Ukefest Workshops

UkeFest-5-16-15-low res1929Workshop Levels

Beginner: You are brand-new to ukulele or perhaps know a few chords, but stop in-between chord changes to work on where your fingers go.
Intermediate: You can keep rhythm and know your basic open chords (A, Am, B7, C, C7, D, Dm, E, G, and G7). Understand simple chord progressions (such as 1,4, and 5 chords), can sing and strum at the same time, and learns chords to simple tunes fairly quickly.
Advanced: Plays lead and backup easily with others and keeps steady rhythm. Can play melody lines, barre chords, 4-fingered chords and some chord inversions.
Open to all: There are elements in the work shop that will apply to each level of player (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced).

*Please note the times are subject to change. You will receive a final schedule in your welcome packet.

Friday, May 12

Ukulele Workshop
w/ Jake Shimbukuro

Saturday, May 13

Intro to Soloing
w/ John Nash

Woody Gutherie’s Life & Music
w/ The Quiet American

Clawhammer Uke! What is it? How do I do it?
w/ The Canote Brothers

Hawaiian Strumming and Vamps
w/ Aldrine Guerrero
Chord Inversions on Uke
w/ Casey Cormier

Yacht Rock
w/ Daniella Katzir

Ukulele 101
Level: Beginner
For very beginner with little or no experience. Learn basic chord strums, and some simple songs. Ukes provided if you don’t have one. We will loan you a ukulele for the day!

Ukulele 102
Level: Beginner
Now that you’ve had Uke 101 and visited a few other workshops, get some more foundation and have your questions answered. Learn a few more chords, techniques and skills to keep you moving for the rest of the festival.

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