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Meeting – March 25th

Hello Pluckin’ Stummers! It’s Sunday again before our next meeting and it’s time time to publish the posts and send the emails.After this normally scheduled meeting on the 25th our next meeting would be on the 8th of April. I will be away welcoming my lovely Granddaughter into this world. Those attending this meeting on the 25th will determine the upcoming schedule. 

Here’s what I proposed on a FB post but this is subject to change depending on the groups decision. 

Meeting Schedule Change!

March 25th – Unchanged
April 1st – This replaces the April 8th meeting when I become a Grandpa!
April 22nd – Back to our regularly scheduled 2nd and 4th Saturdays. 
        

2017 Ukuleles At Sea

Attention! There are still some available spots aboard the schooner Zodiac for this year’s “Ukuleles at Sea”. Yours truly is the musical director which means we will surely have a blast! 

(Alt. news? No, the truth!)

Come join us!

          
9:00 – 9:10 – Before the meeting Super Lesson Session.

Bring you materials and questions and we’ll use this time before we start to hone those skills and grow as ukulele players and singers.

9:45 – Set Up Time

              

This is a great time to pick your seat, tune that ukulele, set up your music, sign our attendance book, gather copies of the arrangements we will be working on in the second half, say hello to fellow users, schedule an announcement, and even ask a question or two.
      

10:00 – Round One

Book 2 – The Blue one again.

Warm up/Lesson Session – Reggae Strum, finding a groove. 

Lean On Me – Pg. 214 Reggae?

Have You Seen The Rain – Pg. 138

Forever Young – Pg. 120

Easy QuickPick

This Magic Moment – Pg. 354

To Love Somebody – Pg. 360

Undecided – Pg. 369

Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright – Pg. 96

Time After Time – Pg. 358

There’ll Be Some Changes Made – Pg. 351

They Call The Wind Maria – Pg. 352

Tennessee Waltz – Pg. 346

Let’s Get Away From It All – Pg. 221

QuickPick – Time permitting.

      

10:55’ish – Break Time

       

11:10’ish – Round Two

There will be a selection of arrangements available to gather prior to the meeting and during break.

I am constantly working on new arrangements with many in different stages of completion and hopefully I’ll add one or two this meeting.

Songs we will work on. Some depending upon completion. 

Angela – The Lumineers

Sleep On The Floor – The Lumineers

Say Something – A Great Big World

Traveller – Chris Stapleton

Budapest – George Ezra

Harvest Moon – Neil Young

Taxman – The Beatles

One Horse Town – Blackberry Smoke

Me and Julio Down By The School Yard – Paul Simon

Hang Me – Oscar Iassac

That’s How I Got To Memphis – Tom T. Hall

Mad World – Tears For Fears

         
12:00 – Performance Time

Please prepare a song to perform for the group. You can do no wrong and after you get up and play you’ll feel so much better.

                
12:25 – We must be outside the church by now since there’s another function starting promptly at 12:30. Thank you for being considerate.

     
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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/

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Hello everyone! Ready for some fun ukulele Pluckin’ and Strummin’?This year is flying by! We missed George Harrison’s birthday last meeting so we’ll play a song or two in his honor. 

                

We didn’t have the 6 year Anniversary celebration that we were hoping to have. That doesn’t mean we won’t still celebrate this year. Please stayed tuned for information and thank you for your patience. 

                 

9:00 – 9:10 – Extra Help Lesson Session

We will do the early lesson session again before our meeting. 

Last meeting it didn’t go as planned so we’ll make some changes.

My apologies. Outline below;

               

Extra Help Lesson Session 

•Begin at 9:00am to 9:10

This ten minute window will give people time to get there and settled to get their ‘learn’ on. 

•We will gather in a separate space depending on how many attend. 

•Please have questions and materials ready. Specific questions work best because others will most likely benefit and once you have an answer you can work on it and check that off you list. 

•If there are no specific questions we’ll pick a topic together and or work on arrangements which we’ll be playing in the second half of our meeting.

•Take notes if you’d like or record a short video or take a photo with your phone. This way you can review the material when you practice, practice, practice. 

                        

9:45 – Setup Time

Get your copies of our arrangements for round two. Schedule announcements with me for before or after the break. Prepare materials and tune up that ukulele. Song suggestions are always welcome. 

                 

10:00 – Round One – songs that mostly begin with the letter i. 

Warm up with Taxman by George Harrison – New!

Book 2 – “Blue”

I’m A Old Cowhand – Pg. 174

It Never Rains – Pg. 190

I’m Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes – Pg. 178

Easy Quick Pick

In My Room – Pg. 187

In My Life – Pg. 186

Isn’t She Lovely – Pg. 191

Quick Pick

It Had To Be You – Pg. 192

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

I Whistle A Happy Tune – Pg. 166 New!

I’ll Never Fall In Love – Pg. 170 New!

Quick Pick – Time Permitting

                      

10:50’ish – Break Time

Coffee and snacks! 

Thank you very much to those that bring snacks to share!

                        

11:10’ish – Round Two

What arrangements should we play?

We will start with what we didn’t get to last meeting. 

* Angela by The Lumineers

* I’m A Believer by The Monkees – Did we play this last time?

* City Of Stars from the movie

* Be My Lover by Alice Cooper – It’s fun to rock out on the ukulele!

* Where The Skies Are So Blue – Another Lumineers song!

Plus a few others! I’m thinking of writing up a song or two by Bon Iver, The Postal Service, and Vampire Weekend. I’ve been listening to these bands lately. Any suggestions?

                       

12:00 – Performance Time

Please share with us a tune, won’t you?

                             

12:25 – We must have exited the church by this time because another function begins promptly at 12:30. Thank you. 

                  

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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/

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