When the Blues artist works a short motif into a solo it’s like making a statement. As a young musician practices to master an instrument, developing a sound and style of their own it’s like finding a voice. The Blues is the story of improvisations on poverty, slavery, oppression and struggle, and the transformation of a people.
The basics of the Blues—5 notes and 3 chords—are relatively simple to grasp, and yet they are seeds that grow and may bear fruit for years to come.
This workshop offers young people the way of music as a path to self knowledge, self worth and self expression. Music works physically through rhythm, emotionally through melody and dynamics, and cognitively through the musical and lyrical structure. And the ukulele… just makes everyone smile!