Monthly Archives: January 2014

TEALBECK 03.02.14

Hello – just a quick one to say we are playing at Tealbeck next week for the residents… here is the set list

TEALBECK 03.02.14

We will be looking at some of these songs tonight!

Hope to see you at 7pm

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20th January 2014

Hello everyone!

This week’s session was surely fun and full of energy. No matter how tired/lethargic/grey I may feel on a Monday… by the time 7pm comes around I know my day is going to improve. That’s the power of music… and the power of participating in music with other people who feel the same!

Here’s what we got up to last night…

TWIST AND SHOUT (OUO)

TWIST AND SHOUT TAB (OUO)

WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW

WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME tab

MP3

MY GIRL

MY GIRL – TAB (OUO)

MP3

we’ll do the solo next week!!

then we started to look at this new song….

SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW

i have done a video tutorial so those of you who don’t know the song can get familiar with it
here it is!

In the second session, we prepared for our up and coming gig and concentrated on these two songs which we hope to perform on the 31st. I think they’re pretty much there!!

EVER FALLEN IN LOVE

EVER FALLEN IN LOVE TAB

MP3

IT MUST BE LOVE

IT MUST BE LOVE Tab 1

IT MUST BE LOVE instrumental

MP3

well I think that’s all for now!

Hope to see you next week… if not then hopefully on the 31st!!

CAFE LUX SET 31.01.14

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Our Next Gig!

Hello All,

we will be preparing for the gig on the 31st January at the next two sessions. It really is great work that The Haven do… check out their website for more details…

http://www.thehaven.org.uk/

Please find provisional set list here

CAFE LUX SET 31.01.14

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD and get a really great crowd down for this one!

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Don’f forget your OUO tops with some added pink… if you would like a tshirt with logo, please bring one to the session tonight

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13th January 2014 – It’s all about LOVE!

There were lots of songs about LOVE last night…It wasn’t intentional! it just happened that way! But I hope you are enjoying them as much as I am – the energy in the room last night was incredible. Lots of people trying out TAB playing for the first time too, which sounded fantastic.

Here’s what we did

LA BAMBA 2014 L+C

LA BAMBA tab

(OK, you could say that this warm up song didn’t fit in with the theme… but we all love singing en espanol, no?!)

WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW

WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME tab

– demo

MY GIRL

MY GIRL – TAB (OUO)

– demo

we will look at the solo tab section next week…

in the second session we looked at

EVER FALLEN IN LOVE

EVER FALLEN IN LOVE TAB

– demo

THIS SOUNDED AWESOME TONIGHT!! All that practise is paying off!

and new contender for the set list….

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IT MUST BE LOVE

IT MUST BE LOVE Tab 1

IT MUST BE LOVE instrumental

– demo

have a listen to the demo – we didn’t get round to any tab last night so we will look at this next week.

GIG UPDATE!

don’t forget our next gig is coming up and we are raising money for an excellent cause so please come and show your support… and spread the word!

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3rd Feb – Tealbeck residential Home
5th Apr – Private Wedding gig, Kirkstall
12th Apr – Private party, Korks

That’s all for now…

Ta ra!

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6th January 2014 – Happy New Year!

It was wonderful to have a sing and play together yesterday evening and, as always, lovely to welcome some new faces to the team!

We had lots of fun playing some new songs together (although we started off with an oldie but goodie – and it was very on theme as the gales blew outside!)

Blowin’ In the Wind

I had a little break over Christmas, which allowed me to listen to a lot of music. One of my rediscoveries was Carole King’s Tapestry. Definitely on my top 10 albums of all time. I love her voice, the harmonies, the lyrics, the production… they’re simply incredible songs. She’s awesome. And there is a cat on the front cover.

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So we had a try at our version of

WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW

WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME tab

which is somewhere between Carole King’s version and The Shirelle’s version!

here is a demo so you can have a listen and play a long at home

– MP3 demo

we also looked at these new songs

MY GIRL

those of you who are new to playing the ukulele can miss out the sections highlighted in yellow but keep practising the changes… they will come with time!

MY GIRL – TAB (OUO)

– MP3 demo

In the second session we focussed on

EVER FALLEN IN LOVE

EVER FALLEN IN LOVE TAB

– MP3 demo

which is sounding better and better each time. We looked at a few techniques to get those changes nice and fast, especially between B and E. We will go through this again next week.

So keep up the good work you guys and keep practising!!

Peace out
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What will 2014 bring the Otley Ukulele Orchestra?!

I am hoping for…

a) lots of fun singing and strumming together
b) showing audiences far and wide how much fun we have singing and strumming together

don’t think i’m asking too much eh?!

well – we have had a little break and I have been busy working on songs to kick start our year in style. as always – I love your suggestions and so be patient… if you have asked for a song there is a good chance i have forgotten – you can always email me so you know i have it written down somewhere!

Our first session on a Monday 7pm-8pm is a fun sing-a-long suitable for players of all abilities. Complete beginners are welcome but may benefit from an hours tuition at some point. The second session 8pm-9pm is for anyone who would like to push their playing on by learning songs we will perform at gigs. Of course, all are welcome and if you do come to the second session there is no pressure to perform at concerts!

EVER FALLEN IN LOVE….????

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We had a look at this song only once before the Christmas rush took hold (photos are on their way!). I have managed to get round to doing a little demo for you so you can hear the strumming. It isn’t as hard as it sounds… although you do need to use bar chords so if you’ve struggled with these in the past, start having a go now! remember to have breaks when you’re practising bar chords to give your muscles a rest. use your thumb behind your first finger to get extra strength – the thumb should be on the middle of the neck (so someone in front of you couldn’t see it)

Here is all you need to have a go…

– EVER FALLEN IN LOVE DEMO MP3

EVER FALLEN IN LOVE TAB

EVER FALLEN IN LOVE

JANUARY NEWS!

We have a gig 31st January at Cafe Lux in Pudsey. The gig will be raising money for families affected by breast cancer. Please keep an eye on Facebook for more details…

I am also running another beginners crash course! Please spread the word amongst any of your friends who you think might enjoy it

you can always email me jen@bighooha.co.uk for more details…

Uke Crash Course JAN FEB 2014

Think that is all for now…SEE YOU MONDAY IF YOU CAN MAKE IT!

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