|Group Co-ordinator||Barbara Palmer 0115 966 5103|
|Meeting dates||1st and 3rd Wednesdays in the month|
We are nearly all quite new to the Ukulele and are starting from scratch. However two of the group have experience on guitars and are able to guide us in the musical aspects and suggest different songs and pieces of music which keep up moving forward.
Most of the group have purchased Ukuleles and we have been fortunate to obtain discounts from two local suppliers so that the outlay for someone new to this need not be too great. Some members have purchased from the internet and total outlay for a Uke., bag, tuner, and beginners instruction book might only be in the region of £50 or so, this being for a Soprano Uke. whilst the slightly larger Concert and all the kit might rack up twice that.
At our meetings we try to have practiced our “homework “ and that has been trying to master 4 basic chords, (the Beatles only started with 3), and doing those without looking. It can be hard on the finger tips but the tuition books suggest 10 to 15 minutes a day so that you can build up your stamina and feel.
Learning something new is not as arduous as you might imagine, and any new member would be amongst a like-minded group who readily admit that many of them do not read music .
We happily strum along, the downloaded songs all come with chord diagrams to and we all do our very best is to keep up.
We have already paid a visit to “The Nottingham Ukulele Orchestra” and are in contact with other local u3a groups.