It’s Ukulele Time

Creating amazing music on cool instruments has got to be one of the best things about Music, wouldn’t you agree?

This term, students in Year 6 and Year 5/6 have thoroughly enjoyed making full use of a brand-new set of ukuleles – the latest additions to our Primary Music Room at both Kenwick and Wilson campuses. Learning how to play this new instrument has been fun as well as challenging.

One of the most important lessons that students have learnt is that practice does make progress! Here are some of their thoughts on the ukulele:

“I think playing the ukulele is interesting because you need to move the fingers on your left hand a lot. If you’re right-handed, this takes extra thinking.” – Keziah

“Playing the ukulele is fun because it feels cool to change from chord to chord really fast.” – Felix

“The ukulele is very different to the keyboard because it includes pressing strings down, not keys. Your fingers hurt quite a bit!” – Mia

“Learning the ukulele is a good skill because you can learn how to play songs of God and praise Him in every way you can.” – Emily

“The tricky thing about the ukulele is that some chords are hard to play. G major is the trickiest for me!” – Jayden

“I really enjoy playing the ukulele because it’s fun to be able to sing and play an instrument at the same time.” – Summer

“The ukulele is sort of like a guitar, but it has four strings, and the chords are different.” – Lucas

“One of the best things about the ukulele is that you can easily create a big group and play together with others. It is an interesting instrument because you can do different strumming patterns on it.” – Tim

“The most tricky thing about the ukulele is playing all the chords because it’s hard to place your fingers on the frets.” – Reuben

“I really like the ukulele because it is the first time that we are learning how to play a string instrument.” – Tyler


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