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Play Wipe Out on the Ukulele! 4 Lesson Music Class for 10-15 Year Old Beginners

April Middaugh (BS Music Education, MA Music)
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In this 4 Lesson Self-Paced Music class, beginning ukulele students will learn to play the popular song "Wipe Out"!

Class Experience

4 lessons//4 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Picking notes and reading tablature (tabs)
Learning to pick the melody notes by reading either the notes or tabs or both.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Reading 1st/2nd endings and picking the rest of "Wipe Out"
Learning about how 1st and 2nd endings work, picking the rest of the melody notes of the song.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
E7, D, A and A7 chords
Learning to strum the chords of Wipe Out using a simple down strum pattern and then beginning a more difficult strum pattern (D DU UDU)
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Putting it all together
Reviewing the picking and strumming for "Wipe Out" and gradually increasing speed.
I have taught this song to dozens of ukulele classes and it is always a favorite.  If the student can play it fast, it is a very impressive song to play  family and friends.
Homework Offered
It is recommended that students practice 10-15 minutes per day for 3-4 days for a minimum of 40 minutes per week. Students will have the opportunity to send me audio or video recordings after every lesson.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Each student will receive personalized written feedback for each each audio/video recording they submit. Written feedback will include things that they excelled at and things they need to practice.
Grades Offered
I recommend (but do not require) that students take my self-paced class "Surf" first as it uses the same strum pattern as "Wipe Out"
The students will need an ukulele that is already tuned to the notes G, C, E and A. 

I will provide an optional practice log. 

I will also send sections of the song to practice for each lesson and then a 1-page handout with the complete tabs, notes and chords for "Wipe Out" on it after the 3rd lesson. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Joined June, 2020
Teacher expertise and credentials
Bachelor's Degree in Education
I started piano lessons at the age of 5 and have been passionate about music ever since!
I have 20 years of teaching experience in K-12 Music classrooms, including General Music, Music Theory, Music History, Ukulele, Band, Choir and Recorder group... 
Self-Paced Class


weekly or $35 for all content
4 pre-recorded lessons
4 weeks of teacher support
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1 year of access to the content

Completed by 5 learners
Ages: 10-15

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