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Our next Pluckin’ Strummers’ meeting is as normally scheduled, Saturday, January 26. This upcoming meeting will be back to normal and not like our last one. Please forgive my tardiness and me not bringing I the copies of our arrangements. My sincere apologies.

We will have a free 45 minute group lesson session beginning at 9am so please bring your questions and materials if needed.

This year I am very fortunate to be going to NAMM in Anaheim on Thursday and Friday the 24th and 25th. Thanks to our new member Lee Burch and Gold Tone, Inc. I’ll be returning home Friday night then returning for the last day on Sunday the 27th after our awesome meeting.

I can’t wait to visit the manufacturer booth of KoAloha to thank them in person for their more than generous donation of our grand prize and other ukulele related merchandise plus hopefully I’ll get to play some gorgeous instruments. I signed up for a four hour workshop by QSC so I’ll get to know all the ins and outs of their digital mixers. I’m so excited to be going to my first NAMM!

Oh, I’m also finally getting some business cards, stickers, and information cards made up so you’ll get them to help spread the word about our club.

Thanks to the new members attending our last meeting and hopefully we’ll see you again Saturday the 26th.

Details will be posted on the Sunday prior to the meeting.

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Meeting – Sat. 1/13/17

Hello Pluckers! Our first meeting of 2018 is this Saturday. Due to the weather on the east coast my vacation has been extended many days and I’m writing this while hanging out with my granddaughter Teagan. So without my books with me I’m just going to make it a Quick Pick first half using book 2, blue.

I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday.

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9:00 – Free 45 minute Group Lesson Session. Bring your questions and materials if needed and we’ll help improve your ukulele playing skills. This is available to any and all interested. You don’t even have to stay for a meeting afterwards if you feel your not ready. Spread the word. There is no better lesson deal anyway.

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9:45 – Setup Time

This a great time to get situated, grab copies for the second half, sign in, tune up, and even ask a question or two as we prepare to begin.

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10:00 – Round One

Book 2

Easy Quick Picks

Keep ‘em coming!

Gradually getting more complicated but not too hard.

Several more…..

Any tough songs? We can do it!

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10:50’ish – Break Time

Snacks, coffee, conversations!

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11:10’ish – Round Two

Arrangements! There will be a selection of copies available at the meeting.

I worked on a few new songs while on vacation.

“Perfect” by Ed Sheeran

“Scarecrow In The Garden” by Chris Stapleton

There one or two more but I can’t remember right now.

I’ll try to find time to write these up.

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12:00 – Performance Time

Play us a song won’t you? Any duets?

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12:25 – We must have exited our wonderful location by this time because there is another function beginning at 12:30.

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Attn:

Let’s all head to the golf course.

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

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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Meeting December 16th

Are you ready for this!

Tomorrow will be a day us Pluckin’ Strummers will never forget.

We have so many great things happening tomorrow with Fred Sokolow teaching a workshop then performing with his lovely wife Lynn. The snacks for break time are going to be epic! We’ll never be able to top it but we will surly try! Don’t eat breakfast before coming.

The raffle for our valued Pluckin’ Strummers Members 7 year anniversary will be off the hook! Our premier sponsor this year is the one and only KoAloha Ukulele Co. They have gone far and above to provide us with many awesome items which will definitely be treasured by all. Thank you Lloyd at KoAloha!

Make sure you ask to see, hold, and play my new KoAloha Naupaka Tenor Ukulele. This will not be my last KoAloha! Many more to come!

There are over 50 items to be raffled off during our break.

Huge thank you goes out to;

#1 -KoAloha- #1

Kala

The Fretted Frog

Flea Market Music

……and of course none of this wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for our many Pluckin’ Strummers members for their continued support.

Pluckin’ Strummers – Los Angeles Ukulele Club

7 years and counting!

