Brand New for 2016! A Recording Studio at the West Coast Uke Retreat!

You’ve taken every workshop under the sun.  You’ve spent hours and hours with every master there is of the Ukulele Universe. You’ve practiced until your fingers are a bloody pulp and the dog runs howling away every time you pick up your uke.  You’ve played at every nursery school, senior center, and convalescent hospital within a hundred mile radius. You’ve had your moments of glory at a number of open mics. But….is that all there is?

Not by a long shot.

Photo by Craig Chee 2You are now ready to record a tune for yourself, for  the ones you love or the world at large.  It’s your choice how you handle the finished product.  We’re just going to help you make sure it is share-worthy with our latest workshop offering at the 2016 West Coast ‘Ukulele Retreat: Dave Egan’s fantabulous, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (and professional) recording studio! 

Yep, the Master of Sound will be setting up a full recording studio for us at Asilomar and take a six lucky campers at a time through the entire process of recording a song, from start to finish.  Vocals and other instruments are optional and songs may be of your choosing or ones suggested by Dave.

And it’s not just about vanity.”The process is extremely helpful in improving all aspects of playing,” says Dave. “Hearing yourself play into a $1,500  mic is a real ‘ear-opener’ and can help create a big breakthrough. Leaps of skill are part of the experience.”

rotate_IMG_1709So, there  will be a learning curve, possibly a steep one: learning to listen, learning to play better, and learning to sound better.  For once you’ll have an opportunity to hear  what you really sound like, to correct  your mistakes, to become a better musician, and to come away with a product (recorded on CD) you’ll be proud to share….all under the watchful eye of the kindest and most talented man in the business today.

Here’s a recent quote about Dave’s work as the sound man at the Rio Theater in Santa Cruz:

“I can’t ignore the contribution of David Egan who produced the most beautiful and balanced sound I have heard in a concert in a long, long time.” 

This 3-day workshop at the retreat will be limited  to six students at a time, in any combination  (i.e. solo, trio, barbershop quartet, etc.) However, Dave has graciously offered to provide this workshop as often as necessary to accommodate as many students as possible and ideally all who want to participate.

Always looking for ways to keep our more advanced players engaged, we hope they will step up to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.

But, you can’t do it if you’re not at the 2016 West Coast ‘Ukulele Retreat!

Registration is still open and Asilomar still has rooms. But, at this point we’re counting on their overflow.  So, we encourage you to register as soon as possible so you don’t miss out on this or any of the other ukulele merriment coming your way.

~ by UkuleleLady on February 11, 2016.

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