Ukulele 2 Class


Ukulele 2 Class Syllabus and Expectations – pdf file of below – Ukulele 2 Class Syllabus 8:5:19

In this semester classyou have the opportunity to review basic Ukulele skills such as picking melody, strumming chords (harmony), and singing. Furthermore, you will learn music theory (scales, key signatures, chords and function), and develop playing skills by performing songs in different keys and positions.

By the end of this class, you will:

You will learn the following skills:

Course Requirements

Supplies– You are required to have these by the first Friday of the quarter.

Class Policies

  1. Respect self, others, and property. Treat others, as you want to be treated.
  2. Follow directions and be prepared to work.


Your grade in this class is determined by a combination of observations during class, playing tests, and written assessments.

(Informal and formal classroom observation)                                           

(Written tests, individual, and group song project)

General Music Standards and Skills

Standard 1-6:

CREATING: Conceiving and developing new artistic ideas and work.

Anchor Standard #1. Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas in music.

Anchor Standard #2. Organize and develop artistic ideas in music.

Anchor Standard #3. Refine and complete music for performance.

PERFORMING: Realizing artistic ideas and work through interpretation and presentation.

Anchor Standard #4. Analyze and interpret music for presentation.

Anchor Standard #5. Develop and refine music for presentation.

Anchor Standard #6. Convey meaning through the presentation of music.

Skills Developed:

Perform, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

Read and notate music:

Standard 7-11:

RESPONDING: Understand and evaluate how the arts convey meaning.

Anchor Standard #7. Perceive and analyze music.

Anchor Standard #8. Interpret intent and meaning in music.

Anchor Standard #9. Apply criteria to evaluate music.

CONNECTING: Relate artistic ideas and work with personal meaning and external context.

Anchor Standard #10. Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to a musical performance.

Anchor Standard #11. Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.

Skills Developed:

Listen to, analyze, and describe music

Evaluate music and musical performances

Class Units and Project

Within every unit below an assessment would include, but is not limited to, an induvial and/or group performance of a scale, melody, pattern, or song. In addition, these performances could be live (in front of the class) or recorded. Overall, each unit will also cover multiple melodies and songs.

Unit 1: Review                        Aug 21-Sept 13           17 Days

Unit 2: C Major                       Sept 16-Oct 4              15 Days

Unit 3: One Flat                      Oct 7-Oct 25               12 Days

Unit 4: Two Parts, One Week, Zero Chords  Oct 28-Nov 1              5 Days

Unit 5: One Sharp                   Nov 4-Nov 26             16 Days

Unit 6: I’ve Got the Blues                   Dec 2-Dec 6                5 Days

Unit 7: Uke got it!                  Dec 9-Dec 20              10 Days

Student and Parent School Ukulele Use Agreement:

pdf file – Ukulele 2 Class Contract