Bob Brozman Ukulele Workshop - Registration Now Open!
Two sessions to choose from:
• Saturday, June 5, 2010
• Sunday, June 6, 2010
2:00-5:30 PM, plus optional 1-hour advanced session 6:00-7:00 PM
Ben Lomond, CA (about 1½ hour south of San Francisco)
Spend an unforgettable afternoon learning with Bob Brozman at our spacious, new facility nestled in the lush Santa Cruz Mountains, south of the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California.
We will explore and improve your ukulele playing in a relaxed, focused environment.
Bob has been playing ukulele his entire life, and is known through his instructional DVDs and worldwide workshops to be a patient, effective, and generous teacher.
His goal is to strengthen your musical confidence and provide you with a huge new toolbox of really useful ideas.
This will be a very hands-on workshop, with lots of playing. We’ll strike a balance between improving your playing and studying how songs work, using simple tunes from “mainland US” uke styles including old-time songs, blues, and swing.
Open to easy-intermediate, intermediate, and advanced players, with an optional extra session for advanced players. If you can change basic chords while keeping basic time, you will be very comfortable taking this workshop. (Not recommended for absolute beginners).
RIGHT HAND TECHNIQUES COVERED:
• One finger strums
• Two finger strums
• Three finger triplets and strums
• Full five finger strum techniques
• Picking individual strings to enhance melodies
We’ll work on these together with simple music and easy pacing, with the result that you’ll come away with a large variety of ways to change your sound and arrangements.
LEFT HAND TECHNIQUES COVERED:
• Quick chord change methods
• Everything about the keys of C and G in the first 5 frets
• Learning the simple relationships between chord shapes
• Chord inversions up the neck
• Chord melody within chords and by using inversions
This sounds like a lot, but is actually pretty easy to grasp, and will yield huge progress in your playing in a short time. We’ll apply these techniques to a few different types of tunes.
MUSICAL REPERTOIRE WILL INCLUDE:
• Classic Mainland Jazz & Popular Tunes of the 1920s and 1930s
We’ll focus on a few songs which help understand how hundreds of songs work.
We’ll focus on blues in just a few keys, with the goal of learning real blues licks and getting comfortable with jamming.
Gain an entry into some of the more sophisticated sounding chords and typical musical moves of this classic music.
ADVANCED SESSION will also include:
• Deeper versions of chord-melody swing
• Soloing ideas
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION:
Email to register or call the workshop coordinator, Haley S. Robertson at 831-336-0304.
Registration fee is $70 per person for 3½-hour class; $90 for advanced (includes the 3½ hour class, plus an extra hour of more personalised, advanced instruction).
Advance payment is required to guarantee your reservation.
Payment can be sent by personal check or money order (Paypal upon request) to: Bob Brozman, P.O. Box 1181, Ben Lomond, CA 95005
Upon receipt of the registration fee, we'll send you complete information about location, arrival, parking, etc.
Workshop size is limited to 25 people per class.
Book early to avoid disappointment!
Bob Brozman Seminars Main Page
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Bob's Tips for Guitarists, including Guitar Lessons