Reimagining standards: “Pennies From Heaven”

In this 90 minute workshop, we’ll be reimagining Pennies From Heaven in different ways, departing from the usual swing style and arranging it as a bossa nova and then a jazz waltz in 3/4 time. In doing so, we’ll see when we can simplify a song’s chords to allow us to play at different tempos and in different styles. This workshop builds on my previous workshop called “Ukulele swing comping: Pennies From Heaven.” If you’re an intermediate player and comfortable playing jazz chords in different inversions, you do not need to have taken the previous workshop.

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 standard GCEA tuning. Both low G and high 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

  • April 18, 2021 2:00 pm EDT - 3:30 pm EDT