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October 25

Our last meeting was a blast. We had a great turnout and a few new faces. The female voices present were sublime! Thank you ladies! Good job to the guys too!

This meetings songs are filled with some favorites from book 2. This meeting should, no, WILL, be one to remember! The more the merrier! I’m hoping I’ll have some time before our next meeting to complete some new material. I’ll do my best! Please remember that we welcome material suggestions. Something old, something new? Something bold, something blue(s)! Lol!

9:30 – Setup and general ukulele talk.
Show and tell. Beginners special attention. Announcements? Questions? Suggestions?

10:00 – Round One – Book 2

  • Kansas City – Pg. 202
  • Down On The Corner – Pg. 101
  • Dream Baby – Pg. 102
  • You Got It – Pg. 404
  • Born To Be Wild – Pg. 49
  • The Dock Of The Bay – Pg. 90
  • Quick Pick – Pg. ?
  • Don’t Worry Baby – Pg. 93
  • Honey Pie – Pg. 146

11:50’ish – Break Time

12:10’ish – Round 2 – Arrangements

  • Orphan Girl – New!
  • Let’s Stay Together – New!
  • Hang On Little Tomato
  • No Woman No Cry
  • Apple Blossom
  • Lonestar
  • We Are Going To Be Friends
  • Trouble

12:00 – Performance Time

Oct 11th

Here we are in October. Although you can’t tell by the temperature because It still feels like August. Hot or not we never miss a meeting. See you Saturday!

9:30 – Setup time along with ukulele talk. Questions welcome. Material suggestions welcome. Veteran Pluckin’ Strummers and new-comers welcome. Snacks for break time welcome. Alisa and I are here to help – You’re welcome! Lol!

10:00 – Book 2 – The “Y’s” have it! And away we go!

    •You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice – Pg. 402
    •You’re Sixteen – Pg. 408
    •You Can’t Hurry Love – Pg. 400
    •Your Mama Don’t Dance – Pg. 410
    •Young At Heart – Pg. 409
    •You Won’t See Me – Pg. 406
    •You Got It – Pg. 404
    •Your Mother Should Know – Pg. 412

11:50’ish – Break Time

12:05 – Round 2, Arrangements

    •Orphan Girl – New!
    •Let’s Stay Together – New!
    •Longing To Belong
    •Five Hundred Miles
    •We Are Going To Be Friends
    •Fare Thee Well
    •Hang Me
    •Trouble

12:00 – Performance Time – Time To Shine!

September 27

Here’s the schedule for September 27th.

9:30 – Setup, questions, and jam a little.

10:00 – Book 2

  • Take Me Home, Country Roads – Pg. 340
  • Black Magic Woman – “Key of Dm” – (Dm,Am,Gm,A7) Pg. 41
  • As Tears Go By – Pg. 24
  • Blue Moon Of Kentucky – Pg. 35
  • Have You Ever Seen The Rain – Pg. 138
  • You Got It – Pg. 404
  • White Rabbit – Pg. 390
  • Quick Pick
  • And I Love Her – Pg. 24


10:50’ish
– Break Time!

11:10’ish – Round Two

  • Over The Rainbow / What A Wonderful World
  • Hang On Little Tomato
  • Apple Blossom
  • Proud Mary
  • Love Her Madly
  • Time – Pink Floyd Tab
  • We Are Going To Be Friends

12:00’ish – Performance Time

September 13

Let’s try this again. We didn’t have many show up for our last meeting but thanks to those that came. People must have been busy. Not to worry though because we will not miss a meeting. We are two months away from our unofficial four year anniversary which we will celebrate in January. Any suggestions for our celebration?

The very first possibly bi-annual “Great Ukulele Campout 2014″, brought to you by the Honolulu Ave. Strummers and The Pluckin’ Strummers went off without a hitch. Thanks to Bambi and Ben for everything. There was lots of pluckin’ and a strummin’ in the Pinos Mountains last weekend. Keep an ear out for our next camping/ ukulele event which is already being planned. Want to help out? Contact 2ch, Alisa, or Bambi. Thanks to all that participated!

9:30 – Setup and all the wonder that goes along with it.
We officially start at 10:00 a.m. but come a little early and get some questions answered or maybe rehearse for your amazing performance at the end of our meeting.
Please park on the street around the church unless it’s necessary to be close. Bring a snack to share at break time if you like.

10:00 – One one thousand, two one thousand, three one thousand, Uke!

Book 1

  • Easy Quick Pick
  • Another easy Quick Pick
  • One more easy Quick Pick
  • Okay, another easy Quick pick
  • Lesson Time – You Pick Topic!
  • How about a moderately easy Quick Pick?
  • What do you say? Quick Pick?

Book 2

  • Now we’ll do a slightly harder Quick Pick!
  • Last but not least! You guessed it… a Quick Pick!!!


10:50’ish
– Break Time!

11:10’ish – Round Two

  • Same as last week. This time we’ll be ready!
  • Over The Rainbow / What A Wonderful World
  • Hang On Little Tomato
  • Longing To Belong
  • Apple Blossom
  • Proud Mary
  • Falling Slowly
  • Time – Pink Floyd Tab
  • We Are Going To Be Friends

12:00 – Performance Time

Regular Meeting Location:
Christ Church Griffith Park,
Atwater Village
3852 Edenhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA
90039-1642

We ask that all able bodied individuals park on the street as the church’s parking lot is reserved for those who have trouble walking, etc. Thank you so much for your consideration of others.

