Over eighty ukulele players gathered on a warm summer night at the July 14 Austin Ukulele Society meeting, to strum and sing together. After introductions and sharing some local news, including info about Sho Humphries’ upcoming workshop and concert on July 28, we warmed up our fingers and voices with Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds.”
We enjoy doing an upbeat, cheerful pop song from time to time, and we were excited to do our first ever song by the very popular and prolific British band, The Cure: “Friday I’m In Love”. It was a huge hit in 1992 and still gets plenty of air play.
Bob shared some information on and performed his lovely arrangement of The Cure’s “Friday I’m In Love.” He then led us through very helpful exercises to practice the chords, chord transitions and progressions as well as the finger-picking and vocal harmony options. We played through the song a couple of times and sounded great.
We practiced “Friday I’m In Love” a few more times before recording ourselves to share with all on YouTube. We hope you enjoy strumming along from home with us, so be on the lookout for the video of our performance, coming soon to our YouTube channel. 🙂
To play along with us, you can download the lyrics and chords for our arrangement of “Friday I’m In Love” 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).
Sho Humphries performed his terrific original composition, “Dream Again,” during the open mic portion of the evening! We hope to see our local friends at Sho’s workshop on July 28. Contact Us to reserve your spot today!
We look forward to seeing you on August 11 for our next monthly meeting!! 🙂
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Ukulele Society T-shirts!
As you may know, we create a new t-shirt every fall. Celebrating our global AUS community, we are thrilled to unveil our latest edition t-shirt, “Ukulele Around the World,” designed by the talented Lyda Guz!
The shirts are silk screened here in Austin at a fantastic locally-owned print shop and are available for purchase via mail order. The new “Ukulele Around the World” design, “10th Anniversary,” Mermaid, Cowboy,” and “Austin Lasso” shirts are $20 – all other styles are $15. Please drop us a line if you’d like to purchase a shirt (or two or three). 🙂 At this time, we can only ship orders within the U.S.