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This is our last standard meeting of the 2017. We will briefly discuss the details of our next meeting which is just next week on the 16th. Don’t miss this meeting! We will need several helpers for the upcoming Anniversary/Holiday Spectacular with Fred Sokolow.

There will be a modified schedule so that we can host a Fred Sokolow workshop and performance.

We will start off with playing some quick picks and holiday songs from book one, yellow. There will be a coffee/snack break that’ll top all that we’ve had before.

There will be fantastic ukulele related prizes raffled for our club members. There are several ukuleles, an amp, a microphone, tuners, strings, books, music stands, mic stands, cables, straps, and a few other goodies.

There will be a short performance time so be ready to share a song with us.

This will be the biggest and best meeting we’ve ever had and will set the bar for future special meetings.

Happy Holidays to everyone and thanks for being a part of our fantastic club’s seven year anniversary.

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9:00 – 45 Minute Free Group Lesson Session. Everyone is welcome. Please bring your questions and any materials if needed.

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9:45 – Setup

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10:00 – Round One

Book 2 – Blue

Jamaica Farewell – Pg. 199

White Sandy Beach – Pg. 387

Have You Ever Seen The Rain? – Pg. 138

Easy Quick Pick

Down Under – Pg. 104

Forever Young – Pg. 120

You Got It – Pg. 404

It’s Now Or Never – Pg. 196

In The Still Of The Night – Pg. 189

Quick Pick

Hooked On A Feeling – Pg. 149

Build Me Up, Buttercup – Pg. 54

Quick Pick – Time Permitting

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10:55 – Break Time

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11:15 – Round 2

There will be copies available

Down Under by Men At Work riff page.

Smile – Nat King Cole

Brighter Than Sunshine – Aqualung

Daddy – Chris Stapleton

Harvest Moon – Neil Young

It’s Hard To Be Humble – Mac Davis

Fare Thee Well

Where The Skies Are Blue – The Lumineers

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

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12:00 – Performance Time

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12:25 – We must have exited the church by this time. Thank you.

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Attn:

Let’s all head to the golf course.

Los Feliz Cafe – (Eat!)

3207 Los Feliz Blvd.

Directions from the church.

Edenhurst Ave. to Los Feliz Blvd. turn left then it’s on the right before the freeway. It’s easier to go to the next street because there is a light to help make the left. Look for the EAT! sign. Come join in on the great conversations. Sometimes we even break out a few ukuleles.

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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 very much for your consideration.

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Contact Information;

Club Email – pluckinstrummers.gmail.com

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

Facebook – http://facebook.com/PluckinStrummers/

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

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Just one week after our last meeting here we go again. In order not to have our next meeting the day after Thanksgiving we will be gathering the week before on the 18th.

I realize this may be confusing and hopefully everyone can attend the upcoming meetings. Especially the big on on the 16th of December.

Again, we had more enthusiastic first time visitors which we are always grateful for. Thanks for joining in.

We do have another slight modification to our already altered schedule. Instead of meeting on December 2nd we will be meeting on the 9th which will then make our “2017 Pluckin’ Strummers Anniversary/Holiday Spectacular with Fred Sokolow” just the following week on the 16th.

Isn’t that an awesome title. Lol! That will be a meeting not to miss. Remember our members pay nothing extra for this fun filled morning. Here’s a rundown of what to look forward on our anniversary/holiday celebration and year end meeting.

December 16th Schedule Sneak Peak;

9:00 – Round One

Book 1 – Yellow

That’s correct! We will start at 9am instead of 10 as usual. We need more time to fit in everything.

We will play some holiday songs from the back of the book along with many of our favorites. Put some bookmarks in now so you’ll be ready when called upon.

9:45 to 10:15 – Coffee and snacks.

Please sign up to bring snacks on the 9th. There will also be a drawing for some awesome ukulele related gifts during our break.

10:15 to 10:45 – Club performances.

Work up something special!

10:45 to 11:00 – 15 minutes to get everyone seated with materials)

11:00 to 11:45 – Workshop by Fred Sokolow- Understanding Chord Progressions

11:45 to 12:15 – Performance by Fred and Lynn Sokolow

12:30 to ? – Meet and greet outside in front of the church there will be a table set up where you can purchase books and cds directly from Fred Sokolow.

