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Uke N Sing: ukulele group, workshops, festivals etc.

The Uke N Sing group which I started for beginners in Mt Eden early in 2011 has evolved into an ongoing Intermediate level group with around 20 players. We meet on Wedensday evenings at Point Chevalier. More details are below

I am no longer running Beginner courses. Here's some places you may find such:
The Facebook group, NZ Ukulele Network has a directory of groups around Auckland and New Zealand. If you are looking for a group to play with, or beginner lessons it is worth joining that FB group and having a look.

Lance Richardson runs a uke group suitable for basic level to intermediate players in Devonport. It is on a Monday evening, 7 - 9. Contact Lance on 021 796660,

My short courses and Uke N Sing group:

Introduction to playing melody and chord melody

There is far more to playing uke than strumming. In this 5 week course you will learn to read sheet music written for uke and, using various styles of music - Renaissance lute songs, bluegrass, Spanish - learn tips and techniques for playing melody and open up a whole new world of playing. We'll also explore online resources so that you can continue developing after the course.
When: 5 Wednesday evenings from 5th May, 7:15 - 8:15.
Where:ONE TWO SIX, 126 Point Chevalier Road
Cost: $12 per session or $55 prepaid or paid on first evening
Numbers are limited - registration is essential
Register here  (Prepay account is on the registration form)

Uke N Sing (Pt Chev)

My group has been playing for 11 years or so and is suitable for players who have a reasonable degree of playing experience and are looking for a challenge and to develop their skills. We like to push the boundaries with material from the likes of Talking Heads, Fleetwood Mac etc.

New members are welcome. Drop in to check us out any Wednesday

Wednesday evenings, 6:00 - 7:00.
ONE TWO SIX, 126 Point Chevalier Road

Sessions cost $10, or $90 for a 10 week term.
Term 2 is a 10 week term (5th May - 7th July), thus the prepay or pay on first night term fee will be $90.
Register here  (Prepay account is on the registration form)

Contact me if you would like to be kept in touch

Listen to Uke N Sing!
Dance Me to the End of Love
Struck Down by The Blues
Walkin' After Midnight
Tower of Song
La La Blues
Let Her Go

Basic Resources

Uke Info and Resources Sheet
Strumming techniques

Basic Chord chart with fingering
Full Chord Chart

Easy songs in the Key of C
Easy songs in the Key of G

Hey Jude
Knocking on Heavens Door
Da Doo Ron Ron / Never Ending Love
Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Key: F)
Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Key: C)
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
Sway with strumming notation

Reading Tabs and Songs with notated riffs
How to read Tabs (plucking notation)
Octopus's Garden with riffs
When I'm 64
El Condor Pasa / Rock My Soul Tab

El Condor Pasa MP3
Rock My Soul MP3
Sway with intro and strumming notation
Sway strumming MP3
Sway intro riff MP3

Links to a whole bunch of great songs and tutorial sites
Links document