Tag Archives: rock n roll

29th January 2014

Sometimes when I work out songs for us to play – I have an idea that they how they will sound on the ukulele. I do a little recording to check it works then bring the song to the group. But I wasn’t prepared for how AWESOME the new song would sound all together! It was so cool. I think I even jumped up and down a little bit! I can’t wait to spend more time on this over the next couple of weeks.

So here it is!

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PRETTY WOMAN L+C

PRETTY WOMAN – TAB

MP3

We also enjoyed looking at this new one

QUE SERA SERA update – this is in 6/8 time so count 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 in each bar – emphasising the 1 and the 4 with your strumming (D dudu D dudu)

We also played through these songs we have been looking at for a few weeks now (and they’re sounding fantastic!)

LA BAMBA 2014 L+C

LA BAMBA tabHOUND DOG – Elvis

WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW

SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW

Remeber to put 5th March in your diaries for our performance at Terry Yorath House for the residents there. We’ll be playing 6:45 – 7:15. Hope you can make it!

See you soon
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22nd January 2014

Another fantastic evening at The New Highwood last night. So great to welcome new faces too! I was really pleased that so many people had a go at playing TAB and that your confidence is growing in that area. I get TAB parts wrong 9.5 times out of 10 at first… even though I wrote them out!! The only way to move on is to practise! You know I’m right :-)!

Last night we looked at these songs

LA BAMBA 2014 L+C

LA BAMBA tab

WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW

WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME tab

Will You Still Love Me DEMO

BLUE MOON L+C

BLUE MOON TAB

HOUND DOG tab

HOUND DOG update

BARBARA ANN jan14

MY GIRL

MY GIRL – TAB (OUO)

My Girl DEMO

NEWS

We will be performing for the residents at Terry Yorath House on WEDNESDAY 5th MARCH (6:45pm-7:15pm) Hope you can make it. We will have a session as usual afterwards.

Otley Ukulele Orchestra have a gig FRIDAY 31st JANUARY at Cafe Lux in Pudsey to raise money for The Haven, which supports families affected by breast cancer. Here are the details!

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Think that’s all for now!

See you next week for new songs, old songs and a lot of fun

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23rd October 2013

We had a rockin and a rollin eve last night looking at some classic songs in preparation for our gig on the 20th November!

We worked on the following songs paying particular attention to tight strumming and improving our bar-chord technique (Bm and B7!)

REET PETITE L+C

REET PETITE TAB

– Reet Petitie Demo

TWIST AND SHOUT (RUG)

TWIST AND SHOUT TAB (OUO)

– Twist and Shout Demo

I SAW HER STANDING THERE OCT13

I Saw Her Standing There TAB mar13

IT’S NOW OR NEVER L+C (RUG)

It’s Now or Never NOTATION and TAB

– It’s Now or Never demo

Have a listen to the demo and listen for the tab parts – if you’re feeling confident on your chord playing maybe you could have a go at the tab! I am always happy to go through tab with anyone who is struggling to understand it…

Until next week my friends and don’t forget to keep spreading the word about our gig!

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9th October 2013

Hello all!

It was really good fun at last night’s session – great to play some rock n roll along with more laid back songs. All these different styles and techniques will bring your playing on so keep practising! it was brilliant to see everyone have a go at some tab.

if you get frustrated with something in particular then start slow and work your way up. for example, if the change from D7 to Bb is getting you down then start by strumming 4 down beats on each chord slowly until your fingers get to be in the right place at the right time. Keep your strumming hand consistent like a metronome even if you miss the first beat of the chord – this is how you develop your muscle memory so KEEP AT IT!

here is what we did last night

Bye Bye Love (RUG)

BARBARA ANN

BARBARA ANN TAB

THE SCIENTIST L+C

The Scientist Tab

DAYDREAM

NEW SONG ALERT!! – not only is this song FUN…it will also build your Bb confidence! šŸ™‚

REET PETITE L+C

REET PETITE TAB

here is a little demo of me playing reet petite – it doesn’t have the tab parts on though… i will add them as soon as i can!

happy strumming! and remember to spread the word about our gig 20th November at The Thomas Osbourne. We will be raising money for PAFRAS!

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11th September 2013

Hello everyone!

It was lovely to welcome a roomful of strummers at last night’s RUG session – despite the rainy conditions. And we did some excellent work – progressing on the songs we have been working on as well as looking at a new one.

Here is what we did!

Iā€™M ALL SHOOK UP L+C

ALL SHOOK UP TAB – have a try of the tab if you are feeling confident with C, F and G chords

JUMPIN JACK FLASH RUG

Jumping Jack Flash TAB RUG

– Jumpin’ Jack Flash MP3 (with vocals)

– Jumpin’ Jack Flash MP3 (no vocals)

I’M A BELIEVER (RUG)

I’m a Believer (tab)

– I’m a Believer MP3

and we also looked at a new song – a three-chord trick with some fun stops and starts! It will really help you practise that change from G to D7!

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BARBARA ANN TAB – we will look at the tab next week, again if you’re confident on the chords then have a go at the tab

BARBARA ANN

NEWS

Remember to write 20th November and 18th December in your diaries!

20th November will be a charity fundraiser gig at the Thomas Osbourne pub on Street Lane. We will have a play and a pint and raise some money for a charity. I have had a few suggestions for charities so will confirm nearer the time.

18th December is our Christmas gig and party at The Highwood. We have the use of the upstairs room so we can invite friends and family to help us have a party ukulele style!

That’s all for now folks… enjoy your week and see you very soon

4th September 2013

It was lovely to be back! I really enjoyed seeing everyone and welcoming a couple of new faces to the group!

We had some fun looking at a couple of new songs…

JUMPIN JACK FLASH RUG

Jumping Jack Flash TAB RUG

ALL SHOOK UP TAB

Iā€™M ALL SHOOK UP L+C

UNDER THE BOARDWALK TAB

Under The Boardwalk

and we revisited this from July…

I’M A BELIEVER (RUG)

have a listen to these recordings to help your practising… the new songs sounded so good even after one evening! keep up the good work šŸ˜‰

I’m a Believer

Jumpin Jack Flash (no vocals)

Jumpin Jack Flash (with vocals)

24th July 2013

We had a great session last night looking at 2 new songs…

IT’S NOW OR NEVER L+C (RUG)

It’s Now or Never NOTATION and TAB

listen here for a little demo….

there is a space at the end for you to practise the tab over the chords!

I’M A BELIEVER (RUG)

I’m a Believer (tab)

we also covered the following songs too…

Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On (RUG)

Whole Lotta Shakin LEAD (RUG)

THREE LITTLE BIRDS RUG L+C

Three Little Birds TAB

Bye Bye Love (RUG)

STAND BY ME – Ben E King

so we only have one session left until our August break! keep the song suggestions coming in!

And if you have any friends who may be interested in the Ukulele Crash Course for beginners…please spread the word. There are limited places left but I will be running more courses throughout the year

Uke Crash Course Sept 13 jpeg

happy practising!

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