Ukulele Workshops

Schedule | 2019

Artichoke Coffeehouse
Portland, Oregon May 31
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Artichoke Music
Portland, Oregon June 1
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Caravan Gogh Trio
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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We Love Ukulele Fest
Coquitlam, BC Canada 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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Valley Ukulele Society
Folsom, California June 25
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Aria School of Music
Reno, Nevada June 25
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Modesto Funstrummers
Modesto, California June 28
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The Strum Shop
Roseville, California June 29
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ABQ Ukekopelli Fest
ABQ, New Mexico Sept. 27-29
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Uke Spotlight: The Key To The Original Key

Posted on: August 8th, 2011 by dville
Have you ever been to a musical performance and the artist or group did not play their hit song the way you heard it on the album?  It can be a disappointing experience.  Your ears were expecting to ear the song in a certain way.  The good news is, this musical memory can serve us well when trying to determine the original key in which our favorite songs were recorded, which in turn, gives us a leg up when trying to play along with the song.

I was out on a bike ride the other day and the song Should I Stay Or Should I Go by the The Clashcame into my head.  It got me thinking about the original key the song was recorded in, and if the song was actually playing back in my head in that original key.  I couldn’t wait to get home and see if indeed I was hearing it back correctly.Before listening to the recording I simply hummed the song in my head and tried to find the first chord on my ukulele.  Once I determined I was hearing the key of D, the famous I-IV-I progression of the opening riff became quite apparent.

So the moral of the story is, trust your brain!  It remembers every song you’ve ever heard, and the original key it was recorded in.

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