Can you believe that it's already week 6 for the advanced class and week 5 for the new students? We've covered a fair amount of ground, I've sometimes pushed a bit too hard, but we're having fun, right? Right? The intention was to cover fewer tunes, but to go deeper into the tunes, the techniques and a bit of theory. We'll further our exploration of fingerpicking in our advanced class, and we'll apply our strums to new songs in the beginning class. Nice work, everyone!
Renown ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimaburkuro is coming to the North Shore Center in Skokie. Here's the link:www.box-officetickets.com/Pop-Tickets/Jake-Shimabukuro-Tickets
Thanks to Graham for the heads up on this.
See? You weren't nearly as rusty as you thought. The strumming patterns returned quickly, and I think I even heard some singing going on! I love this class. BTW, we're adding some wonderful energy to the 4:30 class as Nan and Tracy will be joining us.
Also, as promised, tabs are here. There are two tabs on the class page, and we'll be going over what tabs are and if they might be helpful to you. Not a requirement—just another learning tool.
1) Peter suggested the Clapton tune Wonderful Tonight. I'll have that prepared for class #2
2) Perry suggested a better camera angle for the video tutorials, so I'll be working on that as well.
3) You have Graham to thank for the tabs.
Practice your Bb chord.
Here we go. October 25 at 4 and 5:30 PM. Advanced/Intermediate class...we'll review some things and have some new fun for sure. See you soon..
We will be resuming the Dancing Bohemian School of Ukes at some point this autumn. So change your strings, tune up and sign in...
When my uke class handed me a gift bag I thought, "Oh cool. Maybe it's a framed photo of all my lovely students. Or a puppy." But no. It was an iPad Pro!!! Really. I'm still speechless—a rarity for sure. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
At Kathi Yearian's request, I have prepared a sweet tune, I'll Follow You Into the Dark, for the Intermediate/Advanced classes. Whereas this might be unfamiliar to most of you (it was to me), it presents a great opportunity to play in a new key—the key of F—with some new chords that should be pretty easy to master (Bb and Bb minor). You'll find the sheet music and audio file on the Intermediate/Advanced page. Plus you'll find a tutorial video on the Videos page.
Oh what fun. Strummin' and funnin'. Snow gently falling against a picturesque setting outside Kay's warm and welcoming home. Over the Rainbow/Wonderful World, Obla Di, Kansas City. Uke chatting, chili eating, fireplace glowing, even a house tour featuring Kay's atelier, with stunning artwork at every turn. Thanks again, Kay, for a lovely day.
Elliott Delman, instructor
The School of Uke offers classes in beginning, intermediate and advanced ukulele.