Ukulele

There are 3 Groups:
Ukulele Band; Intermediate; Beginners'

1 ~ Ukulele Band

Time: Week 2, Friday 2.00-4.00

Place: St Marys Church Hall, Glastonbury

Leader: Wendy Howiantz, Tel: 01458 447069; Email: whowia51@btinternet.com

The Ukulele Band is a group for people who already have some experience of playing the ukulele. We are a good next step from the beginners‘ group. Our emphasis is on playing a variety of music including rock, pop, folk, jazz etc. which members are free to suggest if they wish, gradually building our knowledge of chords, strumming patterns, bits of solo work and some very basic music theory, but mainly we aim to have fun. I defy anyone to be unhappy playing the Uke.

Any size of ukulele is acceptable in the group and any kind of voice, although singing is not at all compulsory if you are not comfortable with it. You will need a music stand and a folder. All music is supplied or can be sent by email for home printing.

We have a really lovely group who are extremely friendly and great fun. Places are limited as the group is already quite large.

Venue Parking: The hall is behind the Catholic Church on Magdalene Street. There are 8 designated parking spaces directly behind the hall, accessed from the turning to Morrisons petrol station, the rest of the car park is allocated to Cavendish House, however there is good access from Morrisons car park, although you may need to consider the time limit there. It is also possible to park carefully along the access road to the hall car park. 


2 ~ Intermediate Ukulele Group

Time: Week 1, Tuesday 2.00-4.00 NB First session is on Tuesday 2 Oct

Place: St Marys Church Hall, Glastonbury,

Leader: Wendy Howiantz, Tel: 01458 447069; Email: whowia51@btinternet.com

This group is for people who have been attending the Beginners group and feel ready to move on to more challenging work. It is also open to anyone who has a basic knowledge of ukulele playing. You would be required to know a reasonable number of the following chords; C, F, G7, C7, Am, Dm, D7, G, A7, A, D, E7, and also be able to strum along to some easy songs. No specialist music knowledge is required, just a love of playing music with others and a sense of fun!

Venue Parking: The hall is behind the Catholic Church on Magdalene Street. There are 8 designated parking spaces directly behind the hall, accessed from the turning to Morrisons petrol station, the rest of the car park is allocated to Cavendish House, however there is good access from Morrisons car park, although you may need to consider the time limit there. It is also possible to park carefully along the access road to the hall car park. 


3 ~ Beginners' Ukulele ~ there is a limit on numbers, please contact Martha

Time: Week 1 & 2, Tuesday 2.00-4.00
NB These are 2 separate groups. Contact Martha for details.

Place: 91 Manor House Road, Glastonbury,

Leader: Martha Langley, Tel: 07783 686472, Email: martha.jay@outlook.com

No previous musical knowledge or experience is necessary. Just enthusiasm and a desire to have fun learning to play the ukulele.

You will need to bring a uke and a tuner. A music stand is also useful. For the first few sessions we will be using a book called "Ukulele from the Beginning", available from music shops or online. Later on we'll also be using simple sheet music (just words and chords) so that we can play a variety of well-known songs.

The ukulele is very much an accompanying instrument, so it's always good to be able to sing along as we play. However, it's not essential, so don't be put off if you're not a singer! More important is a willingness to put in a reasonable amount of practice between our sessions. It will bring its own rewards!


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