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Oxford Band Practise — July 2014 Meeting

July 1st, 2014 by Graham Newton

Date and Time TBD at Soundworks.

Snow Patrol — Chasing Cars

Snow Patrol — Run

Cream — Sunshine of Your Love

“Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol

Chords and Lyrics Guitar Bass


“Run” by Snow Patrol

Chords and Lyrics Guitar Bass


“Sunshine of Your Love” by Cream

Chords and Lyrics Guitar Bass

Oxford Band Practise — December 2013 Meeting

November 20th, 2013 by Graham Newton

Wednesday December 11th 8:00pm at Soundworks.


Elvis Costello — Olivers Army

Snow Patrol — Chasing Cars

Bob Dylan — Tambourine Man

Amy Winehouse — Valerie


“Olivers Army” by Elvis Costello 

Chords and Lyrics


“Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol

Chords and Lyrics Other Guitar Bass


“Tambourine Man” by Bob Dylan

Tab and Lyrics


“Valerie” by Amy Winehouse

Tab and Lyrics


Oxford Band Practice — November 2013 Meeting

November 2nd, 2013 by Graham Newton

Wednesday November 6th 8:00pm at Soundworks.

Tracy Chapman — Fast Car

Jungle Book — I Wanna Be Like You

The La’s — There She Goes


“Fast Car” by Tracy Chapman  



“I Wanna Be Like You” from the Jungle Book



“There She Goes” by The La’s


Oxford Band Practice — September 2013 Meeting

September 9th, 2013 by Graham Newton

Wednesday September 25th October 9th 8:00pm at Soundworks.

“Life on Mars” by David Bowie

Tab in F



Oxford Band Practice — March 2013 Meeting

December 3rd, 2012 by Graham Newton

Thursday December 13th 7:00pm at Soundworks.

To be rearranged for January sometime.

Wednesday March 13th 8:00pm at Soundworks.

Blondie — Sunday Girl 

Amy MacDonald — 4th of July

David Bowie — Life on Mars

Blue Oyster Cult — Don’t fear the Reaper




“Sunday Girl” by Blondie

Tab and lyrics


“4th of July” by Amy MacDonald

Tab and lyrics.  Note this is in D#.  Illustrated chords are for capo at third fret.


“Life on Mars” by David Bowie

Video is in F. However it is easiest to play on guitar in G.  However I think it is pretty hard.

Tab and Lyrics in G


“Don’t Fear the Reaper” by Blue Oyster Cult

Download text version of TAB here



Oxford Band Practise — October 2012 Meeting

October 20th, 2012 by Graham Newton

Wednesday October 31st 7:00pm at Soundworks.

Blue Oyster Cult — Don’t Fear the Reaper

Pink Floyd — Breath from Dark Side of the Moon.

As well as a the usual video I have also posted a guitar tutorial.

See you there — Graham.


“Don’t Fear the Reaper” by Blue Oyster Cult 

“Breath” by Pink Floyd 

Oxford Band Practice — August 2012 Meeting

August 14th, 2012 by Graham Newton

OK — Marcus has stupidly bravely allowed me to update the website.

So the meeting is at the usual venue at 7pm on Tuesday, 21st August.

After some discussion and a bit of unilateral decision making we have three songs:-

Knocking on Heaven’s Door Guns ‘n’ Roses style.

Rock and Roll from the truly great Led Zeppelin Vol IV album. The album cover was infamous for not having any identifying text.

And finally Rockin in the Free World by Neil Young.  Apparently the song title came from a friend of Neil’s who upon observing the Stars and Stripes being burned in Iran said that he thought they should stick to rocking in the free world. Slightly ironically the song is anti Bush (senior).

Now I have to attempt inserting the pictures and videos.

See you there — Graham.

“Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” by Guns N’ Roses


“Rock and Roll” by Led Zeppelin


“Rockin’ in the Free World” by Neil Young

Oxford Band Practice – July 2012 Meeting

June 28th, 2012 by Marcus Povey

By request we are visiting a few of the old classics we first looked at last year!

We will be at the usual venue at 7pm on the 18th of July and will be doing two songs – the 90s classic “Live Forever” and the 60s classic “White Room”.

See you there!

“Live Forever” by Oasis

“White Room” by Cream

Oxford Band Practice – June 2012 Meeting

May 24th, 2012 by Marcus Povey

Wotcha all, hope you’re not enjoying the summer sun too much to practice for the June meeting!

We will be at the usual venue at 7pm and will be doing two songs.

Once again, many thinks to Graham for sorting this out!

So, the songs…

“Lady Madonna” by The Beatles

Master Blaster by Stevie Wonder

See you there!

Oxford Band Practice – April 2012 Meeting

March 15th, 2012 by Marcus Povey

We’ve had a bit of a break (due mainly to me being horribly busy, for which I apologise profusely!), but Oxford Band Practice is back!

We will be in the same venue, but the date is yet to be confirmed so watch this space and will be on the 18th of April at 7pm.

Many thanks to Graham for sorting this out!

The songs this time are…

“Paranoid” by Black Sabbath

“Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd

Heart of Gold by Neil Young

See you there!

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