Why do we use OnSong and Dropbox on an iPad for our ukulele songs?
Where our ukulele groups meet if there is Wi-Fi available it is virtually unusable.
When you have loaded up your tablet with our songs then you will not require Wi-Fi at our meetings.
Setting up your iPad
The two apps you require for your iPad are called OnSong (£23.99) and Dropbox (FOC, requires iOS 10 or above). They are both available from the Apple iPad App Store.
(N.B If your iPad does not have iOS 10 or above, you are still able to import our songs into OnSong. See Additional songs and websites for the instructions on how to do it.)
Attached to this page is a PDF called “Using an iPad for your Ukulele Music”. (See “Attachments” at the foot of this page)
The “Using an iPad for your Ukulele Music” instructions take you, step by step, through the process of setting up your iPad.
All the songs we use are stored in a shared Dropbox folder.
By using Dropbox, it makes it quick and easy to load up your copy of OnSong.
Please email Dave Thacker firstname.lastname@example.org asking him to give you access to the Ukulele Songs shared Dropbox folder.
N.B Dave will need the email address that you used to set up your Dropbox account.
It is recommended that you download all of the other local group’s songs into OnSong as ChUG do tend to use them from time to time.
Additional songs and websites
In addition, all the local groups have a song sheet section on their website that you can also use to load up your copy of OnSong.
Cheltenham Ukulele Group
Churchdown Ukulele Club
OnSong has a built-in facility that will allow you to download and import multiple songs from a website into OnSong. There are three requirements:
1. It works on an iPad 2 or above with
2. IOS 8 or above
3. OnSong version 1.993 or above
This link http://onsongapp.com/docs/features/add-to/ will tell you how it works and has a video that walks you through the process.
How to join the ChUG email system
N.B. New songs are usually sent out by email.
It’s very easy to do by following these instructions: –
1. Click/tap on this link http://eepurl.com/ciL-Fz
2. You will be presented with the MailChimp ChUG Signup form
3. Enter your email address
4. Enter your first and last names
5. Tick the “ChUG Email” box (without the tick we can’t send you any emails!)
6. Then finally, click/tap on the “Subscribe to List” button at the bottom of the form
7. You may be asked to tick a box to confirm you are not a robot. (This is a normal procedure to prevent you and ChUG receiving spam emails)
8. You may also be asked to answer a picture question. (This is a normal procedure to prevent you and ChUG receiving spam emails)
If you use Gmail software/app for your email, you will find ChUG emails in your “Updates” or “Promotions” inbox folder.
The ChUG Facebook group
If you use Facebook, ChUG has its own group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/cheltenhamukulelegroup/
Exmouth Arms meetings
Our Monday meetings at The Exmouth have 2 sessions: –
Beginners session: 7:00 to 7:45 pm
If you are new to the Ukulele then you are invited to arrive at 7:00 pm to learn basic strumming and chords to ease you into the main session which starts at 7:45 pm.
(You are welcome to attend up to 8 beginner sessions)
Main session: 7:45 to 10 pm
This session is for players of all abilities.
Doors open at 7:45 for an 8 pm start.
Tuition or new songs from 8:00 to 8:30 pm.
The rest of the meeting is playing and singing.
There is a 10-minute break at 9:00 pm.
Simply turn up with your ukulele, join in with the songs or just watch.