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.
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!
seriously…..this was happening when i left the house! (it could almost be the chevin?!)
every week i am bowled over by the commitment, determination and hard work all the players put in to the OUO, not only in regards to their playing but also in actually dragging themselves out of the house on a stormy monday evening in january. much much respect! we did lots of playing in both sessions and looked at more tab playing and some strumming techniques too – so we made loads of progress!
of course we are gearing up for the next gig (9th FEBRUARY – BRAMLEY TRINITY METHODIST CHAPEL, 2.30PM!) so we looked at the following songs over the 2 sessions…
i was so pleased to see how many people came back for week 2! ‘three little birds’ and ‘don’t worry be happy’ were sounding great last night and we were really starting to strum together as a group. i think that those of us who love singing will find our voices as we develop our strumming. initially it is difficult to get the two things going at once (someone described it last week as trying to pat you head and rub your tummy at the same time)! but stick with it! it will come!
so last night we learned Am (an nice easy 1 finger chord!) and started to learn ‘stand by me’ – one of my favourite songs. have a listen to the arrangement with the lead parts and see how you get on.