SAM RYALL BA (Hons)
KEYBOARDIST, TEACHER, MUSICAL DIRECTOR AND ARRANGER
BLANDFORD UKULELE GROUP
BUG teaches people to play an instrument in one of the easiest and economical ways possible!
Please see our Facebook page for current information.
8-9:15pm Mondays, The Kings Arms Hotel, Whitecliff Mill Street.
£25 per month by bank transfer, or £6 per session.
We often perform for care homes, pubs, birthdays and more! Get in touch if you'd like to book BUG. Any income from gigs goes towards our T-shirt fund!
A decent tuner costs about £6 on Amazon. Smartphone apps are often free but I generally recommend a clip-on tuner since it will pick up the instrument's vibrations even in a noisy room. This video is good too: (it's great for ear-training):
These are our staple songbooks at BUG. They're freely available from the Worthing Ukulele website. Thanks to Wukulele for compiling them!
These books are pretty good. The songs appear to all be in the original keys which means that some of the arrangements have some tricky chords. But where else would you find decent sheets for "Come On Eileen" and "That's Not My Name"?
Buying a uke
I recommend buying new and trying instruments out before you buy. The Southern Ukulele Store in Boscombe has a great range (tell them you're part of a uke group to get a discount), as do Absolute Music in Bournemouth and Harmony Music in Dorchester.
A cheap instrument can be transformed by upgrading the strings: Aquila Nylguts are good.