MIghty Uke Day Workshop "Basics for Bass - Round Out Your Sound by Adding Bass to Your Uke Group"
So you've seen the uke-size, 4-string Kala U-Bass, and you've asked yourself "What the heck is that thing, anyway? How does it work? How is it tuned? Is it a bass or a uke? And how can we use this in our uke group?"
Join Steve Szilagyi - bassist for the Lansing Area Ukulele Group (L.A.U.G.H), the Motor City Ukes, Blue Jello, and the Ukulele Kings - as he answers those questions and more in this beginner's introduction to the electric bass, with a look at some of the unique features of one of the latest innovations in the ukulele universe: the Kala U-Bass.
In this 1-hour session, you'll learn:
- How the U-Bass is so different from the conventional bass guitar.
- What you, the bass player, need to know to be the rhythmic heartbeat of your ukulele group (or ANY musical group), and provide the tonal glue that holds the group together.
- How to get to the "root" of playing bass, by exploring the root tones of an EASY chord progression.
- How to play a simple bass accompaniment to the common I-IV-V chord change - those three magic chords that can accompany countless familiar and popular songs. (It's easier than you think. Steve will show you how to do it without even using your left hand!)
- How to get started in the Key of C, the uke player's favorite key.
- How to "walk up" to the next chord - and make sure the rest of the group gets there at the same time.
You do NOT need a Kala U-Bass for this workshop! Bring any 4-string bass guitar, or just come to listen in. (Steve will have any extra bass or two on hand for the "bass curious" who may not yet own an instrument.) SMALL amps (or no amps) only, please. This workshop is geared to the beginning bass player. Workshop is sponsored in part by Kala Ukuleles.
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1212 Turner Street
Lansing, MI 48906
|Minimum Age: 12|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|