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SPRUKE 2017 workshops galore

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Entry to the Festival Precinct is FREE! But while you’re there take advantage of our free and affordable ukulele workshops. There are over 20 workshops on offer catering from beginners to advanced musicians. Cost of workshops range from $15 to $30 and they’re worth every cents. Beginners are well catered for by the Beginners Ukulele Oasis (Beginners Bootcamp and Novice Songs sessions), Come Play Ukulele with Miss Jodie, and Ukulele Downunder Beginners with John Chandler.[…]

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Concert ticket sales for SPRUKE 2017

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Be inspired by what the humble uke can do!  Get tickets for the SPRUKE 2017 concerts now! Limited seats still available. (If you miss out, please join the waiting list.) Spruketacular Concert From quirky, theatrical to the Blues and rock — this concert has something for every ukulele lover. Tyrone & Lesley (AUS) | The Pockets (AUS) | Manitoba Hal (Canada)| Kyas Ryo (Japan) | Ukulele Russ (Alaska) 6:30 – 10:30 pm Friday  29 September 2017[…]

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Wishlist Item #5 – Make it the blues

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Blues for Uke’n Harmonica It’s impossible to be blue with a ukulele but it IS possible to play blues on one! In this workshop you will learn introductory blues harmonica techniques and/or a basic blues riff on ukulele to accompany them. For this workshop you will need a harmonica in the key of F.  A limited number of harmonicas (key of F) will available for sale at the Morris Brothers Music stall in the Music[…]

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Workshop Wishlist #4 – Dramatic Appeal

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Player or performer? Take it to the next step by adding dramatic appeal to engage and entertain your audiences. Staging Your Songs with David Meggarity OK. You’ve got the songs down. The next step is to present your music in a way that’ll help it leap off the stage. Work and play with David Megarrity (Tyrone and Lesley) to outline a few principles to shape and frame your material for performance. Warning: may include content[…]

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Workshop Wishlist Item #3 – Arranging

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Ukulele arrangements are fun, and they add spice to your performances! Looking for an arrangement challenge. Have a right-royal time arranging with Tom Richter! An experienced music teacher and performer from Maleny on the Sunshine Coast, Tom’s passion is arranging! Join him to Pump up the Fun, and add depth to your group’s arrangements with multiple parts. Tom uses the Temptations song, ‘My Girl’, to explore ukulele arrangements. Book My Girl: Pump Up the Fun[…]

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Wishlist Item #2 Hot Strumming

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Ah hummm … oh no, not that old strum! Let’s add some pizazz-z-z-z … You can’t beat Bosko & Honey for entertainment, energy, flair and pizazz. Check out their video teaser to see what you will do. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og7cmyLJ4Ow Learn some serious “Hot Strumming” techniques, including Bosko’s take on the classic yet elusive “Fan Stroke Triplet”. Plus! Honey will teach you the incredible “Güiro Strum”, a technique that transforms any song into a Latin Percussion dance[…]

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Wishlist Item #1 – Songwriting

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Love to write a song, but don’t know where to start? Here’s your chance! Two of our favourite BUMS are returning to Brisbane for SPRUKE. Jane Cameron and Kahiwa Sebire have each successfully launched original songs this year. Kahiwa’s debut EP “First Kiss” is available at http://www.kahiwamusic.com/ Jane’s “Mercy of the Tide” album is available at http://www.janecameronmusic.com/shop.html               And the girls are back in town to show you how it’s[…]

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Concerts and Workshops On Sale Now

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If you love makin’ music, learning something new and chillin’ to live music, SPRUKE Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival is the place to be. You don’t have to love ukuleles but you will when you leave! SPRUKE 2015 is held over the weekend from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 October at TAFE South Bank Campus, 66 Ernest Street, South Brisbane SPRUKE 2015 is excited to announce ukulele legend Aldrine Guerrero will be headlining Brisbane’s ukulele festival in his first visit[…]

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