It was one of those funny months with 5 Saturdays. So we meet at the church on September 13th – song list to follow at a later date.

Until then, don’t forget our upcoming First Annual or possibly Bi-Annual event…

“The Great Ukulele Camp Out – 2014″
Sept. 5th, 6th, & 7th.

More info here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/526653290795521/

How To Register: Please email TAVITIA@aol.com with the subject Great Ukulele Camp Out and include the following:
Names of campers in your party
Which night(s)
If they plan to partake in the workshops.
If you have first time players who would like a beginning workshop, please indicate that.

Hope to see you all there!

August 23

Here comes the fourth week of August. Time sure does fly. It’s time to gather and share in strumming and vocal unison. We’ve had some new faces joining our gatherings and we must say thanks to all that keep us going strong. Please remember that we are here for our members and if there are special requests of materials or lesson topics needed please speak up.

Anyone know of any venues needing a ukulele group?

Don’t forget our upcoming First Annual or possibly Bi-Annual event…
“The Great Ukulele Camp Out – 2014″
Sept. 5th, 6th, & 7th.
More info here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/526653290795521/

How To Register: Please email TAVITIA@aol.com with the subject Great Ukulele Camp Out and include the following:
Names of campers in your party
Which night(s)
If they plan to partake in the workshops.
If you have first time players who would like a beginning workshop, please indicate that.
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9:30 – Setup and all that goes with it. Please ask us for help.

10:00 – Tuned up and readied.
-Selections from Book 2-

  • Sunshine Superman – Pg. 330
  • A Teenager In Love – Pg. 344
  • Take Me Home, Country Roads – Pg. 340
  • Tears On My Pillow – Pg. 341
  • Quick Pick!!!!
  • Up Around The Bend – Pg. 371
  • The Way You Do The Things You Do – Pg. 378
  • Tennessee Waltz – Pg. 346
  • Sway – Pg. 336
  • Quick Pick – Time Permitting

10:50’ish – Break Time

11:10’ish – Round Two

    Same as last week. This time we’ll be ready!

  • Hang On Little Tomato
  • Longing To Belong
  • Apple Blossom
  • Proud Mary
  • Falling Slowly
  • Time – Pink Floyd Tab
  • We Are Going To Be Friends

12:00 – Performance Time

August 9

Ready for a blast from the past. We’ll revisit book one and play some favorites. The focus will be on fun and simple songs and some of our first arrangements in the second half.

It was truly a pleasure seeing some new faces at our last meeting. I hope you all enjoyed playing and singing with us.

9:30 – Setup time, tune up time, show and tell time, question time, announcement time, beginner assistance time, time to have fun time!

10:00 – Ukuleles at the ready!
We’ll move quickly through these 12 fun songs.

  • Deep In The Heart Of Texas – Pg. 64
  • Aloha ‘Oe – Pg. 21
  • Don’t Worry Be Happy – 70
  • Bad, Bad Leroy Brown – Pg. 30
  • Easy Quick Pick
  • Bye Bye Love – Pg. 41
  • Do Lord – Pg. 65
  • Fields Of Gold – Pg. 80
  • Careless Love – Pg. 49
  • Easy Quick Pick
  • Cindy – Pg. 55
  • Me And Bobby McGee – Pg. 158


10:55’ish
– Break Time

11:10 – Round 2 – Arrangements

  • Hang On Little Tomato
  • Longing To Belong
  • Apple Blossom
  • Proud Mary
  • Falling Slowly
  • Time – Pink Floyd Tab
  • We Are Going To Be Friends

12:00 – Performance Time


Event to note:

The Great Ukulele Camp Out of 2014
September 5 – September 7
McGill Campground – Mt. Pinos
Frazier Park, California 93225

(Here’s a link to the event’s page on Facebook – for complete info)

https://www.facebook.com/events/526653290795521

In brief:

Please join us for a fabulous weekend of ukulele camping and fun! Featuring open jams, performances, and beginner/ intermediate workshops led by Brett “2ch” Santucci, Co-Founder and Front Person of “The Pluckin’ Strummers – A Los Angeles Ukulele Club”. Beginner workshops lead by Bambi Leigh Hale of “Honolulu Avenue Strummers Montrose Ukulele Jam” available based upon demand.

We have reserved a group campsite that will accommodate up to 80 campers at beautiful McGill Campground, high among the pines on Mt. Pinos, just over an hour’s drive from L.A. above the Grapevine. If that number is reached, we will close off reservations – book early to avoid disappointment! We will have the group site from Friday at 3pm until Sunday at 2pm – come for as little or as much as you like. Non-playing family members are welcome to join. Well-behaved dogs are welcome (must be kept on leash in campground.)

How To Register:
Please email TAVITIA@aol.com with the subject Great Ukulele Camp Out and include the following:
Names of campers in your party
Which night(s)
If they plan to partake in the workshops.
If you have first time players who would like a beginning workshop, please indicate that.
Bambi Hale will reply to confirm and arrange payment.

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