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MUS 105 — Ukulele for Beginners and Beyond: Rock, Pop, and Folk

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Wednesdays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 10 weeks
Date(s): Sep 22—Dec 1
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Sep 24
Units: 2
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $505
Instructor(s): Greg Vaughan
Limit: 25
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Open
Please Note: No class on November 24
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Fall
Live Online(About Formats)
Wednesdays
7:00—8:50 pm (PT)
Date(s)
Sep 22—Dec 1
10 weeks
Refund Date
Sep 24
2 Units
Fees
$505
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Instructor(s):
Greg Vaughan
Limit
25
Recording
Yes
Open
Please Note: No class on November 24
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
George Harrison wrote, “Everyone should have and play a ‘UKE.’ It’s so simple to carry with you and it is one instrument you can’t play and not laugh!” He carried his uke with him and gave away ukes to friends whenever he could. “Everyone I know who is into the ukulele is ‘crackers,’ so get yourself a few and enjoy yourselves,” he said. Good advice from a Beatle. This course offers an introduction to playing the ukulele. Geared toward both complete neophytes and experienced beginners, the course will teach students the basics of uke chords and strumming. A dozen or so chords will be covered as well as a few strum patterns and basic fingerpicking. Basic chart reading and rhythm studies will also be discussed. Each week, the class will learn a new song that utilizes new chords and techniques, and ultimately, students will play each song together as a group. By the end of the course, you will be “crackers”—or at least able to play along with rock, folk, and pop songs.

The only requirement for this course is a ukulele (soprano, concert, or tenor in C tuning-gCEA).

GREG VAUGHAN
Instructor, Gryphon Stringed Instruments

Greg Vaughan has taught guitar and ukulele at Gryphon for over two decades. He specializes in contemporary music including alternative, punk, rock (modern and classic), acoustic (especially classic and new rock), and electric blues guitar. He also has taught group guitar and ukulele classes at Google and other Silicon Valley companies and at The Nueva School.