Welcome to Choan Gálvez’s website. I’m a musician –I play string instruments, currently ukulele and upright bass are my main tools– and ukulele seller. Some times I am a writer, a programmer or an ukulele teacher.
50 Miniature Studies for Ukulele is a set of pieces created to develop diverse musical performance abilities and fingerpicking techniques.
The Waltz in Progress collection for solo ukulele is now available in book form.
On this website you’ll find videos, ukulele lessons, and, occassionally, links to download ukulele tabs, info on my musical activities, my discography, and, well, anything I decide to tell the world about.
I'm also working Ukes2dies, a set of 12 ukulele duets.
A new piece, laying somewhere between romanticism and minimalism.
What did Choan do in 2021?
A few gigs (live and online), a bunch of publications, lots of videos, a few exceptional collaborators and the luck of having patrons and students that are worth a fortune.
Minimalism and minor triads are back.
Works premiered by other ukulele players
In recent times I’ve written ukulele pieces that I’ve dedicated to, written for, or offered to ukulele players that I admire and have been gently premiered by them. Here is a preliminar list of these works, where titles link to video performances.
A new minimalistic work for solo ukulele by Choan Gálvez which uses a G minor open tuning. Performance by Samantha Muir.