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Oxford Band Practice – December Meeting

November 25th, 2011 by Marcus Povey

Ok Folks! December’s Oxford Band Practice will be at our usual venue on Wednesday 14th December at 7pm.

We will be doing two songs, followed by a Solo/Jam session to wind down. I figure you’ll all be getting ready for Christmas and so won’t have much time to practice!

Here are the songs, as usual TAB can be found on our songs page.

See you all for some Christmas rock!

“Whole lotta love” by Led Zeppelin

“Back in Black” by AC/DC

Oxford Band Practice – October Meeting

October 11th, 2011 by Marcus Povey

Right! October’s Oxford Band Practice will be at our usual venue on the 25th October.

We will be doing the following three two songs to start with, and as ever we have the option to revisit old favourites!

Here are the songs, as usual TAB can be found on our songs page.

I hope to see y’all there!

“Johnny B Goode” by Chuck Berry

“Like a Hurricane” by Neil Young

UPDATED: Because “Green Machine” is using a non-standard tuning, we’re opting to drop this song for now.

Oxford Band Practice – September Meeting

August 18th, 2011 by Marcus Povey

Ok, the September meeting of the Oxford Band Practice will be at 7pm on the 23rd September at our usual venue of Soundworks Studios.

Due to the availability of the venue, September’s meeting will be on a Friday. Clearly there are a lot of Oxford bands trying to finish albums in time for Christmas!

Anyway, as usual we will be doing three new songs (with an option of revisiting any old ones you fancy). These songs, in no particular order are:

“Communication Breakdown” by Led Zeppelin

“Paint it Black” by The Rolling Stones

“Whiskey in the Jar” by Thin Lizzy

Oxford Band Practice – August Meeting

July 20th, 2011 by Marcus Povey

The August Oxford Band Practice meeting will be at 7pm at our usual venue on the 17th of August.

Note that this is a Wednesday, not our usual Thursday slot.

Since it seemed to work last time, we will once again be playing three songs. So based on your feedback, here they are. I will have a hunt and see if I can find the tab and chords…

“Learn to Fly” by Foo Fighters

“Bad Moon Rising” by Creedence Clearwater Revival

“White room” by Cream

July meeting (reprise)

July 15th, 2011 by Marcus Povey

Last night we rocked Soundworks good and proper with the best Oxford Band Practice yet!

Thanks to all of you who came along and gave it your all to make July’s meeting such a success! You were all without exception awesome, give yourself a huge round of applause – you all deserve it!

To reiterate what I said at the end, we will have an August meet (date to be confirmed, but I’ll try and get a Thursday again). If you have any song requests then please get in contact, either comment here or go to our Facebook page.

Below is a take of “Knocking on Heaven’s Door” which I managed to snap showing you all being awesome! Sorry for the shaky cam and if I if I didn’t catch some of you, next time I’ll stand in a better place!

Oxford Band Practice – July Meeting

June 10th, 2011 by Marcus Povey

Following from today’s fantastic session, I am pleased to announce July’s meeting will be on the 14th of July.

Once again, it’ll be at Soundworks Studios in Blackbird Leys, Oxford starting at 7pm and going on until about 8.30.

Cranking it up a notch we will be doing three (yes three!) songs, and I’ll be updating the site with the sheet music for them soon. In the mean time, have a listen to the following clips!

“Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol

“Knockin on Heaven’s Door” by Bob Dylan

“Comfortably Numb” by Pink Floyd

See you there!

Oxford Band Practice – June meeting

May 21st, 2011 by Marcus Povey

Soundworks have squished the last of the gremlins which forced us to cancel the last meeting, so I’m delighted to announce that the next Oxford Band Practice will be held at 7pm on the 9th of June.

Same plan as our aborted April meeting, we will be playing the very fine “Live Forever” by mardy 90′s indie band Oasis. As usual we will be meeting at Soundworks studios in Blackbird Leys.

So, grab the sheet music and I’ll be seeing y’all there!

URGENT – April’s meeting postponed!

April 27th, 2011 by Marcus Povey

Due to circumstances beyond our control – namely a technical fault at the recording studio – we have been forced to cancel Thursday’s meeting at Soundworks studio.

We are of course very disappointed with this and I am personally very sorry for the short notice any for inconvenience which may have been caused.

We are attempting to reschedule / find alternative venues and I will be keeping you posted through this blog and our Facebook group as soon as I have any more news.

Keep the faith, and we will be rocking out very soon!

Oxford Band Practice : April meeting

April 20th, 2011 by Marcus Povey

Following on from the fun we had at the last meet, this month we will be revisiting an old 90′s classic by Oasis – “Live Forever”.

The meeting will be held at 7pm on the 28th of April, at Soundworks Studios in Blackbird Leys.

The sheet music for this can be downloaded here, but here’s the video on youtube if you fancy playing it by ear!

More details as always can be found on our Facebook page and the soon-to-be-completely-updated website.

Oxford Band Practice – March meeting

February 14th, 2011 by Marcus Povey

Oxford band practice is an informal group that gives people who want the opportunity to play and improve their ability the opportunity to play with other musicians in a relaxed atmosphere.

After a long break, I am please to announce that the next practice will be on the 31st March from 7pm at Soundworks Studios, Oxford.

This time we will be practising ”Another Brick in the Wall (part 2)” by Pink Floyd, so grab a music sheet and learn your part.

For you more aural oriented sorts, you might find this youtube clip useful:

More details will be put out on the group’s Facebook page, I hope to see you there!

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