Afterwards everyone is welcome to join us at the Los Felix Cafe for some great food, drinks, and fantastic ukulele conversation.

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Meeting – Nov. 18th

9:00am – Free 45 Minute Group Lesson Session

Come one come all. Bring your question and materials if needed. We can help.

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9:45 – Set up Time

Pick a seat, set up your music, tune up that ukulele, say hello to other ukulele loving wonderful folks, and prepare to have some fun!

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10:00 – Round One

Book One – Yellow

Who’ new? I just want to say hello and welcome.

Bye Bye Love – Pg. 41

Dinah – Pg. 61

Bad, Bad Leroy Brown – Pg. 30

Easy Quick Pick

Are You Lonesome Tonight? – Pg. 13

Do Lord – Pg. 65

Quick Pick

Let It Be – Pg. 146

Sentimental Journey – Pg. 205

For Me And My Gal – Pg. 84

Quick Pick(s) – Time Permitting

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10:50 – Break Time

I’ll bring snacks.

Thank you Bonnie and Brian for bringing donuts!

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11:15 – Round Two

Arrangements!

I’m going to dig deep and pick some songs we haven’t played in a while.

There will be copies available at the meeting.

Please suggest new material that you’d like us to play.

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12:00 – Performance Time

Play us a song won’t you?

Thank you to those playing at our last meeting. It feels good afterward doesn’t it?

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12:25 – We must be completely out of the church by this time please so that we don’t interfere with the next function.

Thank you.

Attn:

Let’s all head to the golf course.

Los Feliz  Cafe – (Eat!)

3207 Los Feliz Blvd.

Directions from the church.

Edenhurst Ave. to Los Feliz Blvd. turn left then it’s on the right before the freeway. It’s easier to go to the next street because there is a light to help make the left. Look for the EAT! sign. Come join in on the great conversations. Sometimes we break out a few ukuleles.

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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.

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Contact Information;

Club Email – pluckinstrummers.gmail.com

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

Facebook – http://facebook.com/PluckinStrummers/

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

Hello Pluckers, and Strummers! The end of the year is approaching quickly and there are plans ‘a brewing for a celebration of Ukuleles! Our anniversary of 7 years as a club is upon us.

With the holiday rescheduling our last meeting of the year will be on the 16th of December.

I posted an event page on FB with a hint as to what treats are in store but only a handful of our members are Facebook users so I’m just gonna come out and announce it here and now!

It shall be named;

The 2017 Holiday Anniversary Ukulele Spectacular with Fred Sokolow!

Wow! What a title! What a day this will be! You won’t want to miss this!

We will strum, we will sing, we’ll play many favorites, there will be some holiday songs, there will delicious holiday snacks and coffee, there will be a drawing for awesome gifts, and if that wasn’t enough, Fred Sokolow will be teaching us valuable ukulele playing skills with a workshop and then he’ll perform for those lucky to be in attendance!

There will be Fruitcake!!!!

Eggnog and cookies too!

There will be a signup for snack bringers which will of course make it so that they need not pay the $10 meeting dues!

That’s right! No extra fees! Just $10 for members for this special meeting! Remember that Pluckin’ Strummer couples pay only $15!

$15 for non-members but if you return the first meeting is free and the next is only $5. Join us, you won’t regret it.

It pays to be a Pluckin’ Strummer!

Tell everyone! Spread the word! Let’s fill the church to it’s capacity!

I need to ask Bruce what that number is. Lol!

Detailed schedule to follow.

Now back to the upcoming meeting on the 11th.

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9:00 – Free 45 Minute Group Lesson Session

This deal can not be beat! Everyone can come and ask questions. Tell your friends that want to play but can’t afford lessons! Loaner ukuleles are available. Learn for free!

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9:45 – Setup Time

Pick a seat, tune up, prepare your materials, sign in, ask a question, chat with other members, and warm up.

10:00 – Round One

Book Two – Blue

Kansas City – Pg. 202

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

That’s The Way – Pg. 348

When Will I Be Loved – Pg. 385

Easy Quick Pick

Blue Bayou – Pg. 42

The Hawaiian Turnaround – Pg. 137 (second times a charm)

Teach Your Children – Pg. 343

Time After Time – Pg. 358

You’re Sixteen – Pg. 408

Quick Pick

Dream Lover – Pg. 103

Everyday – Pg. 109

Quick Pick – Time Permitting

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10:55 – Break Time

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11:15 – Round Two

Arrangements!

