Ukes of T welcomes new members every session
Jan - May 2022 Session
frequently Asked questions
Can I Join If I'm An Absolute Beginner?
You should know some basic chords and be able to play a few songs before joining Ukes of T. The focus in Ukes of T is on learning the music arrangements rather than on basics of how to play the ukulele. If you want to learn how to play the ukulele, you might be interested in the Parkdale Ukulele Group classes that Eve leads.
Do I Have To Know How to Read Music?
You do not have to know how to read music in order to join, although it's helpful! The music arrangements for Ukes of T always have easier parts that are meant for people who aren't used to reading music notation. When you fill in the registration form, you will be asked some questions about your previous musical experience. Based on your answers to those questions, you will be placed in a section of the orchestra. Usually people who don't have previous music reading experience are placed in the Uke III section, which has the easiest parts to read.
What Supports Are There For Learning The Music?
For each piece, Eve creates rehearsal tracks for you to practice with. These are made available to members through the members only page on the website. In addition, the rehearsal schedule includes sectional rehearsals where each section meets on its own to go over its parts. This helps ensure that everyone gets the individual help they need to learn their part.
How Do I Participate In Online Rehearsals?
Online rehearsals take place on Zoom. If you need help learning how to use Zoom, please let us know when you register and we will make sure you get an orientation.
What Equipment Or Skills Do I Need To Be Part of a Virtual Performance?
To create a virtual performance, each member records their part separately and we put them together into a collective video or audio track. Sometimes you will be asked to record audio only, but sometimes each member is asked to record a video of their performance. You can record your part simply using the voice memo app or video app on your smartphone, tablet or computer. We will provide "how-to" information and technical support to help you learn how to make a basic recording.
I Have Another Question
Please contact us if you have any other questions.