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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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even the thunder and lightening didn’t put us off!

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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…

LA BAMBA chords and lyrics LA BAMBA – tab – get practising your espanol!

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

LOVE ME TENDER – keep practising the chorus especially

HOUND DOG

Cecilia – watch the timing on the ‘up in my bed-room’ bit!

Stand By Me (sibelius tab) STAND BY ME – everyone to play riff a or riff b in the intro

I’m a Believer – TAB I’m a Believer

it’s now or never CHORDS and LYRICS pdf It’s Now or Never NOTATION and TAB

so that means we have a few songs to look at in next week’s session which we will be playing in bramley so i hope you can make it next monday from 6.30pm.

here is the set list for the gig ouo 09.02.13 set list see what you reckon…we have done so many songs!

ta ta for now my lovely strummers!

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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Week 2 – we learnt Am!

STAND BY ME – sheet music

Stand By Me – arrangement

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.

enjoy!

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