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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

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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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Junior OUO update

it’s been a while since i filled you in on Otley’s young ukulele enthusiasts! let me tell you…. it takes commitment and determination to turn up on saturday morning during term time at 9am! but they do it and they are incredible!

we are really lucky to have a gathering of young people ranging from school years 5-9 at the moment. but new players are always more than welcome.

recently we have been working on songs requested by the group that they would like to perform at the Courthouse on the 25th. (did i mention there was a gig coming up???! 😉 )

AMERICAN IDIOT AMERICAN IDIOT – tab

DON’T WORRY BE HAPPY

PARTY ROCK ANTHEM – lyrics+chords PARTY ROCK ANTHEM – tab

HEY SOUL SISTER

the whole point of the junior OUO is to let young people have some fun with music, playing songs they want to play, in an informal setting whilst at the same time encouraging musical progression through practise and developing skills and building confidence.

we think they totally rock. come along to the gig and find out for yourselves

x

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From Rihanna to The Beatles in one hour!

We had a lovely session once again last night and the new songs are really taking shape. It’s great to see people coming back who are new to playing the ukulele and enjoying being part of the group. Keep practising the chords and the strumming and don’t worry if you don’t get things straight away….it’s all about the practise (but mainly about having some fun)!

We looked at these songs last night in the first session

UMBRELLA

BARBARA ANN

FOXY LADY

Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On

FROM ME TO YOU

THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN

And in the second session we looked at the songs we will be performing on the 25th March at the Woolpack All Stars Showcase!

WOOLPACK ALL STARS GIG FLYER copy

Here is the set list for the gig

WOOLPACK ALL STARS SHOWCASE mar13!

we’re really excited to be playing at the Courthouse again…I hope you will be able to come and see us play if you’re not strumming along with us!

ta ra for now x

 

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Umbrella – Video Tutorial

I hope this video will help you remember what we did in the session last night….have a watch and a play along! We’ll be doing some more on the strumming next week x

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February 26, 2013 · 8:05 pm

“we’re going to play this one a little bit faster….” “ooo eck!”

that has to be the quote of the evening….and is still making me chuckle the next morning!

i really put the OUO through their paces last night with 3 new songs and some fast-paced strumming! but what an amazing session? it  was a record breaking orchestra and as always an incredible way to start the working week.

here’s what we did

session 1 6:30pm-7:30pm

LA BAMBA chords and lyrics  LA BAMBA – tab

Blowin’ In the Wind

FOXY LADY

BARBARA ANN   BARBARA ANN TAB – new song!

UMBRELLA – new song! – tutorial to follow…

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session 2 7:30pm-8:30pm

ROLLING IN THE DEEP OUO – new song! tutorial to follow….

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

DELILAH Delilah TAB

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

 

so it was fun filled and fast paced once again!

 

we also discussed the up and coming gig dates (check “GIGS” tab). I would really like everyone to wear a OUO t-shirt when we play our gigs so if you have the intention of playing with us at any of the gigs between now and the summer, please bring a blue (any blue) t-shirt/top to session and i will get it logoed for you. it costs about £8.

next week i will have the set list ready for our gig on 25.03.13.

just a reminder i also do private tuition that might be helpful for those of you who are new to the ukulele….in one or two sessions we can cover the basics and get you playing with confidence in no time. email me to book a lesson (up to 3 people) or for more info

ta ra for now!

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