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Hello Pluckin’ Strummers!

The 2016 Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival brought to you by KalaKoa Entertainment will take place on Saturday September 24th.

I regret to inform you all that since this event takes place on our regularly scheduled meeting day we will not be gathering. Hopefully our members will attend the festival as it looks like it will be a fantastic day of workshops, vendors, food trucks, and stellar performances.

Last year many of us met at Kings Hawaiian Bakery for breakfast before the festival and we had a grand time. 

Let’s fill the place with Pluckin’ Strummers!

The LAIUF begins at 9 am so a 7:30 to 8 am meet time at the restaurant would work perfectly.

Kings Hawaiian Bakery

2808 Sepulveda Blvd

Torrance, CA 90505

Hours – 7am to 11pm

Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival 

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016

Time: 9:00 AM

Torrance Cultural Arts Center

3350 Civic Center Drive

Torrance, CA 90503

Website for information and tickets. 

http://www.kalakoa.com/ukulele/

This year there is a flat fee for all they offer. $45 per person.

That includes all workshops and performances. 

Children under 12 are free to enter plus it’s free for those that just want to visit the vendors and most likely the food trucks.

I’ll most likely be sporting a red Pluckin’ Strummers shirt so flag me down when you see me!

We will be back on schedule meeting on Saturday, October 8th. 

I hope to see many of you at the festival!

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Contact Information;

Club Email –

pluckinstrummers.gmail.com

Club Blog Site –

http://www.pluckinstrummers.wordpress.com

Facebook –

http://www.facebook.com/The-Pluckin-Strummers-Los-Angeles-Ukulele-Club-13451060660948/

Meetup –

http://www.meetup.com/The-Pluckin-Strummers-A-Los-Angeles-Ukulele-Club/

Howdy Pluckin’ Strummers. How y’all doing? My southern accent is comin’ out ’cause I’m in Virginia right now on vacation. The tropical storm Hermine is skirtin’ past us today so I’m inside on a Saturday so I reckoned I’d pick the song list for our upcoming gathering. Y’all drive careful now, here!

9:30 – Setup Time
Great time for questions, suggestions, and scheduling announcements. General ukulele banter. Show and tell, snack preparation and coffee making. Tune up that ukulele. 

10:00 – Round One
Book 2 – the blue one. 

Warm up

Quick Lesson Session

Have You Ever Seen The Rain – Pg. 138

Easy Quick Pick

Knock Three Times – Pg. 205

The Last Time – Pg. 208

Lean On Me – Pg. 214

Let Your Love Flow – Pg. 222

Quick Pick

Lay Down Sally – Pg. 209

Lookin’ For Love – Pg. 226

Love – Pg. 230

Leaving On A Jet Plane – Pg. 218

Lazy Bones – Pg. 213

Quick Pick – Time Permitting
11:50’ish – Break Time

12:10’ish – Round Two

There will be a selection of our arrangements available at the meeting.

 
12:30 – We must have exited the building by now. Thanks everyone!
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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.
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Contact Information;

Club Email –

pluckinstrummers.gmail.com

Club Blog Site –

http://www.pluckinstrummers.wordpress.com

Facebook –

http://www.facebook.com/The-Pluckin-Strummers-Los-Angeles-Ukulele-Club-13451060660948/

Meetup –

http://www.meetup.com/The-Pluckin-Strummers-A-Los-Angeles-Ukulele-Club/

Thanks to everyone that attended our last meeting. That was a great turnout of many talented Pluckin’ Strummers! Let’s try and top that on the 27th!!!!

I’ve got one new song that I’ve been meaning to complete. I took some time today and got it figured out and written up. It’s country, Yee-haw! 

Chis Stapleton’s, Traveller. Great song with a cool intro riff.  

So in choosing a list of songs from the blue book I’ll include an extra Quick Pick or two so you all can bail me out if pick some doozies.

9:30 – Set up. We may be performing a quick mic test before we begin. Maybe you could help judge. Also this a good time for questions or song suggestions or even set up an announcement to be made before we start or before the break.

