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Ukulele-Festival

Schedule: Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Starting 2:00 p.m.

Ukulele Exhibit in the Lobby

(Instrument makers, music shops etc.)

Starting 2:00 p.m.

Ukulele Active

Gartensaal, 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

  • Open stage, activities
  • UCafé special

with Ukeholics/Cheltenham etc.

3:00 p.m.

Ukulele Workshop for Beginners

Kerstin Walter
Lots of sound with few chords

Music is her life. As a violin player and self taught guitar player Kerstin also used to dance. And with warm feelings for dancing in Hula style she finally came to play the ukulele.

This background makes her teaching interesting and colorful. In her workshops for beginners she makes every participant feel free and at ease and thus helps them to create a warm full sound. With well-known songs, easy chords and fresh rhythms everyone will enjoy this workshop.

Kerstin Walter
Picture: Kerstin Walter

3:00 p.m.

Ukulele Workshop

Martin Walter
groovy strumming patterns

Martin Walter is a well-known teacher for ukulele and guitar in Freiburg and the surrounding area. This is the very southwestern part of Germany. For some years he has passed his knowledge and his art on to many teachers of primary and secondary schools in Freiburg. So today, it is quite common to teach and play ukulele in school.

Besides that, Martin is teaching in his own studio. He is running a biennial ukulele festival. In and around Freiburg, he is a well-known artist and live performer in his own right.

Refreshing simple basic patterns

Calypso, shuffle and more… Everybody uses the basic strumming patterns on the uke, but there is a wide variety of perceptions of which is the right way to play these patterns. After cleaning up a little bit, you will find interesting techniques like slap, chuck, rolls and more to pimp up the basic patterns for a colourful and groovy play.

Required playing level: Basic chords

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Picture: Martin Walter

4:00 p.m.

Ukulele Workshop in English

Ukulele Uff
Right hand technique of the 20s and 30s

Chris "Ukulele Uff" represents the traditional way of uke-playing in Britain during the golden 1920s and 1930s. Be prepared for a firework of your right hand and great fun!

And what a chance to watch a great player so closely...

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Picture: Chris Hough – Ukulele Uff

4:00 p.m.

Ukulele Workshop

Julian Schlitzer
Wish you were here - the original on ukulele

The time has come. Pink Floyd's legendary song from 1975 finally finds it home on the uke. We will work on all three different parts of the song. The song fits the low-G-uke perfectly, but there should not be any problems with the high-G-uke. The guitar becomes a uke in the chords, the soli, partly bottleneck, turn out fine. The song itself shines with simple, yet brilliant chords. Glass or metal bottlenecks – the choice is yours – even empty Jim-Beam-bottles are possible.

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Picture: Dirk Verheyen

6:00 p.m.

Concert in Fritz-Henßler-Haus Café

  • The Lucky Ukes, Dortmund
  • Ukulele Uff Trio, Liverpool
  • Guest: Kelani, Angela Habermann
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Picture: FHH