Category: tuition

April 9, 2016 Gary No comments exist

Ben Rouse is very popular on the Uke scene and has recently recorded his take on how to strum flamenco style … watch, practice and then perform!

As always your comments are appreciated and you are always welcome to come down and enjoy an evening of uke playing and singing. We always meet on a Thursday evening from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at either The Lamplighter Pub or The Olde Red Lion – we always put a blog up a couple of days before with the playlist

April 8, 2016 Gary No comments exist

It’s always great to welcome visitors to The NUGS and last night we were joined by local ukulele teacher and performer Sara Spade. She has been featured on BBC2 and Jools Holland’s Viva La Diva Festival.

As Sara is the second teacher to come and visit us the word must be spreading about The NUGS of Northampton – in fact we were almost packed out last night – it was a great time for ukulele strumming and singing.

 

She did leave leaflets promoting an event she’s organising called The Great Hikelele on the 7th May – looks like it’ll be a fun day 🙂

 

As always, your comments are appreciated and next week (14th April) we’ll be at The Olde Red Lion in Kislingbury

February 14, 2016 Gary No comments exist

 

Brad Bordessa shows you how to minor chord turnarounds

 

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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.

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February 13, 2016 Gary No comments exist

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

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February 13, 2016 Gary No comments exist

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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