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Hello to all you Pluckin’ Strummers! We are back to our regularly scheduled meetings for at least a little while.

Our last meeting was truly a blast with a large turnout and a few new faces plus Honey B was back! Hopefully we’ll have a similar turnout this meeting. How about the performances! Spectacular!

Now I will choose songs for this Saturday from Book 1, yellow, since we haven’t used it in a while.

There will be our new T-shirts available!

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9:00 – Free 45 Minute Group Lesson Session

Bring your questions and prepare to learn something.

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10:00 – Round One

Book One – Yellow

Proud Mary – Pg. 191

Walk Right In – Pg. 255

Will The Circle Be Unbroken – Pg. 270

Midnight Special – Pg. 160

Easy Quick Pick for HB!

Peggy Sue – Pg. 187

That Hawaiian Melody – Pg. 228

For Me And My Gal – Pg. 84

Quick Pick

Love Me Tender – Pg. 154

With A Little Help From My Friends – Pg. 272

Quick Pick

I’m Beginning To See The Light – Pg. 127

Quick Pick – Time Permitting

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10:55 – Break Time

Snacks, coffee, and great conversation.

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11:15 – Round Two

There will be a selection of our arrangements available. Any song suggestions?

I’ve been listening to the new Ray Lamontagne album, “Part Of The Light”, and it’s really something special. What a talent. Check out the song “Let’s Make It Last”.

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12:00 – Performance Time

Plus for us, won’t you?

You are all getting very good! Keep up the good work. Practice, practice, practice, as they say.

Uke can do it!

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12:25 – We must have exited the church by this time at the latest.

Huge thank you for the help wrapping things up at the end of the meeting.

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Attn:

Let’s all head to the golf course diner. Remember, we need to call in a reservation for the big table during break time!

(Thanks Christine!)

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

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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/

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Meeting

Saturday, Sept. 29th

So here is our rescheduled meeting on the 29th. We are meeting on the 5th Saturday of Sept. because we were in Torrance all day on the 22nd with a fantastic booth promoting our club, the Pluckin’ Strummers.

I must thank our many dedicated Pluckin’ Strummer members for their support at the 2018 Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival. I could not have done it without you. William pointed out to me that we were the only club represented at the event. We reached many local ukulele enthusiasts. Our booth looked fantastic with vases of beautiful flowers thanks to Honey B and our banners and T-shirt’s made quite an impact. Our booth was set up just inside the plaza gate where the stage and the auditoriums for workshops were held. There was very heavy foot traffic and bit of wind to contend with but we got through it with flying colors, literally colorful T-shirts blowing in the breeze.

I’m sure everyone there that day now knows our club name. Hopefully we’ll see more first timers and fill our meeting place to the brim.

I’ll post some pics soon. Please email any pics to; pluckinstrummers@gmail.com.

Now it’s back to our upcoming meeting.

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9:00am – Free 45 Minute Group Lesson Session

Bring you question and materials if needed and we’ll do our best to help. If you are brand new and need some extra attention don’t hesitate to ask. There are many of us willing to help with the learning process.

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9:45 – Setup Time

Time to tune up, prepare your music stand and songbook, get copies of our arrangements for round two, and maybe even time for another question or two before we begin.

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10:00 – Round One

Book One – Blue

A Teenager In Love – Pg. 344

You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice – Pg. 402

Easy Quick Pick

Knock Three Times – Pg. 205

The Great Pretender – Pg. 132

Down Under – Pg. 104

(Riff Sheet)

Fun, Fun, Fun – Pg. 125

Girl – Pg. 127

Sway – Pg. 336

Tears On My Pillow – Pg. 341

Down In The Boondocks – 100

(Strum Sheet)

Java Jive – Pg. 200

Quick Pick(s) – Time Permitting

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10:55 – Break Time

Snacks, coffee, and great conversation.

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11:15 – Round Two

There will be a selection of our arrangements available. Any song suggestions?

I’ve been listening to the new Ray Lamontagne album, “Part Of The Light”, and it’s really something special. What a talent. There are definitely a song or two worth looking at. “Paper Man” is really nice and there’s a very interesting melody in the song “To The Sea”. Have a listen and we’ll talk about it.

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12:00 – Performance Time

Plus for us, won’t you?

You are all getting very good! Keep up the good work. Practice, practice, practice, as they say.

Uke can do it!

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12:25 – We must have exited the church by this time at the latest.

Huge thank you for the help wrapping things up at the end of the meeting.

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Attn:

Let’s all head to the golf course diner. Remember, we need to call in a reservation for the big table during break time!

