Getting the Most out of Your Ukulele: Workshop with Victoria Vox
May 3, 2011
The ukulele is a very percussive instrument. This is what Victoria Vox loves best about the instrument. Using examples of her songs, Victoria will break down her funky strums (with hammers, slides, and her signature "chuck"), so that if you can count to 4, you can do it, too! Beginners are welcome, but it might be best to know at least 4 - 6 chords and be able to switch chord shapes quickly.
Victoria Vox Bio:
Previously musing with a guitar, Victoria Vox began appearing in clubs as a ukulele musician 4 years after receiving a degree in songwriting from the prestigious Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA), and the welcome was a warm one indeed! Even before the official release date of her debut ukulele album in 2006 -- Victoria Vox and Her Jumping Flea released on her own label, OBUS Music -- Vox was offered an endorsement deal with KoAloha Ukuleles (Honolulu, HI). The disc was featured on NPR’s “To The Best of Our Knowledge” and its songs were picked up for licensing in television and independent films. Vox has been awarded runner-up for “My Darlin’ Beau” (Jumping Flea) and First Place for “C’est Noyé” (Chameleon) in the International Acoustic Music Awards. She has been included in Relix Magazine’s list of artists to watch and won a WAMA (Washington D.C. Area Music Award) in 2009 for Folk-Contemporary Vocalist. Also -- hardly the big break she’s been waiting for -- Vox appeared on the Jay Leno Show to demonstrate her perfected mouth trumpet!