10:00 – Round One

Songs from Book 2 – Blue

Warm Up

Jamaica Farewell – Pg. 199

Kansas City – Pg. 202

Easy Quick Pick

The Way You Do The Things You Do – Pg. 378

Don’t Stop – Pg. 97

Peaceful Easy Feeling – Pg. 278

Quick Pick

In My Life – Pg. 186

In My Room – Pg. 187

Isn’t She Lovely – Pg. 191

Quick Pick – Time Permitting
10:55 – Break Time
11:10’ish – Round Two

There will be a selection copies of our arrangements provided at the meeting.
12:00 – Performance Time
You guys are really pulling out all the stops and truly entertaining us. Bravo, please keep up the good work!
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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.
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Contact Information;
Club Email –
pluckinstrummers.gmail.com

Club Blog Site –
http://www.pluckinstrummers.wordpress.com

Facebook –
http://www.facebook.com/The-Pluckin-Strummers-Los-Angeles-Ukulele-Club-13451060660948/

Meetup –
http://www.meetup.com/The-Pluckin-Strummers-A-Los-Angeles-Ukulele-Club/

Hello Pluckin’ Strummers! Again there’s been an extra week between our meetings. Those five week months make me long to play and sing with you all. This extra week makes me wonder how large a turn out we will have.

Come one come all, there’s plenty of room. The more the merrier.

Let’s have some fun!

Uke can do it!
9:30 – Setup Time

10:00 – Round One

Song selections are from book 2, the blue book.

Warm up – pick a chord and we’ll figure out the rest together.

Dream Baby – Pg. 102

Dream Lover – Pg. 103

And I Love Her – Pg. 24

Easy Quick Pick

Blue Bayou – Pg. 42

Could I Have This Dance – Pg. 69

Blue Velvet – Pg. 43

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do – Pg. 51

Slow Poke – Pg. 306 New!

Soon It’s Gonna Rain – Pg. 307 New!

Quick Pick – Time Permitting
11:00 – Break Time
11:15 – Round Two

There will be a selection of our arrangements available at the meeting. Suggestions for new material are always welcome.
12:00 – Performance Time

Here’s your chance to shine. You can do no wrong! Give it a go.
12:25 – We must have exited by now. There’s another function at 12:30. Thank you.

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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.

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Contact Information;

Club Email –

pluckinstrummers.gmail.com

Club Blog Site –

http://www.pluckinstrummers.wordpress.com

Facebook –

http://www.facebook.com/The-Pluckin-Strummers-Los-Angeles-Ukulele-Club-13451060660948/

Meetup –

http://www.meetup.com/The-Pluckin-Strummers-A-Los-Angeles-Ukulele-Club/

Hello Pluckin’ Strummers! How’s your ukulele summer going? I hope very well. 

Are you able to find time to practice that four string wonder? First of all, always make sure to have fun! Remember that life will surely get in the way so don’t be too hard on yourself if you’re not able to play as much as you want. Daily practice is of course the best way to advance your skills. A half hour or more a day should definitely due the trick. If daily is completely and utterly impossible then try to commit to practice at least two or three times a week for as long as you can. Again, remember to keep it fun and ask for help when needed. I’ll do my best to help, please ask. 

Once you have a routine established make sure to challenge yourself with something more complicated. Take your time with more difficult material. It’s okay to take a week or two to learn a piece of intricate music. With more and more practice those difficult pieces can be learned at a much quicker pace. 

Be patient and keep on keepin’ on. Uke can do it!

I just thought of a new type of ukulele workshop instruction. I could be an Ukulele Player Motivational Speaker. Ha!

9:30 – Setup time

Great time to schedule announcements, ask questions, suggest material, tune up, and chat ukulele with others members.

10:00 – Round One

Song selections from the “Blue Book”.

Warm up/Quick Lesson Session – Questions?

In The Still Of The Night – Pg. 189

If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out – Pg. 182

Easy Qick Pick

In the Middle Of An Island – Pg. 188 New!

I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover – Pg. 181 New!

I’m An Old Cowhand – Pg. 174

Quick Pick

I Wanna Be Free – Pg. 163 New!

I Saw The Light – Pg. 160 New!

I Don’t Know Why I Just Do – Pg. 161 – New!

I Wish You Love – Pg. 167 New! Learn as a chord melody.

Quick Pick – Time Permitting

10:55 – Break Time

11:10 – Round Two

As usual there will be a selection of our arrangements available at the meeting. Any song suggestions anyone?

12:00 – Performance Time

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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.

