Past Meetup

Ukulele PLUCK Workshop in Historic Lower Mills

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Historic Walter Baker Chocolate Factory Artist Lofts

1231 Adams Street Common Room · Boston, ma

How to find us

Free street parking (Eliot St.) and other side streets or on the lots of Star Market (away from their entrance) and CVS near the Lower Mills BPL library.

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• What we'll do

In this fifth session of PLUCK workshops on Saturdays, we will dive into Beethoven's Ode to Joy for ensemble. I've passed out the parts by e-mail. But here they are again:

Watch our video recording for World Ukulele Day, featuring two pieces, with links to their PDFs:

Also known as fingerstyle playing, plucking the individual strings gives a completely different feel from strumming as accompaniment. To play the riffs that often define a song, you will need to know how to pick and pluck and how to read tabs and notations.

To get the material and attend this session, please RSVP and pay event host $30 via Venmo @analyticalq or Zelle by e-mail or Paypal ($31.50 - option US dollars) by e-mail. Doors open at 12:45 pm so you can get tuned up and ready to go.

This is a unique opportunity to play music in what was the oldest chocolate factory in America. The Walter Baker Building is home to working artists. The Common Room contains a temporary exhibit launched from the annual Holiday Stroll.

• What previous participants said about Anne Ku's ukulele workshops:
'Anne Ku’s strumming workshop focused on an oft-neglected but essential part of playing the ukulele. She demystified the process by breaking down (and slowing down!) each strumming pattern and having us practice it repeatedly. She also applied each strum to a specific song or songs so we were able to immediately apply our new skills. Later she sent us a handout containing all the strumming patterns so we could reinforce the techniques at home. Best of all, Anne is a friendly and relaxed teacher who treats her students, even the rankest beginners, like musical colleagues. I can’t wait to take her follow-up workshop.'

• What to bring

Ukulele + clip-on tuner, music stand, handout (if you've attended previously or received e-mail of handout).

Provided: tables, chairs, free wifi, hot tea and snacks.

• Important to know
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