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May 2020 Ukulele News

Dear Ukulelian, I don't know about you, but the more music I play, the less stress has a hold on me. There are so many different kinds of unknowns that we each are facing. Be sure to carve a little time out to focus on something you love to keep your heart and soul strong and resilient. If that means giving your ukulele a workout, all the better! There are still spots available in Level 1 ukulele and harmonica classes. There are also many options for playing along with others (virtually, anyway), including the new Ukulele Clare YouTube channel. Be sure to scroll down for more uke events! The Ukulele Clare YouTube channel is up and has two whole videos up! I teamed up with Rebecca Padula to tape a short stack of ukulele favorites, complete with chords and lyrics. Remember - you can control how fast the video goes! When you are watching anything on YouTube, there's a little gear-shaped icon in the lower right of the video window. Click it and you can change the playback speed. Give it a try! Brush up on your skills or start again from scratch ... or learn to play the harmonica! There are still some spots left in Ukulele Clare group Zoom classes starting this week - $30 for a 4-week group class. To register, email me at ukuleleclare@gmail.com or call 802-922-3616: Ukulele Level 1: MONDAYS April 27, May 4, 11 & 18 Time slots: 3 p.m. OR 5:30 p.m.

TUESDAYS April 28, May 5, 12 & 19 Time slot: 5:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAYS April 29, May 6, 13 & 20 Time slot: 3 p.m. Ukulele Level 2: Classes started last week - but it's never too late to sign up for a private virtual lesson where we can drill into exactly what you need to get un-stuck or work on a new technique.

Intro to Harmonica They're fun to play, always in tune, and even more portable than the uke! We use harmonicas in the Key of C - let me know I you need one and we'll figure out a way to get one to you if you aren't able to get one from Randolin in Burlington or Guitar Sam in Montpelier.

WEDNESDAYS  April 29, May 6, 13 & 20 Time slot: 5:30 p.m.

THURSDAYS  April 30, May 7, 14 & 21  Time slots: 11:00 a.m. OR 5:30 p.m. To register for any class, email me at ukuleleclare@gmail.com or call 802-922-3616:

Events May 2: Craig & Sarah's Not-So-Mini-Ukulele Festival is fantastic - hours of ukulele learning, sing-alongs, and ukulele mayhem. Check it out! Facebook and Youtube have turned into veritable fountains of ukulele music and lessons. You can find all the folks below on both platforms: Cathy & Marcy's Facebook page is packed with great videos More locally the Burlington Ukulele Melee goes live on Zoom every other Sunday. Facebook message them for more information. Also the Vermont Ukulele Society is now Zooming as well. Lil' Rev has some great performances and lessons. Victoria Vox also has some great material on Facebook. Play your way through the quarantine and you'll emerge much happier in the end! I can't wait to see you when it's safe for everyone once again. Cheers and stay well,

Clare

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