4-Session Ukulele Workshops

2021 Workshops Until April - May/June TBA

Note: Times are Eastern Standard Time

Email Len McCarthy len@musicatgreengables.com with questions or to register

Want to learn more advanced techniques?

Check out the Digging Deeper Workshop.

Confident Beginners Workshop

(age 16+)

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For adults with basic ukulele experience who want to add nuances to their style in a small group setting (8 people maximum).

3 Songs explored in 4 sessions per block:

1) The Bee Gees - How Can You Mend A Broken Heart, 2) The Chordettes - Lollipop, 3) Bobby Day - Rockin' Robin

ONLINE INSTRUCTION:

- Instructional YouTube videos (2-4 per song)

- 4 x 1 hr weekly Zoom sessions (recorded, for your review)

- Exercise PDFs used in Zoom sessions

Two Groups - both on Mondays:

BLOCK 2:

Mondays Feb 1, 8, 22 & Mar 1

Group 1 8:15-9:15pm EST

Group 2 7-8pm EST

BLOCK 3:

(Block 3 Songs TBA early March)

Mondays Mar 22, 29, Apr 12 & 19

Group 1 8:15-9:15pm EST

Group 2 7-8pm EST

(Special advice/tips will be shared with any teachers, music therapists or community musicians taking the workshop.)

WORKSHOP COST: $50 (inc. HST) , $80 for more than one participant per household - includes all materials presented in sessions.

Email Len McCarthy with questions or to enroll:

Len@musicatgreengables.com

Subject: Confident Beginners Uke Workshop

Ukulele Basics Workshop

(age 16+)

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Learn to play the uke in a small group setting (4-6 people).

No prior experience required.

Learn simple popular & folk songs in a variety of styles (see songs below).

Special emphasis is placed upon creating characteristic grooves and strumming patterns.

ONLINE INSTRUCTION:

- Instructional YouTube videos (2-4 per song)

- 4 x 1 hr weekly Zoom sessions (recorded, for your review)

- Exercise PDFs used in Zoom sessions

Thursdays 1:30-2:30pm EST

Mar 4, 11, 18 & Apr 2

13 Songs & 8 Chords:

Feelin’ Groovy, Four Strong Winds, The Gambler, Happy Birthday, He’s Got The Whole World In His Hand, Jamaica Farewell, Jambalaya, Leaving On A Jet Plane, My Bonnie, This Little Light of Mine, Three Little Birds, What Shall We Do With the Drunken Sailor, You Are My Sunshine

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(Special advice & tips will be shared with any teachers, music therapists or community musicians taking the workshop.)

WORKSHOP COST: $50 (inc. HST), $80 for more than one participant per household - includes all materials presented in sessions

Email Len McCarthy with questions or to enroll:

Len@musicatgreengables.com

Subject: Ukulele Basics Workshop

Intermediate Level Ukulele Workshop

**Not Offered Until Fall 2021**

(age 16+)

For adults with ukulele experience who want to add nuances to their style in a group setting (6 people maximum). Prerequisite skills: fluency with basic major, minor and 7th chords, a variety of strumming techniques, plus basic melody playing and percussive techniques.

Explore advanced chord types/variations, ornamental passing notes, strumming & fingerpicking techniques and patterns, playing melody-chords simultaneously, and more percussive techniques - all linked to particular popular music repertoire and styles. Special emphasis is placed upon creating grooves, and ornamental patterns linked to particular songs/styles.

(Special advice/tips will be shared with any teachers, music therapists or community musicians taking the workshop.)

WORKSHOP COST: $50 (inc. HST), $80 for more than one participant per household - includes all materials presented in sessions.

To register email:

Len@musicatgreengables.com