Hello friends! The Austin Ukulele Society is excited to host a virtual workshop and concert with the one and only Lil Rev! We’ll go live on the Austin Ukulele Society YouTube channel on Friday, September 25th, from 7:00 – 9:00pm, CDT. If you had the pleasure of attending Lil Rev’s in-person workshop with us in January 2018 or back in 2012, you know first-hand what an excellent experience you’ll have. And if you haven’t experienced Lil Rev’s magic yet, then you’re in for a treat!
The workshop and performance are open to all, and Lil Rev will gratefully accept tips (recommended donations of $10-20 per attendee, which can be paid directly to him via PayPal, Venmo or by check. Donation information will be posted during the event.
Simply click the YouTube Live Event to join when we go live on September 25 at 7:00pm US Central Daylight Time (GMT -05:00)!
A recording of the workshop and concert will be available only until October 10 at noon US Central Daylight Time!
Workshop: Fingerpicking On The Ukulele
This is an intro level course that teaches six different fingerpicking patterns with simple 2 and 3 chord songs, that we’ll try them out with. Together we’ll explore: Inside/Outside Pattern, Outside/Inside Pattern, The Pinch, Alternating Thumb Patterns, Arpeggios for song accompaniment and adding variety when backing up others who are strumming. In addition to this, we’ll learn a Texas Blues Classic by the late Blues Legend Mance Lipscomb, and arpeggiate a 150-year old shaker Hymn along with much more! All levels are welcome.
Lil Rev is a world-class entertainer and steward of vintage song and lore. Performing with ukulele, harmonica, mandolin, guitar and banjo, Rev has an unmatched repertoire of both traditional and original song, poetry, storytelling and humor. Audiences will sing along, clap, laugh, and maybe even shed a tear at a Lil’ Rev performance. Both entertainer and educator, Rev is renowned as one of the preeminent ukulele instructors and performers in the nation with seven instructional books to his credit. Learn more about Lil Rev on his website.
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