Ukulele Workshops

Schedule | 2019

Santa Fe Uke Club
Santa Fe, New Mexico February 18
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Candyman Strings & Things
Santa Fe, New Mexico February 23
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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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PDX Workshops TBA
Portland, Oregon June 1
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Tigard Ukulele Group
Tigard, Oregon June 2
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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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New Picking Lesson Download!

Posted on: February 14th, 2015 by dville

Small Picking

My newest video lesson, Picking Ukulele By Ear, is now available as a digital download!  I’m very happy about the way this 55-minute lesson turned out.  It is designed for all levels, but can take you as far as you want to go in this style.  The approach is simple.  We start by introducing the sound of each open string to the muscle memory of your fingers.  From there you’ll learn a number of rolls (Alternating Thumb, Forward, Backward etc.), Pinches, Single-String Style, Slides, Hammers, Pulls and that’s just the first 25 minutes!  In the second half of the lesson I demonstrate five songs in a number of genres (Irish, classical, folk) using the techniques you’ve learned.

I been studying this style of picking for 25 years, first on the 5-string banjo and for the last 15 years on the ukulele.  Every other finger-picking method I’ve seen over the years requires you memorize tab or written music.  My approach does not.  It’s an ear-based approach with no tab and no handouts.  If you’ve ever wanted to pick out melodies on your ukulele Picking Ukulele By Ear is the lesson for you.  This approach is specifically for C tuned instruments with a high G.  The DVD version of the lesson will be available the first week in March.  Click HERE to order the lesson for $20USD and start your new style of playing today!.

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Ukulele Tutorials

Playing By Ear


Play Ukulele By Ear 1
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Playing By The Numbers
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Play Ukulele By Ear 2
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Play Ukulele By Ear 3 NEW! Soloing DVD or Download more info

 


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