As today is Ringo Starr’s 75th birthday, here’s a nicely done version of the Harrison – Starr composition & my favourite of his solo numbers, Photograph, from LeoHareMusic. Remember to say “Peace & Love!” at midday. But don’t ask him for his autograph!
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Here’s a fascinating stop-frame animated YouTube from Vi Hart talking about how musical notes are made up of different frequencies. It uses an unfretted instrument (viola) to show how you can work out where along the fingerboard the different notes appear, so you can see how this translates to the uke & why the frets are where they are. Read the rest of this entry »
Kevin’s has dug out an excellent three numbers for us to try in April. We’ll be playing them as a group on Tue 31 March & Tue 7 April, as people seem to need a little longer than a week to practice & it worked well this month playing everything on two weeks. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Antônio Carlos Jobim, Astrud Gilberto, Billy Murray, By The Light Of The Silvery Moon, Canoon UkuCafe, Doctor Uke, Doris Day, Dr Uke, Edward Madden, Fats Waller, Girl From Ipanema, Gus Edwards, Haydn Quartet, John Lennon, Lennon & McCartney, Little Richard, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, Norman Gimbel, Paul McCartney, PLUC 2015 Top Ten, reyalpEleluku, Sgt Pepper, Stan Getz, The Beatle-lele Book, The Beatles, Tsutomu Yoshikawa, Ukulele, Vinícius de Moraes, YouTube
This month’s tunes have been chosen by Ed. He’s picked three songs that he thinks would work well in the group & says let’s give it a try & see what comes out the other end.
As before, the versions of the songs we’ll be using are in the PLUC Box for members (and have been emailed to our newer attendees). Do practice these at home & be ready to play them as a group on Tue 3 March. We’ll then vote upon the one that works the best so we can rehearse it more fully over the coming months. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Al Lewis, Blueberry Hill, Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home, Doctor Uke, Dr Uke, Ed Green, Edward Green, Fats Domino, John Sebastian, Ken Middleton, Larry Stock, Lovin' Spoonful, Mark Sebastian, Mr Tambourine Man, Natalie Steiner, PLUC 2015 Top Ten, Richard G, Richard G's Songbook, Sammy Kaye Orchestra, Scorpex, Steve Boone, Summer in The City, The Byrds, Ukulele, vallelectro, Vincent Rose, YouTube
When we were playing After You’ve Gone this week, Rufus mentioned that he’d recorded a version in his garden with Alli, founder of Ukulele Cosmos. It seems a fitting song to post here on St Skeletor’s Day:
Tags: After You've Gone, Doctor Uke, Dr Uke, Henry Creamer, Lee & Herring, Richard Herring, Rufus Yells, St Skeletor's Day, Stewart Lee, The Toots, Turner Layton, Ukulele, Ukulele Cosmos, Uncle Rufus, YouTube