Winter is approaching…

… so why not keep the cold at bay by joining us on a Monday night for some ukulele action?! it certainly warmed us right up last night! but then, i did work you hard… 3 new songs, 2 of them Christmas ones!!

But we have a lot to get done before Christmas. Get your pen ready!

Sat 9th Nov – Otley Beer Fest (7pm, Otley Rugby Club)
Mon 2nd Dec – Christmas Lights Switch on (6pm, Otley Market Sq)
Sun 22nd Dec – CHRISTMAS PARTY WITH OTLEY A CAPPELLA! (from 7.30pm, Korks)
Mon 23rd Dec – Tealbeck Christmas Concert (6:30pm)

and also keep Fri 31st Jan free… we have a New Year charity gig confirmed. details to follow.

So last night we looked at these songs from 7pm-8pm

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MONEY THAT’S WHAT I WANT

money tab

LAST CHRISTMAS – L+C

REET PETITE L+C

REET PETITE TAB

and then in the second session…

GET LUCKY (OUO)

WAR IS OVER UKE

a little word about this song. it is not as hard as it looks! It uses chords you know G, Am, C, D, Dm and F. There are also SUSPENDED (sus) versions of these chords

***warning! technical bit!***

sus chords replace one of the notes in the major chord (usually the major or minor third) with either a perfect fourth (sus4) or a major second (sus2). The lack of a minor or a major third in the chord creates movement and a tension that wants to be resolved by going back to the more familiar major or minor chord.

basically one note in the chord changes to create feeling and movement in the song.

In war is over – you are only moving one note at a time to create the sus sound. You will only ever change the note on ONE STRING AT A TIME per chord – for example G – you will only change the position of your fingers on the A string (2nd fret, 0 open string, 3rd fret, back to 2nd fret). don’t get bogged down with having to learn the names of the chords… listen to the movement of the song and get a sense of the order in which you are adding and taking away the notes. I will put up a recording of this section ASAP for you to practise to.

then we finished off the session with…

MAMMA MIA APR13

MAMMA MIA TAB

HERE IS THE SET LIST FOR SATURDAY!
OTLEY BEER FESTIVAL set list

any questions, queries, comments always welcome!

ta ra for now!

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2 responses to “Winter is approaching…

  1. John Dixon

    Thanks for the tech bit Jen, well explained as I didn’t quite get it last night.

  2. Janine

    Just had a quick look at this, Jen. It’s going to take a bit of practise but it’s going to sound great! Thanks!

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