September 2018
 
  Play Ukulele By Ear! 
 
The Newsletter of Ukulele
Instructor Jim D'Ville
 
Photo: Twin Cities Flier 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS

September 15
Waterford Township Uke Fest
Waterford Township, Michigan

September 16
Northeast Ohio Ukulele Group 
North Olmstead (Cleveland), Ohio 
 
September 29 
Twin Cities Ukulele Club 
St. Paul, Minnesota

October 6
Elderly Instruments
Lansing, Michigan
 
October 13
String-Along Ukulele Group
Dundas, Ontario, Canada
 
 
For details visit www.PlayUkuleleByEar.com
 


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WAKING FROM AN AIRSTREAM DREAM
After nearly six years living on the road in our Airstream trailer, we have decided to end our transient lifestyle.The last stop will be in Albuquerque, New Mexico where we will begin the first phase of a stationary life. Estimated time of arrival in ABQ is November 1. I've already secured two ukulele teaching opportunities, so I'll be offering private and group lessons on the west side and east side of town. I'm really looking forward to living in more than a 125 square  foot tin can, making new friends and eating a lot of chiles. Hello, Land of Enchantment!  
 

 

LAST EASTERN WORKSHOPS
I'm wrappin g up my six months of living east of the Mississippi River with workshops in Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota and Ontario, Canada. If you live in any of these areas and would like to attend a Play Ukulele By Ear workshop event you can find all the details of my upcoming schedule  HERE. 
  
NEW UKULELE MAGAZINE LESSON
My new lesson article from the summer issue of Ukulele is now available to read for free online. Learn all about how non-major scale chords are used to write hit songs. You can read the article HERE.
 
BOOKING FOR 2019
I'm currently booking workshops and events for 2019. If your camp, retreat, festival, club or local music store would like me to pay a visit drop me an email HERE.
 
 

 

END OF SUMMER
DOWN
LOAD SALE!
For the month of September I'm slas hing the price of my downloadable video lessons by 50%! That's $10 off the regular price of $20 (I did that math in my head). Choose lessons on picking, strumming, Circle of 5ths and more. As an added bonus, everyone that purchases one or more lessons during the sale will be entered to win a Kala Waterman ukulele. Let the downloading begin by clicking HERE.

 
 
3 QUESTIONS WITH DANIELLE ATE THE SANDWICH
Ukulele singer and songwriter Danielle Ate The Sandwich talks about her 24 Hour Album projects in this 3 Questions Interview. Recorded in April 2018 at the Allegheny Ukulele Soiree in Altoona, PA. 
3 Questions Interview: Danielle Ate The Sandwich


 
 
WORLD'S BEST CHORD CHARTS!
Glowfly Press produces what I think are the world's best ukulele chord charts. There are three charts to choose from-
Map of Major Keys, Map of Minor Keys, and 144 Chord Chart. No more using clothes pins to hold open your chord book. These sturdy, laminated charts stand on their own! Other great features include chords to every major and minor key, chord progression builder, famous song progressions and more. You can order your nifty new chord charts


TAKE A TOUR OF MY WEBSITE
I've produced a three-minute video tour of my website.
Watch the video and see the wealth of FREE content offered. I began my online ukulele presence almost ten years ago so you won't run out of things to learn anytime soon.   
 
FROM THE MAILBAG
"Jim, I again wanted to thank you for the four workshops I took from you at Midwest Uke Camp. I learned so much, so I'm deeply indebted to you. You must already know what a superb teacher you are (stop patting yourself on the back), so it's a great joy for me to be considered a D'Ville groupie. I hope to see you next year at Midwest Camp."
Shelly 
Midwest Ukulele & Harmonica Camp  
Michigan