Important Note: Register here to take this class live online on Zoom. For in person classes, you’ll need register through Artichoke Music, where we’ll meet.
Stop! In the name of love! What’s goin’ on? I heard it through the grapevine: You are the sunshine of my life and I can’t help myself (sugar pie, honey bunch) – Baby, I need your lovin’ and I ain’t too proud to beg … you to join me in making some amazing Motown music on our ukuleles this season! Because … ain’t nothing like the real thing! 😉
This class is part of my ukulele theme study series. Classes in this series feature a different topic of study each term – genre, style, artist, etc. – as applied to the ukulele. This term: MOTOWN. Berry Gordy founded Motown Records in 1960 and proceeded to put a very large thumb on the scale of Billboard hits for the entirety of the 1960s. His leadership shaped pop music for a generation and transformed the lives of the artists who signed with him.
Ukulele Motown! is a mixed-level ukulele class for players of various learning styles and experience. We’ll learn a variety of popular hits released by Motown Records, expanding our repertoire of musical skills and technique in the process. Learn new chords, strumming / fingerpicking patterns, and occasional riffs and fills to complement our playing.
I recommend Ukulele Motown! for players who are comfortable with:
- playing 4-chord songs in the keys of C, D, G and A
- a couple basic strum patterns (Standard, Swing, Calypso)
- taking risks to learn new techniques
Live in person classes will meet at Artichoke Music in SE Portland Thursday evenings, January 26 – March 23 (No class February 16). Register at Artichoke’s website here.
Live online classes meet on Zoom:
- Wednesdays 10:00-11:00am OR 5:00-6:00pm PT (check your time zone here)
- 8 weeks: January 25 – March 22 (No class February 15)
- Registered participants receive a meeting link to use for the entire term, as well as weekly recap emails and practice videos.
Those unable to attend class times but still interested in taking the class may also take the class by EMAIL. Registered participants receive a weekly email with materials, instructions, and practice video links. Please use the drop-down menu above to select your desired “cohort”.
About the Instructor
Learn more about me here. 🙂