WELCOME TO THE  DEDICATED WEB PAGE OF 'THE IMPROVERS' 
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 Nov 14th 7.30pm at the Oak House Club    87 Upper Holly Walk    Leamington Spa    CV32 4JS

PRINT OUT ALL OF THE SONGS ON THIS PAGE AND MAKE A FOLDER UP TO BRING TO EACH MEETING.
YOU WILL THEN BUILD UP A PROGRESSIVE REFERENCE FOLIO

Please ring 07545 863136 or email dave@spa-strummers.co.uk if you have any questions.
NOTES FOR RAW BEGINNERS to practise at home to help get to improver level.
If you have a brand new ukulele then you need to tune it up  as often as you can before the meeting.
New ukes tend to come with slack strings and because they are nylon, will stretch and stretch until they settle down.
Here is a link to YouTube on how to tune up. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fk_Ot02AUbc

Print out and practice the following sheets.
Ukulele basics - notes for beginners
print out / download this chord sheet
print out / download this chords in groups sheet
Ukele basic strumming patterns
He's Got the Whole World In His Hands
You Are My Sunshine
Dance The Night away
Donald Where's Yer Troosers
Jambalaya
Blowing in the Wind


Next meeting Wed 14th November 7.30pm 
(Don't forget to bring with you the material from previous weeks.)
This week I will demonstrate
Preferred strumming techniques, (fingers, arm and wrist)
Finger placement excercises
Quick chord changes
How to avoid dulling of chords

Also NEW song this week Under the Boardwalk this has interesting strumming patterns
We will also re-visit some of the songs below
Dirty Old Town
Daydream Believer
All I Have To Do Is Dream
Walk Right Back
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star picking complete song
Then He Kissed Me 
Country Roads
Jolene
San Francisco Bay Blues
You're My Best Friend (ignore harmonica bits)
Five Foot Two
Bad Moon Rising
Bring Me Sunshine
Meet Me On the Corner
Leaning On a Lamppost
print out / download this chord sheet
print out / download this chords in groups sheet
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