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Advanced Ukulele Workshop!
Sign up here for our first ever ADVANCED UKULELE WORKSHOP! And prepare to have your musical self expanded in every direction! :-) This workshop will be lead by Alex Nelson, a senior at UNC School of the Arts studying classical guitar and a long time friend of Clapping Hands Farm!
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 chords
READING music and tabs is an option
WRITING 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!
Your first and last name
This workshop is open to ages 16 and up and we are interested in seeing the spread of generations. NOTE: younger teens considered on a case by case basis.
Your phone number
Your mailing address
Your location for carpooling
for example "on the pittsboro moncure road, closer to Pittsboro
Describe your UKUKLELE experience and skills
Please be as detailed and specific as possible.
Please request topics or skills you hope are covered during the GROUP lessons:
These are the times we will have for INDIVIDUAL 30 minute lessons with Alex. Please check ALL the times that would work well for you.
Saturday morning 9 - 9:30 a.m.
Saturday morning 9:30- 10 a.m.
Saturday afternoon 3:00- 3:30 p.m.
Saturday afternoon 3:30- 4 p.m.
Saturday evening 6-6:30 p.m.
Saturday evening 6:30- 7:00 p.m.
Sunday morning 9- 9:30 a.m.
Sunday morning 9:30- 10 a.m.
Please request topics or skills you would hope to learn during your INDIVIDUAL lesson
How much will you pay? Sliding scale $100-$200 Scholarships available (just put what you can pay here even if it's $0)
Please list ALL medical information that would be useful to know in case of an emergency. Include allergies, medications currently taking, medical conditions, recent hospitalizations or surgeries, history of anaphylactic shock, etc. Please be honest and thorough here, anything people would need to know if we need to call 911.
Please put the name and phone number of at least one emergency contact person here.
The workshop runs Saturday January 12 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and from Sunday January 13 from 10 a.m. to Noon, with some time slots for individual lessons happening from 9-10 each morning. We highly recommend being at this workshop the WHOLE TIME. Do you need to miss any of it? If so list the times you must miss below. Note: if we have more people than we can accept priority will go to people who can commit to the entire workshop. The workshop is limited to 6-8 people if Alex is the only instructor.
Please tell us about any food restrictions, allergies, preferences you have.
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