ExpiredUkulele Solos: Playing and Arranging

Want to learn to play instrumental solos on the ukulele? How about learning some of the basics of how to make your own arrangements. In this 2 week workshop, we’ll learn 2 arrangements, one that I’ve prepared for you, and one that you will arrange yourself. To help you master playing them, you’ll get access to Soundslice online learning tools that make practicing really effective and enjoyable.

You’ll learn:

  • 2 chord solo arrangements of popular songs
  • How to combine the melody with chords.
  • A few strategies for fleshing out and decorating our basic arrangements.

This workshop is open to anyone who is interested though it is helpful if you have taken Beginner Part 2 or at least have some experience reading either tablature notation or standard notation for the ukulele. | If you’re looking for a ukulele project to really sink your teeth into, this is it.

Click on the image below to get an idea of the type of instrumentals we will study and arrange. You’ll get a chance to check out the Soundslice tool as well.

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Venue Phone: 613-323-1689

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


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 25-Oct 2
    September 25, 2018
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tues 7:30-8:30 | Nov 27 & Dec 4
    November 27, 2018
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tues 7:30-8:30 | Jan 8 & 15
    January 8, 2019
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm