icca-uke_0.jpeg Horizontal TabsDescription The ukulele has become one of the most popular instruments in the country--it's easy to learn, portable, relatively inexpensive, and an enjoyable way to spend time singing and strumming by yourself or with friends. Learn how in these workshops! Saturday, March 3, 2018 Registration Fees:$45 3-Hour Ukulele Workshop for Beginners (morning session)$45 3-Hour Ukulele Strum Workshop for Confident beginners (afternoon session) *K-12 Educators: Earn 3 State of Michigan SCECH clock hours for each workshop. This course is now closed. Join us for a half-day session or for the full day and get yourself up to speed with the ukulele! Register for the morning or afternoon session, or spend the whole day with Ben for a complete experience. Loaner instruments are available for those who are interested but don’t yet have their own ukulele. 3-Hour Ukulele Workshop for Beginners (9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.)The morning session will begin with “Ukulele 1-2-3”. Participants will learn the basics of the uke including the parts of the instrument, tuning, beginning chords, and simple songs. Next, learn to play every song ever written (well, 90% of them, anyway) with four fantastic chords and find out how to switch keys easily. 3-Hour Ukulele Strum Workshop for Confident Beginners (2:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.)Become one with the strum and learn to play a variety of strums including folk, calypso, rock, polka, ska, and reggae along with the incredibly versatile "Benstrum" using some of your favorite songs. Then, during “Marvelous Melodies,” play melodies to favorite songs by learning ukulele tablature, a simple way to read music. You’ll be playing everything from “You Are My Sunshine” to “Ode to Joy” by the end of class. Faculty Ben Hassenger Instructor of Music, Interlochen College of Creative Arts Artistic Director for Uketoberfest!, Interlochen College of Creative Arts Schedule Supplies Bring your uke tuned G-C-E-A or borrow one of our loaners if you don't have one of your own.