Special Play-by-Ear Workshop with Jim D’ville

Posted October 25, 2014

Join us for the Play Ukulele By Ear Workshop with Jim D’Ville!
Saturday, November 8th at 11am – 1:15pm.

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All Skill Levels Welcome

Get off that piece of paper — learn to Play Ukulele By Ear!
This entertaining and informative workshop will give you the tools you need to tap into your innate musical abilities. Playing by ear is easy, it’s fun and it will propel your understanding of how music works to a new level. Starting with the basics of rhythm and timing, Jim will lead the group through popular songs from one to four chords in structure, in the genres of rock, pop, folk and blues.  This is the fast track to also learning how to play together with others in a group by ear.

This workshop will make you a better listener and student!

You’ll learn how to:
• tune your ukulele by ear (and tune your ears)
• recognize basic chord progressions
• learn the basis of how all songs are composed

This is a fun and interactive class that will change the way you approach learning new songs not only on the ukulele, but on any instrument. All skill levels welcome, however, knowledge of basic chord shapes (C F G7) is helpful.

2 hours with a small break

Workshop Cost: $40
Saturday, November 8th at 11am – 1:15pm
Location: 
North Carolina Ukulele Academy
203 Racine Dr., Wilmington, NC 28403

Reserve your spot online now or call 910-538-3419.

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October Ukulele Jam – Last one of the year!

Posted October 24, 2014

Get ready for the October Ukulele Jam—join us this Saturday, October 25 from 4 to 6 as we sing and strum the ukulele.

All the songs are in Jim Beloff’s Daily Ukulele book (Yellow Book), and the Leap Year Edition (Blue Book). If you’d like your own copy, we have the book available for sale in our Ukulele Shop.

Here’s what we’ll be jammin’ on this time:

Yellow Book:
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, Key C/Pg. 174
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, Key G/Pg. 68
Brown Eyed Girl, Key C/Pg. 39
Tiny Bubbles, Key F/Pg. 241
Blue Book:
Peaceful Easy Feeling, Key D/Pg.278
Sweet Caroline, Key G/Pg. 332
One Love, Key F/Pg. 272
The strumming begins at 4pm and goes until 6pm.
203 Racine Drive, Suite 205, in Wilmington, NC.

It doesn’t matter if you’re an expert or just learning, everybody has fun here and all are welcome! And as always, there’ll be plenty of good stuff to eat and drink.

We want to play music that you’ll enjoy–if you have a special song you’d like everyone to jam on, bring along 20 printed copies and, hey, we’ll all give it a try!

Questions? Give me a call at 910-538-3419.

Mahalo and see you at the jam!

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