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August 22nd

Hello Pluckin’ Strummers!

Our last meeting was a little light attendance wise which is of course understandable with it being summer and all. We still had a blast, as always. Since it was a small group it was another freebie! There were also some new faces which is always a pleasure to see. Don’t fret, pun intended, if your first meeting with us happens to be a freebie then your next one is too. It’s only fair.
Now that I’m doing this virtually by myself please feel free to remind me to map the songs and keep things moving along at a steady pace. I can tend to ramble on sometimes. I also forgot to get names and email addresses from the new members last week. Oops, silly me. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you all.

Even though Alisa was a ‘behind the scenes’ person as she states below she has always been a fantastic partner that keep our club running flawlessly since the very beginning. Huge thanks to Alisa and we hope she continues to grace us with her presence when she’s able.

Much love to you and your family,

Brett “2ch” Santucci

The following is a reprint from our last meeting’s post;

A quick note from Alisa:

Hi all! I’m saddened to announce that I will be stepping down as the Pluckin’ Strummers’ ‘behind the scenes’ person. This has been a fantastic 5 years getting our club up and running and meeting and making music with all of you. I’ll continue to come to meetings when I’m able but will no longer handle the bi-weekly posts, club organization or Tooch prompting, etc.

Life, as you know, continues to evolve and I’m at a place where I need to devote what ‘free-time’ I have to paying work and family. As we go forward, please address questions to Tooch and be patient as he takes over operations. Oh, and don’t be afraid to remind him to map the songs…

Much love to you all and happy playing!
-Alisa


9:30 – Setup Time

Time for questions, comments, suggestions, show and tell, coffee brewed, instruments and materials readied.

10:00 – Round One
Book 2 – Blue Book

  • Quick Lesson Time – Strums
  • Sunshine – Pg. 328 (Chunk Strum and Fan Strum)
  • Sweet Someone – Pg. 333
  • Easy Quick Pick
  • Sway – Pg. 336
  • Take Me Home, Country Roads – Pg. 340
  • Tears On My Pillow – Pg. 341
  • Teach Your Children – Pg. 343
  • Quick Pick – Time Permitting

10:50’ish – Break Time

11:10’ish – Round Two

There will be a delightful selection of our arrangements for the second half. As always there will be some copies available.

12:00 – Performance Time

Let’s have some fun! If you haven’t played for us in the past maybe now would be a good time to give it a go. No pressure. 😋

 


 

 

Regular Meeting Location:

Christ Church Griffith Park in 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 for your consideration of others.

August 8th

Thank you to everyone who made our last “special” meeting a blast during and afterwards. Getting back to our usual format below is a list of songs from book two, the blue book, to get us a pluckin’ and a strummin’.

A quick note from Alisa:

Hi all! I’m saddened to announce that I will be stepping down as the Pluckin’ Strummers’ ‘behind the scenes’ person. This has been a fantastic 5 years getting our club up and running and meeting and making music with all of you. I’ll continue to come to meetings when I’m able but will no longer handle the bi-weekly posts, club organization or Tooch prompting, etc.

Life, as you know, continues to evolve and I’m at a place where I need to devote what ‘free-time’ I have to paying work and family. As we go forward, please address questions to Tooch and be patient as he takes over operations. Oh, and don’t be afraid to remind him to map the songs…

Much love to you all and happy playing!
-Alisa


9:30 – Setup Time

Chairs arranged, coffee brewed, music stands places, materials readied, ukuleles tuned, and fingers and voices warmed up.
Extra attention to beginners needed?
Questions anyone? Suggestions? Announcements?
Show and tell?
Anything else I might have forgotten?

10:00 – Round One
Book 2 – Blue Book

  • Lesson Time – Let’s do some soloing in A with
  • Born To Be Wild – Pg. 49
  • Don’t Stop – Pg. 97
  • Book Of Love – Pg. 45
  • Easy Quick Pick
  • Bring Me Sunshine – Pg. 47
  • Bubbly – Pg. 52
  • Anticipation – Pg. 22
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You – Pg. 64
  • Ferry ‘Cross The Mersey – Pg. 117
  • Quick Pick – Time Permitting

10:50’ish – Break Time

11:10’ish – Round 2
Some copies will be available at the meeting.

