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.
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.
The video release of the first volume of the Waltz in Progress series is now complete and I'm publishing a new video from the second volume each Tuesday.
I'm also working Ukes2dies, a set of 12 ukulele duets.
Entranced (until the End of the Closing Credits)
A piece for baritone ukulele writen by Choan Gálvez in an unashamedly Romantic style and aesthetic. Dedicated to and performed by Donald Bousted.
The Cheerless Walk
Trouble, anxiety and sadness are emotions that can be put into music and expressed through the ukulele.
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.
For Crispr (a Goodbye)
A serious ukulele piece, slow, sad, and beautiful that I wrote in mourn for one of the family pets.
50 Miniature Studies for Ukulele
Short solo ukulele studies that will help you acquire a good fingerpicking technique and musical abilities. Order now your book, print or digital.