Sing For Joy

 

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


The Uke N Sing group which started as beginners in Mt Eden early in 2011 has evolved into an ongoing Intermediate level group with around 20 players.
I run several Beginner, FastTrack (taking basic players to the next level), Boogie etc.courses each year. See below for dates.
My aim to get the ukulele players beyond playing song chord charts and into the challenge of multi-instrument, multi part harmony arrangements.

I sell a range of ukes and accessories (stands, strings, capos, amsp, effects pedals etc) at competitive prices. Brand include Kala, Makala, Vox amps and pedals, Wharfedale, Rowin mini-pedals, Ubass
I have owned or tested every product that I sell so I'm happy to stand behind the products. I can also supply and advise on complete sound systems. See HandPickedUkes

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

See the bottom of this page for links to songs, chord charts, strumming guides etc.

Ukulele events: gigs, festivals etc.
(Click above to read about: Uke N Sing at the Bunker, Warkworth uke fest, Peter Moss (UK) workshops)

Private Tuition

Max offers private sessions from beginner to intermediate level. Skills include fancy strumming, fingerpicking, reading tab and playing riffs, blues and boogie styles. All sessions are supported with detailed handouts and online demos.
Sessions are $35/hour. Location is Waterview.
Click here to request information

Uke Beginner and FastTrack (intermediate courses

These 7 evening courses take you from absolute beginner through to fancy strumming, fingerpicking etc. A great way to start your illustrious uke playing career! I'll be scheduling the next courses soon so Click here to be kept informed re the next course

Ongoing Groups:

Village Ukes, Devonport

This group started in August 2016. If you already have made a start with uke - know the chords of a handful of keys and basic strumming and wish to extend your skills, this is a good group for you.
Thursday evenings, 6:20pm - 7:20pm during school term
St Leo's Church hall, Albert Rd
Fee: $9.50/night casual or $67.50 for a 9 week term subscription
You are welcome to come along any Thursday

Uke N Sing (Pt Chev)

This group has been playing for 6 years and is suitable for players who have a reasonable degree of playing experience and are looking for a challenge and to develop their skills. You can join any time
Wednesday evenings, 6:20 - 7:20.
ONE TWO SIX, 126 Point Chevalier Road
Fee: $9.50/night casual or $67.50 for a 9 week term subscription
You are welcome to come along any Wednesday

2017 DATES
Term 4: Wed 18 Oct - Wed 13 Dec. 9 weeks (UKE N SING)
          : Thu 19 Oct - Thu 14 Dec (VILLAGE UKES)

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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

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

Reading Tabs and Songs with notated riffs
How to read Tabs (plucking notation)
Something
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