  • Kansas City
  • Hang Me
  • That’s How I Got To Memphis
  • In Spite Of Ourselves
  • Lonestar
  • Fare Thee Well

Plus one or two more to be determined when printing.

12:00 – Performance Time

July 25

A Special Day in History! Lol!

Hello Everyone! This meeting is going to be less structured. Free meeting! No donations! Bring yourself, Uke, materials, music stand and a big smile. If it’s your first time with us that means your second time will also be a freebie. Let’s play some favorites from Book One, the yellow book. The second half will include a selection of our arrangements and as always some copies will be available.
The more the merrier! Come one, come all. Please spread the word.

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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.

July 11

Summertime fun! Our last meeting was great. Thanks for those who attended.

9:30 – Set up
Questions anyone? Announcements? Ukulele events? Suggestions?

10:00 – Round One
Book 2 – (Blue)

  • Kansas City – Pg. 202
  • Quick Lesson
  • Easy Quick Pick
  • Your Mama Don’t Dance – Pg. 410
  • Quick Pick #2
  • Look in’ For Love – Pg. 226
  • L-O-V-E – Pg. 230
  • You Got It – Pg. 404
  • In My Life – Pg. 186
  • Sway – Pg. 336

10:50 – Break Time

11:10 – Round Two
Another selection of our arrangements. Some copies will be available at the meeting.

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.

June 27th

9:30 – Setup and questions answered. Announcements scheduled. Show and tell. Song suggestions. Questions anyone? Coffee and cookies prepared. Sheet music collated.

10:00 – Round One, Book 2

  • Warm up
  • Quick Lesson – You pick the topic.
  • Forever Young – Pg. 120
  • As Tears Go Bye – Pg. 24
  • Blue Bayou – Pg. 42
  • Dream Baby – Pg. 102
  • White Rabbit – Pg. 390
  • Easy Quick Pick – Favorite anyone?
  • Bring Me Sunshine – Pg. 47
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You – Pg. 64

10:55’ish – Break Time

11:10 – Round Two
A selection of arrangements.

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.

June 13

The year 2015 is already half over. Time sure does fly! Come December we will have been a pluckin’ and a strummin’ for five wonderful years. Thanks to all of you that have been along for the ride and let’s continue this fun-filled ukulele journey.
We are going back to book one for this meeting and will be concentrating on playing fun songs we all enjoy so mark down you favorites to shout out for quick picks.

9:30 – Setup Time
Please use this time along with our beak time to ask questions if you have them.

10:00 – Round One
Book One

  • King Of The Road – Pg. 143
  • On The Road Again – Pg. 182
  • Let It Be – Pg. 146
  • Quick Pick
  • My Girl – Pg. 166
  • Oh, Babe, What Would You Say? – Pg. 176 (New)
  • I Ain’t Got Nobody – Pg. 116
  • The Night Before – Pg. 172
  • Pennies From Heaven – Pg. 188
  • Quick Pick – (Time Permitting)

11:00 – Break Time

11:15’ish – Round Two
For those whose quick didn’t get chosen lets do a couple more from book one.
Quick Pick
Quick pick
We’ll play some of our arrangements and some copies will be available at the meeting. If you are able please go to ukegeeks.com and download the arrangements. Thanks!

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.

Once again we meet for more ukulele fun. We are still using book two and trying to stick to songs that are new to us. Soon we will be adding a new book to our collection but until then there still plenty new songs to learn.

The Great Ukulele Campout 2015 is approaching quickly so be sure to go to our FB or flyer and send us an email to signup. Fred Sokolow will be there teaching two workshops on Saturday and performing before our campfire jam that evening. Come join in on the fun, thanks!

9:30 – Setup
Ask questions if you have them.

10:00 – Book 2

  • Easy Quick Pick
  • Beer Barrel Polka – Pg. 36
  • Beyond The reef – Pg. 33
  • Annie’s Song – Pg. 23
  • As Time Goes By – Pg. 27
  • Autumn Leaves – Pg. 28
  • It’s A Beautiful Morning – Pg. 34
  • Bewitched – Pg. 40
  • Quick Pick (Time Permitting)

11:00 – Break Time

11:15 – Round Two
There will be a selection of our arrangements with some copies available. Please bring your copies if you have them. Thanks everyone!

12:00’ish – Performance Time

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