MUF WORKSHOPS

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UKULELE DEATH SQUAD

The Ultimate Fingerpicking Workshop!

A Fingerpickers Guide To The Galaxy!

Sunday 20 March

1pm-2pm

Join Ben from the “Worlds Most Dangerous Ukulele Group” in a journey of his most used and secret Ukulele fingerpicking techniques. With dozens of rolls, picks, and a pocket full of secret tips and tricks to get the most out of your fingerpicking. Helping build dynamic in your songs, helping add some extra flavour when playing with groups and getting the muscles in those fingers strong and fast.

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JANE CAMERON

Let's Write A Song!

Saturday 19 March

11am-1230pm

This is a collaborative song writing session for anyone who has ever been curious about songwriting. Jane introduces participants to tips and tricks that can get them started with song writing or break through writer's block and together you write a song during the session.

BEGINNERS/INTERMEDIATE

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CAMERON MURRAY

Kamuke's Magical History Tour + Performance Tips & Tricks!

Saturday 19 March

1pm-2pm

Join Cameron Murray as he delves into the fascinating history of the ukulele and its greatest players, then learn how to take your performance to the next level.

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DUPLICITY

Arranging Your Songs for Ukulele Groups

Saturday 19 March

230pm-330pm

In this workshop Duplicity will look at how to arrange a song in multiple parts for a ukulele group.  They will take a popular song, break it down to its component parts and then reassemble it using only ukuleles.   You’ll identify the rhythm, strum patterns and other distinctive elements that make a song unique and how to incorporate these into your arrangement.   This workshop is applicable to groups, duos and individual players.

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DUPLICITY

Introduction to U-Bass!

Saturday 19 March

4pm-5pm

Duplicity cover the basics of playing U-bass. Without getting bogged down in theory, we show you simple movable patterns to get you started on your bass playing journey.

BEGINNERS

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JOE MAN MURPHY

Fingerpicking and Strumming Masterclass. Exploring Bringing Rhythms into Playing

Saturday 19 March

11am-1230pm

Joe Man Murphy presents this fun interactive workshop breaking down rhythm on Ukulele. As a full time music teacher Joe Man has a wealth of knowledge to share and a great understanding of the finer details of playing rhythm. Bring a ukulele and take your playing to the next level!

INTERMEDIATE

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JACK 'N JEL

Improvising on the Ukulele - The Mechanics & the Subtleties

Saturday 19 March

1pm-2pm

Have you always wanted to know what to do when not strumming? With this workshop you can! But there are rules, and then there are feels. The uke is the ideal tool for learning and practising what rules to apply when, and how to do that. My Girl by Smokey Robinson is the entry point to understanding and practising all of the mechanics and subtleties of improvisation on the ukulele.

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WILD WOMEN OF

ANYWHERE BEACH

Groovin' with the Blues

Saturday 19 March

230pm-330pm

Playing the Blues 3 ways: in C, in A and with a little side of saucy improv.

If you can:

  •  play A, D and E7 chords (as well as the icecream chords C, F and G7)

  • or you have a yearning for easy improvising

  • or you want to learn some fancy intro/outro riffs

  • or you really want to strut your improv muscles

You will have fun and learn some skills at this workshop!

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TERRY MCNIFF &

JOHN LEE

Ukulele Electrocution!

Sunday 20 March

1pm-2pm

Explore the descriptions of the ukuleles supplied at the workshop - what are the bits called, what does it do and what is (say) reverb - using common terminology and actions. Then examine the easy amped up acoustic uke and the (dark side) solid body electrics and loopers. This is a hands-on exploration of the electric ukulele - electric ukuleles will be available to try out or bring your own!

BEGINNERS

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ROSE TURTLE ERTLER

Ukulele Triplet Strumming!

Sunday 20 March

11am-1230pm

Learn how to play this classic ukulele strum and ways to include it in your playing. This workshop is suited to players who have a basic knowledge of chords and can strum simple patterns confidently.

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

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YANAI MORRIS

Get Under Your Covers!

Sunday 20 March

1pm-2pm

For many beginning ukers, playing covers of favourite songs can mean simply learning the chords, then strumming and singing along. But when you want to go beyond that it gets trickier. There are problems to solve, like:

 

  • If you want to personalise the song, how do you change it while still making it recognisable as “that song”? 

  • What do you do if it’s too hard to sing the original melody? 

  • If you want to reproduce the original feel of the song, how do you do that with just a ukulele?

 

Yanai Morris has been involved in arranging, producing and performing cover versions of songs for over 30 years. From note for note versions to unique interpretations, he has gone a long way toward mastering the art of covering songs.

 

In this workshop, Yanai will be inviting participants to share their cover songs, then suggesting and demonstrating different ways to help each song reach it's full potential. We’ll try to work on everyone’s song. There are no ‘set in stone’ rules though. What you do with your songs is ultimately a personal decision. 

 

So, if you have a song that is frustrating you, or you would like some fresh input on one of your covers, please bring it along. It is also recommended that you bring something for taking notes, and you’re welcome to record audio and video too.

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AMIE BRULEE

French & Spanish Songs!

Sunday 20 March

230pm-330pm

Learn to sing and play a classic song in each language. Includes chords, strumming, style, pronunciation and translation.

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STEPH PAYNE

From Ukulele to A Cappella. Use Your Ukulele to Work Out Vocal Harmonies

Sunday 20 March

4pm-5pm

Vocal harmonies may seem mysterious to the committed melody singer but your ukulele can unlock the endless possibilities! Steph Payne of Paisley & Plaid and director of Wyndukes will guide you through this very practical workshop.

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