Ukulele Workshop  – presented by Diane Nalini

Bossa Nova Techniques for Pop Songs  

Saturday January 18th, 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM 

Price: $25

To Register: Call 613-729-0693 or email info@alcornmusicstudios.com

Tired of strumming on every song? Time to shake things up! You will learn a very versatile technique borrowed from jazz and bossa nova guitarists, where we pluck the strings instead of strumming them. Then we will use some simple bossa nova rhythms to bring Carole King’s hit song “It’s Too Late” to life on the ukulele.

This workshop is baritone friendly. In other words, handouts and demonstrations will be provided in both GCEA tuning (soprano, concert and tenor ukulele) and DGBE tuning (baritone ukulele).

Level: Experienced beginners and up. Chord diagrams will be provided on handouts.

Instructor: Diane Nalini is an award-winning jazz singer and songwriter. She has released four critically-acclaimed albums, with a fifth album coming out in December 2019. Diane has performed at jazz festivals around the world, and given gala performances for President Bill Clinton and Sir Paul McCartney. An accomplished songwriter, composer, and lyricist, Diane has written or co-written songs that have been used in major Hollywood releases, indie films, television shows and video games. Diane teaches jazz singing both privately and in workshops and master classes, and has taught songwriting workshops in Canada and the UK.

After misadventures on the nylon string guitar, Diane discovered her “Goldilocks” instrument in 2016: the ukulele! Since then, she’s been studying with ukulele maestros Sarah Maisel and Craig Chee, and has also taken advanced workshops with jazz ukulele legend Benny Chong. More recently, she’s started teaching at ukulele festivals. In 2019, she taught at the Strathmore UkeFest in Maryland and she will teach at the MidWest Uke Camp in Michigan in 2020. Diane recently launched the website Ukulele For Jazz Singers, a free resource for people who want to learn jazz chords on ukulele.

 

 

Bossa nova techniques for pop songs

Time: 1pm to 3pm – Saturday January 18th, 2020
Price: $25

Description:

Tired of strumming on every song? Time to shake things up! You will learn a very versatile technique borrowed from jazz and bossa nova guitarists, where we pluck the strings instead of strumming them. Then we will use some simple bossa nova rhythms to bring Carole King’s hit song “It’s Too Late” to life on the ukulele.

This workshop is baritone friendly. In other words, handouts and demonstrations will be provided in both GCEA tuning (soprano, concert and tenor ukulele) and DGBE tuning (baritone ukulele).

Level: Experienced beginners and up. Chord diagrams will be provided on handouts.

Teacher biography:

Diane Nalini is an award-winning jazz singer and songwriter. She has released four critically-acclaimed albums, with a fifth album coming out in December 2019. Diane has performed at jazz festivals around the world, and given gala performances for President Bill Clinton and Sir Paul McCartney. An accomplished songwriter, composer, and lyricist, Diane has written or co-written songs that have been used in major Hollywood releases, indie films, television shows and video games. Diane teaches jazz singing both privately and in workshops and master classes, and has taught songwriting workshops in Canada and the UK.
After misadventures on the nylon string guitar, Diane discovered her “Goldilocks” instrument in 2016: the ukulele! Since then, she’s been studying with ukulele maestros Sarah Maisel and Craig Chee, and has also taken advanced workshops with jazz ukulele legend Benny Chong. More recently, she’s started teaching at ukulele festivals. In 2019, she taught at the Strathmore UkeFest in Maryland and she will teach at the MidWest Uke Camp in Michigan in 2020. Diane recently launched the website Ukulele For Jazz Singers, a free resource for people who want to learn jazz chords on ukulele.