Posted by Gary on February 13, 2016

Chord-Melody Crash Course (Part 2) – James Hill Ukulele Tutorial

Following on from the first video, this explains more behind the chord-melody relationship

 

 

As always … practice, practice and … practice

 

And if you haven’t visited us yet, you’d be more than welcome

 

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Following our very enjoyable and successful outing as Pirates (and you can choose which meaning of ‘outing’ you prefer) on Saturday, this week’s songlist is a Motown-free zone although we may go for some in the second half!

List for the first half should closely approximate to:

You’re so vain

Take it easy

Sha La La La Lee

Going to the Chapel

Running Bear

Viva La Vida

Space oddity

Mr Tambourine Man

Pencil Full of Lead

The Cave

Maggie May

I Useta Love Her

The Free Electric Band

As ever, second half off-piste.

Hope to see you there on Thursday.
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Posted by Gary on February 13, 2016

Chord-Melody Crash Course (Part 1) – James Hill Ukulele Tutorial

Discover the mystery behind playing a melody line within chords …

 

 

Remember … practice, practice … practice

 

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Following our very enjoyable and successful outing as Pirates (and you can choose which meaning of ‘outing’ you prefer) on Saturday, this week’s songlist is a Motown-free zone although we may go for some in the second half!

List for the first half should closely approximate to:

You’re so vain

Take it easy

Sha La La La Lee

Going to the Chapel

Running Bear

Viva La Vida

Space oddity

Mr Tambourine Man

Pencil Full of Lead

The Cave

Maggie May

I Useta Love Her

The Free Electric Band

As ever, second half off-piste.

Hope to see you there on Thursday.
... See MoreSee Less

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Well, they know how to play Uke and the kazoo player may have given Mick Jackson a couple of ideas! 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

Eccezionali HAPPY - Walk off the Earth Ft. Parachute

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Posted by Gary on February 9, 2016

Playlist for Thursday 11th February at The Olde Red Lion

Here we are another week and the second week running at the Olde Red Lion. Gary F has provided this weeks list with a couple of minor changes and these we have saved until next week back at the Lamplighter.

So without further ado onto the list
Crocodile Rock – Songbook
If you could Read My Mind
Exes and Ohs – WIP
Psycho Killer – WIP
Brown Eyed Girl – WIP
Make Me Smile – Songbook
Lola
Flaws – WIP
Spirit In The Sky
Tell Me Ma – Songbook
I Wanna Be Like You – Songbook
She’s Kinda Hot – Songbook
 
The following songs we will be trying on the 18th Feb, click on the titles and it should open up the official song on youtube. Have a listen and maybe, just maybe try them out on your ukes 🙂
 
Not forgetting the one we tried last week and failed miserably at
 
See you all on Thursday
 
Mick & Ian
Posted by Gary on February 9, 2016

A guitar viewpoint on playing Exes and Ohs

The guitar sage explains strumming patterns for exes and Ohs that can easily be transferred to the uke 😄

Posted by Gary on February 6, 2016

“Sweet Home Alabama” (Lynyrd Skynyrd) – Ukulele Play-Along!

Sweet Home Alabama is a cool song to play Uke to and with a group of people. The video below shows you how to play along with chords and finger picking in a fun way – me thinks this could go into the ‘work in progress’ songbook?

 

 

And here’s the lesson on how to play the above from Ukulele Underground …

 

Uke Lesson 57 – Sweet Home Alabama from Ukulele Underground on Vimeo.

 

If you enjoyed watching and playing along do take a few moments to give us your feedback below and of course if you haven’t visited us yet, do come along

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