The workshop for beginners takes place Friday, March 8th (7:30-9:00 pm). For those who want to learn chords and strum, Herb will teach students how to play the popular Hawaiian hula song, "ʻUlu Palakua". He’ll teach the chords, how to strum the song, how to sing the song, and the meaning of the song. And as a bonus, he’ll also teach the missing 3rd verse that no one else sings or performs!
For the intermediate player that wants to learn how to pick a song, the intermediate workshop will be held on Saturday March 9th from 10:30am to noon. Students taking the intermediate class should be a little familiar with tablature (if you don't know how to read notation) and chords. In this workshop students will learn how to pick the melody of another popular Hawaiian hula song, "Pua Lililehua". This song was written by Kahauanu Lake and Mary Kawena Pukui for Margaret Maiki Aiu Lake, comparing her to a goddess of Palolo Oʻahu, Lililehua. Herb will teach students how to play the melody of the song, as well as an introduction and an ending in his unique style.
The workshop for advanced players (those who are familiar with tablature, basic music notation, and strumming) will also be held on Saturday, March 9th (2-4pm). In this class, students will learn how to play "Sophisticated Hula" in the same way Herb recorded it on his CD, "ʻUkulele Dream". (This song was composed by Sol Kekipi Bright while traveling the country promoting Hawaiʻi with many sophisticated Hula girls.)
All workshops will be held at the Ukulele Jams Studio, 565 N. 6th Street, San Jose (located above Okayama Restaurant). Tuition is $40 for one workshop, $60 for two, or all three for $80. To enroll, call or stop by the Ukulele Source, 599 N. 5th Street
San Jose, CA 95112, (408) 998-2640.
Herb’s workshops are very popular and space is limited, so reserve your spot today!