Back from our holiday….Week 12 – 13th August 2012

If we’re honest, no one likes returning home after an amazing holiday (it WAS sunny in the Lake District!) but i couldn’t wait to get back to the OUO and have a sing and play with everyone! Although we were less in number last night, we made up for it in enthusiasm and gusto! i thought it was incredible revisiting some of the songs we haven’t looked at in a while and noticing how much we have improved as a group. people were even enjoying (i think) concentrating on those pesky lead ukulele parts i keep pushing.

We had a little look at The Byrds’version of Mr Tambourine Man (now in a better key to sing and using chords we already know). We looked at the introduction lead part and at the chord progression too. i have done a little demo (vocal effects courtesy of Mr B who insisted on adding some 60’s style delay to my vocal – i think it sounds a bit like i am singing down a well) so you can get a feel for the strumming (find the chords here MR TAMBOURINE MAN (Chords + Lyrics)), singing (there is a femal vocal harmony on the refrain) and the 2 lead parts (see tab here MR TAMBOURINE MAN (Tab)) but anyway have a listen to my version by clicking here TAMBOURINE MAN MP3. hope you like it!

next week we will be having a think about some new songs we could do (a few good suggestions last night….keep them coming!) so we can get our set together for any performances that might come our way in the next few months 😀

happy practising

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