Ukulele 4 Kids is beginning school lessons again. I’m looking forward to starting next week with a new bunch of enthusiastic ukulele players. Below is the poster I made using PosterMyWall. Go and see what else happens in my classroom at Learning with ZEAL.
Find the Five Foot Two chords here. It is easy to play even though it has five chords – C, E7, A7, D7, G7.
To get an idea of how the song sounds take a look at the video in the post Five Foot Two
To view our other videos visit our YouTube channel ukulele 4 kids.
View our other song chords page.
Let me know what you think, and I hope you enjoy playing it.
The Fabulous “Kiwileles” is the biggest ukulele orchestra in the world, based in New Zealand. At this year’s New Zealand Ukulele Festival there are expected to be over 2500 Kiwileles (kids playing ukuleles) from 117 schools to perform alongside national and international ukulele artists. The Festival is in its 5th year, bringing together diverse musical styles, international artists, great local talent, emerging bands, school children and community groups with food, music stalls and instrument sales. The festival in its fifth year is organised by the New Zealand Ukulele Trust.
Take your ukulele along to the festival, it’s a family fun day for free!
The Trusts Stadium, Waitakere, New Zealand
Saturday 26th November
Gates open 11am
A school production is a great place to share a school ukulele group’s playing abilities. Recently, Kapiti Primary School held their school production and the school’s junior and senior ukulele groups both performed. Members of the junior ukulele group range in age from 5 to 8 year old. They have been playing for five months.
The junior ukulele group led by Richard Bamlett played:
- Row Your Boat
- Found a Peanut
- Five Little Monkeys
They played great – good job! Watch their performance below:
The Kapiti Primary School Senior Ukulele group perform Five Foot Two. Take a look and leave a positive comment.
So you’ve been playing your cheaper Makala Dolphin ukulele for a while now and you’re wondering what type of ukulele to buy next. The Kala KA-15s ukulele is a great next purchase. Kody made the step up to this ukulele and it cost him a reasonable $99 NZ.
Kody shares the differences between his new ukulele and his old ukulele: “My new ukulele which is a Kala, model KA-15s is a lot lighter then my Makala Dolphin. It feels like it is made of a different wood and has a lot more room inside of it. The wood is also thinner compared to my other one. It has very different strings (quality Aquila strings, article to come soon), which along with the fact that inside it there is much more room, it makes my ukulele a lot louder as well as sounding nicer in general. I also find that it goes out of tune a lot less then my old ukulele. Overall I think that anyone who is an avid ukulele player and is willing to get a new ukulele should get this one because it is amazingly lighter, sounds better, and is much easier to tune.”
Without doubt, to get better at anything you need to practise. To begin with, a little and often is the best way to start. Practise for twenty to thirty minutes a day, everyday if you can. This is better than practising one day a week for a few hours.
Regular practise will also allow the strings on your ukulele to break in a lot quicker, so that you don’t have to keep tuning your ukulele all the time.
Tristain says, “I practice for twenty minutes a day, and I’ve got way better.” He now plays a wide range of songs and can be heard practicing during his spare time at school. His favourite song to play is ‘Hey Soul Sister’ by Train.