Big Uke Training is offering a dozen online workshops for ukulele players for the weekend of 26-27 June 2021. The workshop cater to a range of abilities and interests, including some for absolute beginners and others for seasoned performers.
Presenters are from Australian, New Zealand, Singapore and the United States.
Saturday 26 June
10:00 am – Alternative stringed instrument techniques and tricks for the novice
11:15 am – Spice up your strumming
12:30 pm – Learn a new children’s song and increase your confidence
1:45 pm – Introduction to the blues
3:00 pm – Songwriting: getting started, getting ideas, tricks for lyrics by Bernard de la Couer (suitable for absolute beginners)
4:15 pm – Working with other musicians, without hassle or homicide by Gaille Horsely (Assumes you are up to performing on stage, and other people actually want to play with you.)
5:30 pm – Scales, chords and changing keys: basic music theory by Richard Snow (suitable for absolute beginners)
Sunday 27 June
10:00 am – The easiest barre chord song in the world by Kirk Jones (suitable for absolute beginners)
11:15 am – Arrangement: making songs more interesting by Amie Brulee
12:30 pm – ‘Island Strum’ and beyond (need a bit more knowledge)
2:15 pm – Stage presentation: making performances more interesting and engaging the audience
3:30 pm – Aloha from Singapore: Ukulele show by Daniel Purnomo (essentially a concert by a guy who was a finalist, twice in the world ukulele competition in Hawaii.)
5:15 pm – Moving chords up the neck (need a bit more knowledge),
All sessions are online. Most workshops will use Zoom. One presenter might use another package, and will advise people in his classes directly.
Visit the Big Uke Training website to find out workshop fees, and how to register and join the online sessions.