Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply find it difficult to find the time? In just a few hours you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won’t have to take private lessons to do it. This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away. Since this class is being held online with ZOOM, you will be able to sit at home with your guitar and take this class without any pressure at all. And since the class includes an online book and online follow-up video lessons, you will be able to continue your practice and study on your own. An optional periodic online question and answer session is also included. A recording of the class is included as well.
The ukulele has captured hearts and minds in Maine and around the world! Come join our beginners’ class and share in the joy. The ukulele is versatile and easy to play (if you regularly practice!). You will learn essentials including basic chord positions, strumming techniques and picking styles. This class will give you the tools to play with groups or solo and you don’t have to know how to read music! You must have a playable ukulele and an electronic tuner or ukulele tuning app. If you don’t have a uke, let us know when you register and Duncan will be glad to provide information about how and where to buy one to fit your budget. Learn to play the ukulele! Stimulate your mind and light up your world!
Are you longing to take your ukulele playing to a new level? Join Duncan Perry to dig deeper into strumming and finger-picking. Explore ways of decorating your playing with triplets, hammer-ons, pull offs, slides and more. Discover how melody notes can enhance your playing. To join, you'll need a playable ukulele tuned to GCEA, a sense of humor, a computer or an iPad on which to participate in this Zoom course, plus a solid knowledge of the primary six chords in each of the keys of C and G. Sign up, tune up, and show up to continue your ukulele quest! 4 sessions
Yes, you learned to play the ukulele and you loved it but, well, life got in the way. You've been meaning to get back to it because it's fun, relaxing, challenging, a brain booster, and a great way to socialize. What to do? Join this refresher workshop to rediscover the joy of ukulele, review what you have learned in your beginner’s classes, and pick up a new skill and a chord or two to add to your player's tool box. Reignite your playing! No time to lose. Get ready to jump back into the world of ukulele! 2 sessions
Are you a fan of folk and country music? It's great fun to play! Why not "get in tune"with the likes of folk greats like Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and the Kingston Trio. And how about Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Wille Nelson, KItty Wells, Johnny Cash and Maybelle Carter? Learn playing techniques of these and other classic musicians adapted to the ukulele! Cowboy boots and hat are optional. Please be able to easily play, and transition between, the following chords: Am, C, C7, D7, Dm, Em, F, G, G7. 2 sessions
Learn one of music’s deepest mysteries: how to play songs without relying on music. A very practical presentation of music theory that includes predicting chord progressions, learning from recordings, and transposing-all expressed in everyday language. This is an ideal follow-up to the “Instant Piano” or the “Instant Guitar class and is open to anyone who has a basic understanding of chords on any instrument. Expand your musical horizons, and free yourself from sheet-music dependence, and be the life of the party! Prior experience with chords recommended. Fee includes the online book, online follow-up lessons, a recording of the class and an optional monthly question and answer session. Class is held online using zoom.