(Thanks Christine!)

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

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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/

Here it is the Sunday just one day after we met and I’m having fun playing songs in the blue book trying my best to ignore that it’s already after 12 o’clock and my time off is almost over. Five days working and two days off. I think It should at least be 4 days working and three days off.

Lol!

Our meeting last Saturday was a blast! Thanks to all who attended. I really like seeing new faces along with our valued regulars. I think we made some great music together. I can’t wait until our next gathering.

Also, thank you to those willing to help with our booth at this year’s Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival.

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9:00am – Free 45 Minute Group Lesson Session

I’ll be on time, I promise. Sorry about the 25th.

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9:45 – Setup Time

This is a great time to sign the guest book, get copies of our Round 2 arrangements, tune up that ukulele, and schedule an announcement. Maybe you have a song suggestion.

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10:00 – Round One

Book 2 – Blue

This selection of songs is a bit challenging but we can do it!

Have You Ever See The Rain? – Pg. 138

Morning Has Broken – Pg. 257

Easy Quick Pick

This Magic Moment – Pg. 354

Time After Time – Pg. 358

Take A Chance On Me – Pg. 338

They Call The Wind Maria – Pg. 352

Sherry – Pg. 302

You Won’t See Me – Pg. 406

Somethin’ Stupid – Pg. 310

More Today Than Yesterday – Pg. 256 New!

Quick Pick

This Is My Song – Pg. 353 New and so beautiful!

Your Song – Pg. 413 New!

Your Mother Should Know – Pg. 412 New!

You’ve Got A Friend – Pg. 414

Quick Pick(s) – Time Permitting

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10:55’ish – Break Time

Coffee, snacks, and good conversation.

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11:15’ish – Round Two

Arrangements! Hopefully I’ll have enough time to finish a new tune for us. Suggestions are always welcome and recommended unless you want to keep doing Chris Stapleton and Ed Sheeran songs. Lol!

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12:00 – Performance Time

Play us a song, won’t you?

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12:25 – We must have exited the church by this time at the latest.

Huge thank you for the help wrapping things up at the end of the meeting.

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

Attn:

Let’s all head to the golf course diner. Remember, we need to call in a reservation for the big table during break time!

(Thanks Christine!)

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.

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

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/

Meetup –

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

Just a week away is another Pluckin’ Strummers’s meeting. This time I’ll stick to one book when picking songs. Lol!

I know some of you noticed the posts about this year’s ukulele festival. We will have a spot to promote our club and meet with lots of ukulele enthusiasts. From the posts we already have a few volunteers. If we have enough volunteers we can still enjoy the festival by taking turns at the booth.

I went ahead and ordered a couple of banners and would still love some help with a poster, stickers and T-shirts. If anyone is willing to spending most of the time at our booth promoting our club I will gladly pay for their admission.

Back to this meeting.

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9:00am – Free 45 Minute Group Lesson Session

Come on come all! Best deal in town. Even if you’ve been playing a while there’s always something new to learn. Bring you’re questions and materials if needed and we’ll figure it out together.

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9:45 – Setup Time

This is the perfect time to sign our guestbook and get copies of the arrangements for round two. Tune up your ukulele and even ask another question or two as I complete the setup. Song suggestions are always welcome although there’s already a few that I need to work on.

Here we go, let’s have some fun!

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10:00 – Round One

Book 1 – Yellow

Hey, Good Lookin’ – Pg. 108

Fields Of Gold – Pg. 80

That’ll Be The Day – Pg. 230

Easy Quick Pick

I Saw The Light – Pg. 132

Bye Bye Love – Pg. 41

Goodnight, Irene – Pg. 94

There’s A Kind Of Hush – Pg. 231

Sentimental Journey – Pg. 205

Runaway – Pg. 200

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

Quick Picks – Time Permitting

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10:55’ish – Break time

Coffee, snacks, and great conversation! Last meeting we had so many snacks and I want to thank those that brought the yummy treats.

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11:10’ish – Round Two

Arrangement time! I’ll do my best to pick a fun bunch of songs.

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12:00 – Performance Time

Please play us a song. Solo, duet, trio, ensemble…..

Remember, you can do no wrong.

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12:25 – We must have exited the church by this time at the latest.

Huge thank you for the help wrapping things up at the end of the meeting.

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

Attn:

Let’s all head to the golf course diner. Remember, we need to call in a reservation for the big table during break time!

(Thanks Christine!)

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.

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

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/

Meetup –

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

Attn: Pluckin’ Strummers!

