, C6, D, D7, F, G, and G7, chord placement drills, common chord changes and progressions, 12 bar blues … and ultimately … playing and singing songs. Please email questions about the course to Keryn at

Location: Bulimba Brisbane City Council Library, Meeting Room 1, Cnr Riding Road & Oxford Street, Bulimba Q 4171.

Dates: Session 1: Wednesday 23 May 2017  and Session 2: Wednesday 30 May 2017. Please only register if you are available for both sessions.

Time: Arrive at 6:45 pm for a 7:00 pm sharp start. Sessions run from 7:00-9:00 pm.

Registration: Please register via Trybooking Registrations open on Saturday 17 February 2018. Registering via Trybooking enrols you in both sessions.  As the group size is limited, if you think you have missed out, please add your name to the waiting list. Registrations close 7:00 pm on Friday 12 May 2018.


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