SUMMER 2019 WORKSHOPS

Thursday Workshop Series 7-8:30 pm (Beginner-Intermediate)

Workshops $35/ea  $165 for the Thursday Series    


6/6 Fingerstyle 102 This workshop takes off where the first workshop ends. We will deepen our understanding of arpeggiated patterns; learn some Travis-picking variations; and, develop our classical technique. New songs and approaches will be shared and demonstrated.  $35

6/27 Fingerstyle 103 This is a continuation of the popular series Fingerstyle 101 & 102. We will continue to deepen our practice and study of Dead-Thumb, Travis-picking and Classical technique. $35

7/11 Fingerstyle Meditations #1 We will dig into some of the meditative qualities of fingerstyle arpeggios and group arrangements. Daniel Ward's Arpeggio Meditations for Ukulele provides the starting point for this workshop that will get us used to PIMA as we play our strings together. We will learn an Aaron Keim fingerstyle etude as well as one of my own. $35

8/1 Fingerstyle Meditations # 2 We will dig into some of the meditative qualities of fingerstyle arpeggios and group arrangements. This workshops continues where the first meditations class left off. Ensemble arpeggios, PIMA, layered rhythms and exotic sounds will be explored for this 90-min excursion.$35

8/15 Intro to Bluegrass Ukulele This popular workshop will give us some pickin' and some grinnin'! We will delve into a classic bluegrass tune and uncover many secrets along the way. Secret chords, riffs, scales and more will provide something for everyone!

Saturday Workshop Series 2:30-4pm (Intermediate-Advanced)

Workshops $35/ea $165 for the Saturday Series

6/1  Classical Fingerstyle: Tarrega Prelude Study NEW  This workshop semester begins with a study of one of famed Spanish composer Francisco Tarrega’s Classical etudes. This piece has been adapted to low-G ukulele tuning. $35

6/15 Intro to Cuban Ukulele: Buena Vista Social Club NEW This new workshop offering will have us unearthing the intricate rhythms, soulful melodies and jazz-inspired harmonies of Cuban music.  We will learn two      tunes from the classic Buena Vista Social Club album.  $35

6/29 Traditional Music by Ear: Old-Time Music NEW This new workshop will have us learning an Old-Time Music Tune in the traditional method: by ear! Don’t worry, it might be  easier than you think.  $35

7/13 Bluegrass Ukulele # 2 NEW More Bluegrass Ukulele! This follow-up to the popular workshop from the Fall will include more tunes and techniques to enjoy this upbeat form of American music on the ukulele. Banjo rolls, fiddle tunes and more will be the focus of this new offering. $35

8/3 Intro to Campanella Style NEW Campanella is a Spanish term that means "little bells"and this approach gives the ukulele a harp-like quality of extra sustain as notes ring into each other. We will learn some mind-expanding ways to play scales and a couple of tunes. Re-entrant tuning (High-G) is best for the full experience of this new workshop. $35

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