Dr. Dennis Fisher
(Bluegrass Ukulele Celebration)
Dr. Dennis Fisher has been playing banjo for over 50 years. He was privileged to study bluegrass banjo under Warren Kennison, Jr. who helped the legendary Earl Scruggs develop his instruction manual. Having professionally taught banjo, Dennis also has performed for Ronald Reagan and played with music groups around the world.
Several years ago, Dennis was asked to adapt banjo songs on the ukulele for a student at the Strum Shop where he works in Roseville California. This was life changing as Bluegrass Ukulele Celebration was born! Now Dr. Dennis teaches one to one and online courses in his favorite ukulele music style! "Foggy Mountain Breakdown," "Rocky Top," "Dueling Banjos" and many more classic bluegrass songs sound like a “hammered dulcimer on steroids” when played on the uke.
Come join the fun with the Bluegrass Ukulele Celebration on Facebook! and check out Dr. Dennis' multi-week ukulele bluegrass course, brand new to 2020.
Bluegrass is not the exclusive domain of banjo and mandolin but should be celebrated with the ukulele's distinctive sound!
Tip for Beginners
When first learning a bluegrass piece, memorize the melody in your mind up to speed, but begin playing it slowly and evenly before gradually increasing the tempo.