2024 workshops and descriptions
Workshop Block 1 (10:15 - 11:15 a.m.)
Intro to Chord Melody with Ukulenny
Dive into the world of chord melody with the charismatic Ukulenny! Discover the art of crafting chord melody arrangements using Lenny's treasured chord inversions. Together, we'll strum through captivating arrangements and delve into the choices that'll elevate your next musical masterpiece.
Rhythm Aerobics Uke with Dani Joy
Unleash your rhythmic wizard within! Join Dani Joy in a strumming spectacle where you'll tune into popular music and decode its rhythmic secrets. From distinguishing between straight and swing rhythms to identifying backbeats, time signatures, and emphasis points, this workshop will empower you to groove effortlessly to any tune.
The Magical 2-5-1 with Neal Chin
Chord progressions as enchanting as a musical narrative. Explore the timeless magic of the 2-5-1 progression, a cornerstone of jazz harmony. Dive into the heart of this harmonic journey, understand its essence, and receive valuable materials to continue your musical odyssey.
Workshop Block 2 (11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
Easy-Peasy Hapa Haole Ukulele with Hoku Bray
Join Hoku Bray for an easy-peasy ukulele adventure suitable for all skill levels! Dive into the world of hapa haole tunes, including one of Hoku's own creations. Playing delightful melodies has never been easier!
Travis Picking on the Ukulele - "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" with Perry Stauffer
Finger picking meets Bob Dylan's classic, "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright." Perry Stauffer guides you through the intricate thumb-and-finger picking pattern of Travis Picking. Unlock the secrets to this timeless technique while learning a musical masterpiece.
Minor Swing - Django for 'Ukulele with Neal Chin
Unveil the essence of Django Reinhardt's guitar mastery on the ukulele! We'll conquer "Minor Swing," a gateway to Django's musical realm. Find your swing, master the tune, and explore the art of soloing, Django-style!
Workshop block 3 (3 - 4 P.m.)
Cat Stevens "Wild World" Chord Melody Solo Arrangement with Dani Joy
Embark on a melodious journey through the world of Cat Stevens with Dani Joy. Merge chords and melodies seamlessly, enhancing your chord melody prowess. Let the music of "Wild World" inspire your creativity.
Chuck, "Shmute," and Other Strumming Mysteries Revealed with Ukulenny
Unveil the secrets of strumming with Ukulenny! Decode the enigma of chucking and discover strumming techniques like "Shmute" and the intriguing triplet strum. Elevate your strumming game to new heights!
Finger-Style Blues with Perry Stauffer
Explore the soulful world of finger-style blues on the ukulele. Perry Stauffer guides you through chord structures, finger-picking patterns, and melodic vocabulary. Discover vintage riffs that harmonize perfectly with the blues.