5 Mondays: April 12-May 10, 6-7:00pm EDT via Zoom
There's more to ukulele than just strumming up and down... Or is there? This workshop will explore patterns, groove, and techniques (including palm and fret-hand muting) across a variety of songs, genres and styles to take your rhythm uke to the next level. Learn to read rhythm markings and recognize different patterns when you listen to songs. We'll attempt to answer the question: "Which strum pattern should I use?"
You should be comfortable strumming up and down with your index finger, playing basic chords (C, Am, G, G7, Dm, D, A, Em, etc.), and changing between them at a moderate pace. Barre chord experience is helpful but not required. We will review chords; song sheets and handouts will be emailed prior to each session.
(Monday evenings 6-7pm EST)
April 12: Beyond the boom ditty (and the nitty-gritty)
April 19: Reggae grooves
April 26: Variations on the versatile Island strum
May 4: Django jazz rhythm
May 10: Bringing the funk