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50 Miniature Studies for Ukulele is a set of short pieces, about one-minute long each, created by Choan Gálvez to develop a variety of musical performance abilities and fingerpicking techniques.
All of these studies are written for C6 re-entrant tuning and can be played on any sized instrument within a range of 12 frets.
This collection of short studies by Choan Gálvez is presented as a comprehensive fingerpicking ukulele method. It covers the presentation of a broad range of mandatory ukulele techniques and typical musical issues for beginner and intermediate players. Such subjects are pragmatically listed in a detailed index to guide the reader. In addition, the studies are not sorted by difficulty, and usually tackle more than one technical issue each: this makes for an interesting interplay of part and whole and several ways to approach and go back over them.
The extra-musical inspirational framework—that is evident in the beautiful titles—and the variety of musical styles elevate the pedagogical aims to a set of independent miniatures of delightful music that is a pleasure to browse.
Gálvez’s compositions for ukulele meaningfully contribute to the affirmation of the ukulele and its repertoire, and this wonderful study book is no exception.
Prof. Giovanni Albini
Composer, Ukulelist, Music Theorist
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