This workshop is for people who have just got a ukulele and do not know where to begin.

You just got a uke, and are ready to have some fun but feel a bit overwhelmed?
This workshop is for people who have just got a ukulele and don’t know where to begin. Donna Farrell will teach you the absolute basics.
• How to hold, tune and strum
• How to read chord diagrams
• How to make the chord shapes for the most used chords
By the end of this workshop you will have played several 1,2,3- and maybe even 4-chord songs. Handouts will be provided which will allow you to take your new uke away and start practising.

Wednesday 8 January 2020

10:00 am – Midday

Zillmere Community Hall, 52 Murphy Road, Zillmere, Brisbane, QLD 4034

 

This workshop will give you the basic skills and confidence to join in the uke jams in your area or just play at home.

WHAT TO BRING: Your ukulele, a pen and notebook. A folder for the handouts. A snack & drink for the break.

LEVEL: Absolute beginners who have never played before.

This is a FREE event by Brisbane Ukulele, places are limited and you must book.

BOOK NOW on Trybooking www.trybooking.com/BHJCW.

Please check this page for tips on using Trybooking

Donna Farrell conducts workshops for beginners at Ferny Grove Jams, Kumbartcho Nursery, and leads the popular senior band CHUMS. Donna  presented this workshop at Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival in 2019. Donna will be assisted by other BUMS members.

Stukulele brings the Uke Mullum experience to BUMS with this all abilities Sweet Caroline Ukulele Workshop, followed by a jam on Saturday 4 January 2020.

Stukulele brings the popular Uke Mullum experience up to Brisbane with this all abilities and ukulele workshop, followed by a jam.

This simple arrangement of Sweet Caroline has parts for every level of player, every type of ukulele, and even standard and low G tunings! Stu has prepared a series of videos to help you practice your parts and work out the best fingers to use to play the melodies.

DATE: Saturday 4 January
VENUE: Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Street Coorparoo
TIME: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
TICKETS: $30  Tickets from Trybooking www.trybooking.com/BHMJP

Financial BUMS members Tickets $10 with promotion code

Emailed 19/12/2019 & 2/01/2020 SUBJECT: Members Promo Code for January 2020 Ukulele Workshop.
All bookings have a $0.50 ticket fee. Please check this page for tips on booking https://www.brisbaneukulele.com/news-events/trybooking-advice/

YOU NEED TO BRING: Ukulele

Stukulele’s Ukulele Group Workshop is designed to help you see the Ukulele in a new light. Stu will help improve your melody playing and note reading, and to develop a strong sense of timing and rhythm when playing in a group.
This simple arrangement of Sweet Caroline has parts for every level of player, every type of ukulele, and even high G and low G tunings!
Enhance your
• Rhythm
• Melody playing
• Harmony Theory
• TAB Reading …..and more

GET A JUMP ON THE WORKSHOP WITH THIS PREPARATION
Stu has prepared a comprehensive series of videos to help you practice your parts and work out the best fingers to use to play the melodies. You’ll fine parts for Standard C AND Low G Tuning. He’s even included downloadable PDFs of the charts for you.

Choose your part (go on challenge yourself!) and get some practice in before the workshop and jam. Absolute complete beginners can sing and strum the chords.

Here’s the link on the Uke Mellum website to get the worksheets. Get a jump on your part!  https://www.ukemullum.com/sweet-caroline-workshop/


Stukulele visits BUMS Inc on 4 Jan 2020 with a Workshop & Jam MISSING THE JANUARY BIG UKE JAM?

After the workshop Stukulele, accompanied by our own Cath McCourt on bass, will lead a Jam and give BUMS a taste of what happens at the popular Uke Nights.

 


ABOUT STUKULELE

Stu Eadie (Stukulele) is a James Hill Certified Level 3 Teacher. He teaches private and group classes for ukulele in and around Mullumbimby, leads Uke Mellum and the popular Uke Night monthly at the Ballina RSL Club.

Website: http://www.ukemullum.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ukemullum

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/ukemullum

Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/ukemullum

Join Tom the Pom for 2 workshops and a show in one big night of ukulele fun at Coorparoo Bowls club Friday 18 October 2019

Two workshops and a show on one big night of fun with Tom the Pom.

Come to Tom Harding’s Disco Funk Ukulele Workshop. It’s all about the beat! To get your groove on and feel that rhythm you gotta think like a percussionist. Identify some of the traps that uke players fall into. Counting, grouping  and mutes is what turns a four chord trick into a groove.

Keep the party happening with Tom the Pom Show. One bloke, four strings, loads of tricky chords and a surprising singalong. We’ll end the night on a high playing “One Chord Song with Cheeky Bass Line” with something for everyone from absolute beginners to folks who can juggle parts.

