Hello Pluckin’ Strummers!
Hoping this post finds you feelin’ groovy. We’re going to keep dialing in those strums and having a blast doing it. Remember, if you have friends or family who don’t play uke but love to sings, they are more than welcome to join us in song. Now, without further ado, we want to hear from you.
Your opinion is wanted!
Here is our song list for our next meeting:
- Ring Of Fire – Pg. 197
- These Boots Are Made For Walking – Pg. 232
- Your song pick winner – TBD by you!
- * Mustang Sally (tab in post below)
- The 59th Street Bridge Song – Pg. 97
- Georgia On My Mind – Pg. 87
- * Proud Mary (tab in post below)
audio example of the simplified intro to PM:http://db.tt/G4b4iyJ
- Sentimental Journey – Pg. 205
- That Hawaiian Melody – Pg. 228
* Tabbed by Tooch for your enjoyment and education.
You can download the tab in the post below.
The password is available though the PS mailing list.
Come to a meeting, get on the list and get in the know!
Some notes on practice
We understand how difficult it is find time to practice, but try to practice daily. You’ll find just 20 min. a day to be hugely beneficial.
Some beginners get discouraged at first but with consistent practice your confidence will grow. Try to learn a few of the songs on the list. Many of these songs are familiar, so practice those first.
The first melody note is identified at the top of the page. Pick the note shown and match your voice to it. Review the chords. Start slowly, paying attention to the time signature. If it’s 4/4 that means four beats per measure and the value of the beat is a 1/4 note. Start with just down strums, four per measure.
Of interest this week
Lil’ Rev has released his new book, 101 Ukulele Licks.
You’ll find a nice review of it by Woodshed on Ukulele Hunt.
Here’s Lil’ Rev busting out some of his 101 licks with Dominator.
Enjoy your week and your playing.
We’ll see you Saturday!
All the Best,