Carol correctly guessed via Facebook yesterday’s Super Simple Song
was: ‘Hit the Road Jack’ by Ray Charles – well done!
Here’s how those 4 chords sound:
Another Hula Doll Award to the winner!
Marvel at how simple a song can be, this big hit, just repeats these 4 chords throughout. Can you guess what it is? Just play 2 downstrokes for each chord. The usual Hula Doll Award will be presented to the winner!
Here she is, Betty Boop (based on Helen Kane) who sung some of our favourite uke songs like ‘That’s my weakness now’ and Button up your overcoat’.
Betty Boop doll
Jess & Carol – correctly identified yesterday’s mystery song as Bob Marley’s ‘Is this love’. Well done! You win the Hula Doll Award!
What am I strummin’? First correct answer is the winner. Easy one to start!
Take 2 – with three added notes! Plus, another clue, typically for me, it’s a little faster than the original song!
A new song for Sunday April 14th
Wouldn’t it be good if we could play some songs without staring at bits of paper. We’ll try and find some songs suitably simple to make this possible and introduce them into our playing…
So here is the first one, it’s called: Mama Don’t Like It by Smiley Lewis
You can hear it and play along on Youtube or buy it on Itunes etc.
The chords are a simple 12 bar blues variation:
| C | | | |
| F | | C | |
| G7 | tacet | C | |
We’ll change the words in the verses (the types of music ‘they don’t like’) to:
Jump, blues, bop, uke
So now you need to memorise all of that – no cheating, no bits of paper!
Let’s see how it goes on Sunday…
Any other suggestions for songs we could try, reply to this post!