HUGs the Hucknall Ukulele Group,
The Bowman, Nottingham Road, Hucknall NG15 7PY
The format for the evening is generally as follows:
You don't have to sing well or play well; it's a bit of fun, but you'll surprise yourself at how much you will improve in a short time. There will always be someone to help.
From around 6:30pm: Either chat in the bar, say hello, welcome anyone new and meet old friends, or you may find us setting up in the in the upstairs function room.
7:00pm: Meet upstairs to the function room where, probably after a bit more chat, we try a few 2 or 3 chord songs as a bit of a warm up.
On the first Tuesday in the month we have a Beginners Hour, where we slow things down a bit, concentrate on simple cord transitions, fingering, strumming etc. This is great place to start, ask questions, and discuss some basic music concepts such as timing, keys or whatever interests, confuses or you find difficult. We may also have a few different size ukuleles to try, low and high "G".
If you haven't a clue what has just been written, then the Beginners Hour is for you.
From then onwards we go around the room where people can either
choose a song for the group from one of the
Song Books, perhaps perform a solo, or simply pass and enjoy the evening.
There is no pressure what-so-ever. Sometimes is just nice to sit back and watch goes on.
At around 8:00pm we break for about 15 minutes and then continue on until 9:00pm.
Everyone has to start somewhere, and we're on a mission to bring the happy sound of the Ukulele to masses.
If you don’t know a chord, just stop and catch up later. There's always someone around to help out.... so don't be shy.