The one-hour workshop will cover
• How to fingerpick melodies and accompaniment on blues repertoire suitable for the ukulele.
• An introduction to right-hand fingerpicking, including what makes a melody “blue.”
• Songs that suit the ukulele from 1920s guitar greats like Charlie Jordan and
Barbecue Bob. Also little known ukesters Lemon Nash of Louisiana and Rabbit
Muse of Virginia who were African American ukulele players and showmen with
distinctive styles on traditional and standard jazz material.
We’ll listen to some recordings, and learn a song in class. Bring your ukulele (standard C
tuning), a notebook and a pencil. Audio recorders are OK if unobtrusive.
To fully participate in the workshop, you’ll need to be familiar with basic chords, and be
able to change chords easily while keeping time with the music.
The Concert: “Rey refers to herself as “trailer trash with a library card” and her catalog reflected that schism with a mix of classic ragtime, hillbilly and blues covers as well as her own original tunes, most marked by a winking sense of humor.” — Michael Eck, The Times
When: Tuesday, October 18
Blue Uke Workshop starts at 7:00pm
House Concert starts at 8:15pm
Where: Private residence in Bouldin Creek neighborhood, in the 78704 area. RSVP required, space limited to 20. Contact email@example.com for location and payment information.
Workshop only: $15
Concert only: $15
All proceeds go to the artist! Payments made to Del Rey via PayPal: Go to paypal.com, click the link that says “send money” then do so, to firstname.lastname@example.org. All you need is an email address and a credit card.