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We meet to play and sing together (with the emphasis more on playing than singing). There is no formal teaching as we don't have an "expert" in the group, but we all learn from each other in an informal, fun way. The emphasis is on enjoying the experience of making music together. We didn't start in the group as complete beginners; we all had a few basic chords so were able to play songs straight awasy. Mainly we strum but we've had a few goes at finger picking, some more successful than others. Everyone has contributed in some way to the group experience by suggesting songs to try or new strumming patterns and techiques. Above all, we have enjoyed and benefited from playing together in a fun, non-threatening way.
The advantage of the Ukulele is that you can buy a decent instrument very cheaply and with only four strings, can quickly learn a few chords. There are lots of songs that only use two or three chords so you can get going straight away. People who have previously played a guitar have found the transition quite easy.
We would welcome new members.
To find out more about this group:
Members - You can read up-to-date information in the latest edition of the Stafford U3A Newsletter in the Members' Forum. See the Notices page for how to register.
Non-members - Use the Contact Us page.
Entertaining members at the December Monthly Meeting