On tour in Queensland during October,Tom is offering this exclusive event just for BUMS in Brisbane.

DATE: Friday 18 October 2019

TIME: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

VENUE: Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Street, Coorparoo

TICKET PRICES: $25
BUMS Members: $10 (whopping 60% discount) + $0:50 booking fee – Look out for your members promo code email 28 September 2019 Subject: Members Promo Code for October Ukulele Workshop.

Tickets available now at Trybooking https://www.trybooking.com/BFVWT

ABOUT TOM

Tom the Pom (Tom Harding) is originally from the UK, lives in the Blue Mountains with his family. Tom loves music, but not traditional music education. Learning shouldn’t be a chore.  Tom’s been teaching for nearly 30 years, and specialises in getting people playing as quickly as possible. Tom’s regular gig is teaching music workshops to groups in schools, corporations, group homes, festivals, parties and more! Tom has also taught ukulele workshops at Springstrum, Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival and Newkulele.

Tom plays percussion, ukulele, guitar and bass, and has recorded an album of percussion under the name Samba Ninja, and a mini album of didgeridoo solos as Tom the Pom. He also leads the ukulele club at his son’s primary school.

Website: https://www.tomthepom.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tomthepomdotcom/

Play Music on the Porch Day — Saturday 31 August 2019 — is an international day of music.

Participation is easy. Just gather friends, go outside and play music together. (You don’t really need a porch.) Share a video on your favourite social media with #playmusicontheporchday.

Last year, The CAGE did it. This year The CAGE are inviting all BUMS members to join them. And their ‘porch’ is Captain Burke Park, under the Story Bridge at Kangaroo Point. Bring your uke, a chair, and a picnic lunch, and arrive 10:30 am.

If you’re concerned about parking, catch a ferry to the Holman Street Ferry Terminal. You can plan your journey at Translink.

More details will be available closer to the event, or you can email The CAGE band leader, Ian Phillips phlipper37@hotmail.com.

Friends and supporters of The CAGE … please come along and see us in one of our other choral endeavours — Jazzmas in July, Sherwood State School, New Hall, Corner Sherwood Road & Oxley Roads, Sherwood, Brisbane, Queensland, at 5-7 pm on Saturday 27 July.

In a collaboration with the fabulous Jindalee Jazz Orchestra, the musical repertoire adds considerable spice to Christmas standards – enough spice to get your toes tapping and fingers clicking to the smooth and sassy jazz tunes.

Sherwood Hall will become a sparkling winter wonderland with fun activities for the kids, and a delicious Christmas supper after the show.

So don’t miss out on an opportunity to wear your winter woollies (Crazy Christmas Jumpers perhaps?) and enjoy some European-style Christmas festivities right here in Brisbane.

Tickets are available online at Trybooking (https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=510574&).
Adult tickets $25; Youth (3-15) tickets $10.

When booking tickets, choose a host name so you can be seated together, e.g. The CAGE, Jam, RSPCA, Terraces, Settlers. Look forward to seeing you there.

Exciting times ahead for northside BUM, Erin Harrington. Erin’s a fabulous performer and terrific ukulele teacher.

Ukulele Rockers
Commencing 15 July 2019, Erin’s establishing a new Ukulele Rockers group ensemble class.

6:30-8:30 pm Monday nights
Grange Baptist Church
197 Wilston Road, Newmarket QLD 4051

To join, you must have basic ukulele knowledge. The group will cover fingerpicking, jams, rhythm and melodies. $15 for pre-bookings, $25 casuals. Bookings essential!!

Email misselmmusic@gmail.com. Download the flyer.

But that’s not all … Erin performs as Miss Elm.  …

Miss Elm Clean Slate Single Launch

On 4 August, she’s launching her new Clean Slate single at The Milk Factory. Come along from 4:00-6:00 pm for a fabulous afternoon of entertainment. Entry is $10. Download the flyer,
or find out more on Facebook,
https://www.facebook.com/events/2271033546344211/

QPAC’s, Creative Fusions, an inspiring music workshop program fusing diverse musical and cultural styles, is on Wednesday 3 to Friday 5 July at the Cremorne Theatre.

Creative Fusions is for musicians aged 10 to 100 years of all levels of experience who share a passion for music, and want to develop new skills, and perform alongside professional role models.

Led by Dr Anthony Garcia and Sounds Across Oceans, and featuring a team of experienced Queensland teaching artists, Creative Fusions is a 3-day workshop process to foster self-expression and experimentation. From Chinese zither or African Djembe, to ukulele, jazz guitar, classical violin, or didgeridoo – participants can immerse themselves in music-making heaven and learn how to jam in groups, create new sounds and songs, and learn about other cultures and music styles.

