I’m back in my old strumming grounds and will be presenting two workshops this coming Saturday at Don’s String Shop, 1030 Los Osos Valley Road in Los Osos, California. We’ll start with Strumming Ukulele By Ear at 11am and follow an hour later with Picking Ukulele By Ear. Here are the descriptions for each:
Strumming Ukulele By Ear (All Levels)
Free yourself from memorizing Down-Up patterns! Starting with the basic index finger strum, Jim will quickly have your muscle memory absorbing fun strums like The Gallop Triplett, The Chunky Chop and many more strumming techniques that will spice up your playing.
Picking Ukulele By Ear (All Levels)
Learn to pick the melodies to your favorite songs without tab! This ground-breaking workshop is the first of its kind to use the solfege syllables to organically train your ears to hear and play the scale patterns where all the melodies live. Topics will include playing scales, arpeggios, rolls and fills, and of course songs! This workshop is the first step to being able to play anything that comes into your head!
Cost is $20 per workshop or $35 for both. Please register in advance via my email dville(at)teleport.com as seating is very limited.