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THE Spa Strummers Ukulele LEARNERS GROUP
Sessions for UKULELE BEGINNERS / IMPROVERS.
Anyone can come, bring a ukulele, or just listen and/or sing along. However, important that you phone Dave 07545 863136 to book you in first time.
All beginners and those of you who would like to revisit the basics, or get back up to speed, or just socialise, are very welcome.
Next meeting Wednesday 25th May. Beginners / Improvers are in the main bar area in the Cubbington Club. 7pm. After about 60 mins of tuition, you can come downstairs into the Function Room and join the main Spa Strummers group for the rest of the night.
With the main group we will play one or two songs which you will have just practised.
If you are a raw beginner - download "beginners guide to the ukulele" as below.
Important to read this and practice a few chords and some simple strumming as shown in the guide before you come. Also download the "beginners songbook" as below.
Please make sure you have access to BOTH beginners booklets from the Beginners page for our practise night, either print them out or put them on your tablet as we may use any of the songs !
Please look at this video for the preferred strumming with index finger
(Do NOT use your thumb (only if you have a physical problem with your finger.)
Basics - strumming technique, look at the video on the Strummers Beginners page and read through p4 of the Beginners Guide to check your left hand position. (Index finger not thumb to strum)
Warming up - strumming practise
1&2&3&4&1& 2& 3&4& &1&2&3&4 1 &2&3 & 4&
D D D D DUDUDUDU U U U U DUDUDUDU and repeat in continuous rythym.
Please practise this at home!
29th June format
Please make sure you have the the beginner's songbook.
This week gather in the club bar 7pm as usual
Warm up song - 500 miles (Beginners Songbook)
Practise - Five foot two (Beginners Songbook) particularly practise the chord changes C-E7-A7 and G7-Gdim-G7
Review - End of the Line - do listen to the song on YouTube as we’ll have a go at splitting up the singing as well as playing
Challenge element = the intro, especially the ending GAGA D. Play the A by sliding the finger position two frets up from the G (don’t play the 4th string). Play the D by making a Bb shape starting at the 5th fret.
Challenge song - Sweet Caroline . Ignore the intro but practise the quick chord changes of F-Am-F and G7-F-G7.