Copies will be available.

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12:00 – Performance Time

Play for us! Please.

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12:25 – We must have exited the church by this time. Thank you.

Attn:

Let’s all head to the golf course.

Los Felix Cafe – (Eat!)

3207 Los Felix Blvd.

Directions from the church.

Edenhurst Ave. to Los Felix Blvd turn left then it’s on the right before the freeway. It’s easier to go to the next street because there is a light to help make the left. Look for the EAT! sign. Come join in on the great conversations. Sometimes we break out a few ukuleles.

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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.

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Contact Information;

Club Email –

pluckinstrummers.gmail.com

Club Blog Site –

http://www.pluckinstrummers.wordpress.com

Facebook –

http://facebook.com/PluckinStrummers/

https://m.facebook.com/PluckinStrummers/

Meetup –

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

Scheduling concerns with the approaching holidays.

We will be meeting on the 11th which is Veterans Day but it is being observed on the 10 for the long weekend.

Thanksgiving is of course a concern and I propose that we don’t meet on the 25th as normally scheduled. I’m thinking that we should meet one week after our 11th meeting on the 18th, therefore still giving us two meetings in November. This will also help with the changes in December’s schedule.

I propose we meet on the 1st and 3rd Saturday’s in December. The 2nd and 16th of December. This will make a normal two week interval between the 18th of November and December 2nd, then another two week interval for our last meeting of 2017 on the 16th of December.

I hope this is okay with our members. It may be hard to please everyone but I think this will work out for the best.

We will resume our normal schedule of 2nd and 4th Saturday’s in the New Year!

Thank you Pluckin’ Strummers.

Comments?

Hello to all you Pluckers and Strummers! We had such a fantastic meeting on the 14th and I’m hoping that this one will be even better. We had many new faces and a big turnout so I thank you members and new attendees for you support.

Let’s get right to it. Book 2, the blue one will be the choice for this meeting. We’ve been in book 1 for a couple meetings in a row so it’s time for a change. Here I go and I’m going to remember to sing loud and strong even though my neighbors may regret it. This way I’ll be sure to pick some good songs.

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9:00am – Free Group Lesson Session

Please bring your questions and any materials if needed and I’ll do my best to help you improve your ukulele playing and singing skills.

Remember, even if your are brand new to the ukulele and feel like you can’t join in with the first half of our meeting you can still come and take advantage of this free 45 minute group lesson. Bring a friend for support and we’ll get you ready to play with the group in no time.

Don’t put it off any longer.

Remember, you can come to as many of these 45 group lessons as you need to. It’s free! There’s no better lesson deal around.

Uke can do it! We can help.

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9:45am – Setup Time

Sign the club book, tune up, prepare your music stand and materials, and grab copies of our arrangements for the second half. If you need to make an announcement to the group we can set that up too. Prepare to have some fun!

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10:00am – Round One

Book 2 – Blue

Remember we always start off with easier songs so everyone can join in and have some fun.

Quick Lesson Session – Questions?

We’ll keep this brief so we can get to Pluckin’ and a Strummin’.

As Tears Go By – Pg. 24

Book Of Love – Pg. 45 (N.C. stops and secondary melody notes)

Hello! Ma Baby – Pg. 134

Easy Quick Pick

Hello Mary Lou – Pg. 135

The Hawaiian Turnaround – Pg. 137

I’m Into Something Good – Pg. 177 (Get the ending down first)

Are You Havin’ Any Fun – Pg. 26

Annie’s Song – Pg. 23

Ain’t No Sunshine – Pg. 16

Autumn Leaves – Pg. 28

Quick Pick – Time Permitting

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10:55’ish – Break Time

Java, treats and great conversations.

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11:15’ish – Round Two

Our Arrangements! Copies will be available.

Tuyo – Rodrigo Amarante (Theme Song for the show Narcos)

Jolene – Dolly Parton version

Learning To Fly – Tom Petty

Five Hundred Miles

Moonlight

Girl From Ipanema – Inspired by Marcele

Plus a few more.

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12:00 – Performance Time

Now is your chance! Play something for us all. You can do no wrong. You’ll be glad you did.

