Please ring 07545 863136 or email dave@spa-strummers.co.uk if you have any questions.
WELCOME TO THE  DEDICATED WEB PAGE OF 'THE IMPROVERS' 
THE Spa Strummers Ukulele LEARNERS GROUP
Sessions for UKULELE BEGINNERS / IMPROVERS.



Anyone can come, bring a ukulele, or just listen and/or sing along. However, important that you phone  Dave 07545 863136 to book you in first time.
All beginners and those of you who would like to revisit the basics, or get back up to speed, or just socialise, are very welcome.
Next meeting Wednesday 25th May. Beginners / Improvers are in the main bar area in the Cubbington Club. 7pm.  After about 60 mins of tuition, you can come downstairs into the Function Room and join the main Spa Strummers group for the rest of the night.
With the main group we will play one or two songs which you will have just practised.

If you are a raw beginner - download  "beginners guide to the ukulele" as below.
Important to read this and practice a few chords and some simple strumming as shown in the guide before you come. Also download the "beginners songbook" as below.
                                              
Beginners
The current beginners course has been completed.
All are now integrated into the main Strummers group, meeting times as above.
Another beginners course will be starting later this year.

if you would like to  put your name down to join the next beginners session to learn how to play the ukulele ring Dave on 07545 863136














Please make sure you have access to BOTH beginners booklets from the Beginners page  for our practise night, either print them out or put them on your tablet as we may use any of the songs !

Preparation
Please look at this video for the preferred strumming with index finger
(Do NOT use your thumb (only if you have a physical problem with your finger.)

Basics - strumming technique, look at the video on the Strummers Beginners page and read through p4 of the Beginners Guide to check your left hand position. (Index finger not thumb to strum)

Warming up - strumming practise
    1&2&3&4&1& 2& 3&4& &1&2&3&4   1 &2&3 & 4&
    D  D  D  D   DUDUDUDU   U  U  U  U   DUDUDUDU     and repeat in continuous rythym.
    Please practise this at home!
27th July format
This week have an informal practice amongst yourselves (Cheryl away and Dave downstairs)

OR - skip the beginners / improvers this week and come at 7.45pm straight to the function room

If any of you do decide to have an informal practice then these are suggested songs from the last few weeks.

All I have to do is dream (Beginners songbook), have a go at the intro as a practise.
500 miles (Beginners Songbook)500 miles (Beginners Songbook)
Five foot two (Beginners Songbook) particularly practise the chord changes C-E7-A7 and G7-Gdim-G7
Galway Girl  V3 N.B. in the breaks, 4 = dudu, 2 = du, take it slow!
Sweet Caroline,
















Review
Five foot two (Beginners Book)


Please make sure you have the the beginner's songbook.

This week gather in the club bar 7pm as usual
Warm up song - 500 miles (Beginners Songbook)

Practise - Five foot two (Beginners Songbook) particularly practise the chord changes C-E7-A7 and G7-Gdim-G7

Review - End of the Line - do listen to the song on YouTube as we’ll have a go at splitting up the singing as well as playing
Challenge element = the intro, especially the ending GAGA D. Play the A by sliding the finger position two frets up from the G (don’t play the 4th string). Play the D by making a Bb shape starting at the 5th fret.
Expect chaos!

Challenge song - Sweet Caroline . Ignore the intro but practise the quick chord changes of F-Am-F and G7-F-G7.