Monthly Archives: January 2013

even the thunder and lightening didn’t put us off!

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seriously…..this was happening when i left the house! (it could almost be the chevin?!)

 

every week i am bowled over by the commitment, determination and hard work all the players put in to the OUO, not only in regards to their playing but also in actually dragging themselves out of the house on a stormy monday evening in january. much much respect! we did lots of playing in both sessions and looked at more tab playing and some strumming techniques too – so we made loads of progress!

of course we are gearing up for the next gig (9th FEBRUARY – BRAMLEY TRINITY METHODIST CHAPEL, 2.30PM!) so we looked at the following songs over the 2 sessions…

LA BAMBA chords and lyrics LA BAMBA – tab – get practising your espanol!

DON’T YOU WANT ME – tab DON’T YOU WANT ME chords+lyrics

LOVE ME TENDER – keep practising the chorus especially

HOUND DOG

Cecilia – watch the timing on the ‘up in my bed-room’ bit!

Stand By Me (sibelius tab) STAND BY ME – everyone to play riff a or riff b in the intro

I’m a Believer – TAB I’m a Believer

it’s now or never CHORDS and LYRICS pdf It’s Now or Never NOTATION and TAB

so that means we have a few songs to look at in next week’s session which we will be playing in bramley so i hope you can make it next monday from 6.30pm.

here is the set list for the gig ouo 09.02.13 set list see what you reckon…we have done so many songs!

ta ta for now my lovely strummers!

x

 

 

 

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a snowy monday evening in otley….

hey everyone,

we had a select gathering last night – but we made an almighty noise! we had fun looking at a few songs and we concentrated on getting the chords, strumming and tab parts down to these songs

THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN

I Walk the Line (amended)

STAND BY ME

then we looked at these new songs….both with tab parts so have a try

DON’T YOU WANT ME chords+lyrics (it would be great to play this on the 9th for our LOVE! gig!)

DON’T YOU WANT ME – tab

get practising your finest espanol for…..

LA BAMBA chords and lyrics

LA BAMBA – tab

it was such fun to play the new songs…..hope you enjoy them too.

check out the demo of don’t you want me here…..

hope to see you next week

CHEEEERIO!

x

 

 

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foxy lady video…get practising your hendrix licks!

it’s a snowy friday evening and i have a rare night in….i am lucky enough to be having my dinner cooked for me so what better way to pass the time than to play a little hendrix!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKOR4Vrtcsw&feature=youtu.be

enjoy!

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January 18, 2013 · 8:24 pm

14th January 2013 – a new OUO record!

i think we broke the record last night for how many ukuleleists (yes that is a real word!) we can fit in the woolpack! we were bursting at the seams for the first session, which was awesome. the sound we made was pretty incredible.

it was especially good to meet some new players and hope that they enjoyed the session as much as me.

we played these songs….

FOXY LADY

Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On   Whole Lotta Shakin Goin Lead

LOVE ME TENDER

HOUND DOG

THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN

You Are My Sunshine

Clementine

in the second session we focussed on the set list for the up and coming gig in bramley. i am really excited about the gig because we are playing in a church and have been assured that the acoustics are wonderful….it will be lovely to get a chance to perform some songs we haven’t aired in public for a while

SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY

unchained melody finger picking UNCHAINED MELODY

LOVE ME TENDER

Stand By Me (sibelius tab) STAND BY ME

it’s now or never CHORDS and LYRICS pdf

It’s Now or Never NOTATION and TAB

tune in for more next week…..we will be looking at 2 new songs in the second session next week so keep practising in the meantime!

byeeee!

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finger-picking tutorial

check out the video to practise unchained melody

x

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcXECBMNG2s&feature=youtu.be 

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new songs, new chords and new techniques for the new year!

i have to tell you i am pretty excited about 2013 for the otley ukulele orchestra.

especially if tonight is anything to go by! it was lovely to welcome so many new faces and all the familiar ones that have become the highlight of my week. mondays totally rock.

so in the first hour this evening we looked at a few songs focussed on the holy trinity of ukulele chords, C, F and G.

a few oldies

THREE LITTLE BIRDS Bob Marley

You Are My Sunshine

and a newie (you all know by now how i love 1950s rock and roll)

Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On

Whole Lotta Shakin Goin Lead

this is a great tune as it is a 12 bar blues – the ‘lead’ part really adds that classic line to complete the rock n roll feel.

FOXY LADY – this also sounded AWESOME! you never thought it would sound awesome on a uke but believe brothers and sisters…it truly does

then in the second session (and thinking about our next valentines themed performance) we looked at these new ones…

LOVE ME TENDER

UNCHAINED MELODY

unchained melody finger picking

i will post a video tutorial unchained melody as the finger-picking techniques can be difficult to master at first. but bear with it. it already sounds so lovely and dream like. all it takes is practise.

so more next week. at least one new love themed one coming up…our post-ouo gig pint at the old cock (best pub in otley) always results in some excellent song suggestions and musical revelations!

remember the junior ouo will be meeting for the first time this year this saturday (12th jan) at 9am. we have extended the session to an hour now…so we can really cram the new songs in!

see ya!

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