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Starts at 12 Noon Dublin time
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Visit our friends across the pond for a weekly wake up round robin jam.
Nice eclectic mix of international pop, folk, bluegrass, comedy, and even Irish music.
Each participant may submit ONE song.
Or feel free to just play along!
Songs are shown on the screen.
4th Sundays are themed....loosely.
Miss the jam? No worries! The jams are live-streamed and can be viewed at UP's Facebook page.
WE DO NOT POST THEIR LOG IN PUBLICLY.
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SONG REQUESTS: If you would like to lead or request a song, let Róisín Erskine know in advance. OR....You may place a link to your song in the chat during the jam.
These events are free, but UP also offers paid classes and events.
Read up about Róisín Erskine and the Irish Ukulele Festival they held a in 2019...
Belfast Uke book:
Ukulele Wednesdays Book:
Or you can send your own files to Róisín.
Short Session Today.
We will continue our series of fingerpicking exercises using the PIMA technique and the Alternating Thumb technique.
We are using Daniel Ward's "Arpeggio Mediations for Uke" available from his website.
Here is an intro to his methods:
Unlock Big Changes in Your Ukulele Playing with Daniel Ward’s Meditative Arpeggio | Ukulele Magazine
This session explores fingerpicking exercises using Musescore, starting slow and building up.
The purpose is to gain more accurate internal timing and manual dexterity in the fingerpicking hand. Simple chords are used so we can focus on fingerpicking hand techniques.
Suitable for all levels. You can jump in any time.
Support materials will be available.
For questions: [masked]
For security, and due to a rash of silly zoom-bombers, all participants will be required to have a Zoom account and be logged into Zoom when you enter the meeting. Sorry for the inconvenience!
It's free! Link: One platform to connect | Zoom
I will be requiring that new folks identify and introduce themselves. We prefer to see your pretty face!
This is a FREE beginner workshop for ukulele. Loaner instruments are available if you message me or e-mail Bonnie ([masked]) in advance. If you have them, bring your ukulele, music stand, tuner, and a water bottle.
Ukulele is an easy instrument to master the basics. "Ukulele jams" are group "play and sing along" sessions, and bring people of all ages together for a fun, social time. It's time to start a new hobby! No prior music experience is needed. The goal of this workshop is to teach you the basics (how to hold the ukulele, tune it, and play basic chords, and strum). We want you to then practice those basics at home to get yourself ready to join our monthly Sunday ukulele jam.
Library rules require anyone under 18 to be accompanied by an adult.
Please e-mail or message me to let me know if you are coming, and if you need a loaner instrument.