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24th june 2013…. new songs for you!

wow…. what a session it was tonight? we started looking at a few new songs in preparation for our summer tour 😉

we looked at these old faves

BROWN EYED GIRL (OUO)

BROWN EYED GIRL TAB (OUO)

TWIST AND SHOUT (OUO)

TWIST AND SHOUT TAB (OUO)

I Walk the Line (amended)

and then we started work on these new ones… i hope you’ll agree that they sounded awesome already – and i am hoping over the next couple of weeks we will all feel confident to play them in front of an audience (or 3) !

FUNKYTOWN L+C

funkytown

LOLA (OUO)

LOLA Tab (OUO)

UNDER THE BOARDWALK TAB

Under The Boardwalk (OUO)

watch this space for video/photographic evidence of our york and walking festival shenanigans

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Summer time is UKULELE time!

it is pretty exciting to note that we have seven, that’s right, SEVEN gigs between now and our break for August. Check out the new CALENDAR page (top of the home screen) and the updated GIG page for more details. Make a note of them and hopefully you will be able to joins us for some (or all!) of the performances.

After last night’s session I am really happy how well the songs are coming together for Tealbeck (next week!) and the York Ukulele Festival. I will have more travel information for you next week about getting to York (we need to be at the side of the stage in St Samson’s Sq for 15:45.

Anyhoo… last night we cracked through the songs on the OUO JUNE 2013 SET LISTS

BRING ME SUNSHINE

RAINDROPS KEEP FALLING ON MY HEAD (OUO)

(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay

Everyday Tab

EVERYDAY OUO

it’s now or never CHORDS and LYRICS

Stand By Me TAB

LOVE ME TENDER

WE’LL MEET AGAIN

You Are My Sunshine

QUE SERA SERA

then we moved on to pastures new….

PUSH IT – tab

PUSH IT L+C

have a listen to my demo here…

it is recorded in a slower time so you can play along. it’s pretty funny. i think it will really work and i was so impressed with how people gave it a try last night. tab playing can be tricky, but like everything – you just need to practise!

it is my vision for OUO that we do something fun, unique, interesting and AWESOME! variety is key to this i think and i love your suggestions for songs.

keep practising and see you next monday for TEALBECK!

we’ll meet at the Woolpack between 6pm-6.20pm, walk down together and be back for the York practise at 7.30pm. Please also note i have booked us a rehearsal at the Woolpack on FRIDAY 14th JUNE 7pm for a run through of the York set (which you will not have to pay a sub for!) 🙂

any queries please get in touch….until then my friends, ta ra!

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Happy Spring Everyone!

it was great to be back after our 2 week break, i have really missed our monday night sessions so was glad to be reunited with my ukulele buddies! the woolpack all-stars gig was a great success so thank you everyone who played or supported us. There are DVDs available of the evening for £5 – email info@bighooha.co.uk for more details. we have definitely progressed as a group since our last gig so all that hard work really paid off!

so last night we had an action packed 2 hours with some new songs and we worked on more finger-picking too.

In the first session we covered:

(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay – NEW!

Everyday Tab EVERYDAY OUO – NEW!

JOHNNY B GOODE – NEW! (lead part to come!)

COUNTRY ROADS

UMBRELLA

In the second session we looked at:

LONDON CALLING tab LONDON CALLING L+C – NEW!

Sunshine of Your Love (lyrics and chords) Sunshine of Your Love tab

DELILAH Delilah TAB

Unknown

Why this song?? well – i like to respond to requests as much as i can and the beauty of our group is that musical taste is so wide and varied. i have discovered so much music since starting the OUO than i ever would have. i am really grateful for it and i know there is so much more to find out about yet!

I also thought this could work well in our own style so thought about a fingerpicking verse contrasted with a heavier chorus. anyway – have a listen to the MP3 demo i have done and play along using the sheet music. fingerpicking is a great skill to master and we know it can work well in a performance setting so keep at it!

LONDON CALLING MP3

 

GIG ALERT!

keep Sunday 28th April free (11am-11.30am) as we will be performing under the Buttercross in Otley whilst the farmers market is on. it’s a family fun day so should be a good one (hope it really is spring by then!)

ta ra for now!

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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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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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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