UKULELE MELEE

Tickets on sale. Please visit www.thedancehallkittery.org and click 'Events'.

One day ukulele festival to be filled with workshops, open mic, jam sessions, concert and crazy stuff. Stay tuned. 

http://www.facebook.com/events/327208590692614/

http://www.thedancehallkittery.org

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  • rosemary s.

    FUN, lots of talent. Great display of instruments.

    July 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was able to make this event at the last minute. It was a great time - glad I went. Very well organized with several very interesting workshops.

    July 23, 2012

  • kiyoshi

    Thank you everyone, I hope you had a fun time.  By the way, did you know about our cloned Melee?
    http://www.carlcherrycenter.org/pdf/Uke2012.pdf

    July 22, 2012

  • Dave D.

    I had a great time, met some nice folks and learned a lot. The Dance Hall was a wonderful venue and the Black Birch was extrordinary... even included a ukulele beer tap handle - how appropriate. Also appreciated the vendor participation.

    My hat's off to those who taught workshops, performed and put the Melee together.

    Thanks
    Dave

    July 22, 2012

  • kiyoshi

    The weatherman said Saturday is sunny with upper 70's to lower 80's. Cooler at the coast... Remember, this is Maine and dress accordingly.

    July 20, 2012

  • kiyoshi

    JAM SESSIONS; Openning Jam 12:00-12:30, Beginners only Jam 1:30-2:00, Jazz/Blues Jam 3:30-4:00, Country/Hawaiian/Folk Jam 5:00-6:00

    July 19, 2012

  • kiyoshi

    Open mic slots are still available. Please email to; [masked]

    July 17, 2012

  • kiyoshi

    Check on DISCUSSION page for the workshop schedule

    July 14, 2012

  • kiyoshi

    Workshops line up. Take one or take all, same price.

    1. Danno Sullivan: "Ukulele For The Almost Musical"... beginner stuff
    2. Rich: Diatonic Chord Stuff (not the official name, but I will think of something.)
    3. Josh Hilberman: Shim Sham-ulele (or some such thing) - tap dancing while strumming.
    4. Davis Sweet: Hawaiian music
    5. Kiyoshi Imai:  "Peer Gynt Ukulele Suite" - turn a sheet music into a ukulele tab
    6. Joel Eckhaus: Arrangements a la Smeck
    7. Jeff Buckridge: Jazz Chord Substitution

    July 14, 2012

  • kiyoshi

    July 6, 2012

  • kiyoshi

    Sign ups for open mic is still available. Each slot is 15 minutes. Please email to [masked]

    Thank you,
    Kiyoshi

    July 5, 2012

  • kiyoshi

    July 5, 2012

  • kiyoshi

    Josh Hilberman's workshop -- strumming the shim sham shimmy:  this class will explore the relationship between the classic tap dance 'the shim sham'--which I believe created the basic rhythm pattern for jazz drumming--and ukulele strumming.  Students will learn very reduced tap steps, and how to apply the rhythms to their strums.  no dance experience required, but hard-soled (not rubber!-it sticks.not barefoot--it hurts!) shoes a definite must.  Have fun with  movement and strums.  Kazoos option

    July 1, 2012

  • kiyoshi

    Performer Josh Hilberman
    www.Hilbermania.com

    July 1, 2012

  • kiyoshi

    Davis Sweet's workshop on Hawaiian music

    The workshop will present a general history of Hawaiian music, and the introduction and role of the ukulele into Hawaiian music.  Attendees will learn about the different styles of Hawaiian music, and the basics of Hawaiian pronunciation.  We will work on a song that contains both Hawaiian and English lyrics.

    June 29, 2012

  • kiyoshi

    Performer Davis Sweet -- As a teenager, Davis Sweet took guitar lessons from Gary Anderson, who played Hawaiian music for a living.  Now, decades later, Davis has his own Hawaiian band, “Na Kane Hou.”  He has played and discussed Hawaiian music on several radio shows, including WGBH’s Folk Heritage. His band recently played the graduation party at Harvard University.

    June 28, 2012

  • kiyoshi

    OPEN MIC Sign ups. You get to perform for 15 minutes if you signed up early. Please email me by clicking my name at top of this message.

    June 25, 2012

  • kiyoshi

    One of the performer, Joel Eckhaus.

    Joel Eckhaus, a native of exotic White Plains NY, was a founding member of the Vermont's Arm & Hammer String Band in the 1970's. He studied the ukulele in New York with Roy Smeck, Vaudeville's "Wizard of the Strings". Since moving to Maine he has performed with the Neverly Brothers, the Blue Sky Serenaders, the Pinetones, Al Dente's Inferno, Ukulele Eck & the Fabulous Lacklusters, Dos Eckies, the Vododeeyos, and Ham & Legs (with jazz tapper, Drika Overton) .

    June 21, 2012

  • kiyoshi

    Josh Hilberman is ging to teach tap dance while strumming. - strumming the shim sham shimmy:  this class will explore the relationship between the classic tap dance 'the shim sham'--which I believe created the basic rhythm pattern for jazz drumming--and ukulele strumming.  Students will learn very reduced tap steps, and how to apply the rhythms to their strums.  no dance experience required, but hard-soled (not rubber!-it sticks.not barefoot--it hurts!) shoes a definite must.  Have fun with  mov

    June 19, 2012

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