Choan Gálvez

Ukulele composer, player, and teacher - Barcelona

Blog (page 2 of 9)

  • Waltz for Alira
    (16/Feb/2021)
    A jazz-waltz lullaby for solo ukulele, written and performed by Choan Gálvez
  • Sitting by the Fountain
    (06/Feb/2021)
    Add my fondness for waltzes, my passion for the guitar music from the 19th century, my tendency to use unexpected dissonances, sit by a fountain, and you'll get just this.
  • Тоска (Toska)
    (03/Feb/2021)
    A piece in which I take the classical tremolo guitar technique to the ukulele. Performed here by Donald Bousted.
  • A look back at 2020
    (31/Dec/2020)
    What did I do, musically, along 2020? No live presentations, but I've written a lot of original music for ukulele, I've made some good friends and recorded many videos.
  • Speak Low
    (15/Nov/2020)
    A Kurt Weill's tune that has reached the status of jazz standard.
  • Stompin' at the Savoy
    (10/Nov/2020)
    Edgar Sampson's jazz standard, arranged for solo ukulele
  • Dinah
    (01/Nov/2020)
    A popular standard from 1925, played on solo ukulele by Choan Gálvez.
  • Ernest Ka'ai's El recuerdo
    (09/Aug/2020)
    Arrangement by Choan Gálvez of one of the pieces included in the 1916 edition of The Ukulele and How It's played. Thought for low G, also apt for reentrant tuning.
  • Ernest Ka'ai's Hone A Ka Wai
    (18/Jun/2020)
    Choan's arrangement, apt for both low G and reentrant tuned ukuleles.
  • Habanera de Bienvenido
    (16/May/2020)
    An original dance tune for solo ukulele, with a dedication to my grandparents.