The ukulele is a member of the lute family of instruments; it generally employs four nylon or gut strings or four courses of strings. Some strings may be paired in courses, giving the instrument a total of six or eight strings. According to Queen Lili’uokalani the name means “the gift that came here”, made from “uku” (gift or reward) and “lele” (to come). Perhaps the name comes from “ukeke lele” or “dancing ukeke” (the ukeke is a Hawaiian musical bow). Ukuleles commonly come in four sizes: soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone.
With a remarkable resemblance to the guitar, in fact it looks like a baby version of an acoustic guitar, the ukulele requires as much skill and patience to learn it as an instrument. And we are thrilled to have this exciting and amazing instrument as a part of our repertoire.
Come, experience music like you never have, with us… at the Bridge. We aim to provide the best training in saxophone, clarinet and flute through our classes in Bangalore.
Beginner Course Curriculum
- Introduction to instrument
- Music theory & Harmony
- Tuning and notes
- Timing and rhythm
- Popular Standards & Melodies
- Chords & progressions.
- Finger independence
- Scales and inversions
- Practise material and backing tracks
Dilip John Thomas is a Multi-Instrumentalist with experience in playing the guitar for nearly two decades. Performed for several private shows, and public gigs (including with the Sanjeev T Collective), apart from solo performances and with his band, Hang On.
Joel Sakkari is a Music Producer working with various indie artistes and films across India and a session guitarist with an experience of 15 years. Also plays for a Synthwave / Electronica act “Droolfox”.