The Austin Ukulele Society had a love-ly time getting into the mood for Valentine’s Day, as we took on the fantastic and timeless tune of romance, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” at our February meeting. Over 120 members gathered with smiles on their faces and ukes in their hands, as we got in our introductions and warmed up with Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds.”
Bob G. then shared some information about his arrangement of “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” and gave us a great demonstration performance of it. He then taught us how to play, pick and sing this infectious song, with helpful exercises on the strum patterns, chords and chord progressions, and picking options. Thanks to Bob’s step-by-step approach, we sounded good from the first time we played it through – and we only got better each time we practiced the song.
We took a break to enjoy the talented performers who participated in the open mic portion of the evening. Kelly & Tilly, Mike, Kaia, Cynthia, and Ronald played a terrific selection of cover tunes, that spanned several musical genres.
After the enjoyable open mic performances ended, we practiced our song again and recorded it for your listening and play-along pleasure. We hope you’ll check out the video, coming soon to our YouTube channel. We hope you will enjoy listening and playing with us!
To play along with us, you can download the lyrics and chords for our arrangement of “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” 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).
We are thankful to Aaron Lewis for joining us on bass and to our amazing volunteers who do so much to make the evening successful.
We’ll see you back in the same place on Thursday, March 9, at 7pm! See you there!! 🙂
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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 $25. 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.