A popular teacher with many repeat students worldwide, Herb’s workshops this time will be geared toward intermediate and advanced students. Knowledge of standard GCEA tuning and the ability to read tablature are requirements for both classes.
For the intermediate workshop (10am to 11:30am), you will learn how to play “Kuahiwi Kau I Ka Noa,” a song from Herb’s new CD, Pure ‘Ukulele. Herb wrote this song while in Yokohama, Japan, thinking about all the places he has traveled and people he meets. He realized that each time he returns to a city he meets new friends, so with every return trip it feels more like home. Once he leaves, he misses both the place and the people. The title of the song translates to “Misty Mountain,” with the mountain symbolizing the place and the mist symbolizing Herb’s longing to visit again.
For the advanced workshop (1:30pm to 3pm), Herb will introduce you to improvising using Kui Lee's song, "I'll Remember You." Using what you learn about improvising, Herb will then take you step-by-step into creating an introduction using the chords of the song, and he will also teach you alternate endings so you can choose the one you prefer.
For more information or to register for the workshops, please stop by or call Ukulele Source at 599 North 5th Street, San Jose (408-998-2640). Each workshop is $40 - or take both for $60.
At long last and after countless requests by his fans, Herb has released an album with no guest artists and no other instrumentation, save for his ʻukulele. Pure Herb. Pure ʻUkulele. His concert will feature songs from the new CD, as well as fan favorites from past albums. Rodney Takahashi from Ukulele Jams will also perform. Sponsored by Smiley and Janet Kai of Ukulele Source, concert goers are invited to join them for refreshments beginning at 6pm, followed by the concert at 7pm. Tickets are $25 – or for $30, get admission to the concert and a copy of Herb’s new CD! They will also be giving away some great door prizes, and raffling off an ʻukulele. 100% of the proceeds from the raffle (as well as a percentage of the proceeds from concert ticket sales) will be donated to the Yu-Ai Kai Senior Center. Seats are limited, so get your tickets SOON! Tickets are available at Ukulele Source and Yu-Ai Kai Senior Center.
Note: payment by credit card for the workshops or concert must be made in advance at Ukulele Source. Credit cards will not be accepted at the workshops or concert.