Friday, 21 December 2012

The NUkes Christmas Party

The Nukes Christmas Party was "A Hoot"  the platters of food went down a treat.

Songs we did on the night;
Mack The Knife,
Most People I know,
Rocking all over the world,
Teddy Bear...plus lots more of Elvis

We reconvene on 15th Jan 2013.

Keep working on Mack The Knife for the group to perform on the 29th Jan 2013 at the Limelight Concert hosted by The Adelaide Ukulele Appreciation Society at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel.

Here is Bobby Darin doing a live version of Mack The Knife.


Cheers CC
Have a Great Christmas and New Years and see you all in 2013.


Saturday, 3 November 2012

6th Movember 7pm - 10 pm meeting of The Northern Ukuleles

NUkes meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday nights, 7pm to 10pm. Old spot hotel dining room rear of pub. Bring the kids along if you want. Evenings start at beginners level, by 10pm we are jamming. This week Beginners lessons, play the blues, Learn this song "Then I Kissed Her" And open jam anything you want.

6th Movember 7pm - 10 pm meeting of The Northern Ukuleles

Cheers CC

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Halloween Eve Limelight Ukulele Concert Presented by The Adelaide Ukulele Appreciation Society







The NUkes Rockin Out to the John Foggerty Classic "Rockin all over the world" at  Halloween Eve Limelight Ukulele Concert Presented by The Adelaide Ukulele Appreciation Society 30/10/12.  Plus Annie the witch and Jarred as Hunter S Thompson doing his original song.  Must come and teach it to the whole NUkes Group.


The Northern Ukuleles AKA The NUkes "Rocked The Gov" at the Adelaide Ukulele Appreciation Societies Limelight Ukulele Concert

AUAS Halloween Limelight Concert
The Northern Ukuleles AKA The NUkes Came, Saw and Rocked Out.

The Northern Ukuleles Club AKA The Nukes Rocked The Gov at the Adelaide Ukulele Appreciation Societies Limelight Ukulele Concert on Halloween eve, 30th October 2012.

Well done to all who made it along, the other Ukulele Clubs present were impressed.

So much fun to play with you all.

Can't wait for the next time to play a gig.
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Cheers CC


P.S.  The Next meeting of NUkes is Tuesday 6th Nov 7pm till 10pm. at  The Old Spot Hotel Main North Road, Salisbury Heights.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Halloween Limelight Fancy Dress Concert.

Halloween Limelight  Fancy Dress Concert.Governor Hindmarsh

Tuesday Night 30th 

Doors open 7pm.


I will be at 3D radio Hillbilly Hoot Monday from 7pm for anyone who wants a runthrough.
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Song 1. Fairytale of New York by the Pouges.

Opening Song ETA 7:15 to 7:30 ish

Artists Richard Tonkin + CC Lily de Leo + Pete Barter + Simon.

Fairytale of New York by the Pouges.

Key D.
Chords Verse D A D G A D D G A D
Chords Chorus G A D Bm D G A D

Watch it here http://youtu.be/j9jbdgZidu8

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Song 2. Rockin All Over The World - John Fogerty

Northern Ukuleles will play in First Set

Rockin All Over The World - John Fogerty

Artists CC + Pete Barter + Simon + Warren Kepler + lots more NUkes
Key: G
Chords: G C D

Watch it here.
http://youtu.be/jd6Q6epqSuk NOTE THE ORIGINAL KEY IS D but we do it in G

Tab is here
http://www.scorpexuke.com/pdffiles/Rockin_All_Over_The_World_John_Fogerty.pdf

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Song 3. Werewolves of London

Artists CC + Tess Coleman + Pete Barter+ Simon + Phil Crowe if he brings his Piano for the Ukulele Circus

Key D
Progression D C G

Watch it Here.
http://youtu.be/iDpYBT0XyvA

Cheers CC

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Werewolves of London - Lyrics

Halloween is coming you know, so looking for suitable Halloween Songs, suggestions welcome...  You can find me at The Gov on 30th October for the Big Halloween Fancy Dress Party.

Yes I know that "Technically" it is 1 day before Halloween but I got a Billy Bragg Gig to go to on the 31st.
Cheers CC





Ukulele strum patterns for stand by me

John Mansfield AKA The Frog with another great Video on Ukulele strum patterns for "Stand by me"
Enjoy
Cheers CC





Thursday, 4 October 2012

12 Bar Blues Backing Track In A Major




Hi there.
This is a guitar backing track, but play your Ukuleles over it, its cool.
The chord progression is a I IV V progression in A major, which using our Handy Dandy Inbuilt Chord Progression Calculator, or as I like to call it our Left Hand, means our Thumb is The Home Chord or I chord of A.
Count fingers up to the 4th finger ie A B C D and ta da our chord calculator gives us the IV chord of D and one more finger along and hey presto there is the V chord or E.  
Make em all 7th chords, or some 7th and some majors, mix it up have fun, experiment.
Listen/feel for the changes and the way the song feels resolved back to the I chord of A.  Keep counting and Jam On Ukers.
Cheers CC

A Major Blues Backing Track

www.freelicks.net/Ljud/Shufle_A_95.mp3

KEY: A Major Blues Backing Track, play A D and E chords, try using the 7ths of those chords too, mix them up, keep counting and listen/feel for the changes.

I will try and find more for you folks,
cheers CC

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Great Ukulele Jam Night with The Northern Ukuleles (AKA The NUkes) at the Old Spot tonight.

Great Ukulele Jam Night with The Northern Ukuleles (AKA The NUkes) at the Old Spot tonight. 

