July 9, 2015: Hotter than a firework!

FireworkThe Austin Ukulele Society’s July meeting definitely left us all in awe (awe, awe) as a record-breaking 115 members had a blast playing Katy Perry’s 2010 mega-hit “Firework.” Bob introduced alternate strumming and vocal variations which made the song both interesting to learn and fun to play. You can download the lyrics and chords for “Firework” or download a copy of the presentation (what we project up on the wall for all to follow along).

Our ukulele enthusiasts also enjoyed revisiting their February/Valentine’s Day tune, Sam Cooke’s “Cupid,” as well playing warm-up and closing songs “Three Little Birds” and “On the Road Again.”


The open mic portion of the meeting was an absolute treat, as we heard a variety of songs played by Liam, Luke, Anna, Leta and her Australian friend, Jennifer, and Alyssa. And the talented Elaine introduced us to the fabulous Swagerty Treholipee!

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    2015_07_09_jennifer    2015_07_09_alyssa    2015_07_09_elaine

The second Thursday of the month truly is a wonderful chance to make and hear great ukulele music with our Austin area friends, and we look forward to the August 13th meeting! 🙂


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