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Attention ukulele players!

Jumpin’ Jim and Liz Beloff Ukulele Workshop and performance.

    

Jim Beloff of Flea Market Music is giving an intermediate ukulele workshop and a performance with his wife Liz at Susanna’s place in beautiful Burbank, CA. 

      

When – Sunday, Jan 22nd @ 1:30pm

Where – 147 S. Beachwood Dr. Burbank

How much – $25 per person

    

Jim and his wife Liz will also do a mini concert immediately after the workshop.

     

Please send an email with your name, phone number, and the number of people attending to:

sunbunkerevents@gmail.com

     

Seats will fill up quickly so don’t delay. 

Thank you!

Thanks to all the Pluckin’ Strummers club members that attended todays meeting. We had a fantastic time! The first half was so much fun as we played and sang many songs from one of the song books we use, The Daily Ukulele – Leap Year Edition. 
The second half flew by with our arrangements. The highlight for me was the ability our members have to tackle a new song that I spring upon them. This isn’t a song that they’ve heard before, well maybe, but it’s a new song from a recently released album by one of my favorite artists, The Lumineers. This song isn’t the easiest to play due to my insistence of playing the song in it’s original key. To me it just sounds the best this way plus you can play along with the recording to help learn the song without using a capo. The song, “Angela” has a beautiful melody and truly great lyrics. Simply genius!
The chords they tackled were B, F#m, E, C#m, and G#m. I’m aware that if the key was raised a half step to C that it would be easier but easier doesn’t make better players. As suggested some played the song with 2nd position B and F#m chords which better matched the descending voicings of the guitars playing the original. When playing the 2nd position B, 8676, you can alternate between the normally doubled 3rd of the chord, the eb, or the higher doubled 5th of the chord, the f#. With the f# it would be 8679 which would have to be fretted by barring the chord. TMI? Lol! Sorry.
As I said during the meeting, because we are an ukulele group without percussion or other instruments, like piano, that it’s necessary that the song be also strummed along with the picking which gives the song a fuller sound. You all did great job with the simple strum that didn’t overwhelm but enhanced the picking. Bravo to all. I look forward to playing this song again at our next meeting and introducing yet another Lumineers tune. Although it may seen so, we aren’t becoming a Lumineers tribute band. Lol!
Most importantly, whoever brought the cookies that tasted like fruitcake should be commended. Yummy! Thanks to all that brought snacks. See you on the 28th!

Back to our normal schedule in the new year. We will be meeting on the 2nd and 4th Saturday until further notice. I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays. Is everyone missing our meetings like I am? Did anyone get a new ukulele? It’s time to show it off! Let’s get on with it and pick some songs for this Saturday. I look forward to seeing y’all in 2017! I missed all of ukes! Lol!

9:30 – Setup Time
This is a good time to get the arrangements for the second half. Sign in to our club book and include your email. Set up your music stand and book. Tune up that ukulele and prepare to have a blast playing and singing. Ask questions about songs you’re working on. Show and tell! Schedule announcements for before the second half. Did I miss anything? If so then remind me.

   
10:00 – Round One

We will be using book 2, the blue one. 

Warm up strum and Lesson Session – I Feel Good

And I Love Her – Pg. 24

Beyond The Reef – Pg. 33

Blue Moon Of Kentucky – Pg. 35

Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea – Pg. 39

Big Girls Don’t Cry – Pg. 44

Quick Pick

Book Of Love – Pg. 45

Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You – Pg. 64

Could I Have This Dance – Pg. 69

Crocodile Rock – Pg. 79

Quick Pick – Time Permitting
  
10:50’ish – Break Time

Coffee? Cookie? Please feel free to bring a snack to share. Thanks to those that have done so in the past.
   
11:10’ish – Round Two

There will be a selection of our arrangements available at the meeting. Maybe even a new one or two!
  
12:00 – Performance Time

Get on up! Play us a little tune. 

Uke can do it!
    
12:25 – We must have exited our fabulous location by this time as there is another function at 12:30. 

Thank you all!

  
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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/

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to all Pluckin’ Strummers!

We will be meeting again on the 14th of January which puts us back on our usual schedule of the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Thanks for another fantastic year of pluckin’ and strummin’!

Stay tuned for information about our 6 year anniversary celebration.

Meeting 12/17

Happy Holidays everyone! This is the last time we will gather in 2016. The back of book one is filled with holiday songs which we will of course play. If you have another holiday song please bring copies and well have a go of it.
After we have had enough holiday cheer we will work on our arrangements with hopefully a new one or two in the mix.

Hopefully we’ll have many to celebrate another year with our ukulele friends while giving everyone a break from the holiday chaos. Bring friends and family to sing along. 

Please feel free to bring snacks. We’ll take a little extra time for coffee and cookies! Fruitcake anyone? I actually love a good moist Fruitcake. Eggnog?

Thanks for another great Pluckin’ and Strummin’ year!

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9:30 – Set up

Questions anyone? Need help with a song? Show and tell? Tune up that ukulele and prepare for fun!
10:00 – Round One

Lesson Session

Holiday selections from book one!

If we have exhausted our holiday cheer early we will move on to our arrangements to complete the first half then it’ll be time for Fruitcake!
10:50 – Break Time
11:15’ish – Round Two

Arrangements!
12:00’ish – Performance Time
12:25 – Time to exit the building. 

Many of us frequent the golf course cafe with the “Eat” sign out front. All are welcome, please join us.
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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/

Meeting Dec. 3rd

Thanksgiving has come and gone. I hope everyone had lots to be thankful for and enjoyed the holiday with loved ones. On December 3rd we will meet again. This being the first Saturday of December instead of our usual meeting time hopefully many will attend.

If I can find the time this week we may have a couple new songs to learn.
     
9:30 – Setup Time 

This is a great time to ask questions, share song suggestions, plan announcements, and show off that new ukulele.
     
10:00 – Round One

Book One – Yellow

Quick Lesson Session 

Jambalaya – Pg. 140

These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ – Pg. 232

Last Train To Clarksville – Pg. 144

Rock Around The Clock – Pg. 198

Easy Quick Pick

Seems Like Old Times – Pg. 204

Sentimental Journey – 205

Miss The Mississippi And You – Pg. 162

She Loves You – Pg. 206

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

As usual there will be a selection of our arrangements available to grab before we start it during break.
      
12:00 – Performance Time

We didn’t have enough participants last meeting so if you can please prepare something to delight us. Thank you.
     
12:25 – We must have exited by this time because others need the church. 
    
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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/

Ukuleles at Sea