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Learn to Play Slack Key and ‘Ukulele (11AM Morning Workshop)
November 12, 2022 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Register: Dusty Strings website →
Sign up early!
Maximum Number of Students: 12 per class
Students: Must show proof of vaccination, and wear a mask
Teachers: Must distance if not masking
Learn to Play Slack Key and ‘Ukulele
Nana ka maka; ho’olohe ka pepeiao – watch with the eyes, and listen with the ears, thus one learns.
This traditional method provides the perfect instruction to this rich tradition. Students of all levels will be guided through simple exercises and solos to create the slack key sound.
Slack key can be played on any guitar, acoustic or electric. The term refers to both the musical style and the myriad ways the instrument is tuned. Instructors teach several traditional tunings. In addition, you’ll learn the use of vibrato, harmonics, slurs, harmonies in thirds and sixths, legato playing and other musical ideas that have helped create a distinctive guitar sound. This lush finger-picking style will add new sounds and flavors to your entire repertoire.
Registration is limited so please sign up as soon as possible if you would like to participate.
Participation is limited so please inquire early. Students must bring their own guitar or ukulele.
All classes presented as part of the Seattle Slack Key Festival 2022