This ukulele method is very popular for classroom learning. Ukulele in the Classroom Teacher Edition Book 1 C6 tuning (G, C, E, A) by James Hill and J. Chalmers Doane is a performance based ukulele method designed for young students. Throughout 30 lessons students will learn through singing,
This ukulele method is very popular for classroom learning. Ukulele in the Classroom Teacher Edition Book 1 C6 tuning (G, C, E, A) by James Hill and J. Chalmers Doane is a performance based ukulele method designed for young students. Throughout 30 lessons students will learn through singing, strumming, note-reading, improvisation, ear training, and ensemble music. Exercises and repertoire are arranged to accommodate many levels of skill simultaneously. This hands-on, performance-based ukulele method includes traditional music from around the world, popular songs, classical and Baroque melodies, creative skill-building exercises, singing, picking, strumming and more! The series can be used in a wide variety of settings - classroom, private music studio, group instruction (camps, clubs, retreats) or individual study at home. The primary purpose of the series is to engage students in a process that develops musicianship and positive attitudes toward music.
Ukulele in the Classroom
It is a well thought out method. It takes the ukulele seriously and does not "dumb it down," Am currently trying it out with the first middle school class at our school to ever learn to play the ukulele. Am pleased with the emphasis on reading notation and learning to play melody on the ukulele first. The only drawback is that if you are used to the ukulele being tuned with re-entrant tuning (all strings tuned within a single octave-gCEA), and would like to maintain that inimitable sound, the book does not accommodate this tuning well. Though it says it will. As a result, to give the method the full benefit of the doubt, I am ordering the Low G string to see how this plays out in the long run. (However, because of this, I am giving the book 4 rather than 5 stars). The aim is to give students an instrument which they can enjoy playing, and on which they will be able to make music knowledgeably and readily. The hope is they will take this instrument with them after middle school and expand their playing skills, or use it as a stepping stone to playing other strummed instruments. So far, so good!