Monthly Archives: July 2013

UKULELE CRASH COURSE FOR BEGINNERS!

Uke Crash Course Sept 13 jpeg (1)

places are filling up fast for this September’s Ukulele Crash Course!

spread the word and email me (jen@bighooha.co.uk) to book your place.

I will be running more courses throughout the year too.

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22nd July 2012

well there certainly isn’t any rest for us…not even after the incredible SUMMER PARTY on friday evening (see photographic highlights below!)

We have 2 more gigs left for the summer season so we spent last night getting ready for them!

here are the set lists (amended) for
THURSDAY 25th @ SELA BAR, LEEDS and SUNDAY 28th @ OTLEY FARMERS MARKET

amended JULY 2013 SET LISTS

you will notice the addition of a new song (which we did last night for the first time and it sounded AWESOME!)

GET LUCKY (OUO)

it’s a nice and simple chord progression with a little dynamic detail and tab part. have a listen to the original song as you can play along because it is in the same key!

here are the other songs we looked at in more detail last night….

One Day Like This OUO

OAC one day like this – MP3 One Day Like This

FUNKYTOWN L+C

funkytown

PUSH IT L+C

PUSH IT – tab

(Sittinโ€™ On) The Dock Of The Bay

DELILAH

Delilah TAB

i have asked people to get in touch if they are driving to the gig and can offer lifts – also if anyone needs lifts… I will try and match people up!

if you’re getting the bus you need to get the X84 at 20:32 from Otley to get you to the Sela Bar for 22:00

SELA JULY13

it should be a total blast!!

i will leave you with these incredible photos from Friday evening – courtesy of Andy Hoyle of the Otley Camera Club http://www.otleycameraclub.co.uk

A massive thanks to Chris and all the staff at Korks (www.korks.co.uk) too… we had a great time

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Caruso leads the singging

Concentration 2

Concentration

Gig

Group 3

Group1

Ozzy should have gone to spec savers

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July 16th 2013 – Tuesday Session

Well it’s thrown me all out of sync having to move the session to a Tuesday! Aren’t we creatures of habit!

But we had a lovely al fresco session yet again thanks to this amazing weather. It’s going to be weird playing inside after all this outside strumming!

We did lots of work for our gig on Friday

poster for korks gig copy

Here are the songs we looked at in specific detail!

OAC one day like this – MP3… have a listen

One Day Like This OUO

FUNKYTOWN L+C

funkytown

LOLA (OUO)

Under The Boardwalk (OUO)

UNDER THE BOARDWALK TAB

PUSH IT L+C

PUSH IT – tab

OUO PUSH IT MP3 – have a listen…

You can find the set list for Friday (and next Thursday!) here…

JULY 2013 SET LISTS

I would like to have our final session on 29th July as a bit of a open session, where people bring in their favourite songs to strum at home that we haven’t covered on a Monday. And maybe some favourites from over the year thrown in for good measure. If you email me copies or bring physical copies over next couple of weeks we can have a big sing to finish off the year, and maybe a little party at the same time!

So that’s enough from me…

See you Friday

1. wear blue top (just make sure you will be cool – generally and temperature wise!) ๐Ÿ˜‰
2. doors are at 7:30pm – we will be playing first at approx 8pm
3. we’re going to finish with ONE DAY LIKE THIS with the Otley A Cappella choir – we won’t sing until the refrain at the end
4. bring everyone you can! it’s going to be awesome!

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15th JULY 2013 – important news!

hello all,

please remember we will not be having a Ukulele Orchestra session this evening as it is our young people’s end of term showcase at the Courthouse!

instead we will be meeting tomorrow (TUES 16th) at 6:30pm.

If you can make it down tonight to support our Junior Orchestra, choir and rock bands then you’s be more than welcome! doors are at 7:30pm and it will be 3 pounds to get in.

See you very soon!

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KIRKSTALL!

Here’s the set list!

See you there ๐Ÿ˜‰

KIRKSTALL SET LIST 13.07.13

MAMMA MIA IS IN THE SET!

