As always, festival contributors will provide a wide selection of workshops from beginner level to master classes. Something for everyone. It is possible to borrow a ukulele for the beginners workshop. You are expected to bring your own for other workshops.
Two blocks are planned for Saturday and two for Sunday.
Gerald Ross: You don´t need to learn all those chords
- One look at the number of chords typically found in a ukulele chord dictionary is enough to make anyone want to throw in the towel and quit. It looks like thousands! Do you really need to learn all those chords? The answer is a definite no! But if you don’t learn all the chords how will you play in all the keys? How will you quickly play an A flat chord, a C sharp minor or a B minor? And what if the singer decides to sing in the key of E flat? Closed position chords to the rescue. These easily fingered “chord shapes” are the chameleon chords of the ukulele. Confident beginner to intermediate, 325 CZK.
Marcela Brožová: Absolute beginners, adults and children
- A workshop for those who have never played the ukulele or have just started. It is possible to borrow a ukulele for the beginners workshop if you do not have one. Czech and English. Beginners, 250 CZK.
Nellie McKay: Songwriting introduction
- The workshop details will be added soon. Advanced beginners, 325 CZK.
Andy Eastwood: Focus on Formby
- Andy Eastwood lifts the lid on the famous syncopated style of George Formby, unravelling the complexities of the ‘split stroke’, the ‘triple’ and the ‘fan’. Whether or not you wish to play the songs of the Lancashire legend, this is an informative masterclass to enhance your rhythmic technique! For intermediate to experienced players, ukes and banjoleles welcome! Intermediate and advanced, 325 CZK.