Monday, 17 October 2016

Establishing The U3kulele Group

It all started when I see this video of talented young gentlemen. The song, the sounds of ukulele, their voice, their style were all perfect. Then I started to talk to myself, Okay, I am going to do this with my students. But firstly I must have a ukulele and start learning to play it myself.

Then just months away before UPSR, I told one of my students. I wish that I can do this in this school. He then replied, let's do this. Jokingly I said, "Okey, then. You should buy a ukulele first of all." On the coming Monday, he came to see me with a ukulele in his hand, saying,"Mr. Hafiz, I bought this last weekend." OMG! I did not think that he take my words seriously. 

The next day I went searching all around Subang Jaya and The Curve, just to find that the ukulele needed was sold out. It was then I realized that there was a ukulele shop in One Utama. The name of the shop is SHAKA. My plan of buying RM100 something priced of ukulele failed when I ended up buying RM300 something ukulele.

From the day, I practiced playing ukulele on my own with the help of Youtube videos like Ukulele Teacher. Besides that, my colleague, Cikgu Saiful also showed my on how to have a good strumming pattern and teaching me the importance of knowing the basic chords like C, Em, Am, F and G. 

Back at school, the ukulele was becoming hot issues among the students as they kept on seeing their seniors bringing around the bag of ukulele every day. Some of them told me that they were going to save their Raya money just to buy the ukulele. Then, to my surprise, four boys started to buy the ukuleles, either from the shop or through Lazada. 

I had a meet up with these boys, teaching them the basic chord that they need to memorize Then, I gave them the chord of Count on Me and Tanya Sama Itu Hud-Hud. Since the first day of practicing, now after one week, they had made a lot of improvement. They will be having their first ever performance in coming Majlis Anugerah Kokurikulum. I really hoped that they will do their best.