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12:25 – We must have exit the church by this time. Thank you.

Attn:

Let’s all head to the golf course.

Los Felix Cafe – (Eat!)

3207 Los Felix Blvd.

Directions from the church.

Edenhurst Ave. to Los Felix Blvd turn left then it’s on the right before the freeway. It’s easier to go to the next street because there is a light to help make the left. Look for the EAT! sign. Come join in on the great conversations. Sometimes we break out a few ukuleles.

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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.

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Contact Information;

Club Email –

pluckinstrummers.gmail.com

Club Blog Site –

http://www.pluckinstrummers.wordpress.com

Facebook –

http://facebook.com/PluckinStrummers/

https://m.facebook.com/PluckinStrummers/

Meetup –

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

Hello Pluckin’ Strummers! It feels like forever since our last meeting. Three weeks between meetings is a long time to be without everyone’s companionship. Hopefully a lot of you will attend this Saturday and we’ll have a fantastic time playing and singing together

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9:00am – Free 45 Minute Group Lesson Session

Please bring your questions and any materials if needed and I’ll do my best to help you improve your ukulele playing and singing skills.

Remember, even if your are brand new to the ukulele and feel like you can’t join in with the first half of our meeting you can still come and take advantage of this free 45 minute group lesson. Bring a friend for support and we’ll get you ready to play with the group in no time. Show me what your working on and wherever you are in the learning process I can definitely help you with improving your playing skills.

Don’t put it off any longer.

Uke can do it! We can help.

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9:45 – Set up Time. Coffee to make, snacks to put out, choose a seat, set up your music and stand, tune up, sign in, grab your copies of music for the second half, schedule an ukulele related announcement, suggest a song for us to play, even ask a questhgion or two before we begin at 10 am, and prepare to have a blast.

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10:00 – Round One

Book One – The Yellow One

Quick Lesson Session – What did we learn at the Ukulele Festival?

Are You Lonesome Tonight – Pg. 13

Beautiful Brown Eyes – Pg. 34

Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home – Pg. 29

Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue – Pg. 82

Blue Hawaii – Pg. 37 “w/JetSlide”

First Timer Easy Quick Pick

Bye Bye Blues – Pg. 38

Careless Love – Pg. 49

There’s A Kind Of Hush – Pg. 231

Everybody Loves Somebody – Pg. 78

Quick Pick – Time Permitting

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10:55 – Break Time

Coffee and snacks! Yum!

Remember no dues when you bring food with prior signup.

Bonnie and Brian signed up at our last meeting on the 23rd. Thanks you two!

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11:15 – Round Two

Arrangements – Please suggest songs for us to play.

Tribute to Tom Petty;

Learning To Fly

Tuyo – Theme Song of “Narcos” by Rodrigo Amarante

Send Me Out – The Honey Toads – Introduction of a song in 7/8

Jolene- Dolly Parton

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

Iko Iko – The Dixie Cups

Don’t You Wish It Was True – John Fogerty

Love Hurts – Nazareth

Five Hundred Miles

Moonlight – Grace VanderWaal

So Much More Than This – Grace again – New release – I won’t write this up until we discuss it.

I am going to listen to Mike Mitchell’s song suggestions and pick one since he graciously responded with many choices. Thank you Mike.

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12:00 – Performance Time

Get on up! Please play us a tune.

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12:25 – We must be outside of our fabulous location at this time because another event begins promptly at 12:30.

Thank you.

Let’s all head on over to;

Los Felix Cafe – Eat!

3207 Los Felix Blvd.

Directions from the church.

Edenhurst Ave. to Los Felix Blvd turn left then it’s on the right before the freeway. Look for the EAT sign. Come join in on the great conversations. Sometimes we break out a few ukuleles.

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

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.

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

Contact Information

Club Email –

pluckinstrummers.gmail.com

Club Blog Site –

http://www.pluckinstrummers.wordpress.com

Facebook –

http://facebook.com/PluckinStrummers/

https://m.facebook.com/PluckinStrummers/

Meetup –

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

https://www.jetslide.com

This is really cool. You can use all 4 fingers to fret chords and play riffs then switch to a slide quickly and then back.

I’ve ordered a stainless steel with glass model and when it arrives I’ll tell you how well it works.