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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Aspirational!!!This is one of the best known guitar pieces ever written, Adagio from Concierto de Aranjuez - and here it is on the ukulele. Its 4.5 minutes long - and you'll never get those minutes back I'm afraid, but you never know, this may change your life forever. It's a stunning piece, and the only thing that would have made it better was my tweed jacket.
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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
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

Posted by Gary on February 2, 2016

Happy World Ukulele Day with George Harrison