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Book 2/Blue!

Hello members. It’s June and we’ll be playing songs about Summer. Hopefully there will be enough songs to fit that bill. It’s Sunday night and I’ve procrastinated enough so I’m looking now.

Many hours later……..

Okay, that took a while and I fell asleep while flipping pages. Lol!

So there’s several songs about summer but not all unfortunately but I think we’ll have fun with these.

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9:00 – 45 Minute Free Lesson Session. Yes, that’s right! 45 minutes before each meeting anyone can come to take advantage of a free lesson. Let me know how long you’ve been playing and ask specific questions or bring in what your working on and we’ll do what we can to help you improve your ukulele playing skills.

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9:45 – Setup Time

Great time to sign our club book, get copies of our arrangements for round two, and meet a fellow ukulele player. Let me know if you have an announcement to make and we’ll schedule it.

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10:00 – Round One

Book 2 – Blue

Lean On Me – Pg. 214

Down Under – Pg. 104

Drifting And Dreaming – Pg. 105 New! Easy Chord melody

Everybody’s Talkin’ – Pg. 112

Let Your Love Flow – Pg. 222

Exactly Like You – Pg. 113

Easy Quick Pick

One Love – Pg. 272

Have You Ever Seen The Rain? – Pg. 138

Summer Breeze – Pg. 324

Summer In The City – Pg. 326

Heatwave – Pg. 139

Calendar Girl – Pg. 58

It’s Too Late – Pg. 197

Summertime – Pg. 329

Quick Pick – Time Permitting

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10:55’ish – Break Time

Coffee, snacks, and great conversation.

!!! Reservation for Los Feliz Cafe !!!

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11:10’ish – Round Two

There will be copies available of a selection of our arrangements. I finished writing up Tennessee Rain and hopefully I’ll have time for another one.

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12:00 – Performance Time

Please play us a song. Even a duet or trio would be great. Give it a go!

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12:25 – We must be all cleaned up and have exited the church by this time. There is another function beginning promptly at 12:30.

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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*This is being hosted by Susanna

Call now to reserve a seat.

Workshop today at 10:30am.

I’m not sure how long it will run so ask when making your reservation.

Details below.

This is gonna be so much fun!

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What a show last night by Del Rey!

Thank you Susanna for hosting at the Sun Bunker in Burbank!

Del Rey was simply jaw dropping amazing! Her playing style and singing is in a class by itself plus her showmanship and personality will amaze.

Hopefully, she will honor our club next time she’s in town and perform for us and teach us a thing or two.

Check out her website, watch a few videos, buy some merchandise. You’ll be so happy you did.

delreyplays.com

If you can make it today at 10:30am she’ll be teaching a workshop at Susanna’s Sun Bunker in Burbank.

Call (818) 557-8588 to reserve a spot.

Just $20 per person

147 S. Beachwood Dr.

Burbank, CA 91506

So I gave Tennessee Rain another listen and came up with this for the intro. The descending bass notes A, G#, F#, E, D, then up to F and resolve to A is really beautiful. These chords seem to really work well with the progression. In the recording I played a half note of E7 after the B note and resolved to an A chord which isn’t on the page. I just couldn’t leave it hanging like that. Lol!

I’ll try my best to write this up completely for our next meeting. Have a listen to the song to familiarize yourself with it. The artist is Addison Agen from The Voice. 16 years old with an unbelievably beautiful voice.

Del Rey is performing at Susanna’s Ukulele Oasis in Burbank with a workshop the following day.

When:

Performance – Friday June 1st at 7:30pm

Workshop – Saturday June 2nd at 10:30am

Where: 147 S. Beachwood Dr.

Burbank, CA 91506

Details:

Performance – $20 per person

Workshop – $20 per person

Both for $35

Call for reservations – (818) 557-8588

Hello to all you Pluckin’ Strummers!

Let’s play some easy favorites from book one. Two and three chord songs favorites and more. This is going to be a fun meeting. Don’t miss it.

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9:00am – 45 minute Free Lesson Session.

Bring your questions and if there are none I’ll figure out something to show y’all. How about reading notation and playing in time. The second song is a great example. (Joshua….)

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10:00 – Round One

Book One – The yellow one

Two chord songs!

Jambalaya – Pg. 140

Joshua Fought The Battle Of Jericho – Pg. 141. (New!)

Long, Long Ago – Pg. 152 (New!)

Deep In The Heart Of Texas – Pg. 64

Down In the Valley – Pg. 69 (New!)

