Harmony Singing and the Ukulele
Tutor in Residence
Roo Friend from Brisbane
Roo Friend studied at The University of New England (BA Musicology), NSW Conservatorium of Music (Jazz Arranging and Improvisation) and guitar under Ike Isaacs (Stephane Grapelli Group). 28 years’ experience includes guitar/banjo/mandolin for Col Joye, Little Pattie and Judy Stone (with Elvis Presley’s piano player, Larry Muhoberac), drummer for Normie Rowe, bandleader for MV Fairstar, guitarist for Long Way To The Top, bassist for Ol’55, and two years music theatre in Hello Dolly and Crazy For You The Gershwin Musical, amongst many other sessions and tours. He currently runs The Harmony Choir and Me & Uke ukulele class in Brisbane.
Learn the basic tool kit of music, including:
• How to play scales on the ukulele (the easiest instrument to learn and currently the most popular), then sing them.
• How chords are made, how to play them and how they work in songs.
• How to sing harmonies based on Do, Mi and So (first, third and fifth notes of the major scale). It’s easy and fun!
• How to strum and fingerpick, play simple folk, blues and popular songs and eventually play and sing together in a folkloric orchestra….a ukulele choir.
Take these skills home with you for a lifetime of musical enjoyment. We’ll make a recording of our work that will be a CD you can take home.
Introductory to those 15 years and over
Cost of materials for this course is minimal
An enrolment form is available on the web or by contacting the office