The strumming and picking groups will mainly work separately but least one session per day will involve the two groups working together on arrangements that have both strumming and picking elements for all skill levels. Please check the skill level for each group outlined at the end of the course description to see which group best suits you. There will also be opportunities to move between the groups as the mood takes you! This year the course will be located in the centre of town, so opportunities for flash mob performances will be high on the agenda as well as singing and playing ?at the launch of the canoes!
You will also learn some tricks of the trade, including how to:
• transpose a song’s key to suit your voice
• use cheat chords to progress to increasingly complex songs
• make your ukulele ring with a sweet, confident tone
• play the twelve bar walkin’ blues
• try some improvisation during instrumental breaks
Example repertoire: The repertoire will be supplied in comprehensive course booklets that include a range of genres such as retro folk classics, Celtic favourites, cool jazz, hot Latin, upbeat swing, golden oldies, rock rhythm and blues, foot-tappin’ country, romantic waltz, smooth soul, evocative blues, and melodious Hawaiian.