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Rocka-lele (Ukulele)

Instructor:   Anie Radish

Rocka-lele (Ukulele)

Instructor:   Anie Radish

Course Description:

Level: 2 – 3  (see Playing Experience Level descriptions at the bottom of the page)

Join Anie Radish in some top 40 classic rocka-lele ensemble fun! We will learn and play a few rock songs complete with all the sounds and beats a uke can muster!  Be ready to brush upon your basic and rockabilly uke chords and strums, and even try to jam with a simple break.

This class is for level 2 players who would like to move into a level three. Can you Rock that? (Yes you can!)

Anie Radish

Anie Radish is a community librarian from the Elk Valley, BC. According to her mother, Anie sang before she spoke and has enjoyed playing all manners of instruments since she was 10 years old including guitar, trumpet, banjo and ukulele. For 5 years Anie directed a 10-25 piece community ukulele group called “TUUC” (The Underground Ukulele Circle) in Fernie and is currently the clawhammer banjo/guitar/vocalist of “Redgirl" with her husband Michael Hepher, and a few other fabulous musical pals (some here at FAMI)!

When not playing music, Anie loves to be outdoors by a river or on her fast skinny skis, reading a library book or knitting “just one more row”. She loves nothing more than a gathering of old and young around a plentiful potluck table. Anie and her husband Mike live and enjoy being a part of the mountain community of Fernie, BC with their two cheeky and delightful ginger children. Anie is thrilled to be back at FAMI!!

Website:  RedGirl

Playing Experience Levels

These guidelines aim to ensure that all camp participants have an enjoyable experience. They represent what your playing capability should be before you take the class (prerequisites).

Classes are generally designed to pace themselves to match the participants' abilities. Level 1 classes aim to proceed at the pace of the slower students in the class. Level 2 and 3 classes aim to move at the pace of the majority of students in the class. Level 4 classes are designed to push the capabilities of all students and will target the pace of the more capable students  Class descriptions that show a range (Levels 2-3) means the material presented is broadly applicable across that range.

LEVEL 1: You are new or relatively new to your instrument. You may be able to play basic chords or scales slowly. You want to learn the basics of the instrument. You have very little experience playing with others.

LEVEL 2: You are competent with basic chords and/or basic scales. You can keep rhythm and/or play basic melodies and/or sing and play at the same time if the song is familiar. You generally need the chords or melody to be written out in order to play along. You have some experience playing with others.

LEVEL 3: You are reasonably comfortable with most chords, basic major and minor scales, and can play at an appropriate tempo for songs. You are aware of time signatures, song keys, and know that there are chords called 6th, 7th, 11th, etc even if you can’t play them all. You are comfortable maintaining good rhythm and are willing to taking breaks while jamming with others, even if the breaks don't always turn out the way you planned. You may be hoping to take your playing up to the next level of performing with a group or band (beyond jamming) and you want to further improve your technique and speed.

LEVEL 4: You are skilled on your instrument and have a good understanding of musical concepts including scales, arrangements, harmonies and some improvisation. You play lead and back-up with a steady rhythm and can play skillfully with others. You know there is life further up the neck on your instrument and have some capability in that world. You have performing experience, can hold a tune, and can harmonize.