Hello Pluckin’ Strummers!
Our last meeting was a little light attendance wise which is of course understandable with it being summer and all. We still had a blast, as always. Since it was a small group it was another freebie! There were also some new faces which is always a pleasure to see. Don’t fret, pun intended, if your first meeting with us happens to be a freebie then your next one is too. It’s only fair.
Now that I’m doing this virtually by myself please feel free to remind me to map the songs and keep things moving along at a steady pace. I can tend to ramble on sometimes. I also forgot to get names and email addresses from the new members last week. Oops, silly me. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you all.
Even though Alisa was a ‘behind the scenes’ person as she states below she has always been a fantastic partner that keep our club running flawlessly since the very beginning. Huge thanks to Alisa and we hope she continues to grace us with her presence when she’s able.
Much love to you and your family,
Brett “2ch” Santucci
The following is a reprint from our last meeting’s post;
A quick note from Alisa:
Hi all! I’m saddened to announce that I will be stepping down as the Pluckin’ Strummers’ ‘behind the scenes’ person. This has been a fantastic 5 years getting our club up and running and meeting and making music with all of you. I’ll continue to come to meetings when I’m able but will no longer handle the bi-weekly posts, club organization or Tooch prompting, etc.
Life, as you know, continues to evolve and I’m at a place where I need to devote what ‘free-time’ I have to paying work and family. As we go forward, please address questions to Tooch and be patient as he takes over operations. Oh, and don’t be afraid to remind him to map the songs…
Much love to you all and happy playing!
9:30 – Setup Time
Time for questions, comments, suggestions, show and tell, coffee brewed, instruments and materials readied.
10:00 – Round One
Book 2 – Blue Book
- Quick Lesson Time – Strums
- Sunshine – Pg. 328 (Chunk Strum and Fan Strum)
- Sweet Someone – Pg. 333
- Easy Quick Pick
- Sway – Pg. 336
- Take Me Home, Country Roads – Pg. 340
- Tears On My Pillow – Pg. 341
- Teach Your Children – Pg. 343
- Quick Pick – Time Permitting
10:50’ish – Break Time
11:10’ish – Round Two
There will be a delightful selection of our arrangements for the second half. As always there will be some copies available.
12:00 – Performance Time
Let’s have some fun! If you haven’t played for us in the past maybe now would be a good time to give it a go. No pressure. 😋
Regular Meeting Location:
Christ Church Griffith Park in 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 for your consideration of others.