Choan Gálvez

Ukulele composer, player, and teacher - Barcelona

Blog (page 2 of 9)

  • Waltz in Progress
    Upd. 15/Apr/2021
    A book compiling a series of original waltzes for solo ukulele, inspired by the collections created by the great guitarists of the romantic era.
  • Entranced (until the End of the Closing Credits)
    (07/Apr/2021)
    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
    (24/Mar/2021)
    Trouble, anxiety and sadness are emotions that can be put into music and expressed through the ukulele.
  • For Crispr (a Goodbye)
    (07/Mar/2021)
    A serious ukulele piece, slow, sad, and beautiful that I wrote in mourn for one of the family pets.
  • 50 Miniature Studies for Ukulele
    Upd. 26/Feb/2021
    Short solo ukulele studies that will help you acquire a good fingerpicking technique and musical abilities. Order now your book, print or digital.
  • A. P. Drove Me to Tears
    (22/Feb/2021)
    A wonderful 'adagio' composed by Choan Gálvez for ukulele with scordatura. Performance by Giovanni Albini.
  • 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.