Creative Fusions is intercultural and inter-generational! It’s a safe, supervised environment for young musicians and older community musicians to collaborate in music-making. Come on your own or come with a relative or friend. The program culminates in a Friday night performance, showcasing original compositions and fresh arrangements developed throughout the learning journey, and giving participants the opportunity to perform for family and friends.

Full price registration is usually $320. A special offer of $230 is available to BUMS Inc members. Please email gigmeister@brisbaneukulele.com to get the promocode. 

Registration includes:
– Attendance at the 3-day workshop program
– Workshop materials
– Light meal on Friday evening
– Four free tickets for family or friends to see the Friday night performance

Visit https://www.qpac.com.au/event/creative_fusions_19/ to find out more.

Buy Creative Fusions tickets. Remember to contact the Gigmeister to get the promo code before you buy.

Complete the online registration form.

“I’m all about that bass” workshop has been designed exclusively for BUMS who play bass.

Accomplished Brisbane musician Mark Cryle, took a poll of his fellow musos to discover what abilities make a good bass player. He has extracted and distilled this into a workshop which will enable you to get better at playing bass on your own and with others.

The workshop will focus on bass as an ensemble instrument and will be divided into 3 sections.

  1. Bass as a rhythm instrument: understanding the fundamentals of time keeping.
  2. “No one knows the chord until the bass player decides which note to play!”: understanding the concept of the “root note” ; knowing when to play it and when not to.
  3. What to play between the “root notes”: understanding the importance of scales and harmony theory in deciding which notes to play and not to play.

When it comes to improving your bass playing faster, nothing beats than actually getting out and playing with other musicians.

To get the most out of this workshop participants need have the fundamentals of playing bass, and know notes of the bass fret board and be comfortable playing. This is NOT a beginners workshop.

ABOUT YOUR PRESENTER

Mark Cryle began playing bass at age 14 in high school bands. In the intervening years he has played on international and Australian festival stages, in concert halls and theatres, recording studios, clubs, pubs, churches, markets on the backs of trucks and once in a cemetery. As well as being an experienced and accomplished bass player, Mark also plays mandolin and guitar and is a highly-acclaimed songwriter.

SATURDAY 27 JULY 2019

COORPAROO BOWLS CLUB

TIME: 9:30 am until 12 Noon .

             Door opens 9:00 am. Please check in and set up ready to start at 9:30 am

TICKETS $25: Buy your tickets directly below.

BUMS DISCOUNT CODES: BUMS financial members tickets $5 after promo code.

Check your email 21 June 2019 Subject: Members Promo Code for Bass Workshop with Mark Cryle 27 July 2019.
Trybooking https://www.trybooking.com/BDOGB
Choose Workshop BUMS Member Ticket and enter promo code at checkout. TIPS for using Trybooking here
Please Note: Trybooking has an addition booking fee $0.50. 

WHAT TO BRING

  • U Bass/ Bass guitar,
  • Amp,
  • Jug lead [power chord for amp],
  • Lead for bass,
  • pen, notebook,
  • extension cord,
  • snack and water.

Please note: The Coorparoo Bowls Club bar will not be open.

 

Learn ukulele Bluegrass style with Brisbane Ukulele 15 June 2019

BUMS Beaut Bluegrass Workshop

Back from Melbourne, longtime performing BUM, Tony Richardson, offers a you-beaut bluegrass workshop.

DATE: Saturday 15 June 2019
TIME: 10:00 am start and finish 11:30
VENUE: Zillmere Community Hall, 52 Murphy Rd, Zillmere QLD 4034
TICKETS $25 : Available from Trybooking https://www.trybooking.com/BCJMV.

BUMS financial members tickets $5 with promo code. Check your email 27 April Subject: Members Promo Code for June Ukulele Workshops.
Please Note: Trybooking has an addition booking fee $0.50 TIPS for using Trybooking here

What is the workshop about?

“What the hell is bluegrass?” you ask. Well it’s a blend of traditional Americana styles that became prevalent around the 1940’s. It’s a unique style of acoustic instruments overlaid with vocal harmonies. It’s not gospel, it’s not blues, it’s not country, it’s not jazz and it’s not Trad (traditional), but it has elements of all of these styles.
It’s bluegrass, and I invite you to join me in a workshop to explore the style and experiment a little with your ukulele. You’ll be part of a participative experience that will add to your repertoire, and expand on your ukulele skills. If you get a bit uneasy with gospel music or murder ballads then this isn’t for you, but if you can see through that, and enjoy it for what it is, you’ll gain plenty.

Who is this workshop for (skill level)?

This workshop is aimed at intermediate players. All levels are welcome to join in, but we won’t be teaching chords in this workshop. If you know your basic chords, and can match a strum pattern then you’ll get by, but be aware, there will be some of the quickest strumming you’ve attempted. You won’t know if you don’t go.

