Some Songbook and Chordpro Tips

Reblogged from “Ukulele Allsorts”, where I am keeping my “nerdy stuff” now!
Liz Panton

Ukulele Allsorts

Linkesoft songbook WindowsIn case it helps anyone else, some extracts from recent email correspondence about Songbook from Linkesoft and Chordpro aka Chordii formatting.

Where there are references to a “PC” this applies equally to a Mac or any other operating system. Similarly, “iPad” is interchangeable with “iPhone”. I have no experience of the Android version but I assume that things will be much the same.

If anyone spots any errors in what I have posted here, please do leave a comment with the correct information!

I have put songbook app on my tablet and got the usual ‘Greensleeves’ demo. I was wondering:

1. How you get all the songs in word documents on my PC converted to Chordpro (do you have to download songbook for windows and work on your PC and move the songs across to the tablet?)

2. Have you got to use Dropbox or can you just move songs…

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Sunderland Ukulele Clubs News!

First, a NEW ukulele club starts up on May 6th – “Steamin’ Ukes” at the Dun Cow!
Plus some changes for “Hylton Ukes” (The Club Previously Known As “Ukes4U“).

Steamin’ Ukes

Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month starting 6th May, 1:00pm to 3:30pm in the upstairs music lounge - Dun Cow SR1 3HA  Bring your ukulele and enjoy a couple of hours playing, singing and sharing expertise with like-minded folk - abilities welcome from beginner to Jake Shimabuku! Emphasis is on the enjoyment of playing the ukulele!

  • Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month starting 6th May
  • 1:00pm to 3:30pm
  • Upstairs music lounge – Dun Cow SR1 3HA
  • Free!

“Steamin’ Ukes” has been set up by Charlie Lally – a stalwart of Ukes4Fun (Newcastle) and Tune Army (Whickham).  Charlie also set up “The Wild Ukes of Wanny” club when he lived in Ashington.

Charlie, who has recently moved to Seaburn, says, “Bring your ukulele and enjoy a couple of hours playing, singing and sharing expertise with like-minded folk – abilities welcome from beginner to Jake Shimabuku!  Emphasis is on the enjoyment of playing the ukulele!”

Charlie has got some good publicity for the new club in the Sunderland Echo, where he says, “There’s a ukulele club which meets in Hylton Castle, but that’s an evening club. I thought it would be great to have an afternoon club for older people with some time on their hands.  It’s mainly for players to spend a couple of hours sharing tips.”

Contact: Charlie Lally (spam protected): U…@h…l.com

Hylton Ukes

Name change: The Ukulele Club previously known as “Ukes4U”!  No changes to times, dates or venue – just a name change.

Contact details change: Alf Scott, Hylton Ukes organiser, also has a new email address (spam protected): a…@y…o.com

For more info about Hylton Ukes, see previous posts: Hyton Ukes


For information about many other clubs and sessions in the North East and Cumbria, see:  j.mp/ne-ukes