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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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Build a Uke for SPRUKE

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Handcraft your own ukulele with UKULELE KLASS EVENTS. Talented luthiers, Allen McFarlen of Barron River Guitars & Ukuleles and Micheal Connor of Localeles, will be holding a four-day ukulele-making Klass in the week preceding SPRUKE 2015, beginning Tuesday 29 September 2015. The workshop is for anybody at any skill level. Everything you need is included. After the course, show off your amazing woodworking skills and your musical talents at SPRUKE. Places are strictly limited in this[…]

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BE A SPRUKE-STAR

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Applications to perform and present workshops at SPRUKE 2015 are now closed. The theme of SPRUKE 2015 is Uke’n Make Music! Applications from performers who are keen to involve their audiences in music making will be viewed most favourably. We’re looking for workshop suggestions about music making, performance skills and anything ukulele. Submit your performer or workshop presenter application online HERE. Applications close on Sunday 7, June 2015. SPRUKE Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival in 2015 will[…]

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Mark & Janes Ukestration Workshop

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UKESTRATION is a way of teaching skills to a group, combined with the wonderful flexibility of the ukulele, using appropriate and popular songs. Facilitated by internationally acclaimed professional musicians Mark Jackson and Jane Jelbart who promote the James Hill philosophy of engaging players of all levels in an orchestrated manner. The technique has been adapted by Mark and Jane into a teaching method that has something for everyone from individual players to teachers and leaders[…]

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