On a chilly and gray November evening, the Austin Ukulele Society created warmth and cheer for all. The meeting kicked off with introductions, info about upcoming local ukulele events and our warm up song, “Three Little Birds.” Next, Bob introduced our holiday medley of “Let It Snow” and “Winter Wonderland” and walked the group through helpful chord progression exercises, which made it easier to play. After rehearsing the medley a few times, we took a break and practiced one of our favorite songs and most popular videos on YouTube, “Wagon Wheel.” We hope you enjoy our recent take on it, a little more than four years since we first recorded it. Afterward, we spent more time with our holiday medley and recorded it to share in December. We are grateful to those of you who displayed your holiday spirit with Santa hats, Christmas sweaters and jewelry, and more, to make our meeting and video even more festive!
To play along with us, you can download the lyrics and chords for “Wagon Wheel” or download a copy of the presentation and instruction guide (what we project on the screen for all to follow along, including exercises and drills).
During the Open Mic Night portion of the evening, we were delighted by Sarah, Helen, John and Sho’s varied selections and originals and are always so appreciative of those who share what they’ve been working on with us.
Mark your calendars! We look forward to more holiday cheer at our upcoming 8th annual holiday potluck and strum-a-long at the High Road on Dawson on Thursday, December 14th! 🙂
And speaking of the holidays, in case you want to get some shopping done early, we have plenty of Austin Ukulele Society t-shirts available for purchase – including our beautiful brand new 2017 “Ukulele Mermaid” design, crafted by the talented Lyda Guz and printed right here in Austin!
Our newest shirt is $20; all previous years’ shirts are $15. We accept cash or a check made out to Bob Guz or Jen Richardson. Drop us a note via our Contact Us page if you would like to make an online purchase.
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