African Style Picking Workshop
Below is information provided by Joshua from the Tigard Ukulele Group about an upcoming workshops being held held in Tualatin.
African-Style Picking Workshop for Ukulele with Mango Joe
For beginner and intermediate students of the ukulele, please join Mango Joe as he teaches us the melodic and beautiful styles of the African ukulele picking pattern. The workshop will be unlike anything you’ve ever done with your uke!
February 17th, 2019
At the Winona Grange,
8340 SW Seneca St, Tualatin, OR 97062
Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/c0SY7RGAmA1nEnPo1
$25 for an individual session or $40 for both. Please bring cash or check.
Each class is limited to 30 people. So please sign up for the sessions you know you can attend. If you need to cancel, please contact email@example.com.
Session 1: Beginning African Picking
1pm - 2pm
This 1-hour class for beginners will focus on the basic African-style picking technique. Students will learn to capture the unique repeating rhythmic/melodic phrases that make African music so distinct. By the end of the hour, students will be able to play their first African song!
Mango Joe shares his unique original style from 11 years of studying, recording, and performing in West Africa and three decades of global travel teaching and performing.
Session 2: Intermediate African Picking
2pm - 3pm
This 1-hour class will focus on an intermediate African picking technique, plus changing time signatures, and learning a complete song. Students will capture the unique repeating rhythmic/melodic phrases that make African music sound the way it does, plus we’ll add song lyrics, and an arrangement with percussion accompaniment for a wonderful sounding jam session at the end.
Who is Mango Joe?
Composer, songwriter, Producer, and Multi-instrumentalist (kamale ngoni 12 string harp, ukulele, djembe, ntama, dununs, cajon, bongo cajon, percussion) Mango Joe (USA) is an independent musician, teacher, and project manager. He has traveled the globe for three decades performing, creating original projects, studying culture, and living as a professional vagabond. With 11 years in west Africa (Mali, Mauritania, Guinea, Senegal), 7 years in Europe (Germany, Finland, Austria, Russia), and 4 years in China, his goal is to see the planet we call home, play great music, and create interesting music projects.
His current album, MANGO - Music from Sunny Places, can be heard at www.reverbnation.com/label/mangojoe