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This page will contain the links to the various tutorials, play-alongs and suchlike for the songs we’ll be choosing to work on for upcoming meetings. For each song you can choose which part you would like to play, or learn them all. It’s not a competition and you don’t have to participate if you don’t want to. The plan is that we will decide upon one song each month to work on at home, and we’ll all be working from the same source material. Many thanks to all at Ukulele Underground for making these excellent teaching resources available.

Come Together (8th April 2013)

This month’s song is The Beatles’ Come Together, from what was to be their last recorded album Abbey Road in 1969 .

Here is the link to the Ukulele Underground  tutorial

And you can get to the playalong version either from there or from here

To be going on with, an accurate version of the lyrics can be found here

If we are nice to Peter when he comes back from his hols, he might do us one of his superior song sheets.

I Saw The Light (11th February 2013)

Another 70s classic which appeared on Todd Rundgren’s 1972 double album Something/Anything. The single met with a fair degree of success and the song has been covered by an assortment of people ever since.

Tutorial

Play-along

And here is the original from Mr R.

Peter will be providing another of his impressively crafted song sheets for the meeting.

Sweet Home Alabama (14th January 2013)

This 1974 song from Lynyrd Skynyrd was written as a riposte to Neil Young’s track Alabama which appeared on his 1972 album Harvest.

Tutorial

Play-along YouTube video

Song sheet – this one most closely resembles our usual format. There are a couple of minor inconsistencies in the lyrics (in the last line of the first verse and the second line of the last verse) compared to the video, but otherwise it’s quite useful. If anyone can be bothered producing an improved version and printing it out for the meeting – go ahead!

And since it’s the end of another year and I’m feeling a tad nostalgic for my mis-spent youth, here’s the original thing as performed on the Old Grey Whistle Test.

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