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Intro to Jazz Comping on the Ukulele (online workshop)

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Learn some basic jazz chords and right hand techniques that will help your strumming achieve the ‘swing’ sound. Confident beginners & up.

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In this workshop you’ll learn some basic jazz chords for the ukulele, including some nifty tricks that will help you navigate common chord sequences found in jazz standards. We’ll also cover some basic right hand techniques that will help your strumming achieve the ‘swing’ sound.

Level: Experienced beginners and up. Chord diagrams will be provided on handouts.

Price: $20. But if you are experiencing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, I will offer a 50% discount on this workshop. Click on "tickets" for more info.

Enrollment limit: space is limited to 6 participants to ensure each student gets appropriate feedback and attention.

Technical note: this workshop will be delivered online via Zoom. Please turn on your webcam so that I can see your hands and your instrument. You will need to use speakers or headphones to hear. You do not have to install special software - Zoom runs in your web browser. You will receive a weblink when you register.

About the instructor: Diane Nalini is an award-winning jazz singer and songwriter. She just released her fifth album, "Future Perfect." Diane has performed at jazz festivals around the world, and given gala performances for President Bill Clinton and Sir Paul McCartney. An accomplished songwriter, composer, and lyricist, Diane has written or co-written songs that have been used in major Hollywood releases, indie films, television shows and video games.

After misadventures on the nylon string guitar, Diane discovered her “Goldilocks” instrument in 2016: the ukulele! Since then, she’s been studying with ukulele maestros Sarah Maisel and Craig Chee, and has also taken advanced workshops with jazz ukulele legend Benny Chong. In 2019, she taught at the Strathmore UkeFest in Maryland and in 2020 she will teach at the MidWest Uke Camp in Michigan and the B.C Swing Camp in Sorrento BC. Diane recently launched the website Ukulele For Jazz Singers, a free resource for people who want to learn jazz chords on ukulele.

Instagram: @dianenalini Facebook: @dianenalinimusic

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