Play Ukulele By Ear! 

The Newsletter of Ukulele

 Instructor Jim D'Ville

 

June 2013

 

Photo: Surf's Up! West Coast Ukulele Retreat

 
UPCOMING EVENTS

June 22
DaSilva Ukulele Company
Berkeley, California

July 5-8
The Britt Festival's Ukulele Getaway
Ashland, Oregon

July 21-27
Booher Family Music Camp
Sisters, Oregon


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Jim's unique approach to teaching and playing the ukulele has been profiled on the popular OPB television show, Oregon Art Beat.  To view the episode click on the video link.

CARAVAN GOGH

Jim's first recording project was with the Portland quartet Caravan Gogh.  You can order the recording from CD Baby.
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SUMMER IN THE NORTHWEST!
We are about to hit the road in the newly remodeled Airstream bound for summer in the Pacific Northwest.  I'm currently booking workshops in northern California, Oregon and Washington for late June through early October.  If you, your ukulele club or local music store would like to book something give me a shout!  dville@teleport.com
 
DaSILVA UKULELE COMPANY
On Saturday, June 22 I'll return to one of my favorite ukulele haunts, the DaSilva Ukulele Company in Berkeley, California. Luthier Mike DaSilva is one of the premier uke makers in the world so it is always a treat to visit his shop, which is also a great workshop venue.  I'll be presenting two workshops that day: at 11am the popular country sing-a-long Hank & Buck By Ear and at 12:30pm the always ear tickling 3 Chord Magic workshop. Here's hoping to see many of my bay area ukulele friends!

  

VOL. 1.5 ON DVD
Play Ukulele By Ear Vol. 1.5: Playing By The Numbers will be available in DVD format in July.  The lesson is currently only available as a digital download from my website.  The lesson gives you all the tools you need to understand and play using the Nashville Number System.

  

KERRVILLE FOLK FESTIVAL
3 Questions Interview: Del Rey
3 Questions Interview: Del Rey
The first ever ukulele camp at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival in Kerrville, Texas was held at the end of May.  I was joined on the faculty by legendary ukulele player Del Rey and chanteuse Victoria Vox.   The camp was such a success we were invited back next year!  
 
Also while in Texas, Del was kind enough to sit for a wonderful 3 Questions Interview in which she unlocks the secret to her country finger-picking blues style. 
 
UKULELE JAMBOREE IN OZ!
My friends from the 
in New South Wales, Australia are having a free ukulele party in November (airfare not included...).

  

FROM THE MAILBAG...        
"I had the great pleasure of hosting a day of ukulele workshops with Jim D'Ville.  I was immediately impressed with Jim's professionalism, organization and energy.  Once the workshops began, it was apparent that Jim has honed his craft of music teaching to both an art and a science. His humor, boundless energy, enthusiasm, pacing and amazing knowledge captivated all who attended.  His generosity in handing over so much information to help students unlock the mysteries of understanding music was inspiring.  His approach is innovative, organic and deep.  It inspired me as a teacher, student, ukulele player and music listener.  I hope to host more workshops with Jim and to attend some, too. I'd highly recommend letting Jim D'Ville invigorate your ukulele clubs, Meetup groups and classrooms, NOW!"

Kevin Carroll
edUKEcator
Austin, Texas 

 

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