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Workshop Levels

Level 1-Newbie
From “I just got my first ukulele” to “I know a few chords and am still learning how to strum.”

Level 2 – Intermediate: I know these skills or better:
• I know many basic chords.
• I can comfortably strum in many patterns and rhythms.
• I can barre chord when necessary but prefer not to.
• I can pick or fingerpick a little.
• I can read chord charts.
• I can explain basics to a Newbie.

Level 3 – Upper Intermediate: I know these skills or better:
• I know most basic chords and many alternate positions.
• I don’t have to think about strumming—it’s very natural and intuitive.
• Barre chords are no problem.
• I can pick or fingerpick fairly well.
• I can read chord charts and at least understand tablature and some formal notation.
• I would be comfortable playing open mic and beyond.

Level 4 – Advanced: I know these skills or better:
• I’m quite comfortable and knowledgeable with most chords and many alternate positions.
• I can change up strumming patterns at will and follow songs easily.
• I can pick or fingerpick well.
• I am a quick learner and can handle complex instruction.
• I can read chord charts and tablature or formal notation.
• I am comfortable performing.
• I can teach others many concepts confidently.