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Events @ Funky Frets

Funky Frets Music Store puts on several workshops, classes, clinics and events throughout the year. Check the Calendar of Events for all the latest events.

Check out the Funky Frets Photos Page for photos of the latest events and excursions.

Third Sunday of Every Month Starting at @1PM Virtual Using Zoom

ZOOM: Sunday November 15, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada).

Register in advance for this meeting: click here to register . After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • Getting Started with Ukulele - FREE ukulele workshop with Curt Sheller and Kelly Thompson.
  • Followed by the Funky Frets MeetUp Jam @ 2:30 - Show up at 2PM and Curt will go over a song or two ahead of time and go over how to embellish it with chord substitutions, strumming variations. intros and endings, etc... We'll be using the Daily Uke Book - "The Yellow Book"

Virtual Workshops

Workshops will resume in the December with re-visiting the Ukulele Strums workshop and diving in even deeper and analyzing what actually makes up the strums and how to use them. Cost is $10 per workshop.

zUkulele Workshops - with Curt Sheller and Kelly Thompson are live streamed and $10 each.

In the mean time Curt is going back to the previous workshops that we did in March, April, May and JUne and - cleaning them up and trimming out the non-essential material. The goal is to post new versions each week on FunkyFrets.com and LearningUkulele.com

Past Workshops

4-Part "Jazz" Chords

Exploring contemporary 4-part, a.k.a. "Jazz" chord on ukulele all start with the Big Six, Core Chords. You most likely know the open position chords they're based on. From the Six core chords that are the Big Six and the principles of chord construction along with learning the notes of the ukulele fingerboard, you WILL be able to create ANY chord you come across just from the name.

Alternating Thumb Style Fingerpicking

The Seven Modes

Ukulele Strums

Improv Using Blues and Pentatonic Scales

Misc

Technique Left Hand Technique

Music Basics

Contemporaty Triads

Past Events

Virtual Campfire with Funky Frets

8PM - June 13, Funky Frets Virual Campfire Sing-along. The Funky Frets crew will hosting a virtual camp fire sing-along live from our back yard, with some tried and true camp classics from our and I'm sure your childhood. So join us next to your back yard camp fire or your living room couch to sing and strum a long with us. Sing in tune is optional as you'll see ;-). Should be a hoot.

Download the June 2020 Campfire Jam Song Book and Smore's Recipe and get ready. This has a few new songs added for the June Campfire Jam.


Just browsing over both books, they look fantastic! I'm a guitarist and uke player for over 25 years and was thinking about writing a ukulele book but you've already written what I think are the best, most comprehensive and thorough books I've ever seen for the instrument. I just might end up buying every book you've written and I'll be giving my highest recommendation for your books to my friends and students. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such great books!Peter Rhee

Aloha, Curt, All I can say is WOW! What you have accomplished is simply incredible! All the bestGlen Hirabayashi, The Aloha Boys

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