September 22nd, 2018

This year at the 2018 Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival we will have a vendor tent in the Torino Plaza, (on the stage side), to promote our club. We will have a table and a few chairs and we will hand out cards, flyers, maybe buttons, stickers, and sell T Shirts.

We will need some volunteers to help out. Please respond if you can help.

I will provide the Easy-Up tent and shot bags, the table and chairs, and I’ll have a banner or two printed up with our info. Maybe a poster on an easel would be cool also. If any of our talented graphic designer members would help me design something not embarrassing that would be awesome.

We will also be helping out “Khim”, Academy of Music for the Blind, by providing them an Easy-Up to keep them in the shade while they promote their endeavors.

This is gonna be a blast! Please sign up to help out and come hang out with us “Pluckin Strummers” at this year’s Ukulele Festival.

Huge thank you Mitch Chang for making this possible!

Check out the event website;

http://www.kalakoa.com/ukulele

We, the dedicated members of the Pluckin’ Strummers Los Angeles Ukulele Club, hereby declare our continued commitment to spreading the joy of playing the Ukulele and singing. We welcome those of all skill levels to join in and improve their musical abilities with detailed instruction and all the support necessary. This we hold in the utmost highest regard and each and every member must be committed to assisting those wanting to learn and enjoy our gatherings.

So, I wasn’t sure what to write this week and this came out. It’s somewhat fancy words for what we have done since the beginning in 2010 and a promise that we will continue our musical commitment to the Los Angeles Ukulele community. We and Uke can do it!

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9:00am – Free 45 Minute Group Lesson Session

Anyone and everyone is welcome to come ask questions about learning to play your ukulele. I will do my best to answer your questions and many of our member enjoy assisting those new to playing. Come join in.

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9:45 – Setup Time

This a great time to sign our guestbook, tune your Ukulele, and even ask a question or two as we prepare to begin at 10am.

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10:00 – Round One

Book 1 – Yellow

Lay Down Sally – Pg. 209

The Last Time – Pg. 208

Peaceful Easy Feeling – Pg. 278

Moondance – Pg. 254

Dinah – Pg. 61

Easy Quick Pick

Chapel Of Love – Pg. 53

Runaway – Pg. 200

Day Dream Believer – Pg. 62

Do Lord – Pg. 65

On The Road Again – Pg. 182

On The Beach At Waikiki – Pg. 184

QuickPicks – Time Permitting

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10:55’ish – Break Time

Snacks, coffee, and great conversation.

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11:15 – Round Two

Arrangements!

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

Please suggest songs for us to learn.

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

12:00 – Performance Time

Play us a song please. Duet?

Thanks to those who play and sing for us.

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12:25 – We must have exited the church by this time at the latest.

Huge thank you for the help wrapping things up at the end of the meeting.

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

Attn:

Let’s all head to the golf course diner. Remember, we need to call in a reservation for the big table during break time!

(Thanks Christine!)

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.

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

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/

Meetup –

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

The end of July already! Time surely does fly by. Let’s stay cool and play and sing together this Saturday at our fantastic location in Atwater Village.

Uke can do it!

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9:00 – 45 Minute Free Group Lesson Session

Bring your questions and get your learn on.

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9:45 – Setup Time

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10:00 – Round One

Book Two – Blue

Teach Your Children – Pg. 343

A Teenager In Love – Pg. 344

Easy Quick Pick

When Will I Be Loved – Pg. 385

This Magic Moment – Pg. 354

Walk Away Renee – Pg. 374

Quick Pick

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

You’re Sixteen – Pg. 408

Don’t Worry Baby – Pg. 93

Honey Pie – Pg. 146

Summertime – Pg. 329 (Use Dm instead of Dm6

Quick Pick – Time permitting.

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10:50’ish – Break Time

Coffee, snacks, and alway great conversation.

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11:10 – Round Two

Arrangements!

There will be a selection of copies of our arrangements available at the meeting. Is there one or two song you’d like to play and we haven’t done them in a while? Maybe a completely new song you like us to learn. Please suggest a song or two on FB, Meetup, our PS website, or via email and we’ll make it happen. Thanks!

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12.00 – Performance Time

Please play us a song. Solo, duet, ensemble…..? You can do no wrong.

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

12:25 – We must have exited the church by this time at the latest.

Huge thank you for the help wrapping things up at the end of the meeting.

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

Attn:

Let’s all head to the golf course diner. Remember, we need to call in a reservation for the big table during break time!

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.

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

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/

Meetup –

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