Here are two links to other ukulele websites and on each you can hear some great ukulele music

Song of the Week

Last week I thought I was 'with it' because I wrote up the latest James Bond theme song by Billie Eilish. Since then she has sung it at the Brit Awards. At those awards Lewis Capaldi won the best British single and I'd already written that up, so I'm really with it 🙂

 

Lewis plays it on piano, but I don't think you can beat this version on ukulele 😉 The arpeggios in the introduction are great. As you are only playing three of the four strings, you have to play a strange Am otherwise it would be exactly the same as the F chord.

The Garstang Ukulele Group held an open mic evening on Saturday 1st December 2018.   Here is a recording made of Ukulele Jukebox playing Sweet Gene Vincent  by Ian Dury. 

I teach ukulele and guitar in primary schools, to adult classes and to individual learners of all ages. I have qualifications in classical guitar including a performer’s certificate with Trinity College, but in recent years I prefer to play and teach ukulele as it is a much simpler instrument to play and to enjoy. You will be playing a tune after your first lesson

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Here's a link to a blog post from a newish pupil - what a recommendation! Sal Page Blog. Take a look as my head isn't big enough :-) It does help when you have a keen learner.

Recent workshops include one in Garstang as part of the library's fun day and one at Parbulele. There was plenty of unsolicited thanks and plenty of applause when Ukulele Jukebox played at Parbulele on the Saturday evening.

More unsolicited testimonials: from my workshop entitled Ukulele Group Orchestration aka Sounding Better'. I received these responses...

"What a brilliant night.... thanks for your fantastic tips, ideas and help with chords and chord changes, singing and a great night playing and singing".

"It was a great night...They want Garstang song books!! I’m learning the Mariah Carey song as we speak! We’ve all been inspired. A big thanks once again".
 

The beginners' course at Flookburgh for the Grange U3A had a workshop which I adventurously entitled  'C Am F and G7'. It was so successful that it was repeated at Garfest (the Garstang Ukulele Festival) I also gave a more advanced workshop called 'My favourite chord'. Now there's the start of long discussions in the pub :-)

Also take a look at Ukulelefornovices.blogspot.co.uk

Mike Gradwell

Ukulele and Classical Guitar Tuition

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​Tel:  01524 941548

​Mail: mike.gradwell@gmail.com

 

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