Jazz ballads: “My Funny Valentine”

In this 90 minute arranging workshop, we’ll use the beautiful Rogers & Hart classic “My Funny Valentine” to demonstrate approaches to playing ukulele accompaniment for a jazz ballad. We’ll learn ways to vary rhythmic patterns and chord voicings in order to bring out the emotion in the song and complement the sung lyrics.

Level: Intermediate and up. We will be using jazz chords in different inversions. Chord diagrams will be provided.

Price: $15 Canadian. This is a special discount price in case you’ve been affected by the pandemic, so that more of us can make music together.

Tuning: this workshop uses GCEA tuning. Both high G and low G welcome.

This workshop will be delivered online via Zoom. If you don’t have a webcam and just want to follow along, that is fine. But if you have a question that requires me to see you play, please turn on your webcam so that I can see your hands and your instrument. You do not have to install special software – Zoom can run in your web browser. You will receive a weblink when you register.

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Event Schedule Details

  • January 24, 2021 2:00 pm EST - 3:30 pm EST