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London 2011 WTFIUO jam

Postby biscuit » Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:45 am

Seeing as a few uf us will be meeting in London next month I expect I'm not the only one hoping for a wee uke jam :rock:

As I mentioned to Venus and Zebra on FB the other day I thought it would be wise to maybe agree on a few tunes to practice so we at least know a few of the same songs. :)

Zebra asked for something cheerful and easy. I suggest "Ten guitars" It's simple (only 4 chords), it's definitely cheerful and also it is somewhat of a Kiwi anthem, which makes it very fitting as we're all meeting up to see PF :D

http://folksong.org.nz/tenguitars/index.html
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Re: London 2011 WTFIUO jam

Postby kipples » Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:53 pm

I'll start working on it when I can.

I have to go ask for the time off from work today.
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Re: London 2011 WTFIUO jam

Postby biscuit » Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:22 pm

kipples wrote:I'll start working on it when I can.

I have to go ask for the time off from work today.


Fingers crossed you get it then! Luckily (ha!) I don't even have a job :rock:

Feel free to make some more suggestions btw ;)
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Re: London 2011 WTFIUO jam

Postby kipples » Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:20 pm

Could you post the the chords to poi e?
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Re: London 2011 WTFIUO jam

Postby Venus » Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:37 pm

Ooh Ten Guitars is a good one! I've played that before after seeing Bret, Gemma and Carmel from WIUO play it too. Are we adding the Spanish/Maori strum as demonstrated in the video? :D

Yeah so when Zebra suggested playing upbeat songs on Facebook, a few upbeat(ish) songs I'm currently playing which spring to mind are Sloop John B (a good tutorial can be found here), 5 Years Time by Noah and The Whale (video here and uke chords here) and Build Me Up Buttercup (can be found on page 34 of the this songbook. Lots of other good songs are in this booklet too!).

Both Sloop John B and 5 Years Time are quite easy to play, Build Me Up Buttercup is slightly trickier in some parts. They're nothing to do with NZ though. :P
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Re: London 2011 WTFIUO jam

Postby Venus » Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:10 pm

Oh yeah I forgot about Rocky and Balls/Sophie Madeleine. Would be quite funny if we played I Heart You Online or Beard Song or any other of their songs. :D
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Re: London 2011 WTFIUO jam

Postby Nancy » Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:55 pm

How about You Are My Sunshine as an homage to the NYC ukers? :wink:

And please, please have a designated taper who doesn't play so we can enjoy all of you strumming away. Oh I can't wait! :D

Kipples, I hope you're all set with your work schedule. :pray:
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Re: London 2011 WTFIUO jam

Postby nonchalant obsession » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:20 pm

I'm so jealous. :supz: Are there any Phoenix Foundation songs that would work?
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Re: London 2011 WTFIUO jam

Postby biscuit » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:49 pm

Kipples: I'll find the chords and lyrics for Poi E ;)

Venus: Several good ones there :D

Nancy: Also a very good one :)

Nonch: I've been thinking on that and I really wish I was able to arrange Buffalo for a uke band cause that would rock!! I might ask my muso bro to have a crack at it :)
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Re: London 2011 WTFIUO jam

Postby biscuit » Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:39 am

I only have a transposed version of Poi E (in C) on my computer but I'm not allowed to attach any type of text file so I can't upload it :evil:

I'll have to e-mail it. I know I'll find Kipples' addy in the Xmas card thread. If anyone else wants it PM me :)
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Re: London 2011 WTFIUO jam

Postby LauraK » Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:52 pm

Found these here for Poi-E: (It's got the video on the right side so you can follow along...)
http://folksong.org.nz/poi_e/index.html

Intro - solo a cappella : chanted by lead female Kaea.
TE POI !
PATUA TAKU POI PATUA KIA RITE
PA-PARA PATUA TAKU POI E !

E A
E rere ra e taku poi poro-titi
E B
Ti-taha-taha ra whaka-raru-raru e
E A
Poro-taka taka ra poro hurihuri mai
E B E
Rite tonu ki te ti-wai-waka e

A E
Ka pare pare ra pī-o-o-i-o-i a
A E
Whaka-heke-heke e ki a kori kori e
A E
Piki whaka-runga ra ma mui-nga mai a
A B E
Taku poi poro-titi taku poi e

E
Poi E whaka-tata mai
A
Poi E kaua he rerekē
B
Poi E kia piri mai ki au
E B
Poi E-E awhi mai ra
E
Poi E tāpeka tia mai
A
Poi E o taua aroha
B
Poi E pai here tia ra
E
POI... TAKU POI E!

Repeat solo a cappella : Chanted by lead female Kaea.
PATUA TAKU POI PATUA KIA RITE
PA-PARA PATUA TAKU POI E !

Verse & chorus repeated again, same sequence.

Instrumental break, usually poi percussion.
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Re: London 2011 WTFIUO jam

Postby biscuit » Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:02 pm

Cool, Laura. The reason I wanted to send mine was that it's transposed down to a C as the E is too high for me ;) But there are transposing tools online for people to use if they should want it in another key :D
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Re: London 2011 WTFIUO jam

Postby SheWolf » Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:56 am

I know it's not very uke but I think this is my fave version of 10 Guitars.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud6aSy1B ... re=related

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Re: London 2011 WTFIUO jam

Postby Nancy » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:40 am

:shock: :rolls: Um, nice cross? :lol: :wink:
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Re: London 2011 WTFIUO jam

Postby Venus » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:22 pm

So I assume we're definitely going to play Ten Guitars and Poi E. Any others?
Also, when exactly do you think we're going to have this uke jam session because it's just occured to me that I wouldn't want to bring my uke along to the gig cos a sold out show at The Borderline gets very crowded and I'm not sure about handing in my uke to the cloakroom. :worry: ;)
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