Hi, Uke players! The May 30 “jam-at-home-playlist” (AKA Songs for the Sequestered) is HERE , including “When” (easy!), & George Harrison’s “Devil & The Deep Blue Sea” (hard!)
Following is the running list of ukulele events online you can join. But first, here is the UOGB’s latest lesson, posted June 11. I especially liked Hester’s lesson on “Spinach”, and the very cool coda for this song, what a fun chord progression that is!!:
Hope this email finds you doing well, keeping safe, healthy & enjoying the gifts of summertime. I have a few quick announcements I want to share with you:
There is a FREE CD track attached to this email for you to enjoy (see link below). A peaceful instrumental song recorded by my wife Sarah & I…a track to soothe & uplift your day. Hope you enjoy it 😊🎶🙏
I‘ll be offering another LIVESTREAM UKULELE LESSON on YouTube Sunday June 14 @ 2pm NYC time.
WATCH HERE: https://www.youtube.com/ukulelezen/live
There will be a live Q&A, I’ll perform some tunes for you and share several holistic practice techniques to make the learning process more effective, joyful and deep. We’ll jam, sing & have a blast together!
WATCH A VIDEO ANNOUNCEMENT BY CLICKING ON THE IMAGE BELOW
THESE LIVESTREAM LESSONS ARE FREE TO ALL
All blessings…Jam on, Stuart Fuchs
Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain UKULELE LOCKDOWN: I’ve missed posting their live lessons/entertainments on Youtube, oops. But UOGB saved ’em all for us. Type “Ukulele Lockdown UOGB” in your address bar. I couldn’t get it to copy for you to click on, sorry.
Dusty Strings suggests these Ukulele online play-alongs and classes in JUNE:
Join Dusty Strings ukulele teacher Sunga Rose on Thursday evenings through June for a virtual uke jam and an opportunity to donate to local non-profit organizations. Find more information at sunrosemusic.com (click on Ukulele and Voice Lessons).
Online in JUNE Ukulele Beginner’s Class & Play-Along
Dusty Strings teacher Wes Weddell is leading, in June, a free, online, weekly ukulele class and play-along via the King County Library System. The first fifteen minutes reviews the basics of playing ukulele and the rest of the time is devoted to playing and singing together online.
Description: All ages welcome.Everybody loves the ukulele – so happy-sounding and easy to carry! – but how do you play it??Turns out, anyone can go from zero-to-song in one sitting.
Experienced teacher Wes Weddell will start with the basics and introduce some easy chords that fit with familiar songs (digital handouts will be provided). We’ll cover how to hold the uke, tune it, and strum it, as well as what you can do to practice on your own. Given the limitations of the digital platform, if parents can help younger students arrive in tune (lots of videos on YouTube), or stick around at the beginning to help, that will go a long way toward us getting good use out of the time.
Sponsored by the King County Library System Foundation.
Classes will use Zoom as a platform, and participants will be asked to mute themselves during songs to accommodate Zoom’s limitations processing audio from multiple sources.
Please register by 10am the day of the event. The Zoom link will be sent to you by email.
Dusty Strings music teachers go online: Ukulele, accordion, bass, mandolin, guitar, pennywhistle, bodhran, etc etc: Full list of teachers here
Email email@example.com with your phone number and the name of the teacher you’d like to study with; we’ll get back to you as soon as possible to get you started!