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
Suspended until further notice    



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.
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 (4th March) 
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.

Improvers songs this week after 7.30pm. Beginners are welcome to sit in for the experience.
Format for this week 18th March
All - be ready to all play this week standard guitar strum D DU UDU as demo'd last time.
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 practising chords we will play the 2 chord Jambalaya to get us going

Songs for 18th March will appear here

We may also play one or two from previous weeks:-  have them with you if possibleSongs from previous weeks
key transposer chart
Five Foot Two
Da Do Ron Ron
Sailing
Dance the night away watch this video of the Sedgley Strummers at our 2014 festival to get the idea
Rocking All Over the World (Status Quo)
Teenager In Love
Singing In the Rain V2
Bring Me Sunshine
I'd like to teach the world to sing
Leaving on a jet plane
King of the road
Under the boardwalk
Putting on the Style
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
These Boots (extra notes),to clarify run down (should be 33 2 0 A at end)

songs from earlier weeks -  -
The Wild Rover
12 bar blues
Rock Around The Clock in C
Johnny B Goode
Dirty Old Town
Bring Me Sunshine
Singing In the Rain V2
When the saints go marching in
Walk Right Back in C
Bad Moon Rising in G
Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs
Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey








Only at Christmas songs
Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer
Tabs for Jingle Bells Simple picking tab on 1st (A) string of ukulele
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
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
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

For all Beginners and Improvers - watch this  YouTube video of strumming technique 

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