Ukulele Class at JACCC

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Jason Arimoto (right) performs with Brad Ranola at the Gardena Heritage Festival last Saturday. (Photo by Steve Awakuni)

Jason Arimoto (right) performs with Brad Ranola at the Gardena Heritage Festival last Saturday. (Photo by Steve Awakuni)

The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center is offering an ukulele class taught by Jason Arimoto with curriculum designed by Grammy winner Daniel Ho/

Two-week sessions will be held on Sundays, Oct. 13-20 and Oct. 27-Nov. 3.

Transition from music-playing to music creation on the ukulele with hands-on learning and seamless application of music theory as you play. The class uses innovative educational tools in an engaging multimedia format.

Intermediate (1 to 2:15 p.m.): Learn strumming, arpeggios and soloing techniques to expand your playing. Requirements: Intermediate players can strum in rhythm while playing these five chords in order: C, Em, F, D7 and G7.

Beginner (2:30 to 3:45 p.m.): Learn how to make the most of a jam session through the creative use of rhythm, counting, and playing in time using the fun and accessibility of the ukulele. Requirements: Beginners should know the basic ukulele chords, C, F, and G.

The cost is $75 general, $65 for JACCC members, which includes two sessions (beginner or intermediate) and two instructional books.

To register, email [email protected] For more information, visit http://UkuleleCreations.com.

The JACCC is located at 244 S. San Pedro St. in Little Tokyo and can be reached at (213) 628-2725.

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