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8th July 2013

Hello all!

We had another fantastic session last night and it was lovely to play outside the Woolpack for 2 whole hours. I am sure our new neighbours at North Bar loved the entertainment and we got some applause from various passers by!

OUO 08.07.13

OUO 2 08.07.13

So the first session we had a look at some of our sing a-long specials including

Bye Bye Love (OUO) – NEW!

Under The Boardwalk (OUO)

UNDER THE BOARDWALK TAB

BROWN EYED GIRL TAB (OUO)

BARBARA ANN

BARBARA ANN TAB

Cecilia

which i think you’ll agree is quite a lot to cram into an hour!

then we looked to our Kirkstall gig on Saturday (yes, this Saturday!) and worked on

FUNKYTOWN L+C

funkytown

PUSH IT L+C

PUSH IT – tab

OUO PUSH IT PUSH IT MP3

TAKE ON ME REVISED MAY 2013

TAKE ON ME MP3

take on me tab

Remember to keep listening to PUSH IT so you are familiar with where the chords drop out. the key to this song is humour, which will come when we feel more confident with it!

So I have mentioned a song I would like to do with the OTLEY A CAPPELLA choir at the Korks gig…and I think it will be an excellent ‘end-of-nighter’. We haven’t had chance to look at it as a group but if you get chance to have a listen then please do. There are only 4 chords and so it is fairly straight forward…download the PDF and have a listen…

One Day Like This OUO

OAC one day like this ONE DAY LIKE THIS MP3

ONE DAY LIKE THIS UKE ONLY copy ONE DAY LIKE THIS UKE ONLY MP3

and we will go through it together on TUESDAY 16th! Remember there is no session on MON 15th as me and Richard will be at the Courthouse with the Junior Ukulele Orchestra and all the other young people we have been working with this term. Please come down and support the event if you can… I know the young people are really excited to play so it would be wonderful to see a packed out room. Show starts at 7:30pm and you can buy your excellent value tickets on the door.

and one last thing I promise!

Please start spreading the word about OUR end of term party! It’s going to be so much fun….there will be music, dancing, singing and fun!!

poster for korks gig copy

well that’s enough for now i reckon!

See you all soon (remember extra rehearsal this Friday 12th…7pm at the Woolpack)

Jen

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1st July 2013

hello everyone!

well what a session it was last night? it was lovely to welcome new players with new ukuleles and seeing those of you that have been coming a while helping them out. you guys really are awesome! we covered a lot of ground last night and with 4 gigs coming up in the next 4 weeks….we had a lot to do!

in the first session we covered

Under The Boardwalk (OUO)

UNDER THE BOARDWALK TAB

BROWN EYED GIRL (OUO)

BROWN EYED GIRL TAB (OUO)

TWIST AND SHOUT (OUO)

TWIST AND SHOUT TAB (OUO)

UMBRELLA

HOUND DOG

then in the second session we concentrated on 2 new songs for the gigs coming up…

FUNKYTOWN L+C

funkytown

PUSH IT L+C

PUSH IT – tab

have a listen to the demo of PUSH IT here (it is recorded slightly slower) so you can follow where parts come in and out – the key to this song is in the detail! it sounded really good by the end…

OUO PUSH IT

and don’t forget you can also play along to Funkytown by listening to the Youtube tutorial…

so it’s a busy and exciting time for the OUO!

please look at the updated calendar for july as we have had to move the 15th July session to Tuesday 16th…apologies for the inconvenience… but it is unavoidable! but you can come and support the junior OUO at the Courthouse that night instead!

OUO JULY 2013

and finally…here are the set lists (order of songs to be fine tuned a little!) for the gigs this month

JULY 2013 SET LISTS

I really hope you will be able to come and join in with some (if not all!) of the gigs! the gigs really are a great experience and just so much fun. If you are not feeling confident with the songs please come to the sessions between now and the gigs and get practising! i want everyone who wants to join in to join in…everyone is welcome. the sessions will really help you develop your confidence.

ok

think that is everything!

take care and keep on strummin’! ๐Ÿ™‚

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