We were very sad to say goodbye to our friend and fellow ukulele player David as he makes the move from Leeds to Edinburgh. David was one of the 8 founding members of RUG back in 2012 when we were called the Kitchen Ukulele Group. How times have changed!
I would like to personally like to thank David for all his enthusiasm, support and encouragement over the years. He also happens to be an excellent player and an all round great guy so we will miss him lots.
Inspired by meeting Look North’s Harry Gration at the Age UK event last week – we thought we’d see if Harry and Paul (the weather man) would like some music to boost their morale when they walk 100 miles for Sport Relief in March. I think the video sums up how much fun we have on a Wednesday night at The Highwood so here it is! Let’s hope they like it too 🙂
There will be a rehearsal for the 7th June Tour of Infinite Possibility Event at my Otley group on 2nd June – which you are welcome to attend. Rich from the band Hope and Social will be going through the 4 songs they would like us to join them on stage for… should be a very exciting event!!
Keep an eye out on Facebook too for up and coming performances… our next one is Monday 12th May at the Dementia Cafe in Headingley (St Chads).
We had a really enjoyable performance for the residents at Terry Yorath House. A huge thank you to all of you who came to play and the staff at the House for all their help and support. We had some excellent feedback from the staff and residents so hopefully we will be invited back! 🙂
Then we rushed straight over to The Highwood where we started work on some new songs. Here is what we did…
Well the weather prevented a few people from joining us tonight – but we carried on regardless – and I hope those of you who braved the elements thought it was worthwhile! I certainly did… warmed me up no end!
We looked at one new song this evening and introduced a new technique – finger picking.
I have done a little worksheet here for you to look at (using TAB – please get in touch if you would like me to explain TAB in more detail)
i did a little tutorial for my Otley group when we learned this technique which you may find helpful (although we are plucking the G and A strings on the 1st AND 4th beat of the bar) but we will have another look at this next week!
Here is a little video of me playing the Keane song we have been learning. Hope it helps you with the chords and strumming. Remember to add your little finger when playing the Gsus4// G/ Gsus4/ bits… your little finger starts with being ON then OFF and ON again at the 3rd fret!