What we’ll learn
In this intermediate level class we create song arrangements together. We add harmonic and rhythmic embellishments, fingerpicking, introductions and endings. We learn to pick out melodies, build chord melody solos, change keys and change-up the groove.
Our players bring songs for the class to work on from pop music and jazz to standards and country. We master the “C” scale, work with finger exercises to fine-tune our technique and learn to read tablature.
In every class we also play a song by ear. This is a go-with-the flow forum where we share our musical ideas, challenges and triumphs. Playing with other people in a warm and supportive atmosphere is a cool way to get new stuff under your fingers. Confident players are welcome, 16 years old and above.
This class reminds me of the old one room school house back in the day where little kids are hanging in with the high school seniors. We have confident beginners and others who have been playing for a long time. So I think in terms of “ensemble.” Our beginners strum, our more experienced players fingerpick or pick out melodies. In other words, there is something for everyone to play and we learn from each other.
Playing with other people in a warm and supportive atmosphere is a wonderful way to get some new techniques under your fingers. A bass player joins us for the fourth class and we really jam! Players, sixteen of age and older, are welcome!
What you’ll need
- A ukulele with standard G-C-E-A tuning
- A digital tuner, preferably one calibrated for ukulele tuning, such as the Kala KC02
- “The Daily Ukulele, 365 Songs for Better Living” compiled by Jim and Liz Beloff and published by Hal Leonard. This book contains hundreds of uke-friendly songs and arrangements, chord charts and a Ukulele 101 Primer for beginners, along with handy tricks and tips for all players.
- A great big smile!
How to enroll
$60 includes all 4 classes.
Please enroll by calling or visiting Boulevard Music.
Time and Location
The next workshop will be Saturdays, February 16, 2019
4316 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230
Free parking in the adjoining lot and on the street.