Annual Community Uke Party
Jun
22
1:00 PM13:00

Annual Community Uke Party

One of our most popular events is back!

Join us for our Annual Community Uke Party here at Uptown Music! There will be a FREE ukulele learn to play class, food and special performances by Salem/Keizer groups: Cheers, Marcie Tim & Ron, Salem Uke Band & the Flapper Tapper!

Give us a call down at the shop to reserve your spot today! 503.393.4437

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Gillacamp Guitar Workshop Day 2
Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

Gillacamp Guitar Workshop Day 2

Learn the skills and techniques that make Richard Gilewitz the phenomenal player he is by attending his very own GILLACAMP! In this very unique course, Richard will be right by your side as he shares his very own concepts and helps you progress towards a style of music that will be sure to impress yourself and others! It is a two day workshop that includes eight hours of Richards very own program, delivered in detail and in a way that any player can comprehend.

Cost: $99 which includes admission to day two of the guitar workshop and lunch will be provided.

(Day 1 is an additional $99 and is optional but encouraged)

Feel free to call us for additional details and signups at 503.393.4437

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Gillacamp Guitar Workshop Day 1
Apr
27
11:00 AM11:00

Gillacamp Guitar Workshop Day 1

Learn the skills and techniques that make Richard Gilewitz the phenomenal player he is by attending his very own GILLACAMP! In this very unique course, Richard will be right by your side as he shares his very own concepts and helps you progress towards a style of music that will be sure to impress yourself and others! It is a two day workshop that includes eight hours of Richards very own program, delivered in detail and in a way that any player can comprehend.

Cost: $99 which includes admission to day one of the guitar workshop, and lunch will be provided.

(Day 2 is optional but encouraged for an additional $99)

Feel free to call us for additional details and signups at 503.393.4437

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Richard Gilewitz LIVE
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Richard Gilewitz LIVE

Richard Gilewitz returns with a free live performance here at Uptown Music! That’s right, he’s back to bring our community a night of music, comedy & some free swag giveaways! There will also be a Q & A session along with product demonstrations. We ask that if you are able, please bring a canned food donation to help support the Keizer Community Food Bank. Also, check out some of the clinics that Richard will be hosting while he is here in town! Spots for the Ukulele & Guitar workshops are limited, so reserve your seat today!

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Guitar Set-up 101 with Paul
Apr
20
10:30 AM10:30

Guitar Set-up 101 with Paul

Does your guitar need a little work, but you’re not sure if it’s something you can tackle on your own? Or do you just want to know how to change the strings? Maybe you’re ready to try setting it up on your own? If any of those sound like a boat you’re in, you won’t want to miss our Guitar Set-up 101 with our In-house Fender and Taylor Certified Guitar Tech, Paul. With years of experience to share, you’ll learn how far you can take the set-up on your guitar before calling the professionals. This hands-on workshop will arm you with the confidence to make your own minor adjustments to your guitar. The class is FREE, with a canned food donation for the Keizer Community Food Bank. So, give us a call, 503-393-4437, to reserve your seat!

 

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Learn to Play Guitar Class
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

Learn to Play Guitar Class

Have you ever thought about learning to play the guitar? Tough to find the time? Are you the “try before you buy” type? Congratulations - This is the class for you! No matter what your age or experience, you’ll find that this workshop is a fun way to learn the fundamentals.

 You bring  -  4 cans of food for the Keizer Community Food Bank.

 You get -  FREE use of a guitar

-  FREE method & song book

-  Instruction from Uptown Music’s professional staff

-  Play along with a live band!

-  FREE Abby’s Pizza, refreshments and door prizes

ONE NIGHT ONLY

THURSDAY, APRIL 18th at 7 P.M.

 

Space is very limited so we can give you as much personal attention as possible. Call 503-393-4437 to reserve your place today and get started on your journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment!

 

 

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Quest for Tone with Ian & Mike
Apr
13
10:30 AM10:30

Quest for Tone with Ian & Mike

Are you looking for a new tone to get out of your guitar? Are you ready to explore the world of    Guitar Effects Pedals? Maybe you already have a collection, but want to see what’s new? Join Pedal Experts Ian & Mike as they help you on your Quest for Tone. They love experimenting with new   pedals and are both great guitar players. They’ll walk you through the many brands we carry          including Boss, Fender, EarthQuaker, Seymour Duncan and Pettyjohn. If there’s time, we’ll end the Session with a Q&A where you can get answers to your specific questions.  The class is FREE, with a canned food donation for the Keizer Community Food Bank. So give us a call, 503-393-4437, to reserve your seat!

