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    Sue Rogers posted on June 22, 2014 07:46

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    Jim D'Ville is bringing his Play Ukulele By Ear workshops to Ottawa! Please feel free to print out the poster above and help spread the word. The more the merrier! These workshops easily lend themselves to large groups.

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    Come out for a fun-filled afternoon of ukulele at the Clocktower Brew Pub with Jim D'Ville! Two 1 hour workshops and a 30 minute mini-concert! 

    When: Sunday, June 22, 2014

    Where: Clocktower Brew Pub, 575 Bank St, lower level

    Time: We've booked the downstairs room from 11:30 until 5. We're hoping you'll join us between 11:30 and 1:00 for brunch or snacks with your fellow ukers! We'll eat, drink, visit, and play! The workshops will run from 1 to 2 p.m. and 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. with a free mini-concert from 3:45 to 4:15.

    Cost of Workshops: (mini-concert is free)

    Advance tickets: $20 for one workshop, or $35 for both workshops (you're gonna want to take both!) You can buy these in person from Mark or Sue at the BUG jams or at the Ottawa Folklore Centre.

    Online tickets through PAYPAL: $21.50 for one workshop, or $37.50 for both workshops. Contact Sue Rogers at ukulelema@icloud.com and I'll send you the link.

    Tickets at the door (if available): $25.00 for one workshop; $40 for both workshops 

    Play Ukulele By Ear Workshop (All Levels) 60min:  (1:00 - 2:00 p.m.)
    Get the most out of your ukulele experience by learning to Play Ukulele By Ear. This entertaining and informative workshop will give you the tools you need to tap into your innate musical abilities. Playing by ear is easy, fun, and it will propel your understanding of how music works to a new level. This workshop will make you a better listener and student! All skill levels welcome, however, knowledge of basic chord shapes (C F G7) is helpful. 

    Uke By Ear Jam Workshop (All Levels): 60min  (2:30 - 3:30 p.m.) 
    Take what you learned in the first hour and put it into practice!  In this fun and interactive workshop you'll learn to do just that. Jim will lead the group through popular songs from one to four chords in structure, in the genres of rock, pop, folk and blues.  This is the fast track to also learning how to play together with others in a group by ear. 

    Mini-concert 30 min: (3:45 - 4:15 p.m.) FREE See Jim's playing techniques in action!

    Comments from Jim D’Ville’s Play Ukulele by Ear Workshops: 
    “A fabulous, logical and freeing way to approach music.” 
    “Now I will use my ears!  Duh-why didn’t I think of that?” 
    "I learned more in an hour from you than I have in one year of trying to learn by myself." 
    "I'm a music minor in college, and I went through music theory classes, but I just never thought about music like that!" 
    “Lots of ‘Ah-ha’ moments!" 

    Jim D'Ville Bio: 
    Jim D'Ville is a music educator and facilitator who is on a mission to get ukulele players off the paper and playing music by ear.  He has taught his Play Ukulele By Ear workshops to thousands of players in the United States, Canada and Australia.  Jim is the author of the Play Ukulele By Ear DVD series and hosts the popular Play Ukulele By Ear website  (http://playukulelebyear.com/).  His approach to teaching ukulele has been featured on Oregon Public Broadcasting's Oregon Art Beat, Kamuke Magazine (Australia), and he is a regular contributor to James Hill's e-magazine Ukulele, Yes! 

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