Jazz Ukulele: Swing, Gypsy Jazz & Bossa Nova

Tracy Kim
Artichoke Community Music School: On-Line (location map)
Thursday, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
09/10/20 - 10/15/20 (6 weeks)

ONLINE WORKSHOP VIA ZOOM.  Tracy will send a link to access the workshop once you are registered.

Now is your chance to learn swing, gypsy jazz, blues and bossa nova on the ukulele with Tracy Kim!  This is the perfect introduction to these various jazz styles.

Tracy will start easy with this fun course starting the uke students with songs using basic open chords. Students will then learn the movable chord shapes and also the theory behind it. Besides learning a bunch of timeless songs, Tracy will dive further into strum techniques and learn more strum and fingerpicking patterns including gypsy jazz, rhumba, bossa ,tango, and of course, swing! 

This class is all about including variety and having a lot fun while developing your uke skills and fretboard knowledge.
You will learn lots jazzy chords and how to play the blues on the ukulele.  Also, some learn some basic and important lead licks and riffs and blues improvisation!  Tracy will share his proven method for improvisation to get you started.  So much fun!

Ever seen the classic Steve Martin film, "The Jerk"?  Well, if you have, then you know the song, "Tonight, You Belong To Me".  We will be learning that song in the class(impress your friends at the next party!)

Tracy will choose selections from this fun set list of classic songs for the term:

-Dream A Little Dream
-Fly Me To The Moon
-All of Me
-Tonight You Belong To Me
-Sweet Georgia Brown
-Besame Mucho
-Dark Eyes
-C Jam Blues
-Minor Swing(Django)
-Autumn Leaves
-Girl From Ipanema
-Don't Get Around Much Anymore

This class is ideal for the uke enthusiast who already know most of the basic(open) chords and wants to expand their fretboard knowledge.  Also, if playing blues or jazz has been a mystery, this is your chance to study with Tracy Kim, who has been performing jazz, swing, rock, country and soul, and latin music all over the Portland area for last 20 years.
Intermediate/Advanced Ukulele: Learning Jazz and Blues

If you questions, please email Tracy at tracykimmusic@gmail.com