Workshop Descriptions and Schedule

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At Midwest Uke Camp, we have a full slate of ukulele and harmonica classes for beginning to advanced levels in
 ukulele and harmonica, taught by some of the finest instructors in the country.

 

Class Levels

UKULELE LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS
(BF) “Baritone Friendly” Classes – Classes labeled as such can be enjoyed by baritone players. You should know the baritone equivalent of of the standard ukulele chords used in the classes as they may not be provided on handouts. If a class isn’t listed as BF, you may be able to use an ukulele capo.

BEGINNER – This level of has been playing for up to 6 months and has learned 3 – 4 chords but hesitates in between chord changes to move the fingers to the next location.

CONFIDENT BEGINNER – This player knows a handful of chords and can move from one chord to another without pausing. Has trouble with barre chords, and has developed a strum or two or a basic finger pattern for picking.

INTERMEDIATE – This player can hold a steady rhythm, and is competent with a variety of basic chords (for example: A, Am, Bb, B7, C, C7, D, Dm, E7, Em, G, and G7. Understands simple chord progressions (such as I, IV, V chords), can sing and strum at the same time, and learns chords to simple tunes fairly quickly.

ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE – This player can hear I, IV, and V chords, has mastered some chord inversions, knows there is life above the fifth fret, and has been there with barre or 4-fingered moveable chords. Plays lead and backup easily with others and keeps steady rhythm.

HARMONICA LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS
BEGINNER
–  For those taking their first steps on the instrument. You have a hard time making clear single notes and are not sure how far to move your mouth up and down the harp in order to get the next hole. Trying to master simple melodies such as “Oh Susanna”.

INTERMEDIATE – You can generally play single notes clearly. know simple melodies, and are somewhat proficient in note bending. You have experimented with blues “cross harp”, but need work on improvising.

How to choose and get the most out of your ukulele workshops.

MIDWEST UKE CAMP 2017 WORKSHOPS
(subject to change)

CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE WITH DESCRIPTIONS.

FRIDAY, JUNE 23
3:00
Beginner: Ukulele 101: Beginning Ukulele (Fuchs)
Confident Beginner: Cocktail Party Favorites (Marxer)

Intermediate: C/Am/F/G Make them Swing! (Ross)
Harmonica: Harmonica for the Complete Beginner (Lil’ Rev)
Bonus Room 1: Painless Transposing (Manke) (BF)
Bonus Room 2: Plectrum Tuning Styles for the Baritone Ukulele (Weltman)
(BF)

4:30
Beginner: Boot Camp 101 (Chee)
Confident Beginner: Beatles Jam (Beloff)

Intermediate: Clawhammer Ukulele (Fink)
Advanced Intermediate: Who Needs a Chord Book? (Maisel)
Harmonica: Note Bending Demystified (Wilson)
Bonus Room 1: It’s All About That Bass (Youngman)
Bonus Room 2: Hawaiian Kani Ka Pila I (Espaniola)

SATURDAY, JUNE 24
9:15
Beginner: Beginners Unite (Marxer)
Confident Beginner: Six Triplet Strokes (Lil’ Rev)
Intermediate: Take It! Single Note Soloing the Easy Way (Ross)
Advanced Intermediate: Song Arranging (Maisel)
Harmonica: Beatles for Harmonica (Wilson)

Bonus Room 1: Major to Minor (Hassenger) (BF)

10:45
Beginner:  Beginning Fingerpicking (Manke)
(BF)
Confident Beginner: Rockabilly for the Ukulele “Uke-a-billy” (Fuchs)
Intermediate: Boot Camp 201 (Chee)
Advanced Intermediate: Songwriting for Songwriters (Beloff)
(BF)
Harmonica: Sonny Boy Williamson (Wilson)
Bonus Room 1: Harmony Singing (Youngman)
Bonus Room 2: Hawaiian Strumming I: Olapa, Classic, Modern (Espaniola)

2:00
Beginner: The Notes Are in Your Left Hand, The Music is in Your Right: Strumming Patterns (Youngman)
(BF)
Confident Beginner: Intros, Endings, Turnarounds, and Vamps (Lil’ Rev)
(BF)
Intermediate: Life After the Third Fret (Maisel)
Advanced Intermediate: Intro to Soloing (Chee)
Harmonica: Harmonica Playing By Positions (Weltman)

Bonus Room 1: Practice Techniques (Fink) (BF)
Bonus Room 2: Hawaiian Kani Ka Pila II (Espaniola)

3:30
Beginner: When Do I Change Chords? Ear Training 101 (Fink)
(BF)
Confident Beginner: Hey! It’s About Ragtime! (Manke)
(BF)
Intermediate: Three Note Chords – All You Need to Get that Jazzy/Bluesy Sound (Ross)
Advanced Intermediate: Chorded Melody I (Marxer)
Harmonica: Approaching Jazz & Swing on the Diatonic Harmonica (Weltman)
Bonus Room 1: Very Bari Jam (Beloff)
(BF)
Bonus Room 2: A Funky Uke Time (Fuchs)

SUNDAY
9:15
Beginner: Doo-Wop ‘Til You Drop (Maisel)

Confident Beginner: The Blues and Boogie of Leadbelly (Lil’ Rev)
Intermediate: Paper-Free! Ear Training 201 (Fink)
(BF)
Advanced Intermediate: Chorded Melody II (Marxer)
Harmonica: A Pentatonic Approach for the Harmonica (Weltman)

Bonus Room 1: Music Theory for the Ukulele (Youngman)
Bonus Room 2: Hawaiian Strumming II: Swing, Chalangalang, IZ Strum (Espaniola)
(BF)

10:45
Beginner: Writing Song Parodies (Manke)

Confident Beginnner: Group Play (Chee)
Advanced Intermediate: At the Ritz (Beloff)
Harmonica: Harmonica Maintenance and Repair (Wilson)

Bonus Room 1: How to Read and Write Chord Charts (Ross) (BF)
Bonus Room 2: Zen Bandcamp (Fuchs)
(BF)