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Seats are limited on all workshops.
Though tickets are generally available on the day of the workshop,
popular wokshops sell out before the event.

Call or stop by the shop to get your ticket in advance. 650-493-2131

Basic Music Theory or The A, A#, B, C's, Do-Re-Mi's, and T-t-t-timing

This Week
Sat, Apr 25, 2015 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Cost: $40.00
Roz Lorenzato
Learn the basics of music theory and how to apply it to your fretboard. We'll bring the highfalutin ways of music theory down to my lowfalutin level. Learn the musical alphabet, chromatic, major, and minor scales, chord building, and how it all relates to your fretboard whether guitar, mandolin, ukelele or banjo. Oh, and the all-important timing. Come and have fun and bring your instrument if you want to apply it there and then.

Strumming Ukulele By Ear

Sat, May 09, 2015 from 11:00 am to 12:14 pm
Cost: $35.00
Jim D'Ville
NO TAB, NO HANDOUTS, Strumming Ukulele By Ear is an organic approach to training the strumming hand to play what you hear in your head. This lesson is designed for the person who is just getting started on the uke, those who are afflicted with ISS (Incessant Strum Syndrome), or anyone who wants to spice up their strumming and improve their musicality on the instrument. Topics include the Basic Index Finger Strum, Triplets, Flourish, Tremolo, Chunky Chop, Rhythm & Timing Exercises and and more!

Picking Ukulele By Ear

Sat, May 09, 2015 from 12:30 pm to 1:59 pm
Cost: $35.00
Jim D'Ville
This is an ear-based approach to learning to finger-pick and play what you hear in your head. This lesson is designed for the person who wants to learn basic three-finger style finger-picking and improve their ear training on the instrument. Topics include the Forward Roll, Backward Roll, The Pinch, Single-String Picking, and several songs Jim has chosen to highlight each picking technique. You'll be amazed how quickly melodies will begin to fall out of your ukulele!

*Take both workshops for $60.

Jim D'Ville is an internationally recognized ukulele instructor and educator. He is the host of the popular Play Ukulele By Ear website (http://www.playukulelebyear.com), and author of the popular Play Ukulele By Ear DVD series. Jim teaches at festivals and ukulele clubs throughout the United States, Australia and Canada.

Jack Tuttle's beginning Bluegrass banjo starts the week of May 21st

Thu, May 21, 2015 from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Cost: $180.00 - $180.00
Jack Tuttle
email: jack@jacktuttle.com
Jack's Group Classes (Nine weeks)
Beginning the week of May 21st.
Questions? email Jack at jack@jacktuttle.com or call (650) 248-4951
or visit: www.jacktuttle.com

Please contact Jack in advance to reserve a spot!

Beginning Bluegrass Banjo (Level 1 to 2)
Thursdays, 7:30 to 8:30pm, Nine weeks, $180 (includes Jack's banjo book)
Learn the fundamentals of bluegrass banjo including lead and backup. Using Jack's own instruction book, we will cover basic Scruggs style playing as well as the necessary rolls and techniques used by all bluegrass players. Emphasis on fundamentals of the right and left hand, as well as learning some bluegrass standards.
Starts Thurs, May 21st

Need a banjo for the class? Gryphon will provide a free take-home rental banjo for the duration of the class.

Essential Strums for Ukulele

Sat, Aug 01, 2015 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Cost: $40.00
Li'l Rev
Learn genre specific strums to lift your playing out of the down-up, down-up doldrums. This fun 90 minute workshop will introduce you to: The Reggae Strum, The Calypso Strum, The Punk Strum, Rock Strum, Walt Strum, Doo-Wop Strum, Irish Session Strum, Blues Comp Strum, Country & Bluegrass Strum and much more! Class focuses on teaching strums specifically while providing many ideas for how to apply them to the students repertoire. *Open to all levels.*

Triplet Patterns for Ukulele

Sat, Aug 01, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Cost: $40.00
Li'l Rev
Lil Rev has dedicated much of his Ukulele career to studying the rhythmic potential of the instrument. From Travis Harrelson and Lyle Ritz, to Roy Smeck and George Formby, here we have a class that will show you the ins and outs of 6 common triplet patterns, learn em' all or pick one that really moves you and begin to employ one of the most fascinating sounds that the ukulele pallet has to offer The Mighty Triplet. Open to all levels. Bring a smart phone or video recording device along for further study.

"A Harmonica and Ukulele Wizard." Elderly Instruments

"Listen to this! Lil Rev is Great!" -Pete Seeger

For further info or questions see Lil Rev at www.lilrev.com

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Palo Alto, California 94306
Toll Free: 888.493.2131

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