Our group will attempt to do justice to this intense and haunting song on the ukulele. We hope we can arrange some singing parts that may live up to Holly Throsby‘s looped, layered vocals.
Our group broke through the performance barrier last night at the Criterion Hotel open mic night! Here we are boogieing to our set of three songs:
The Cri’s Thursday evening open mics have attracted goodly turnouts of punters and talented performers. Ukulelians may want to consider a play along with 4StringsGood upstairs before coming down to enjoy the music…
Set your ukuleles to low down and dirty to play this classic Tom Waits tune.
Here is a fun old traditional Irish tune that can be played as gentle or as raucous as you like it. And like all the best tunes it’s only got three chords.
You are probably familiar with it, but if you aren’t, here is Sinead O’Conner’s version:
In our last couple of meetups we’ve been going over some favourite tunes to get them ready for a performance during the Castlemaine State Festival. This Thurs we give some attention to:
- Autumn Leaves (updated arrangement, new song sheet)
- Storm Boy
- Pacific Ocean
- Blame it on the Ukulele – if we have enough voices
California Sun has an updated song sheet too. We always love playing this song!
What is your favourite 4 strings good song?
On again this week – Thurs evening, 7:30-9pm.
We shall have another play of a couple of songs from last week and learn a new one. Here are some links to the recent posts so folks can print out the song sheets if they missed them, have a go at home and come along ready to sing on Thursday!
Sore hand and wrist muscles playing barre chords? Tonight the group practised barre chord techniques. We played around with ways to barre all four strings in ways that cause minimal stress and strain. Namely, we keep relaxed and take advantage of gravity! See tutorial by Stu Fuchs below:
Here is an exercise from Ukester Brown to help you develop barre chord fluidity while sounding cool at the same time. Don’t forget to relax and let that hand fall!
Tonight we learn the Pacific Ocean ocean song, effectively doubling our repertoire of beach tunes! Metric purists start your conversions now!