Big Thanks to Roy for Teaching a Lesson how to play Then I Kissed Her & John M for refresher in Fever 

And thanks to Ian, Tess & Mikey for mucking in and helping the Newbies get there fingers sorted. 

Congratulations to all ukers who attended tonight, great work... keep counting and practicing, see you on the 16th Oct.

Cheers CC

Ukulele Jam Night 2nd October at The Old Spot Hotel 7pm

Ukulele Jam Night 2nd October at The Old Spot Hotel 7pm.

Lessons in how to play Ukulele for the price of a Gold Coin Donation, bargain.

Tonight Roy Teaches us the Beachboys Classic "Then I Kissed Her" complete with the twiddly bits.

More Blues and More Rocking out practicing our song for the Limelight Performance at the Gov on Tue 30th


Cheers CC

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Fever - Peggy Lee Ukulele Chord Progression



To backup Frogs Lesson on How To Play  Fever, and his bonza Video here is the Chord Progression for Fever by Peggy Lee  The Chords you need to know are Am C Dm and E7.


Intro: Am C E7

Am                    C         Dm                    Am
Never know how much I love you, never know how much I care
Am                      C                 E7                       Am
When you put your arms around me, I get a fever that's so hard to bear
            Am     C                 Dm                     Am
You give me fever, when you kiss me, fever when you hold me tight
Am     C               E7                     Am
Fever! In the morning, fever all through the night


Am         C               Dm                 Am
Sun lights up the daytime, moon lights up the night
Am                  C                     E7                        Am 
I light up when you call my name, and you know I'm gonna treat you right
            Am     C                 Dm                     Am
You give me fever, when you kiss me, fever when you hold me tight
Am     C               E                     Am
Fever! In the morning, fever all through the night


Am          C              Dm                Am
Everybody's got the fever, that is something you all know
Am          C                 E                   Am
Fever isn't such a new thing, fever started long ago


Am          C       Dm                  Am
Romeo loved Juliet, Juliet she felt the same
Am              C                          E7                      Am
When he put his arms around her, he said, "Julie, Baby, you're my flame”
             Am     C                Dm                     Am
"Thou giveth fever, when we kisseth, fever with thy flaming youth
Am      C          E7                       Am
“Fever! I'm afire, fever, yeah, I burn, forsooth.”


Am                C          Dm             Am
Captain Smith and Pocahontas had a very mad affair
Am             C                             E7                    Am
When her daddy tried to kill him, she said, “Daddy, oh, don't you dare!”
             Am    C                Dm                     Am
"He gives me fever with his kisses, fever when he holds me tight
Am     C                  E7                          Am
Fever! I'm his misses, so Daddy, Won't you treat him right?”


Am                  C            Dm                           Am
Now you've listened to my story, here's the point that I have made
Am               C                        E7                  Am
Chicks were born to give you fever, be it Fahrenheit or Centigrade
              Am     C                   Dm                    Am
They give you fever, when you kiss them, fever if you live and learn
Am     C                 E7                    Am
Fever! 'till you sizzle, what a lovely way to burn


E7                    Am
what a lovely way to burn
E7                    Am
what a lovely way to burn
E7                    Am
what a lovely way to burn

Learn how to play "Then I Kissed Her - Beachboys with Roy.

Tuesday 2nd October, 7pm at the Old Spot hotel Salisbury , Learn how to play "Then I Kissed Her - Beachboys with Roy

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Tuesday 18th - John Mansfield (from Lilly and The Frog) Teaches us Fever - Peggy Lee

The Next Ukulele Night at the Old Spot Hotel for the NUkers (The Northern Ukuleles) is on Tuesday 18th

John Mansfield (from Ukulele duo Lily and The Frog)  will be along to Teach us Fever - Peggy Lee.

I have ACDC Long Way To The Top to show you.

Education Through Inspiration (ETI) Teachers Peter Barter  and Simon will be back on Drums and Ukulele Bass Guitar...feedback I have been getting about having Dums and Bass backing the Ukuleles has been very very positive.

Keep those Song Suggestions comming folks... I like your Style!

Cheers CC

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Launch of The Northern Ukuleles Nights at The Old Spot Hotel

What a great Ukulele Jam night we had at The Old Spot Hotel, Salisbury Heights, last night.  To use the Aussie vernacular "what a bloody ripper" of a night was had by all.

We covered a whole lotta Ukulele ground last night. and I'll post more in-depth information later on.
But to Summarize, this is what you missed.  

  • We covered the Most Popular Chords in songs,  
  • How to play Barre Chords on your Ukulele,  
  • Practice Tips, 
  • Timing and Rhythm Lesson from Education Through Inspiration 
  • We learnt and played a 12 Bar Blues and a Funk Progression 
  • And we learned and played those classic songs  by John Foggerty, Rockin All Over The World and Bad Moon Rising.
The next Northern Ukuleles Jam Night is on Tuesday 18th September 7pm - 9pm at The Old Spot Hotel Salisbury Heights.  Cheers CC.    


Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Which of you Ukulele Media Hoes is up for a Photo-Shoot

Which of you Ukulele Media Hoes is up for a Photo-Shoot

Hello all you Ukulele Appreciators, CC here.


Late notice I know but the Messenger Press Paper has requested a Photo-shoot
for a story they want to write on the rising popularity of the Ukulele
and how the little instrument is now spreading out to the suburbs.


So anybody that is free is most welcome to attend, ukulele in hand.

Thursday 30th Aug 4:30pm at The Old Spot Hotel, 1955 Main North Road, Salisbury Heights.