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.
My newest book release is Brevities: 12 original short pieces for baritone ukulele, a collection aimed at the intermediate fingerpicker.
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 also available as a book.
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.
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 growing list of such works.
Santa Orosia is a suite of short pieces for fifths tuned ukulele written by Choan Gálvez, inspired by traditional melodies from Yebra de Basa in Spain.
A compilation of short pieces for baritone ukulele written by Choan Gálvez. Aimed at intermediate fingerpickers.
To Those Who Love
An original for solo ukulele written by Choan Gálvez. Born of love, to those who love.
Tenacity and resilience were required. Uncertainty, failure and small victories were part of the path.