May Finger style Ukulele: Build Your Own Chord/ Melody Solo; Pink Martini
Mondays 11am & 6pm PDT
(May 2, 9 & 16) 3 week course
Description: Continue developing the skills of building your own chord melody solo and then add a little simple rhythmic accompaniment. Dani Joy will walk you through these steps using Pink Martinis popular song Hang On Little Tomato and get you on the road to creating your own finger style arrangements!
Skills acquired: Foundational music theory knowledge & solid chord/melody & rhythmic accompaniment building skills
Prerequisites: You will want to have a basic understanding of how to read TAB.
No need to know any scales or complicated chords beforehand.
May Blues - Route 66
Tuesdays 11am & 6pm PDT
(May 3, 10 & 17) 3 week course
Description: Riffin' in the Blues to a great classic song. What could get better than this?!
Build your improvisational vocabulary with some hip riffs from Perry's Riff Grab Bag!
Skills acquired: Improvisational vocabulary
Prerequisites: Recommended that you read TAB at a comfortable level.
*Note: DUETS CLASS: This class is paired with the Bass class. Couples/friends are encouraged to take these two classes so they can use the guided material and play together at home.
Jazz Ukulele: J'attendrai
Wednesdays 11am & 6pm PDT
(May 4, 11, & 18) 3 week course
Description: Comping, simple soft-chucking strum (Charleston Chuck) and French lyrics! Dani Joy will be co-teaching this class to teach you exactly how she plays this beautiful classic for performances. You’ll learn the chord structure, the melody, a simple swing chucking strum and a little pronunciation en Francais. Perry will be checking in on week three to teach you a little of the Riff Vocabulary he has perfected too so that you’ll be performance ready!
Skills and Concepts:
Singing while playing.
Swing rhythm and comping.
Jazz riff vocabulary.
Basic Uke Skills - It helps if you have a low-G ukulele and can play some basic first position chords.
Ability to read simple TAB.