Blue Uke with Del Rey

Posted Jan. 02, 2012, at 4:36 p.m.

Saturday, April 14, 2012 10 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Location: Stonington Opera House, One Opera House Lane, Stonington, Maine

For more information: Jennifer Morrow; 207-367-2788;

Level: be familiar with basic chords and be able to keep time while changing them.

Songs from 1920s guitar greats like Charlie Jordan and Barbecue Bob, suit the ukulele, but there are also little known ukesters Lemon Nash of Louisiana and Rabbit Muse of Virginia who were African American ukulele players and showmen with distinctive styles on traditional and standard jazz material.

An introduction to right hand fingerpicking, what makes a melody “blue”.

An introduction to learning melodies and accompaniment on blues repetoire suitable for the ukulele.

We’ll listen to some recordings of cool source material and then learn a song (by ear-no tab) in class.

Bring your uke, notebook and pencil, recorders ok if unobstrusive.