8 July, 2014 Ukulele

WEEKEND UKULELE WARRIOR 

It's festival-style ukulele classes without the festival! Every Saturday at high noon we circle up in the big classroom for an hour-long lesson. Classes are appropriate for all levels, and difficulty level progresses throughout the month. This series is hosted by Heidi Swedberg and Daniel Ward, and features world-class guest instructors. Check the schedule at Heidi's Blog or even the Weekend Ukulele Warriors Facebook Page to see what's coming up!

Heidi Swedberg & Daniel Ward   12-1 pm  Every Saturday   $40 each

BEGINNING UKULELE 

You'll have a marvelous time making music with this remarkably easy to play miniature guitar. You'll learn simple chords, strums, and songs from Mr. Ukulele himself, Steve Rose. Bring your own instrument, or play one of ours, if you don't have one yet. It's easy! It's fun! Come!

Steve Rose   8-9:30 pm  Mondays, Jul 7-Aug 11 (6 sessions)   $150

The UKE-LEAR FAMILY 

Ukuleles are the ultimate holiday gift — portable, accessible and inexpensive. Here's an idea: once you have one — why not learn how to play it? This kid and family class will show you just what to do with that shiny new instrument! We'll start with simple 2- and 3-chord songs that will have everyone playing in the first lesson. Parents can accompany kids five and up, while kids eight and older are welcome on their own. Even parents are welcome on their own! Got a song you just have to play? Suggest it, and we'll work it out with you!

Heidi Swedberg   1:30-2:30 pm  Saturdays, Jul 12-Aug 2 (4 sessions)   $110 (ages 8 & up)  /  $50 (kids under 8)

CREATE STRUMMED RHYTHM SOLOS USING THE SYNCOPATED SPLIT STROKE 

Learn two kinds of syncopated strum plus ornaments and the thumb roll. These techniques can then be combined to make entertaining and improvised rhythm solos for up-tempo songs. These techniques were famously used by 1940s British ukulele star George Formby. Suitable for experienced beginner through intermediate and advanced levels of ability.

Ralph Shaw   1-2:30 pm  Sunday, Date Pending (1 session)   $45

INTERMEDIATE UKULELE WORKSHOP WITH JUMPIN' JIM 

Here's a chance to take your skills to a new level. A dozen or so more challenging arrangements will be introduced with emphasis on how to smoothly move from one chord to the next. Finger-picking patterns, alternate strums, and performance techniques will also be highlighted. Bring your GCEA tuned ukulele, and be prepared to have a lot of fun!

Jim Beloff   1-2:30 pm  Sunday, Date Pending (1 session)   $40

CONTINUING UKE 

Love the ukulele? Join Steve Rose in an ongoing workshop intended to sharpen your skills in a fun and interesting environment. Learn more about scales and chord inversions, increase your finger picking dexterity, experience a variety of musical styles and rhythms, and practice your ensemble playing all while learning a multitude of new songs. For those students who have completed both Steve's Beginning Ukulele class and Ukulele 2, or with equivalent experience.

Steve Rose   8-9:30 pm  Wednesdays, Dates Pending (8 sessions)   $180

UKULELE IMPROV/ENSEMBLE 

This class combines single note melody playing interspersed with chords, as well as scales and how to use them for improvisation. We'll also cover part-playing for ensemble pieces. The class is for intermediate to advanced players. Students need to be able play scales, read tablature, and have a good knowledge of chords.

Steve Rose   8-9:30 pm  Mondays, Dates Pending (8 sessions)   $180

1-DAY INTRO TO UKULELE 

Kids and adults, learn to play the ukulele in a DAY! Don't let that little instrument gather dust — come learn songs to get you started, and the secrets to allow you to play most any pop and folk song. See how fun and easy it can be in this 1½-hour class designed to have you up and playing right away. Kids under 8 should be accompanied by a participating grown-up.

Heidi Swedberg   10:30 am-12 pm  Saturday, Date Pending (1 session)   $40

UKULELE 2 

Here's the next step after Beginning Uke, a class covering both chords and strumming in greater depth. Squeeze more music out of that little instrument, and learn some new songs while you're at it. This course will strengthen your skills and prepare you for Steve's Continuing Uke class. If you have not yet taken Steve's Uke 1 class, please contact him before signing up (ukerocker@gmail.com or [310] 890-4017).

Steve Rose   8-9:30 pm  Wednesdays, Dates Pending (8 sessions)   $180



We Also Offer Private Lessons

Call (310) 828-4497 for information,
or see our private teacher list.




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