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Archive for July, 2017

Another Saturday for us to gather to play and sing. Thank you to all the Pluckin’ Strummers for making our club awesome. The time has finally come for us to revert back to a $10 donation per person to keep our club running smoothly. This will allow us to fairly compensate our fantastic location and provide funds for our anniversary celebrations.

          
July is truly flying by and after this meeting it be August 12th until we meet again. That means I will have returned from this years “Ukuleles At Sea” as the music director aboard the 160′ Schooner Zodiac out of Bellingham Wa. There are still a few spots open for the ukulele adventure of a lifetime.

Select this link for more information;
http://schoonerzodiac.com/cruises/multi-day-sails/ukuleles-at-sea/

               
Make sure to grab a flyer at our meeting for Corey’s Ukulele BBQ. Corey and his wife Liza have graciously planned this event for the 5th of August. There will be four 20 minute workshops with some fun songs to play and sing together. Corey, Mike, Susanna, and myself will be teaching some songs. BYOB (Beverage)

There is a post here on our PS FB page and on Meetup with all the details. 

RSVP by 7/21 to;

corybrendel@sbcglobal.net

               
9:00 – Free Early Lesson Session
Please bring your questions and materials to take advantage of a free 45 minute ukulele lesson. 

             

9:45 – Setup Time

Choose your seat, sign in, grab copies of our arrangements for round 2, tune up, set up your music, and prepare to have some fun!

                

10:00 – Round One

Book 1 – Yellow

Warm up/Quick Lesson Session 

Hound Dog – Pg. 111

Hey, Good Lookin’ – Pg. 108

Jackson – Pg. 139

Fields Of Gold – Pg. 80

On The Road Again – Pg. 182

Easy Quick Pick

Give My Regards To Broadway – Pg. 89

Runaway – Pg. 200

Peggy Sue – Pg. 187

Quick Pick

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

How Sweet It Is – Pg. 114

On A Slow Boat Of China – Pg. 180

Quick Pick – Time Permitting

         

10: 50’ish – Break Time 

Thank you to Mike Mitchell for volunteering to bring a snack and Happy Birthday!

          

11:10’ish – Round 2

There will be a selection of our arrangements available. 

Love Hurts by Nazareth – New!

Plus one or two others if I can find the time.

           

12:00 – Performance Time

           
12:25 – We must have exited by this time as there is another function starting promptly at 12:30. Please pay attention to this.

           
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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.

           
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Contact Information;

Club Email –

pluckinstrummers.gmail.com

                     

Club Blog Site –

http://www.pluckinstrummers.wordpress.com

                      

Facebook –

https://m.facebook.com/PluckinStrummers/

                                

Meetup –

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

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Meeting – Saturday July 8th
Happy 4th of July! Just four days after and we meet again. Are you ready? Been practicing? I know it’s tough to find the time in the summer months but remember there’s always time for our four stringed little friend.

Earlier today, Sunday the 2nd I found myself needing to teach ukulele so I went on the FB page Ukulele Players and gave my two cents worth. It was more like a roll of pennies, lol! Maybe TMI to some which made me think of our club. I’ll try to save the heavy teaching for our early Group Lesson Session mainly because it eats up so much time where we could be playing and singing. Please don’t hesitate to ask for help when needed though. Thanks everyone.

          
9am – Early Group Lesson Session

I see a lot of people coming early so when there are no specific questions I’ll pick a topic or cover material we will be playing that meeting.

           
9:45 – Setup Time

This is a great time to sign in, prepare your music, tune up, get copies of the available arrangements, schedule announcements, suggest songs, and even ask a question or two.

           
10:00 – Round One

Book 2 – Blue

Quick lesson session – The Imaginary Capo

The Banana Boat Song – Pg. 30

Blue Moon Of Kentucky – Pg. 35

Blue Bayou – Pg 42

Easy Quick Pick

Born To Be Wild – Pg. 49

Bie Mir Bist Du Schön – Pg. 38

Anticipation – Pg. 22

Annie’s Song – Pg. 23

And I Love Her – Pg. 24

As Tears Go By – Pg. 24

Are You Having Any Fun? – Pg. 26

Autumn Leaves – Pg. 28

Quick Pick

Blue Velvet – Pg. 43

Bewitched – Pg. 40

Quick Pick – Time Permitting

              
10:55 – Break Time

Java and jive! That’s the talk nonsense definition. Snacks too! Thanks to those that bring snacks.

            
11:10’ish – Round Two

Arrangements

I’ve spent a lot of time working on arrangements and perfecting the format to make them legible, compact, and consistent. 

My hope is that most of our members are constructing an alphabetical three ring binder that we can all be proud of.

Ukes can do it, lol!

            
12:00 – Performance Time

I’ve been working on a new tune so I’ll play it and you can decide if you want to learn it. Join me in sharing a song with our club?

             
12:25 – We must have exited our fabulous location by this time. Conversations can continue outside or join us at the diner “Eat” at the golf course.

                 
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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.

         
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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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