Ukulele Workshops

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POP UP UKE Lessons via Zoom
Tuesday-Friday 3 pm MT

So That’s How Music Works!
Nashville Uke Society
April 15 7-8:30pm CT

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Red Sky Ukuleles UK
April 24 4-5:30pm GMT

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Houston Ukulele Group
April 27 7-8:30pm CT

So That’s How Music Works!
LA Jumpin’ Fleas
April 29 7-8:30pm PT

So That’s How Music Works!
Ithaca Ukulele Group
April 30 3-4:30pm ET

So That’s How Music Works!
Edmonton Ukulele Circle
May 12 7-8:30pm MT

Three-Chord Heartbreak:
The Structure of Country Music
Gaithersburg Ukulele Fest
May 20 8-9pm ET

 

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New Reviews Just In!

Posted on: November 9th, 2010 by dville

Never one to toot my own horn (understatement), I thought I’d share what other ukulele players are staying about Play Ukulele By Ear Vol. I: Hearing The I-IV-V.




From ebay buyers:

“An honest to goodness real learning dvd…..a must have for ukers period!”

“The DVD is very helpful to me – I am learning a lot from it.”

“A very well done ukulele DVD, well recommended.”

“Excellent DVD. Very clear explanations. Funny and easy to follow!”




From Amazon.com buyers:

“Jim has a great conversational style when he teaches. He brings a wacky sense of humor, too, which of course works well when you’re dealing with a uke. But, he’s a great, serious player who brings a terrific sensibility to music. His message is to learn to listen to a song, it’s words, it’s change of mood and sound, and gradually, your own sense of what chords are needed emerges. You’ll really like Jim as an instructor, and as a player. And his beret is pretty cool, too!”

“I am VERY impressed with this DVD. It covers how to play the way you really want to when playing for fun, without written music, just by listening. It also covers basics lacking in many how to musical DVDs including strumming and tuning without always relying on electrical tuners, and music theory. It’s fun, funny and I can play a couple of songs after two days of steady practice.”

If you’re ready to move past the Vol. I lesson, well, Vol. 2 is for you. Play Ukulele By Ear Vol. 2 Chord Progressions & the Circle of 5ths is a comprehensive overview of most of the popular chord progressions, taught by ear, so you’ll be able to recognize them when they come around in songs. Vol. 2 also demystifies the Circle of 5ths. If you’ve ever wanted to use this powerful tool for understanding how music works, this is the lesson for you. Vol. 2 is currently available only as a digital download (see top of page sidebar). DVD coming soon.

As always, I appreciate any and all feedback concerning these lessons. Your input makes them better! Thanks!

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Playing By The Numbers
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Play Ukulele By Ear 3 Download Only
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