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East Pasco/Hernando Ukulele Club Message Board › Alabama Ukulele Workshop

Alabama Ukulele Workshop

Tampa, FL

The Eastern Shore Ukulele Club, Fairhope, Alabama, has scheduled a 2-hour workshop on "Strumming Techniques" for Thursday, March 21 at 7:00PM. The workshop will be held at the Fairhope Unitarian Fellowship Hall, 1150 Fairhope Avenue, Fairhope, AL.

The workshop, which will be led by ESUC member Mike Turner, will cover:

* Some "Strum Theory" to help us better understand how ukulele strums work

* Basic and advanced strum patterns for 4/4 and 3/4 time songs

* Blending different strum patterns in a song

* Strum techniques to help with playing and singing at the same time

* Tricks and techniques to dress up strums and song performance

* Left hand (chording) techniques to enhance strum patterns

* Pick/strum patterns (not rolls, but patterns that combine string picking with strumming)

This workshop should be good for players at all skill levels. Some of it will be a little advanced, but don't let that scare you off - we're putting this together to offer a little of something for everybody. Plus it's always good for us to challenge ourselves a bit to improve our playing. But we promise that even beginners will come away with something new you can use in your playing - it turns out that a lot of this strumming stuff looks and sounds WAY more complicated than it really is.

The techniques will apply to all types of ukulele - soprano, concert, tenor and baritone. A few of the patterns are particularly good for use on baritone and banjo ukuleles (for those of you who have them or are interested in them).

The workshop is free; we'll ask the standard $1 donation per participant to reimburse the Unitarian Fellowship for use of the space.

Please contact Mike Turner at to let us know you are coming, so we can make sure to have enough seating and handouts for everyone!
Marilyn O.
user 72751992
Bushnell, FL
Post #: 1
This is the same workshop I was referring to at the jam today. Barney. Phyllis and I will be attending. It will be a good one! Marilyn
Tampa, FL
Post #: 20
Yes, I hope to hear your review after attending......
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