The next meeting is on as usual for 3rd June. Apologies for last Monday’s confusion, and thanks to Peter for providing emergency accommodation for the evening. I’ve updated the list of dates for future meetings.
Following some vague musings at the last meeting, I have had a go at translating the guitar parts for the EasyBeats (1967) Friday On My Mind into ukespik; so if you get a chance, give the original a listen before the next meeting this Monday night.
The next meeting on 6th May falls on one of the many bank holidays that pepper the calendar at this time of year and it turns out that there may be too few of us around to make it viable. The meeting has therefore been cancelled. Next meeting is on 20th May.
Our song for April will be Harry’s suggestion of Come Together by The Beatles. Links can be found on the Homework Page. In the meantime, everybody have an enjoyable Easter.
This month’s tune is Hotel California, The Eagles take on the high life in 1970′s Los Angeles, and our source once again is Aldrine Guerrero at Ukulele Underground. This time it’s what UU calls a ‘Whiteboard Request”, and not quite as fancy as their usual instructional videos, and there is no YouTube play Along – But it’s in the same key as the Eagles original , so you can play along with them. I’ve committed the words and chords, picking for the intro (doesn’t work with a low G….) etc to paper and will bring along copies for everyone.
Time to get to grips with this month’s new song from the good folks at Ukulele Underground, which is I Saw The Light from Todd Rundgren. Links are on the Homework page. Peter has diligently done the paperwork and will bring it along (round of appreciative applause).
At the last couple of meetings we’ve been discussing a plan to choose a series of songs that we can all work on at home at our own pace, using resources available online. To keep things tidy I’ve created a new page called Homework which will contain links to all the relevant tutorials, videos etc. The first song on the list, Sweet Home Alabama, is available there now.
A Happy New Year to all, and see you in a couple of weeks.