Pick, Pluck, Muffle and Strum: Advanced Percussive Techniques for Ukulele
Dan Scanlan, aka Cool Hand Uke, has been presenting
this energetic workshop for the past 14 years. Starting with simple stick
rhythms, the session quickly morphs into a variety of strums, rhythmic
patterns, picking techniques, glissandolation, trills, cross rhythms,
even silence. Bring your uke. Beginners and advanced players alike will
get something from this session. A brochure that recaps the workshop
will be distributed to attendees.
Dan lives on the Yuba River in Nevada
City CA and can be found in cyberspace at www.coolhanduke.com. A ukulele
performer since 1961
he currently performs solo, leads the quartet Cool Hand Uke and the Enablers,
and directs the 30-member Strum Bums Ukulele Orchestra in Grass Valley
CA. He recently released his newest CD, "Ah, Rajão",
performed solo on the instrument that is the forerunner of the ukulele.