Ranks

Requirements for Rank Advancements

  • New Uker : Earn three patches in any combination from the seven areas of study (Core Basics, Core Chords, Strumming, Fingerstyle, Soloing, Instrumental or Set Lists) on the Power Up Ukulele site.
  • Uke Spook : Earn an additional four patches (for a total of seven), one of which must be from the Set List area.
  • Cool as a Cuke : Earn an additional five patches (for a total of twelve), one of which must be from the Set List area.
  • Uke Box Hero : Earn an additional five patches (for a total of seventeen). You must also earn one Star (see the Set List page for details).
  • Duke of Uke : Earn an additional seven patches (for a total of twenty-four). You must also earn one Chevron (see the Set List page for details), as well as complete a Ukulele Service Project (see below for details).
  • Grand Duke of Uke : Earn an additional seven patches (for a total of thirty-one). You must also earn a second StarChevron, as well as complete a second Ukulele Service Project.
  • Archduke of Uke : Earn an additional seven patches (for a total of thirty-eight). You must also earn a third StarChevron, as well as complete a third Ukulele Service Project.

Ukulele Service Project

Complete one of the following, keeping a video record of the project for demonstration:

  • Teach a free ukulele class at a ukulele festival, school, community or church group, etc..
  • Organize a ukulele performance for a group of people that need a lift (rest home, hospice, hospital, title 1 school, etc.).
  • Organize a ukulele benefit concert to collect funds for a non-profit organization or other worthy cause (like Ukuleles for Peace).
  • Collect ukuleles (or funds to purchase ukuleles) for a school music program (check first!) or music service organization (like the Shropshire Music Foundation).

Have other ideas about what should be on the Ukulele Service Project list? Send them to ryan@ukuleleplay.com.