2 Sundays, 2 Workshops.

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Still space in both of these upcoming Ukulele Workshops for ‘Enlightened Beginners’ (past the Total Newbie stage, with a little bit of experience)

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ENLIGHTENED BEGINNERS UKULELE for NEWBIES
For ukulele Newbies who have only just begun, perhaps done a 2-Hr. Crash Course, know 3 or 4 chords and a couple tunes. Good for anyone who is still feels ‘brand new’ and needs to re-focus on the basics.

DATE: Sunday, March 19
TIME: 1:00 – 2:30
COST:  $40
LOCATION: Newmarket, ON

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CONTINUING ENLIGHTENED BEGINNERS UKULELE
This suits students who know about 8-10 chords, can play at least a half dozen songs with ease, and are ready to expand their repertoire with new chords and techniques.

DATES: Sunday, March 26
TIME: 1:00 – 2:30
COST:  $40
LOCATION: Newmarket, ON

**Please contact me for location details.
EMAIL : judemarshak@gmail.com

PAYMENT VIA CHEQUE, CASH, or eTRANSFER
No refunds within 2 days before class date.

Enlightened Beginners’ Workshops: Mar.19 & 26.

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What is an Enlightened Beginner?

You’ve taken my Newbie Crash Course or a few lessons elsewhere ( or you’ve taught yourself on Youtube – uh oh ). You’ve learned the basic chords: (C, Am, F, G, G7), simple strumming, and how to tune your ukulele. Almost.
And you’re saying “Now what?”

Here are two upcoming 90 minute workshops for players with varying levels of ‘basic’ experience:

ENLIGHTENED BEGINNERS for ULTRA NEWBIES
This is for those who have only done a Crash Course, or who still feel like they have barely just begun with just a few chords and very basic songs. This would be the next step.

DATE: Sunday, March 19
TIME: 1:00 – 2:30
LOCATION: 157 Queen St., Newmarket, ON, L3Y2E9
COST: $40
PHONE: 905-717-8696
EMAIL : judemarshak@gmail.com

PAYMENT VIA CHEQUE, CASH, or eTRANSFER
No refunds within 2 days before class date.

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CONTINUING ENLIGHTENED BEGINNERS
This would suit students who have taken a previous Enlightened Beginners course, or have learned at least 8-10 chords and a half dozen songs and are eager to keep on truckin’!

DATES: Sunday, March 26
TIME: 1:00 – 2:30
LOCATION: 157 Queen St., Newmarket, ON, L3Y2E9
COST: $40
PHONE: 905-717-8696
EMAIL : judemarshak@gmail.com

PAYMENT VIA CHEQUE, CASH, or eTRANSFER
No refunds within 2 days before class date.

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Tomorrow@THE UKULELE SESSIONS: Friends & Love

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HAPPY VALENTINES DAY EVERYONE! This week, two songs about ‘being there’ for someone you love, both iconic hits from different decades. “Fix You” by Coldplay, 2005, and “You’ve Got a Friend” by Carol King, 1971. Soulful tunes, the kind that feel SO good when you nail them. 
**(Not Ultra Newbie, so do review the chords to get a head start)
CHORDS TO REVIEW:
C     CM7     Cm     C6     F     F#m     D      D7     Em     G    G6     G7    Gmaj7      B7     Bm7      Am      A7   
**Two ways you can see these chords:   CM7  =  Cmaj7
                                                              GM7  =  Gmaj7  
I won’t do this all the time! But since there are so many this week, here’s a few reminders:
 
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13 Angels..strumming and singing…

Two hours earlier, most of these lovely ladies had never held a ukulele, let alone strummed a stringed instrument. Some had zero musical experience at all. But you can feel the joy in the room. This is the gift I get at the end of each of my workshops. Heaven!
Click on the link below to hear their beautiful finale.
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https://www.facebook.com/judemarshak/videos/10158651543225355/

 

 

 

Tomorrow@THE UKULELE SESSIONS: “1936”

-1HAPPY NEW YEAR! Welcome back to THE UKULELE SESSIONS!
If you got a ukulele for Christmas, lucky you!! (Let me know if you’d like to learn how to play that baby!) If you already have one, and haven’t gotten into the groove yet, but know how to play it (sort of?!), then you might like to join us every Wednesday night here in Newmarket. Check out the post titled “What are THE UKULELE SESSIONS?” to find out just that!

