The Ukelele Group started in May 2019
with 12 players, ranging in ability from “I’ve never played anything
before” to “Been trying to learn the guitar for years and years” to one
or two accomplished players.
first hour of our two-hour session is devoted to teaching the “new”
players. We started with a song that has only one chord (Frere
Jacques) and by adding one or two new chords a week together we’re
gradually building up our skills and repertoire. The more
experienced players have been more than happy to “buddy up” with the
new players, offering them help and encouragement. It’s really working
The second hour we pick some tunes to give the more
experienced players a chance to practice their skills (trying not to
make the songs too difficult so the new players can strum along). We
play everything from Jambalaya to Hallelujah, through Fields of Gold,
down Country Roads, Leaning on Lampposts and Oh Boy we are having a
The group meets at Birch Hill Community Centre on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.
Note: After the 17th July 2019 meeting there will be a break until September necessitated by refurbishment on the venue.
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