Suss The Strum Pattern | 6:30-8pm |
Play It By Ear (Work Out The Chords) | 8:30-10pm |
Tuesday 6 June | £15
Whether you’re a near beginner or you’ve been playing for years, Robin will show you some new tricks for your repertoire. If you’ve always wanted to know how to work out what chords are being played in a song or what the strumming pattern is, these two workshops will help you to do exactly that.
About Robin Brown:
Robin’s terribly modest, so you’ll need to watch the videos below to get an idea of his skill level. All he had to write about himself was:
“I’ve been playing guitar since age 11, and picked up the ukulele when I joined a ukulele society at university. What struck me about it was how much it lowered the barrier of entry for people who wouldn’t otherwise consider the joy of learning a musical instrument – both in terms of difficulty and (for hard up students especially) financially. I would love to help you learn a bit more about what lies beyond the basic ukulele experience of playing chords off a lead sheet – whether that’s how to go about picking up songs by ear, learning how the harmony in your favourite songs works, how to branch out into playing a bass along with your ukulele friends, or any other advanced topic you might wish to explore!”
Robin is a patient instructor and a skilled musician so these workshops will be an absolute treat.
With a maximum of 25 people in a class, this group will enable you to work out what the strumming pattern is/what strum might be suitable and what chords are in a few songs, by listening and playing along. This class is a great way to develop your musicality, meet new people and have fun.
Tuesday 6 June 2017 – Upstairs at The Horse and Stables, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1.
Please watch the following 2 videos, and bear in mind that it’s so difficult to achieve what Robin did that Jon Gomm shared his video on social media.
Listen to Passionflower by Jon Gomm:
Now, watch Robin in action: