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Attention all Pluckin’ Strummers, this coming Saturday should not be missed!

Victoria Vox will be honoring us with a visit and teaching us a thing or two
during her one hour ukulele workshop.

No additional fee for our club members.
If you haven’t visited in a while, dust off that ukulele and come enjoy.

For non members (new people and those who have only attended once), there will be a $15 charge to attend.

Don’t miss Victoria’s performance that very same day! We’ll be there, and we will be giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky Plucker!

Info:
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Victoria Vox @ the
Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 N Lake Ave.
Altadena, CA 91001
626 798-6236 Set: 7:00 PM
All Ages
Tickets: $18
Call ahead – She always sells out!

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Talk about being Happy!
The “Happy” arrangement is complete along with a plan on how to perform it. This will be a blast. Hold on to your tuning pegs!

9:30 – Setup time. Questions answered. Show and tell? Announcements?
Ukulele happenings?

10:00 – Sheet Music Readied, Ukuleles Tuned, and… Action!
Book 2

  • Alabamy Bound – Pg. 18
  • Black Magic Woman – Pg. 41 We’ll change the key to Dm
  • Chords Dm, Am, Gm, A7 and add a measure after “see”.
  • And I Love Her – Pg. 24
  • Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea – Pg. 39
  • Trouble – By Ray LaMontagne – New!

10:50’ish – Break time
Short and sweet. Lots to do today!

11:10’ish – We’re back!

  • We Are Going To Be Friends
  • Fare Thee Well
  • Five Hundred Miles
  • Happy – The arrangement is complete. So happy!
  • Quick Pick Arrangement – Time permitting.

11:30 – 12:30 – Victoria Vox!
Ukulele Workshop
We may learn a tune, or dabble in technique, and most definitely jam with the highly talented, singer songwriter – Victoria Vox. Yeah!

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone this Saturday, May 10th!

April 26

Great last meeting! Thanks to all that participated. We’re going back to book one for a blast from the past. Fun songs to play and sing!
We are also putting together a set list of songs. Our goal is to keep it simple to benefit our players and our potential audience. Song suggestions are welcomed and needed. Thank you!

9:30 – Setup and questions answered. Bring materials that you need help with. Materials could be tabs, sheet music, or audio recordings.

10:00 – Ready, Set, Strum! – Book One

  • Warm Up – Let’s revisit the strum for Pineapple Mango.
  • Jambalaya – Pg. 140
  • Hound Dog – Pg. 111
  • I Saw the Light – Pg. 132
  • Quick Lesson
  • Folsom Prison Blues – Pg. 83
  • Your Cheatin’ Heart – Pg. 281
  • My Old Kentucky Home – Pg. 171
  • Yes Sir, That’s My Baby – Pg. 278
  • Baby Won’t You Please Come Home – Pg. 29
  • Quick Pick – Time Permitting

10:50’ish – Break Time

11:10’ish

  • Happy – Improved and completed arrangement will be ready for download soon and or available at meeting.
  • Wake Me Up
  • Five Hundred Miles – Let’s have some fun with this song. We’ll split up the verses and do some harmonies.
  • We Are Going To Be Friends
  • Hang Me Oh Hang Me
  • Something new from “One Republic” – maybe Secrets or Counting Stars

12:00’ish – Performance Time!

April 12th

9:30 – Setup and questions. Jam? Chat? Show and tell?
Ukulele events. Announcements?

10:00 – Book 2

  • Up Around The Bend – Pg. 371
  • Quick Lesson – You Pick!
  • White Sandy Beach – Pg. 387
  • You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice – Pg. 402
  • Quick Pick
  • With A Little Luck – Pg. 392
  • I Saw The Light – Pg. 160
  • If You Want To Sing Out Sing Out – Pg. 182

10:55 – Break Time

11:10 – We’re Back!- Arrangements

  • We Are Going To Be Friends
  • Happiness is Calling
  • Happy
  • – New! By Pharrell Williams – try to listen to the song beforehand.

  • Five Hundred Miles
  • – Let’s try the harmony part!

  • Fare Thee Well
  • Wake Me Up


12:00
– Performance Time

Howdy Gang!

Remember this month has five Saturdays. We’ll meet next on April 12th.
Okey-dokey! Keep an eye out for our set list. It will be coming at you in the next week.

Next meeting: Saturday, April 12th

Are we still having fun? We think yes but we welcome suggestions to make it even better. Song choices, lesson topics, and other ukulele gatherings.

9:30 – Questions anyone? Set up time. Maybe rehearsal for performance time? Show and tell. Need to sell a ukulele? Perfect opportunity! Need help with a song? Bring sheet music, tab or recording.
Let’s play some Ukulele!

10:00 – Round One. Ding! – Book 2

  • Kansas City – Pg. 202
  • Quick Lesson – Let’s talk about strumming!
  • A Song Of Old Hawaii – Pg. 312
  • Your Mama Don’t Dance – Pg. 410
  • Look in’ For Love – Pg. 226
  • Sunshine Superman – Pg. 330
  • You Got It – Pg. 404
  • In My Life – Pg. 186
  • Sway – Pg. 336

10:55’ish – Break time

11:10’ish – Round two…. Ding, Ding! – Arrangements

  • We Are Gonna Be Friends – New!
  • Happiness is Calling – Full arrangement at meeting
  • Rubber Ducky – New! – Arrangement at meeting
  • Five Hundred Miles
  • Hang Me, Oh Hang Me

12:00’ish – Performance Time!

9:30 – Setup, questions, comments, announcements, suggestions. Show and tell, jam and anything else we might have missed.

10:00 – Book 2

  • Blue Moon Of Kentucky – Pg. 35
  • Quick Lesson – Chord Talk
  • Don’t Stop – Pg. 97
  • Brand New Key – Pg. 50
  • Crocodile Rock – Pg. 78
  • Don’t Fence Me In – Pg. 85
  • Quick Pick
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You – Pg. 64
  • Blue Velvet – Pg. 43

10:50 – Break Time

11:05’ish – Arrangements

  • My Hands Are Shakin’
  • Longing To Belong
  • Fare Thee Well
  • Love Her Madly
  • Hang Me, Oh Hang Me
  • Green, Green, Rocky Road – I’m still working on this and hope it’ll be ready in time.
  • Five Hundred Miles
  • Wake Me Up – New! Copies at meeting.
  • Happiness Is Calling – New! Copies at meeting.

12:00 – Performance Time!

2-22-2014

9:30 – Setup and questions answered. Beginners with questions please ask away. Show and tell? Song suggestions? Banter? Announcements?

10:00 – We begin!

  • Strum lesson – Split strum (used for Fare Thee Well)
  • Strum for Pineapple Mango – (Chunk strum with hammer-ons)

Book One

  • Drunken Sailor – Pg. 71
  • Don’t Worry Be Happy – Pg. 70
  • Fields Of Gold – Pg. 80
  • Quick Pick – Easy and Lively
  • My Little Grass Shack – Chord and lyric sheet provided.
  • Hey Good Lookin’ – Pg. 108
  • Tonight You Belong To Me – Pg. 242
  • Toot, Toot, Tootsie! – Pg. 243

10:55’ish – Break Time

11:10’ish – Let’s work on arrangements.

  • My Hands Are Shakin’ – Chord and lyric sheet at meeting.
  • Longing To Belong
  • Fare Thee Well – New arrangement available at meeting.
  • Love Her Madly
  • Hang Me, Oh Hang Me
  • Time
  • Green, Green, Rocky Road – Another song from “Inside Llewyn Davis”. I hope to have a chord and lyric sheet ready in time.
  • Five Hundred Miles
  • I’m also working on “Never Going Back Again” by Fleetwood Mac. It’s a really fun picking song!

12:00 – Performance Time.
This is always fun and getting better all the time. Don’t be shy if you haven’t performed yet. The more you do it the easier it gets!

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