What makes me qualified to teach the workshop?

I’m one of only a handful of BUMS to play at bluegrass festivals on stage.
Oh, and in the Bumsteaders bluegrass ukulele band.

 

 

What will you learn?
1. The basics of traditional bluegrass
2. How to best play it on your Ukulele
3. How to fit in at a bluegrass jam
4. A little of the circle of fifths
5. How to form a bluegrass band that emulates the sound of a traditional bluegrass band
6. We’ll play a number of bluegrass songs
7. We’ll explore the songs a little along the way

What to bring?

A sense of humor, any ukulele you desire, as many ukuleles as you desire, a notepad if you want to take notes, a tuner, water to drink, a snack to eat during the breaks, a questioning mind because there are lots of people who don’t understand the same thing as you and they are never game to ask so no one finds out. Patience and plenty of it.
This workshop can cater for Ubass, Baritone, Tenor, Concert, Soprano and Banjo ukes so please bring them along. Hell If its stringed just bring it along, I’m not going to exclude other instruments, except bagpipes…. don’t bring bagpipes along.
That being said you need to be proficient enough to play basic songs in basic chords, and if you bring a lead instrument be prepared to play the melody.

What is supplied?

A venue with a roof and walls, chairs, a sound rig, a presenter and a small song book.

What will you take home to help you practise?

A song book of the songs played in the workshop.

Other things to see and do to help you understand the style …
1. Watch the movie Oh Brother Where For Art Thou staring George Clooney
2. Listen to the following bands on Spotify or YouTube
• The Davidson Brothers
• Bluegrass Parkway
• Honey and Knives
• The Steel Drivers
• Bill Monroe
• Earl Scruggs
• The Soggy Bottom Boys
3. Listen to the Bluegrass show on 98.9fm on Tuesday nights 6.00pm to 7.00pm
4. Listen to the radio show Three Chords and The Truth on 98.9fm Wed 6.00pm to 7.00pm
5. Purchase a “Parking Lot Picker’s Songbook” for most of the bluegrass standards.

Zillmere hall. Soak up the ambience from this classic structure with is hardwood floors, the acoustics are really something else!About the venue

It’s happening in sunny downtown Zillmere hall. Soak up the ambience from this classic structure with is hardwood floor and ornate ceiling. The acoustics are really something else. The stage setup and expansive open dance floor really make the scene. Take a trip back to the 1960’s as you grace the front of the building and bask in the glory of its decorative Palfrey stone feature wall. Nothing says bluegrass more than this building!

Dress warm, flano shirts and lumberjack coats welcome, but don’t come dressed like the homeless.

Transportation

Well, there is a train station up the road a little if that’s your thing. But if your 1952 Ford F100, or your 1957 Plymouth Belvedere, decides that today is the day they’ll actually start for you, then that would be better.

Brisbane Ukulele Workshop-Ukulele Upgrade:strumming and beyond for playing and arranging songs on Saturday 1 June 2019

Ukulele Upgrade: strumming and beyond in playing & arranging songs

Ross Clark and Helena Bond (of Daylight Moon) offer this essential Saturday morning strumming workshop for beginning & intermediate players.

DATE: Saturday 1 June 2019
TIME: 10:00 am -11:30 am
VENUE: Coorparoo Bowls Club,  32 Riddings St., Coorparoo
TICKETS $25: via Trybooking https://www.trybooking.com/BCJKW
BUMS DISCOUNT CODES: BUMS financial members tickets $5 after promo code. Check your email 27 April 2019 Subject: Members Promo Code for June Ukulele Workshops.
Please Note: Trybooking has an addition booking fee $0.50. TIPS for using Trybooking here

About the workshop …

Ross & Helena will demonstrate their approach to presenting songs for performance and recording (one original and one classic). Participants will be shown how to use a variety of picking and strumming techniques in order to make a song “theirs” – different from other versions, but true to the original. Bring a song you’d like to work on (lyrics & chords will do; several versions or keys if you like).
You’ll be supplied with a list of techniques/strategies to choose from, & our charts for the songs we present. Opportunities to record and video will be flagged, so you’ll be free to concentrate on the workshop itself.

About the presenters …

Ukulele Upgrade presented by Ross Clark and Helena Bond of Daylight MoonHelena BOND, vocalist and u-bassist for Daylight Moon, has been singing all her life, and brings an experienced ear to making a song work.
Ross CLARK, original u-bassist for The Performing BUMS, co-founder of The BUMSteaders, and guitarist/ukulelist/vocalist for Daylight Moon, brings a decade of songwriting experience to his arranging of songs for performance. Daylight Moon are currently recording their 3rd album, Dancing on the Moon, which includes three uke songs.