Join the ukulele band - no experience necessary
HAVE you ever wanted to play a musical instrument? Well now is your chance! The Shaftesbury Ukulele Band welcomes players of all abilities to the weekly sessions. The ukulele has recently swept the nation, from schools to concert halls, with its irresistible cheeky appeal. It is easy to learn, requires no reading of music, and is especially fun to play in a group. Also, it won't break the bank to have a go, as instruments and sessions are affordable. Anyone who has played a guitar will find the uke easy, but even if you have never played an instrument you can quickly pick up the chords. The band has players from age 8 to 80, from novice to expert. The main aim is to have fun playing together.
Started by Robin Walter, guitarist from jazz band Misbehavin', the Shaftesbury Ukulele Band has been running since early 2012. They are now a regular fixture at local events such as Gold Hill Fair and the Arts Festival, where they can be found busking through some popular songs and delighting the crowd.
The weekly session is divided into beginners and intermediate. From 5-6pm they run through the basics, showing chord positions, practicing changes and singing easy songs. Then from 6-7pm the intermediates play through more complex songs and arrangements. Singing is not compulsory, but it is extra fun!
Sessions start again on 10th September at Shaftesbury Arts Centre and run every Tuesday evening in school term times. Contact Robin Walter on 01747 850978 if you are interested.
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