The workshop runs from Saturday January 12, 10 a.m - 9 p.m. and. Sunday January 13 10 a.m. - NOON. Saturday Night DINNER will be provided. Please bring your own food for Saturday lunch. We will have an informal "hang out and jam" time after dinner till 9 p.m. (don't miss this part!)Sunday we will reconvene from 10- Noon for a final group lesson. Individual lessons will be scheduled at various times through out the weekend. Sliding Scale $100-$200. Scholarships available. Limited to 6-8 people if Alex is the only instructor. We will try to bring in a second instructor if there is a demand. But we will not take more than 12 in any case.
The Workshop will include a 30 minute individual lesson with Alex, SEVEN HOURS of group lessons, and a Saturday Night Jam.TOPICS ALEX IS PREPARED TO COVER INCLUDE:* Introduction to HOW TO IMPROVISE in general and on the ukulele* SCALE PATTERNS* CHORDS and how to BUILD THEM* Advanced STRUMMING PATTERNS and PICKING PATTERNS including PICKING out MELODIES* Understanding how the FRET BOARD works and leveraging off that understanding for other advanced work* LEARNING SONGS together to integrate concepts into your body and on the instrument* Playing in PARTS with different voicings of the chordsREADING music and tabs is an optionWRITING Songs is an option
RECOMMENDED for ages 16 and UP. Younger players considered on a case by case basis (inquire).PLAYERS should have 2 years active ukulele experience, be completely comfortable with most chords, bar chords, and a variety of picking and strumming patterns. If you have questions about whether you are prepared for this workshop, please contact us and we can discuss! firstname.lastname@example.org