If for any reason the student wishes to cancel prior to two weeks before the commencement of the course the full fee minus a 10% service fee will be refunded.
There will be no refund if the the student cancels within two weeks of the commencement of the course.
At the end of this course you will have learned three classic blues songs, the template for hundreds of other songs, and the skills to make any performance on a ukulele come alive.
Day 2 – We go over two songs and learn them from soup to nuts. Mississippi John Hurt’s classic Let The Mermaid’s Flirt With Me and Elizabeth Cotton’s Freight Train. These two songs utilize a finger picking approach and melody picking. It can be challenging but is easily learned with practice. These skills are transferable to any blues song!
“Sweet Home Chicago”
Beginning his career as a guitarist, Manitoba Hal began to play the ukulele when he inherited a 1955 Martin uke from his beloved grandfather who told him “you can have it if you learn to play it”. And so, he did, continuing to master the tiny instrument, thus proving that the ukulele can be small but mighty as he pulls out powerful riffs and melodies adding background beats with looping technology showcasing the blues in all its passion and groove. His approach to playing is simple – there’s not a lot of flash, just a brilliant understanding of the music, the mood and his audience. Hal is an in demand workshop leader, headlining and teaching at festivals and ukulele clubs around the world every year.
Midwest Record.com – Jan 12, 2017
“Winnipeg raised bluesman … Manitoba Hal gave the blues a new twist at the Tongue N Groove, July 21… As promised, he cracked jokes and told stories, but when he picked out classic blues licks on his ukulele, jaws dropped.”
Richard Amery – L.A. Beat
“If you like singer songwriters you’re going to enjoy Manitoba Hal, if you love, country, blues, folk, gospel, cajun, and celtic, music then you’re going to love Manitoba Hal!”
Brian Mcghee (Keep Ukulele Playing Live)