Members of the Austin Ukulele Society kicked off the holiday season with cheerful spirits, stylish accessories, and plenty of smiles, at our November 3rd meeting! We kicked off the meeting with introductions and local ukulele news. Then we warmed up our fingers and voices with Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds.”
Bob shared information about the holiday medley of two terrific Christmas standards, “Blue Christmas” and “White Christmas,” and gave us a lovely performance to demonstrate it. He then led us through very helpful exercises to get comfortable with the chords, chord progressions, strumming and picking options, and harmonizing opportunities. We enjoyed learning the song, piece by piece, and then putting it all together to play through a couple of times.
We then took a break to enjoy the terrific talents of our open mic participants – (left to right) Jay Clement, Teagan Whitehead and Bob Guz – who, by chance, all played terrific covers of quirky, entertaining tunes we all wanted to sing along with.
When we got back to playing our holiday medley, we got better and better at it! We look forward to sharing the recording with you, later this month, so check back around Thanksgiving time on our YouTube channel.
To play along with us, you can download the lyrics and chords for our arrangement of “Blue Christmas / White Christmas Medley” 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).
As always, we appreciate all of the volunteer support we get to help us set up and break down and have a wonderful time.
We’ll see you at our annual in-person Holiday Strum-a-long and Potluck, on Thursday, December 8, and we’ll look forward to a virtual Holiday Play-along on our YouTube channel on Thursday, December 15! See you then! 🙂
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Ukulele Society T-shirts!
We are proud to unveil our latest shirt, new for 2022: the “AUS Classic Ukulele,” design, hot off the presses! All of our shirts are thoughtfully 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. The new “AUS Classic Ukulele” design, “Ukulele Around the World,” “10th Anniversary,” Mermaid, Cowboy,” “Austin Lasso” and other shirts are $20. We also have vinyl decals with the AUS logo for $1 each. We can accept cash or a check made out to Austin Ukulele Society; you can also make payment via Venmo or PayPal. 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.