 

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Jazz Trombone Clinic featuring Dave Bones of S.E Shires
Mar
9
12:00 PM12:00

Jazz Trombone Clinic featuring Dave Bones of S.E Shires

Uptown Music Presents Dave Bones Jazz Trombone Clinic Saturday March 9th 12-1PM! Join us for a FREE Jazz Trombone Clinic at Uptown Music.

Dave Bones in an S.E. Shires Q-Series Trombone Artist with 20 years of performing and full-time teaching experience. He studied for three years at Berklee College of Music and performed for many events at The Hatch Schell and Vermont Reggae Festival while in Boston.

He has performed with The Platters, The Temptations and toured with Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.

He now teaches private lessons in Portland, Oregon and still performs with local artists including Hank Hirsh, Gaea Shell, Carlton Jackson Big Band, Kansas City Rhythm Kings, Body and Soul and others.

Please bring a canned food donation for the Keizer Community Food Bank and be prepared for an hour of Trombone Tips to better your playing!

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Learn to Play Piano Class
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Learn to Play Piano Class

Join us at Uptown Music for our 2nd annual Learn to Play Piano Class! Admission is FREE with a canned food donation to help benefit the Keizer Community Food Bank! We’ll provide everything needed to take that first step towards becoming the piano player you’ve dreamed of becoming. Space is very limited, so please give us a call at Uptown Music to reserve your seat today! 503.393.4437

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Food For Strings
Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Food For Strings

Join us at Uptown Music Saturday November 17th from 10am-4pm to take part in our Food For Strings Event! Bring in four cans of food to help support the Keizer Community Food Bank, and well throw on a set of new DR strings on your 6 string acoustic or electric. For more information give us a call down at the shop 503.393.4437 or stop on by!

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2018 Taylor Roadshow
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

2018 Taylor Roadshow

Come see what makes Taylor Guitars so Great during our Taylor Guitars Road Show. Join us, our inside factory rep., Eric Sakimoto, and 25 - 30 of his closest friends, and by friends I mean guitars! He'll have unique, one-of-a-kind custom guitars as well as some of the tried and true favorites. If you've never been to a Road Show, this is a great time to discover Taylor Guitars. If you have been to a Road Show in the past, this is a great time to see what's new in the land of Taylor.

There will be special One-Day Only deals on Taylor Guitars. Plus, door prizes!

Attendance is FREE with a 4-can food donation for the Keizer Community Food Bank. Seats are already filling up fast, so call 503-393-4437 to reserve your spot!

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GillaCamp 2018 Day 2 of 2
Aug
20
10:00 AM10:00

GillaCamp 2018 Day 2 of 2

Day 2 Topics: Monday August 20, 2018

10:00am - Set Up and Warm Up

11:00am - Music Theory Made Fun For Guitar & Ukulele: Learn the foundation or continue the study of music theory fundamentals with precisely what is needed to write hundreds of tunes. Introduction to the Gilewitz take on theory will open up the doors to triads, expanded chord qualities, and chord sequencing. Jam with a single lead note.

12:00pm - Study of Two Tunes; One Pop/One Classical For Guitar: Academy Award Winning Best Original Song “Falling Slowly” by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová and “Study for Margo” by David Walbert. Ukulele Players will be breaking down Stephn Fosters "O! Susanna".

2:00pm - Brief Study of Open D Tuning: While studying “Echoing Gilewitz”, beginners learn 2-finger chord shapes, a 6-note picking pattern, a brief introduction to slide guitar. Advanced players learn how to layer the tune with musical nuances. Ukulele Players will study two tunes from "Fingerstyle Ukulele" by Richard Gillewitz

3:00pm - Take a Turn in the Hot Seat (optional): Pull your group together to show off your chops and creativity for your fellow GillaCampers.

6:00pm - Bonus Farewell Dinner:  Join your fellow students for dinner at Outback Steakhouse (GillaCampers pick up their own tab) local restaurant. Significant others/partners welcome to join the diners.

 Full Tuition Includes:

8 Session Workshop (50 minutes each), 15% discounted lodging rates, hotel catered and off-site lunch, all day beverages, group/individual instruction, instructional packets, swag prizes from D’Addario, Shubb Capos, Mel Bay, TrueFire, L.R. Baggs, Audio-Technica.