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Contact Information;

Club Email –

pluckinstrummers.gmail.com

Club Blog Site –

http://www.pluckinstrummers.wordpress.com

Facebook –

http://www.facebook.com/The-Pluckin-Strummers-Los-Angeles-Ukulele-Club-13451060660948/

Meetup –

http://www.meetup.com/The-Pluckin-Strummers-A-Los-Angeles-Ukulele-Club/

The purpose of this posting is to share information about an ukulele event. The Pluckin’ Strummers Ukulele Club is not affiliated with this event.

Registration is now open for the Hawai’i Island Ukulele Retreat

The tropical breeze, the swaying palms, the rolling surf, the fragrant flowers, and the lingering melodies of the islands. . .
Wouldn’t you love to be playing your ‘ukulele in Hawai’i right now? Then come join us at the lovely Kohala Village Inn in Hawi, October 9 – 15, for six days of ‘ukulele (and Hawaiian) immersion at the Hawai’i Island ‘Ukulele Retreat. Far from the maddening crowds, the Kohala Village Inn offers a peaceful respite in one of the most beautiful places imaginable, so you can focus on learning to play well and play more. And play more you will, with instructors Del Rey, Robyn Kneubuhl, David Egan, Brad Bordessa, KonaBob, and more, offering workshops that cover everything from the basics to Fingerpicking the Blues. And if you’d like to stretch a little more, we’re also offering classes in hula, Hawaiian lap steel guitar, ukulele bass, and jam sessions galore; with music that runs the gamut from Memphis Jug Band to Hawaiian. And the food! Goodness! Kohala is quickly becoming the bread basket of Hawai’i and everything served at the Inn is either grown or caught locally, and is beyond delicious, and fresh, fresh, fresh. The all-inclusive price ($1,579 – $2,139) includes 6 nights lodging at the Inn, three (incredible) meals a day, at least 4 workshop sessions each day, evening shows, new friends with similar interests, and more happy memories than you ever thought possible. Won’t you join us? You owe it to yourself! Please visit our website for more information.
Hawai’i Island ‘Ukulele Retreat

Wow! What a great meeting. We had such a great turnout with lots of fresh faces and many dedicated regulars. Thank you all for showing me that what we are doing is so worthwhile. Oh, and thanks for bring snacks! Delicious!

Come November we will have been meeting twice a month for six years. There will be a spectacular celebration where members and guests can attend. There will be a stage for open mic performances, delicious food and drinks, and games like ping pong, billiards, darts, and a special addition ukulele sound hole bean bag toss game, my idea just now! Lol! The youngins’ call it “Cornhole”. There will be special guest performances and maybe even a workshop or two to learn something special. Oh, did I forget! There will be door prizes. Ukulele related of course! I can’t wait!

Back to the present. We will continue to keep our beginners in mind and plan our meeting to keep all skill levels involved. What’s that saying? KISS – Keep it simple stupid. That’s what I’ll do!

We’re playing a couple of Hawaiian songs just because, and a suggested favorite Beatles tune!

I’m posting early again because I’ve got the ukulele spirit!! Plus it’ll give y’all plenty of time to practice. 

9:30 – Setup
This is a great time to ask questions, tune up, make comments or suggestions, pick a comfy seat, and prepare to have a blast!

10:00 – Round One

Again our song selections will come from Book One, the yellow one. 

Warm up with some strummin’

Deep In The Heart Of Texas – Pg. 64

Cindy – Pg. 55

Dinah – Pg. 61

Easy Quick Pick

Chapel Of Love – Pg. 53

Day Dream Believer – Pg. 62

Do Lord – Pg. 65

On The Road Again – Pg. 182

On The Beach At Waikiki – Pg. 184

Pearly Shells – Pg. 186

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da – Pg. 174

Pennies From Heaven – Pg. 188 Swing it like Louie Prima!

Quick Pick – Time Permitting

11:00 – Break Time

11:15 – Round Two
There will be a lovely selection of our arrangements and possible a new one! Hint, listen to “The Lumineers” new album, Cleopatra. Gale Song – Key of C! It’s so beautiful!

12:00 – Performance Time
12:25 – We must be out of the church because there’s another function promptly at 12:30. Thanks. 

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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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Contact Information;

Club Email –

pluckinstrummers.gmail.com

Club Blog Site –

http://www.pluckinstrummers.wordpress.com

Facebook –

http://www.facebook.com/The-Pluckin-Strummers-Los-Angeles-Ukulele-Club-13451060660948/

Meetup –

http://www.meetup.com/The-Pluckin-Strummers-A-Los-Angeles-Ukulele-Club/