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.
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, $90 for three. Location is Waterview.
Click here to request information
KATIKATI: 3 uke workshops, Saturday 12th May
*** THESE WORKSHOPS ARE NOW FULL ***
These workshops are suitable for ukulele players who are familiar with a basic set of chords and strumming
techniques and who would like to extend their playing skills with new strums, finger picking patterns, blues riffs.
The Rock 'n Roll workshop will operate at two levels - we'll introduce some jazzy chords to lift the medley to a new level
but there will be easier familiar chords for those who prefer a simpler path
Here are the workshops:
1) 10:30 - 12 Fancy strums
2) 12:45 - 2:15 Fingerpicking
3) 2:30 - 4:30 Rock n' Roll!
When: Saturday 12th May
Where: St Paul's Presbyterian Church, cnr Mulgan St and SH2, Katikati
Cost: 1) and 2) $15 each, 3) $20. Multiple workshops: 1) + 2) $20, 1) + 2) + 3) $30
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!
Ukulele Beginner Course - morning or evening
This 7 week course will give you a introduction to uke playing starting from scratch.
We will learn common chords, strumming techniques, tuning and about the different types of ukes.
You'll be playing songs within minutes of starting!
Ukes will be available for loan or hire.
A course finished recently
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Ukulele FastTrack Course
If you have done Beginners or have been playing at a basic level this course is for you!
Discover how easy it is to take your uke playing up a few levels. We'll recap the
basics and then explore fancy strums, reading tablature, playing riffs and finger
picking and apply these techniques to turn songs into exciting arrangements.
Requirements: be confident with playing in at least the keys of C, G and D
with basic strumming
7 Mondays, 7pm - 8:30pm. Starting 9th April, 2018
Waterview, address supplied on registration
Cost: $15.00 per session or $95 prepay/pay at first session
This course is now full
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 $75 for a 10 week term subscription
You are welcome to come along any Wednesday
Term 1: Wed 31 Jan - Wed 11 Apr. 11 weeks
Term 2: Wed 3 May - Wed 27 June. 9 weeks
This is an 9 week term, so the fee will be $67.50. If you register and pay before the first evening the earlybird fee is $60.
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Uke Info and Resources Sheet
Basic Chord chart with fingering
Full Chord Chart
Easy songs in the Key of C
Easy songs in the Key of G
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