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Learn to Play the Recorder for the Complete Beginner with Lil' Rev

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Music, Workshop

Age Group:

Teen, Adult
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Program Description

Event Details

Lil' Rev is back with an all new lineup of classes geared toward the beginner. Classes meet from 6:30-7:30pm in The Loft unless otherwise noted. If you are joining remotely click HERE and wait for  Lil' Rev to begin the Facebook Live stream at the scheduled start of each class. 

Those joining classes in-person need to register as well as provide their own ukulele. Look to see if a circulating ukulele is available for checkout from Mead Library HERE and HERE

Classes are appropriate for all experience levels, including the absolute beginner. 

Here's the Summer lineup:

June 4th: Intro to Hammer-Ons & Pull-Offs for Uke; Learn the techniques of how to hammer on and pull off. This class is for anyone who needs more practice or wants to learn how to add these techniques to their beginning melody playing. 

June 11th: Learn to Play the Recorder for the Complete Beginner; Learn one of the easiest instruments there is, the recorder! Bring your own recorder and let Lil' Rev show you how to play a simple melody, fingering positions, breath control and more. 

July 2nd: Blues Turnaround for Beginners; Study the art of playing a blues turnaround, made easy, along with some simple 12 and 8 bar tunes.

July 9th: Harmonica for the Complete Beginner (6-7:30; Rocca Room on Mead's first floor); Bring your own 10 hole diatonic harmonica in the key of C or buy one from Rev. Learn all the basics from holding, air, lip position, simple songs and scales and more!

August 27th: Learn Your First Ukulele Chord Solo “Freight Train”; Learn a simple chord solo and a classic folk song, Elizabeth Cotton's beautiful tune, Freight Train, arranged for ukulele in a simple 1st position arrangement. 

August 29th: The 4-3-2-1 Arpeggio Sequence; Exercises, songs and practice learning how to finger pick, slowly and with a very basic common pattern. 

Lil' Rev was born and bred in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with dual passions for music and education. After college he taught music to grade schoolers at the Milwaukee Jewish Day School and served as an adjunct music historian and lecturer at The University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. After many years of performing in the Midwest, Lil' Rev left his teaching jobs behind to pursue his musical dreams full-time. Since then, he has traveled hundreds of thousands of miles, visited every state in the Union (except Alaska and Hawaii), wrote almost a dozen instructional books, recorded over a dozen albums and taught thousands of students ukulele and harmonica. Learn more about Lil' Rev by clicking HERE