 So, tomorrow night. . . inspired by a favorite Woody Allen movie last night, I”ve decided to ‘ease’ us into 2017 with a couple sweet hits from 1936, a good year for music! ‘Pennies from Heaven’, made a hit by Bing Crosby, and ‘The Glory of Love’, 1st released by Benny Goodman.
Both sheets have chord images . . . ahhhh. . . so this will be a relaxing hour of feel-good strumming to get those fingers back in shape after the holidays.
CHORDS TO REVIEW:
C      C6      F     Fm     G     G7      D7       A7

*****And remember – please let me know if you plan to come

Here’s Bette Midler with her uke, but I like Jimmy Durante’s version too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_rRN4b70tk

And Dave Tyndall has a really nice feel on his uke. (Don’t worry, our version is MUCH simpler!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EQ-7cJu4vQ

 

Another Crash Course in Newmarket Feb.19

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Well, I think that everyone must have gotten a ukulele for Christmas this year!
That’s GOOD!!! Join the movement!!
So, because the Jan.22 Crash Course filled up like lightning, here’s another one in February. Please don’t wait too long to register, space is very limited.

This is a Fun Intro for the Ultra Newbie.
ABSOLUTELY NO MUSICAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.
We’ll start from scratch, cover basic tuning, strumming and chording, and send you home with 2-3 songs under your belt and a certified addiction! Printouts included.

DATE: Sunday, Feb.19 / 2017
TIME: 3:00 – 5:00
LOCATION: 157 Queen St., Newmarket, ON
COST:  $50
PHONE: 905 717 8696
EMAIL : judemarshak@gmail.com
TO MAIL CHEQUE: : 157 Queen St., Newmarket, ON, L3Y2E9

PAYMENT VIA CHEQUE, CASH, or eTRANSFER
No refunds after Feb.17

2Hr. Crash Course for Total Beginners – Jan.22

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DID YOU GET A UKULELE FOR CHRISTMAS? LUCKY YOU!!

Now . . . don’t leave that baby sitting in it’s case.
In just 2 hours with me, you’ll be playing songs.
I promise, life will never be the same.

This is a Fun Intro for the Ultra Newbie.
ABSOLUTELY NO MUSICAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.
We’ll start from scratch, cover basic tuning, strumming and chording, and send you home with 2-3 songs under your belt and a certified addiction! Printouts included.

DATE: Sunday, Jan.22/ 2017
TIME: 3:00 – 5:00
LOCATION: 157 Queen St., Newmarket, ON
COST:  $50
PHONE: 905 717 8696
EMAIL : judemarshak@gmail.com
TO MAIL CHEQUE: : 157 Queen St., Newmarket, ON, L3Y2E9

Space is very limited, so register soon to reserve your spot.

PAYMENT VIA CHEQUE, CASH, eTRANSFER OR MONEY ORDER.
No refunds after Jan.20

Make someone happy with a UKEOLOGY Xmas Gift!

Will someone find a ukulele under the tree this Christmas? Is there already a ukulele player in your life?

Consider a UKEOLOGY Gift Certificate!  It’s Canadian. It’s music. And it’s hip! 3 wins!!

Your gift can be for any amount and used towards any UKEOLOGY service:

A 2-Hour Intro Crash Course
A 4-Week Workshop
Private lessons
Skype lessons
Coaching for performance
‘THE UKULELE SESSIONS’ every Wed. night in Newmarket

How about a UKEOLOGY Xmas Songbook to enjoy over the holidays for only $10

Or the perfect stocking stuffer! – a Mini Uke Chord Fret Stamp & Ink Pad for just $20. You can line-up your chords on each song sheet for easy reference. An essential luxury!

