ExpiredContinuing Ukulele

Exploring and Developing

Continuing Ukulele is intended to help you expand your bank of skills in the three main areas: strumming (varying your rhythms); finger-picking (techniques and patterns); and melodic playing (solos and duets). The repertoire will be mostly, but not exclusively, popular music chosen to highlight a particular technique or style which can then be applied to other music. Some fundamental music theory will be explored in order to better understand the music we’re playing. This class can be taken more than once as the repertoire and specific techniques will change on a monthly basis. I like to think of this as an exercise class, a place to practice and push your playing skills in order to get them into top shape.

Objectives for Continuing Ukulele:
  • Learn interesting songs and solos
  • Build your bank of strumming and finger-picking patterns and variations
  • Develop your melody playing skills by tackling interesting and challenging material
  • Help you get out of a rut of always playing the same thing in the same way

You will get the most out of this class if you are comfortable with basic strumming and singing, have done a bit of finger-picking in the past, and know the basics of tablature notation (even if you feel like you’re not that good at it yet!).

Beginner Part 2 is a perfect introduction of the necessary techniques you’ll need to enjoy this class.

Course materials will be provided.

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Venue:  

Venue Phone: 613-323-1689

Adreça:
87 Eccles Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1R 6S5

Description:

Joel invites you to his home studio centrally located in the Chinatown/Little Italy neighbourhood of Ottawa.

  • IMPORTANT: Please read signs carefully as there is a ‘No Parking’ zone on our stretch of Eccles Street.
  • 3 hour street parking on Eccles, Anderson and other neighbouring side streets parallel to Eccles.
  • 1 hour parking until 7pm on Rochester. Great for evening classes.
  • OC Transpo’s #11 (old #2) bus route. Get off at the Somerset/Booth stop.
  • OC Transpo #85 bus route. Stops at Preston and Anderson, 1 block away from studio.

The Bridgehead Roastery is only 1 block away for coffee before or after lessons. There is very good and affordable Pho, Ramen, Dim Sum and more just a stones throw away. Take advantage of your time in the neighbourhood to take it all in!

  • Tues 7:30-8:30 | Sept 12, 19, 26, Oct 3
    September 12, 2017
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tues 7:30-8:30 | Oct 10, 17, 24, 31
    October 10, 2017
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tues 7:30-8:30 | Nov 7, 14, 21, 28
    November 7, 2017
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tues 7:30-8:30 | Jan 9, 16, 23, 30
    January 9, 2018
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tues 7:30-8:30 | Feb 6, 13, 20, 27
    February 6, 2018
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tues 7:30-8:30 | March 6, 13, 20, 27
    March 6, 2018
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tues 7:30-8:30 | April 3, 10, 17, 24
    April 3, 2018
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tues 7:30-8:30 | May 8, 15, 22, 29
    May 8, 2018
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tues 7:30-8:30 | June 5, 12, 19, 26
    June 5, 2018
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tues 7:30-8:30 | July 3, 10, 17, 24
    July 3, 2018
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm