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THE OAK HOUSE UKULELE LEARNERS GROUP
Regular drop-in laid-back sessions for UKULELE BEGINNERS / IMPROVERS.
Anyone can come, bring a ukulele (or - we have spare ukes) or just listen and/or sing along.  Phone Dave 07545 863136 for more info.
EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY EVENING
Oak House Club 87 Upper Holly Walk, Leamington Spa CV32 4JS
Next meeting Wednesday December 11th  at the Oak House Club    87 Upper Holly Walk    Leamington Spa    CV32 4JS
    
First meeting in 2020  is Wed 8th January


Please ring 07545 863136 or email dave@spa-strummers.co.uk if you have any questions.
For all Beginners and Improvers - watch this  YouTube video of strumming technique 
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7pm start for Beginners to learn the basics or people who would like to revise the basics of ukulele playing then we start at 7pm.
we will play the 2 chord Jambalaya to get us going (click on underlined song to view / print / download)
then at 7.30 pm we will continue, with an Improvers session. Raw beginners are welcome to sit in / join in for the experience, but we will be playing  more advanced songs for the Improvers. 
8.10pm Short break  
8.20pm continue Improvers session until 9pm end.
9.05pm  Any individual's questions, extra tuition and explanations Everyone welcome to join in.
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Next time (11thDec)  our last meet before Christmas (next one 8th Jan 2020)
We will be playing Intermediate / Improvers songs this week after 7.30pm. Beginners are welcome to sit in for the experience.
There will be instruction on strum finger and thumb techniques
Strum patterns, Tempo and Simple rhythms.
All - be ready to all play this week standard guitar strum D DU UDU as demo'd last time. (you have practiced ?! )
Also off-beat Strum on beats 2 and 4 of  4/4 time (Reggae type)   |1 tap  2 strum  3 tap   4 strum |...
Also Waltz 3/4 pattern  Clip only 4th (G) string down then DD..    so-  clipDD clipDD clipDD...
We will be playing Improvers songs this week after 7.30pm. Beginners are welcome to sit in for the experience.

Christmas Songs and mince pies for 11th Dec. Wear your seasonal kit for the session.
Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree V6 Improvers version (more advanced)
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree Simpler Beginners version
Christmas Medley No 3
Jingle Bell Rock
Santa Baby
Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian Merry Christmas)(more difficult - learn the extra chords !)
I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas
Silent Night
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Songs from earlier weeks
Dirty Old Town
Bring Me Sunshine
Tabs for Jingle Bells Simple picking tab on 1st (A) string of ukulele.
Singing In the Rain V2
When the saints go marching in New this week
Hi Ho Silver Lining in A
Eight Days a Week in C
All I Have To Do Is Dream
These Boots Are Made for Walking (full version) picking, timing and rhythm excerise
These Boots (extra notes),to clarify run down (should be 33 2 0 A at end)
Five Foot Two
Dance the night away watch this video of the Sedgley Strummers at our 2014 festival to get the idea
Walk Right Back in C
Bad Moon Rising in G
Leaving On a Jet Plane in C
Rock Around The Clock in C
Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs
Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey
Previously
Happy Birthday  To You (In C and F)
Under the Boardwalk One we've done before
Five Foot Two One we've done before
Wonderful World (Sam Cook) NEW song
My Boy Lollipop NEW song  (bit more of a challenge ?)
others
Jolene
Walk Right Back
Leaving On a Jet Plane
Another Brick In the wall
Jambalaya
Donald Wheres Yerr Troosers
Dirty Old Town
Leaning On a Lamppost
San Francisco Bay Blues
Delilah
Goodnight Irene / Daisy Medley
Enjoy Yourself
Count On Me (Bruno Mars) (more difficult than usual, but we'll go easy !)
Singing In the Rain V2 
My Grandfathers Clock
Putting On the Style
These Boots Are Made For Walking (full version)
These Boots Are Made For Walking (extra notes)
All I Have To Do Is Dream
Hi Ho Siver Lining (Geoff Beck) in key of A
Bring Me Sunshine
Five Foot Two / Yes Sir That My Baby / Aint She Sweet 
500 Miles (The Proclaimers) in key of C
Jamaica Farewell (Harry Belafonte)
Achy Breaky Heart
Puttin' On the Style
Hey Baby (Bruce Channel)
Daydream Believer
All I Have To Do Is Dream
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star picking complete song
Then He Kissed Me 
Country Roads
Jolene
You're My Best Friend (ignore harmonica bits)
Bad Moon Rising
Meet Me On the Corner
500 Miles (The Proclaimers) in key of C
500 Miles (The Proclaimers) in key of D
Tabs for Jingle Bells
Stand By Me (in C)
Little Boxes (in G)
These Boots Are Made For Walking
Hi Ho Siver Lining (Geoff Beck) in key of A
Leaving of Liverpool
The Wild Rover
Eight Days a Week (Beatles) in key of C
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
Jingle Bell Rock
When a Child Is Born
White Christmas