Three Chord Songs

Beautiful Brown Eyes – Pg. 34

Don’t Worry, Be Happy – Pg. 70

Folsom Prison Blues – Pg. 83 (Moderately)

Hound Dog – Pg. 111

I Saw The Light – Pg. 132

Me And Bobby McGee – Pg. 158

Quick Picks – Time Permitting

Pick some tough ones!

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10:50’ish – Break Time

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11:10’ish – Round Two

Arrangements!

Let’s play some awesome songs!

I’m working on Renegades by X-Ambassadors. Give it a listen on YouTube or the like. I already did a notation with tab info sheet with the picking intro and strum. The lyrics are fun with quiet echos and background vocals with harmony Da, da, da’s and the occasional Hey!

I’ll choose a few songs we haven’t played in a while.

Suggestions are welcome.

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12:00 – Performance Time

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12:25 – We must be all cleaned up and have exited the church by this time. There is another function beginning promptly at 12:30.

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.

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

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/

Time keeps flying by! Happy Mother’s Day! Mom’s are the best!

I never had the chance to play ukulele and sing for my mom but she raised my brother and I and truly loved that we played music in our many bands growing up. Her favorite song was Black Magic Woman which she would request over and over again. As many of us say and know in our hearts, my mom was the best mother any boy could have ever hoped for.

Iris Eleanor Walker Santucci, these songs are for you. I love you!

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9:00am – Free 45 minute Early Group Lesson Session

Please have your questions or material ready and I’ll do my best to help.

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10:00 – Round One

Black Magic Woman – Blue Book

Book One – Yellow

Last Train To Clarksville – Pg. 144

Crazy – Pg. 58

The 59th Street Bridge Song – Pg. 97

All My Loving – Pg. 19

Give My Regards To Broadway – Pg. 89

Goodnight, Irene – Pg. 94

Easy Quick Pick

Happy Together – Pg. 98

A Groovy Kind Of Love – Pg. 96

A Hard Day’s Night – Pg. 100

Hey Jude – Pg. 109

I Can’t Give You Anything But Love – Pg. 117

Heart And Soul – Pg. 104

Quick Pick

Close To You – Pg. 56

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

Quick Pick – Time Permitting

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10:55 – Break Time

Coffee, snacks and great conversation. If you have an announcement let me know.

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11:15 – Round Two

Arrangements

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

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12:00 – Performances

Play us a song, won’t you?

You’ll be glad you did!

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12:25 – We must be all cleaned up and have exited the church by this time. There is another function beginning promptly at 12:30.

Huge thank you for the help wrapping things up at the last 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/

Hello to all Pluckin’ Strummers.

This posting for our upcoming meeting was delayed by my trip to attend my granddaughter’s first birthday. Her unicorn themed party was a complete success and she’s on her way to become a toddler.

During my trip I had some time to listen to lots of new to me music and have added several songs to my list of songs to play on the ukulele.

So better late than never, here’s the song list for Saturday the 28th.

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9:00am – Free 45 Minute Group Lesson Session

I’ll pick a topic if there aren’t any questions.

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9:45 – Setup Time

Choose a seat, prepare your music, sign the club attendance book, get arrangement copies for the second half, and if you have a question or suggestion you can fire away.

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10:00 – Round One

Book 2 – Blue (Leap Year Edition)

Cicilia – Pg. 70

Carolina Moon – Pg. 70

Easy Quick Pick

Could I Have This Dance – Pg. 68

Take A Chance On Me – Pg. 338

With A Little Luck – Pg. 392

Easy Quick Pick

I Saw The Light – Pg. 160

I Wish You Love – Pg. 167

I Want To Be Happy – Pg. 171 New!

A Wonderful Day Like Today – Pg. 393 New!

Wonderful! Wonderful! – Pg. 394 New!

Music To Watch Girls By – Pg. 260 New!

Quick Pick – Time Permitting

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10:55 – Break Time

Coffee, snacks, great conversation with wonderful people.

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11:15’ish – Round Two

Arrangements

I’ll pick some favorites and a few newer ones to mix it up.

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12:00 – Performance Time

This is your time to shine! Get up there and play us something. You won’t regret it.

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12:25 – We must be all cleaned up and have exited the church by this time. There is another function beginning promptly at 12:30.

Thank you.

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Attn:

Please join us at the Los Feliz Golf Course Cafe. Remember, we need to call in a reservation for the big table during break time!

Los Feliz Cafe – (The sign says – 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 over 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/