(Pick-up only in Newmarket. :)
Contact me: judemarshak@gmail.com

It’s the 4th Annual UKEOLOGY Christmas Workshop!!

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HoHoHo!!
It’s time for
The 4th Annual UKEOLOGY Christmas Workshop!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This class only happens once a year – an awesome opportunity for ukulele players of various levels to learn some fabulous holiday tunes, get two hours of focused instruction, sing to their hearts content, and have some good ol’ Christmassy fun with fellow Uke Merry Makers.

COST is $60 and includes holiday munchies, Hot Spiced Apple Cider, Door prizes, and a kick-ass Complimentary 14-page chorded Xmas Songbook with 20 of the Coolest Yule Tunes ever….a gift to enjoy for years of Christmases to come.
    *****Space is limited and this will fill up fast, so register to reserve your spot!*****

DATE: Monday, December 12
TIME: 7:00 – 9:00
PLACE: 157 Queen St., Newmarket, L3Y2E9
COST: $60
EMAIL: judemarshak@gmail.com
PHONE: 905-717-8696
Payments can be made by cheque, cash, or eTransfer, and must be received before the class date. No refunds after Dec.10.

Another 2-Hour Crash Course in Newmarket – Sunday Oct. 23

Couldn’t make October 16? Here’s another chance!
I’LL BE HOLDING THIS SAME WORKSHOP AGAIN NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, same time and place.

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Looking for a way to wind down?….de-compress?…..release that stress? Find out why everyone’s talking about the UKULELE! In 2-hours, I’ll teach you how to play properly, and send you home with a few tunes under your belt and a really big smile on your face.  I promise this will be the healthiest addiction you ever develop! This Sunday, Oct.16.

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Tomorrow @ THE UKULELE SESSIONS: Big City Songs

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Two great Big City tunes tomorrow – “Budapest” by George Ezra, and Johnny River’s “Memphis Tennessee”. A little contemporary pop, a little rockin’ bop! This is real easy stuff folks.
Other than the demon Bb, these are Newbie songs.
CHORDS TO REVIEW:
F    C    Bb    G      D     D7     G7

Please remember to let me know if you’re coming!
*** Toronto friends, consider bringing a pal or two….carpooling!
157 Queen St., Newmarket      7:30 – 8:30
$20@ the door OR ask about package of 5 or 10 classes

Tomorrow @ THE UKULELE SESSIONS – Eddie Vedder’s “Ukulele Songs”

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Tomorrow we do two songs from rock star Eddie Vedder’s all-uke album “Ukulele Songs” – “Longing to Belong” and “Tonight You Belong to Me”. Very doable folks, not too challenging. Just review the chords, you should recognize all of them from your handout sheet, except Gb, and I’ve included a photo below. (If you don’t have one, ask next time you come)

***I had to include the dad and daughter version of “Tonight….”  just because it’s so damned adorable. Sorry Eddie. Enjoy.

CHORDS TO REVIEW:
Cmaj7    Cm    F     Dm    D7    A7    G     G6    G7     Gb    E7

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​​​Please remember to let me know if you’re coming!
*** Toronto friends, consider bringing a pal or two….carpooling!

Tomorrow @ THE UKULELE SESSIONS – Rain!

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I suppose we’re a bit late for summoning any rain with these two fabulous oldie hits (if your parched garden is anything like mine, it’s almost beyond hydrating help now), but let’s do ’em anyway. Can’t hurt. Maybe someone up there will hear us.

“Listen to the Rhythm of the Falling Rain” by the Cascades,1962, and “Here Comes the Rain” by The Eurythmics, 1984. So different, but both so hip and very easy with very few chords – almost ‘Newbie’ level – so if you can play those chords below, you can play these songs.

CHORDS TO REVIEW:    Am     F      C      G      G6      D      Bm      Am7
****Remember that Am7 is another name for C6, our favourite chord – NO FINGERS!

​​​Please remember to let me know if you’re coming!
*** Toronto friends, consider bringing a pal or two….carpooling!