Stan Gee

Pick n Strum

On wednesday the 28th. of July. at the Duke William Skelton, Stan gave his ‘Chord-Logic´ Workshop especially for the members of the Cleveland Ukulele Fraternity. 
Around twenty budding players turned out early to hear about the logical path to learning every chord in every key,essential stuff for song accompanists as well as melodic Instrumentalists! 
The enthusiasm engendered by this pilot Workshop means it will be worthwhile to repeat the experience on a monthly basis, but at a more relaxed pace, allowing for ´hands-on´study! 
The Workshop will run on the 4th. wednesday of every month, alternating with the C.U.F. Strummeround night which will continue to meet on the 2nd. wednesday of every month.
Entry on the ´Strummeround´ night is a token £1, plus a optional £1 raffle ticket.    Entry on the Workshop night is by partial Donation. By that we mean that there is a basic £2 entry fee, but particicipants are encouraged to donate a little extra if they can afford more and obviously if they think it is worth more? Extra Diagram print-outs cost 10 pence per sheet. 
Please note that our little Ukulele Club Shop now stocks AQUILA strings; Ukulele Stands & a range of no less than 8 varieties of Felt & laminated Ukulele Picks along with the range of new & used Ukuleles & Uke-Banjos, shown on the instrument page of the website. 
We were very lucky with the large turnout for our \"Fun with the Ukulele\" Workshops at both Nature´s World Folk Festival & the Saltburn Folk Festival!
Eve has a great touch with the youngsters and had them all strumming along in no time at all!I looked after the adults and tried to put across a glimpse of what the average self tutor leaves out! I´m glad to report at least two Eureka moments from the Saltburn workshop if the follow-up comments are to be believed?
We also found a lot of satisfied customers on the sunday market that is part of the festival. I´m happy to report not only many beginners soprano ukuleles being sold, but several different sizes & better quality instruments, indicating a greater level of commitment! Lets hope we see these faces at our Skelton nights!