As featured on CBC's National Radio Documentary "Four Little Strings" aired on 'Living out Loud' and 'North by northwest'.
Ruby's Ukes presents a Ukulele Course Extraordinaire with the 'Duke of Uke' Andrew Smith at the helm that takes places weekly in a beautiful downtown Heritage Building - learning a swing, jazz, blues, & folk repertoire.
Register for our 9 week Ukulele course:
on Saturdays ~ starting April 22nd 2017:
Time: Intermediate level I at 12pm - 1.30pm
Place: The Seymour Building, 525 Seymour Street, Vancouver V6G 2P9.
The classes are a weekly 90 minute session and will leave you smiling and a whole lot smarter!
In this course you will learn moveable chords, moveable scales, strum patterns, tablature reading, and ensemble playing!
This level is perfect for you, if you are taking Intermediate 1 for the first time, and know a variety of basic chords (for example: A, Am, A7, C, C7, Em, B7, D7, E7, Gm, Dm, G7, Am7), and can make a Bb shape, can read tablature and play melodies, can understand chord progressions (such as I , IV, V), you can learn chords and tunes fairly quickly, and your playing has a steady rhythm and fluidity. This class is for those who have continued at the Beginner 2 level and feel very ready to move on!
You will learn: Moveable chords shapes based on Bb,F7, Dm7, D7shapes and barre chords that can be moved around the fret board. As well as Major & Minor scales of C, D, G & F and a Blues Scale. Right hand technique will include finger style picking patterns, melody playing, riffs and licks, and a variety of strum feels including Reggae, Swing, and Blues Shuffle. You will play tunes from a repertoire of Jazz, Blues, Country, Classical, Folk & contemporary tunes! There is something for everyone and it's fun!
Ukuleles will be available to borrow during the class at The Ruby's Ukes School ~ Free. We have Ukuleles for sale as well as Ukulele tuners, bags, Uke stands & handmade straps! We also have some Kala U-basses for sale as well as some higher end Ukuleles. We have a resident luthier who is available to fit strap buttons on your Ukulele, change strings or do any repairs or modifications you may require.
All you need for a fun time playing the Ukulele.....
604 408 2290