Friday, 20 July 2012

Songs for the social

Hi there buskers,

The day of the first musical meeting will soon be upon us and it’s time to start learning the songs. I’m including links to the chords and words that we’ll be using below so that you can familiarise yourselves with these. As long as most of you are familiar with the chord shapes for the main bits of the song, and the main melody we’ll be able to work from there. Whilst I think all the songs below are great, they also work well as acoustic-busky-sing-alongs which is the main thing

Dreaming of you

A lovely fairly short jaunty number from The Coral. The nice bit here is that we can split into two groups. One group will sing the main vocal with Warren, and the second group will sing the bits in brackets. There is a little bit that’s not in the music (those of you that know the song will spot it, but it only needs one or two instruments to play and extra 2 chords at the end of the chorus)
Below is a video of the buskers on bikes  (Warren and I included) playing this in a friend’s Kitchen

Make me smile (Come up and see me)

In a break a break from the style of the original... this one works really well as a waltz (1,2,3..1,2,3) and again has a lovely split in the vocals that will work well as a group sing-along

Going up country

This is an extra one to learn because it’s quick and it’s easy. 12 bar blues in A. Which is A, D and E.

Lastly but not leastly Sophie Holloway is still storming out in the lead with £230 raised so far. Glen Orford is very close behind on £220.99. After that there is a little bit of a gap with Ryan and I just breaking the £100 mark. Great work all of you so far. Little by little we’re getting there. There are still a few of you with tickets that haven’t got your just giving sites set up yet. Please get in touch if you are having problems with this.

See you at the social bikers!!


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