January 08, 2017 at SHARED in San Francisco.
LEARN A NEW INSTRUMENT AND HIT THE GROUND RUNNING
Want to learn a new instrument? Already have an uke but need a little boost to get started?
Hit the ground running with YouTube favorite Cynthia Lin’s Ukulele 101 Bootcamp for Beginners. This 2-hour workshop is designed to move quickly through Cynthia’s Beginner Basics class – ideal for those who can’t attend the 6-week class, who have already tried to learn online but need some in-person pointers, or for those who want a push and enjoy a little musical challenge.
NO PRE-REQUISITE, SOME MUSICAL BACKGROUND HELPFUL
Absolute beginners are welcome, but remember, this is bootcamp! Some familiarity with ukulele (or another musical instrument) will be helpful, as we will move fast. A good attitude and a willingness to try will get you far (in life and in uke!). If you’d like a slower pace, join Cynthia for her 6-week classes in SoMa (visit http://cynthialin.com/ukulele for class schedule and sign up).
LIMITED CAPACITY, MORE HANDS-ON INSTRUCTION
Bootcamp is limited to 20 seats, to make sure everyone gets hands-on assistance from Cynthia.
Bring your own uke, or arrange with Cynthia to rent one for the day.
You will receive a digital packet of lessons, which you can bring on a device. We will also project the lessons and have bound packets for sale.
We’ll walk through the basics: how to tune, how to hold, how to strum, how to read chord diagrams and chord charts, how to change chords.
We’ll start with Lesson 1: Three Little Birds (see video playlist of all lessons here), and move through Lessons 2-4 to build up to learning the most important ukulele strum, the Island Strum. The goal is to end the Bootcamp with Lesson 5: Somewhere Over the Rainbow.
Cynthia will go around the room and give individual pointers and corrections, focusing on good hand positions and strumming techniques that are hard to learn on your own at home.
You will leave exhausted but elated – your uke adventure is just beginning! Go home and practice with Cynthia’s videos, or look up chord charts for your favorite songs.
Look forward to seeing you there!