Gaithersburg Uke Fest

Thursday, Mar 18, 2021 at 6:30pm

Online
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

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Schedule:

Workshops:

6:30-7:45 pm: Amy Kucharik

Performing With Your Uke

You've mastered playing alone in your living room and maybe even joined some strum-alongs, but now you want to take your uke performance to the next level leading songs and playing open mics. In this workshop, learn techniques for putting on a great show such as choosing songs, banter, what to do and what not to do on stage (whether that’s a real or virtual stage), and how to recover if you mess up. We’ll also cover some technical and artistic best practices for performing online during the pandemic, and how those techniques may carry over once we go back to live in-person events.  

8:00-9:15 pm: Steven Espaniola

Hawaiian Strumming, Part 2

This is an extension of Steven's Part 1 strumming workshop where students will learn three more of the most widely used strumming patterns in traditional Hawaiian music: Olapa, Triplet Technique, IZ “Rainbow” strum. Traditional Hawaiian songs will be used to show the strums in a real world context. Technique will be taught in a fun, kani ka pila type of environment.

(Confident Beginner to Intermediate)

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