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Not just a novelty instrument, the 'ukulele has made strides towards higher forms of musical interpretation. Originally relegated to the role of ballad accompaniment, the 'uke has now become a front instrument. This course will cover skills needed to perform more challenging music. Topics include the following: music theory, spelling chords, arrangements and compositions, strumming and picking, modal scales, improvisation.
Hiram Bell was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and is a self-taught musician and artist. He is a multi-instrumentalist performing and teaching in the Bay Area. He has been giving music and 'ukulele lessons for more than 15 years. In addition to Hawaiian music his appreciation for all genres is reflected in the lessons he has to offer. His goal is to inspire people to play the 'ukulele and enjoy the art of making music.