Grace Lutheran Church 1120 Walker, Port Townsend WA
Please bring snacks to share if your last name starts with A-Z.
Volunteer to help set up tables and chairs at 10:00 am.
A donation of at least $3 will help on the hall rental
11:00– 11:30 Starting Time: Set-up/ Registration
11:30 – 12:30 Uke Lab:
Practice For Beginners Chord Progressions:Barbara Kurland Board Room
Establish a practice habit of chord progressions, hand yoga, finger exercises, basic strumming techniques and playing simple tunes to put it together. We’ll have fun learning simple tricks for conquering B flat and playing with a group when you don’t know all the chords. For beginning players who know a few basic chords. Handouts provided.
Beginning Tablature Walter Vaux Sanctuary
Tablature, is a simplified system showing where to place your fingers on the ukulele string. Walter will introduce you to tablature with simple exercises. We will progress slowly. At the end of the hour, you will have mastered this technique. Do arrive a little early. And a reminder that it is a lot easier if you have closely trimmed fingernails.
Song Circle Session Mike Bare Social Hall
We will be singing a variety of fun songs from the Olympic Peninsula Ukulele Strummers of Sequim All levels welcome. Playing with friends is a great way to practice your chords. Either download songbook on your device or print copies for yourself. There will be a limited number available for $3.00.
Click here for songbook:
(1st 20 songs in book)
1:00 – 1:15Welcome Sing Along / Orientation Social Hall
1:15 – 2:15Class Instruction:
Beginning Ukulele 101 Walter Vaux Board Room
We have loaner ukes!
Walter’s class is for beginners, those who have never played a ukulele or for those who want a basic brush-up. Walter will take you through how to hold the ukulele, how to strum, and how to play some easy chords. At the end of the session, you will be able to play several songs and play them well.
• Be sure to arrive ten minutes early for tuning.
• It really helps to have closely trimmed fingernails
Stage Two Beginner 102 Ron Rivas Sunday School
Ron picks a series of tunes that will help you build your skills and confidence playing in the keys of F, C, G, D, and A. Most of the tunes will be out of the yellow Daily Uke book.
Intermediate 103 Geoff Fong Sanctuary
This class is tailored for the advanced beginner/intermediate player.
Most offerings at the workshop are geared towards people who know more than a few chords, and are capable of changing chords smoothly and in rhythm. Chords like E7-A7-D-B7. We will learn the damping technique that is essential to creating the swing rhythm and rhythm n’ blues. In addition, we will discuss holding the instrument, barre chords, moving up the neck and creating efficiency while playing. Tweak your skills while having lots of fun!!! Come join us!
Playing the Great Half-Remembered Songs Mike Bare Social Hall
After watching the Ken Burns documentary on Country Music, I thought we might highlight and play a few of them. No twang is required. Same Songbook as morning class, last 17 songs. Click here for songbook:
2:30-3:00 Presentations and singalongs Social Hall
All the classes will meet together where we will share one of the tunes you have learned. Then, we will play the selected tunes of the month from our Yellow Daily Uke hymnal.
Page: 160 Midnight Special
Page: 262 When I’m 64
Page: 70 Don’t Worry Be Happy