Join us in May for live-streamed ukulele classes brought to you by Lil' Rev and Mead Library. Classes meet from 6:30-7:30pm and can be found on the Mead Facebook page by clicking HERE. Check out the entire list of classes below!
May 11: Arpeggio Blues Class; We'll be exploring how to use arpeggios to play the blues. We'll look at songs and patterns in A, G, C & F. We'll also learn how to use these patterns for both song accompaniment and soloing.
May 17: Learn to Play I Love You Like a Ukulele; Lil' Rev will be teaching one of his signature originals for ukulele in the key of C. We'll also explore picking patterns, strums used, intro, and ending. This classic is right off Rev's album Happiest Way to be Sad.
May 24: Bluegrass Strum for Uke Part 1; This exciting two-night class will introduce you to over a dozen standard bluegrass songs, intros, endings, licks, one bluegrass solo, boom chuck strumming mastery, bluegrass history, bluegrass jam etiquette, and much, much more! You'll be ready for any bluegrass jam after this class. Expect one special guest each night!
May 25: Bluegrass Strum for Uke Part 2
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.