Ukulele Workshops

Schedule | 2019

The Fret House
Covina, California March 15
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McCabe’s Music
Santa Monica, California March 16
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Sunbunker
Burbank, California March 17
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SFUSC & UOGB
Santa Fe, New Mexico March 24
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Illinois State Museum
Springfield, Illinois April 27
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New Mexico Uke Weekend
ABQ & Santa Fe, NM May 4-5
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Artichoke Coffeehouse
Portland, Oregon May 31
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Artichoke Music
Portland, Oregon June 1
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Tigard Ukulele Group
Tigard, Oregon June 2
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Shipley Center
Sequim, Washington June 3
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Jansen Art Center
Lynden, Washington June 6
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Dusty Strings
Seattle, Washington June 8
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SUPA Meeting
Seattle, Washington June 9
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Spokane Ukestra
Spokane, Washington June 11
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Kamloops Ukulele Festival
Sorrento, BC, Canada June 13-16
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Camp Oo Koo Lay Lay
Lake Berryessa, Calif. June 19-23
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Cuyahoga Valley Uke Retreat
Cuyahoga Valley Nat.Park, Ohio August 23-25
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Tip O’ The Month

5 Practice Tips

Posted on: February 16th, 2018 by dville

They say, “practice makes perfect.” They are right. But practicing the right way is an important component to reaching perfection. Presented for your consideration is my list of 5 Practical Practice Tips.

1: Listen to what you are doing! This may sound like simplistic advice, but really listening to the sounds you are making takes concentration.

2: Get off the book. Reading a book and playing music are two different things. If you are trying to play while reading the chord changes/lyrics out of a book you are not fully experiencing what it is to play music.

3: Go slow and don’t practice mistakes. If you are constantly making a mistake on a certain passage, lick etc. slow it down to where you can play it without mistakes.

4: Train your hands. A lot of ukulele playing is not talent, but muscle memory. Think of your fingers as little athletes and take them to the ukulele gym every day!

5: Learn the chords of the major scale. Every key has the same set of seven chords (I-ii-iii-IV-V-vi-viidim), only the pitch is different. Know your diatonic chords.

 

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