Luongo Ukulele Experience Returns to Sparks, Nevada, November 10-11

By Greg Olwell

Coming in November is the Luongo Ukulele Experience, a high-energy two-day ukulele immersion.

Conceived by Douglas Reynolds, founder of the Reno Ukulele Festival, and Peter Luongo, the director of the Langley Ukulele Ensemble, a group in Langley, British Columbia, the LUE is an intensive—and by many accounts intensely fun—event.

They warn that this is not a workshop for beginners and that players should be comfortable with the following:

– Be able to strum rhythmically and in time.
– Know the I, IV, V7, & vi minor chords in the keys of C, F, G.
– Be able to play basic bar chords (Bb, Bmin, D7, etc.)
– Know the names of the notes of the lines and spaces on the treble staff.
– Know the following major scale pattern using the do-re-mi model:
• do-re on 3rd string
• mi-fa-so on 2nd string
• la-ti-do on 1st string.
(This pattern can be played beginning on any 3rd string fret, which allows you to play any major scale.)



For more information on registering, visit the LUE page at


Luongo Ukulele Experience

November 10-11, 2017

Nugget Resort

Sparks, NV