Clawhammer Ukulele

Time:      Sunday, June 24th. 1:00-2:00pm
Place:     The Mergatroid Building; 975 Vernon Drive in East Vancouver (upstairs)
Cost:       Workshop $30/adult; $15/youth (18 and under)

Clawhammer is a rhythmic and organic playing style that combines downward strums with thumb picking in a relatively simple pattern. Adapted from the 5 string banjo, Clawhammer is a great way to add variety to your ukulele playing.

With a focus on hints and tips to make the basic mechanics easier, Paul will teach the basic right hand technique. As time allows, he will introduce a number of variations and will incorporate them into simple songs.

This class is all ages, recommended for players aged 10+ who can make the C, D, F, and G chords. Please bring you own ukulele tuned to GCEA. A high “G” string is preferable,  but you can learn the techniques with a low G.

Kidspace optional: $10/child (refreshments and activities for your child for the duration of your workshop).

Instructor: Paul is a modest ukulele player but he has been playing clawhammer banjo for audiences big and small for more than 15 years. Paul has taught banjo at Nimble Fingers, the Olympia Old Time Festival, and Dare to be Square West, and has taught ukulele to kids at St. James Music Academy.

 

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