Schoolhouse Performance Series

in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse
504 Garfield St., Avoca, Nebraska

presenting musical and theatrical performances for over 25 years.
All shows are informal, and suitable for the whole family

Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 2:30 PM

Irish/Celtic Music
with Greenblatt & Seay and Friends

featuring fiddle, hammered dulcimer, pennywhistle, and recorder

$10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students and senior citizens, $1.00 for children.

Seating is limited. Door opens at 2:00 PM.*

Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 2:30 PM

Ukulele Workshop and Concert
Bring your own Uke

(standard C6 tuning)

This hands-on workshop is for those who know enough first position chords to be comfortable playing at ukulele play-alongs. It’s particularly aimed at those who feel stuck in first position and want to learn to play up the neck.

The overall goal is to demystify a few basic music theory concepts. Using play-along exercises and example tunes we’ll step by step our way thru a little elemental musical math.

Together we’ll explore intervals, tetrachords, diatonic scales, pentatonic scales, basic chord structure, moveable chord formations, and melodic chord progressions. With better understanding of these each can be used as a tool for tweaking your playing abilities.

The degree of play-along difficulty will start low and increase gradually as the workshop progresses. Those who find their fingers eventually can’t keep up but manage to stay awake for the entire session will hopefully gain a greater appreciation of the accessibility of the possibilities.

Those who choose to leave their ukes at home can enjoy the spectacle of good folks striving for advancement, plus the performance/demos of assorted folk and classic rock tunes played on a variety of ukes.

This workshop should last about 90 minutes.

$10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students and senior citizens, $1.00 for children.

Seating is limited. Door opens at 2:00 PM.*

Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 2:30 PM

To Be Announced

* We have never taken reservations or sold tickets in advance for our Schoolhouse Performance Series programs. We present them in an 825 sq. ft. classroom so seating is definitely limited, but we have never had to turn anyone away... though we’ve gotten close a couple of times.

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