Both Year 4 classes have been continuing with their weekly ukulele classes led by Joe. We are working on feeling comfortable in playing the instrument. Preparation to play a few songs together is also taking place.
The ukulele is ideal for pupils of this age. It is very accessible with the children able to reach the strings and different frets. Joe is currently helping Year 4 to master the song Shackles.
We started this learning by learning some of the key note changes. These were displayed on the whiteboard in the music studio. All class members played together. Joe expressed the importance of keeping the rhythm tight.
Some of the Year 4 pupils then volunteered to solo the sequence of notes that we have learnt. Some helpful feedback was offered by class members.
The Year 4 students will continue with their weekly sessions after the half term break. We are hopeful of organising a ukulele concert for family members to enjoy.