Sing the Blues With Your Ukulele

This 3-part course packs 4.5 hours of instruction designed for anyone who loves to sing and play the ukulele. The roots of many genres draw deeply from the blues, including country, rock, folk, and jazz. Your overall playing and singing abilities will improve as we build skills from the ground up. Led by vocal coach Jody Albright, singer/songwriter Rebecca Padula, and Ukulele Clare, we'll laugh and sing and play our way through the blues. Classes will be recorded and available to class members for at least a year.

  • Learn the basics of the 12-bar blues form, which thousands of songs are based on - we'll even use it to write our own blues songs!

  • Learn vocal warmups and techniques that will help you build confidence in your voice

  • Learn how to add emotion to your voice ... and how to really belt it out

  • Learn basic blues accompaniment on your ukulele

  • Learn improv basics with your voice and your uke

  • ... and more!

You will get the most out of this class if you can maintain a steady strum and can change with relative ease among most of these chords: A7, C7, D7, E7, F7, G7. If you can't get to any particular chord, you're enthusiastically invited to fake it til you make it! NOTE: We don't cover baritone chords in this class. Geared for adults age 18+.

Led by 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. Jody has always been especially interested in helping people 'find their voice' and discover the joy of singing. She holds a Master’s degree in music from the New England Conservatory in Boston.

Hosted by "Ukulele Clare" Innes, who has taught hundreds of students to play the ukulele; and singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rebecca Padula

  • WHEN: This class will soon be available as a video.

  • WHERE: Available as a 3-part video

  • PURCHASE: Available in April 2022. Send an email to ukuleleclare@gmail.com if you'd like to know when it'll be available.