Groovin' the Blues With Your Voice and Ukulele
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We'll be using THIS song packet during class - please download it to your device or print it out and bring it with you - you'll need it!
Learn how to sing and play the ukulele with emotion and groove. Our guide will be the 12-bar blues, a format that forms the basis for songs in many genres, unlocking greater ease in your ability to sing and play.
In this lighthearted, in-person class, we’ll explore lessons using “Love Me Like a Man,” “Route 66,” “Hit the Road, Jack,” and other old and new favorites to learn singing techniques for warming up, finding the right notes, and belting it out. We’ll work on strengthening your ukulele strum and adding groove and swing so you’ll be ready for prime time in no time.
This class is designed for for ukulelians who can strum steadily and can change easily among the following chords - they’re all pretty basic: A7, Am, C, C7, D7, Dm, E7, F, F7, F#7, and G7. This class is geared for adults.
Love to sing but don’t play the ukulele? Much of this course will still be useful for improving your singing voice.
Jody Albright, a vocalist who enjoys singing many styles of music and especially loves to improvise. She is also a voice instructor and circle-singing leader. She has been performing and teaching since the 1980s. She has always been especially interested in helping people 'find their voice' and discover the joy of singing. She holds a Masters degree in music from the New England Conservatory in Boston.
Rebecca Padula’s smokin’ pipes and multi-instrumental performances have been crowd favorites in coffeehouses and main stages. She brings years of playing and performance experience and a deep love of the blues.
Hosted by "Ukulele Clare" Innes, who has taught hundreds of students to play the ukulele.
WHAT TO BRING: Ukulele, tuner, printout of packet, music stand (optional), water bottle, quick snack for the break (no kitchen facilities, so it's all byo, including foodware)
WHEN: Sunday, March 19, 2:00-5:00 p.m EST
WHERE: Shelburne Municipal Offices, Room 2