Lodging Information:

Quality Suites: 5188 Wittenberg Lane NE, Keizer OR 97303/ 503-390-4733

Mention that you are attending the GillaCamp Guitar Workshop for special room rates, breakfast included.

GillaCamp Booking:  352-860-2422 or gillacamp@tampabay.rr.com  PayPal or checks accepted.

 

 

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GillaCamp 2018 Day 1 of 2
Aug
19
10:00 AM10:00

GillaCamp 2018 Day 1 of 2

Day 1 Topics: Sunday August 19

10:00am - Set Up & Warm Up: Optional, but recommended. Warming up wakes up both the mind and body.

11:00am - Rhythm and Food and the Human Condition For Guitar & Ukulele: Rhythm and Food is a fun-filled group exercise that matches a food to its twin rhythm for an easy way to learn various rhythms while focusing on the human condition that impedes improving your playing techniques.  

12:00pm - The Fingerpicking Engine, Chords and Transfers For Guitar & Ukulele: Gather the ingredients for the picking fingers with very simple patterns that can be applied to any genre of music. The components of the Fingerpicking Engine make up the foundation for fingerstyle guitar that will be applied to an original in-progress Gilewitz tune. How to make effective chord transfers using anchor and guide fingers, and sequential and simultaneous landings. As you work on staccato and release movements, the barre chord will no longer present a struggle. “Walk Don’t Run” will be used as a chord melody example.

2:00pm - 12-Bar Blues, Fingerpicking, Rhythm, and Working with a Metronome For Guitar & Ukulel: Apply your knowledge of fingerpicking patterns and rhythms as you learn to realize that timing (not size) is everything.

3:00pm - Form Your Jam Band:  With your pre-arranged group and selected keys and tempos, create a tune using fingerpicking and rhythm techniques (instrumental or with lyrics), pick a band name and leader, designate player parts, and prepare to play for your peers at the Jam Band Day 2 Session.

6:30-9:30pm - “Pizza Jamming”: Gather at Uptown Music for pizza and goodies, plus a jam session.  

 Full Tuition Includes:

8 Session Workshop (50 minutes each), 15% discounted lodging rates, hotel catered and off-site lunch, all day beverages, group/individual instruction, instructional packets, swag prizes from D’Addario, Shubb Capos, Mel Bay, TrueFire, L.R. Baggs, Audio-Technica.

Lodging Information:

Quality Suites: 5188 Wittenberg Lane NE, Keizer OR 97303/ 503-390-4733

Mention that you are attending the GillaCamp Guitar Workshop for special room rates, breakfast included.

GillaCamp Booking:  352-860-2422 or gillacamp@tampabay.rr.com  PayPal or checks accepted.

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Showcase in the Park!
Aug
17
6:30 PM18:30

Showcase in the Park!

In Lieu of our Monthly Jam, we will be hosting our Showcase in the Park!

Join us Friday, August 17th from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at Keizer Rapids Amphitheater as we showcase Live Local Music Talent!

Admission is FREE and there will be concessions available, to purchase food and beverages.

Please visit: www.kraorg.com for a list of what is or is not permitted at the park.

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Guitar Set-up 101
Apr
21
10:30 AM10:30

Guitar Set-up 101

Does your guitar need a little work, but you're not sure if it's something you can tackle on your own? Or do you just want to know how to change your strings? Maybe you're ready to try setting it up on your own? If any of those sound like a boat you're in, you won't want to miss our Guitar Set-up 101 with Paul and Justin. With years of experience to share, you'll learn how far you can take the set-up on your guitar before calling the professionals. This hands-on workshop will arm you with the confidence to make your own minor adjustments to your guitar. The class is FREE, with a canned food donation for the Keizer Community Food Bank. So, give us a call, 503-393-4437 to reserve your seat!

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28th "Legendary" Learn to Play Guitar Class
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

28th "Legendary" Learn to Play Guitar Class

If you've ever wanted to learn to play the guitar, but didn't want to make a full commitment without trying it out first, then you don't want to miss our "Legendary" Learn to Play Guitar Class. For just 4 Cans of food for the Keizer Community Food Bank, you'll get a hands-on guitar lesson from our talented Uptown Music staff, a guitar to use for the night, a lesson book for the class and to take home with you, the chance to play with the Uptown Music All-Star Band and a Pizza Feast at the end of the night! This class only happens once-a-year, so call now 503-393-4437 to reserve your seat and guitar as space is limited.

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