Ukulele Boot Camp
Essential starting points for a sound approach
This practical and experiential tutorial from Dr Robert Krout is a fun and engaging look at using ukulele in your clinical work.
Starting with a brief history of the ukulele’s origins Dr Krout discusses the different styles and sizes of ukulele available and demonstrates their sounds and uses. He also covers the most common keys and provides useful chord graphs to help you learn both simple and increasingly complex ukulele chords.
Robert provides an in-depth look at both right and left hand techniques on the ukulele. Covering basics such as voicings and inversions to more complex accompaniment patterns, using capo’s & slides to using vamps to make your playing more musically interesting and engaging for your clients - and you!
If you’re sick of using the same old techniques and chords on your ukulele, or if you haven’t tried the uke in your clinical work yet - then this tutorial is perfect for you.
Robert has included a heap of extra resources for you to develop your skills further and the tutorial closes with a summary and 3 bonus content activities to extend your learning and earn extra CMTE/CPD credits.
This is a fabulous resource for those interested in using the ukulele for yourself and teaching your clients.
Robert E. Krout is Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Music Therapy Department at Southern Methodist University (SMU), where he taught for 13 years. Robert moved to Texas from New Zealand, where he directed the country’s first university post graduate music therapy program. He was previously Music Therapy Manager at Hospice of Palm Beach County, Florida. Prior to that, Robert taught at the State University of New York at New Paltz for 15 years. Robert earned his Bachelor of Music degree from Ithaca College, and his M.A., Ed.M, and Ed.D in music therapy, special education, and music education/therapy from Columbia University in New York. He currently lives in Galveston, and teaches ukulele, guitar, and music psychology courses at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Texas Medical Branch and Galveston College. Robert founded and serves as the music director of the Galveston Ukulele Society, a community group open to players of all ages and abilities.
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Preview1. Introduction, overview & learning outcomes (3:57)
Start2. History of the Ukulele: Where did it come from? (3:43)
Start3. Ukulele sizing and tuning options: And what to look for when buying your ukulele (7:18)
Start4. Ukulele chords: Formation, voicings & inversions (5:04)
Start5. Left hand basics & essentials: Chord literacy, fingerings, vamps, capo & slide, guitar techniques, open & closed chords (14:09)
Start6. Right hand basics & essentials: Strumming styles & fingerpicking (6:23)
Start7. Summary, extra resources and bonus content (4:02)
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|For MT-BC’s in the US and Canada you can submit your certificate in the workshops/independant learning category as an ‘other continuing education opportunity’. You can use the following CBMT Domains when you submit your CMTE certificate.|
|II REFERRAL, AX, INTERPRETATION OF ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT PLANNING|
|D Treatment Planning - 11.|
|III TREATMENT IMPLEMENTATION AND DOCUMENTATION|
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|V PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND RESPONSIBILITIES|
|A Professional Development - 3. 6.|