Meeting Details

2017 Pluckin’ Strummers Los Angeles Ukulele Club Anniversary/Holiday Spectacular with special guest Fred Sokolow

No extra fee for this awesome fun filled event for Pluckin’ Strummer Ukulele Club Members.

Non Club Members admission for the Fred Sokolow ukulele workshop and performance is just $15. Everyone can join us at 9am and enjoy our full fun filled meeting.

Workshop Topic;

Understanding Chord Progressions Workshop begins promptly at 11:00am. Guests are welcome at any time beforehand to join in with our club strum and sing along of favorite songs with a few Holiday songs added in. We will also have club performances before we give up the mic to Fred for the workshop.

Come sing and play with us and enjoy coffee, snacks, and great conversation during our break time. Once you visit you’ll definitely want to come back. We have been meeting every 2nd and 4th Saturday since 2010. Come join in on the fun!

December 16th Schedule;

9:00am – Round One

Book 1 – Yellow

That’s correct! We will start at 9am instead of 10 as usual. We need more time to fit in all the spectacular happenings!

We will play some holiday songs from the back of the book along with many of our favorites as Quick Picks so put some bookmarks in now so you’ll be ready when called upon.

9:45 to 10:15 – Coffee and snacks. I’ll bring the fruitcake and eggnog!

(Please sign up to bring snacks on the 9th) There will also be a drawing for some awesome ukulele related gifts during our break for our highly regarded members.

10:15 to 10:45 – Club performances.

Work up something special!

10:45 to 11:00 – 15 minutes to get everyone seated with materials.

11:00 to 11:45 – Workshop by Fred Sokolow- Understanding Chord Progressions

11:45 to 12:15 – Performance by Fred and Lynn Sokolow

12:30 to 1:00 – Meet and greet outside in front of the church there will be a table set up under the shade of the tree by the bench where you can purchase books and cds directly from Fred Sokolow.

Afterwards everyone is welcome to join us at the Los Feliz Cafe for some great food, drinks, and fantastic ukulele conversation.

Let’s fill the entire patio!

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

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 our last standard meeting of the 2017. We will briefly discuss the details of our next meeting which is just next week on the 16th. Don’t miss this meeting! We will need several helpers for the upcoming Anniversary/Holiday Spectacular with Fred Sokolow.

There will be a modified schedule so that we can host a Fred Sokolow workshop and performance.

We will start off with playing some quick picks and holiday songs from book one, yellow. There will be a coffee/snack break that’ll top all that we’ve had before.

There will be fantastic ukulele related prizes raffled for our club members. There are several ukuleles, an amp, a microphone, tuners, strings, books, music stands, mic stands, cables, straps, and a few other goodies.

There will be a short performance time so be ready to share a song with us.

This will be the biggest and best meeting we’ve ever had and will set the bar for future special meetings.

Happy Holidays to everyone and thanks for being a part of our fantastic club’s seven year anniversary.

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9:00 – 45 Minute Free Group Lesson Session. Everyone is welcome. Please bring your questions and any materials if needed.

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9:45 – Setup

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10:00 – Round One

Book 2 – Blue

Jamaica Farewell – Pg. 199

White Sandy Beach – Pg. 387

Have You Ever Seen The Rain? – Pg. 138

Easy Quick Pick

Down Under – Pg. 104

Forever Young – Pg. 120

You Got It – Pg. 404

It’s Now Or Never – Pg. 196

In The Still Of The Night – Pg. 189

Quick Pick

Hooked On A Feeling – Pg. 149

Build Me Up, Buttercup – Pg. 54

Quick Pick – Time Permitting

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10:55 – Break Time

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11:15 – Round 2

There will be copies available

Down Under by Men At Work riff page.

Smile – Nat King Cole

Brighter Than Sunshine – Aqualung

Daddy – Chris Stapleton

Harvest Moon – Neil Young

It’s Hard To Be Humble – Mac Davis

Fare Thee Well

Where The Skies Are Blue – The Lumineers

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

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12:00 – Performance Time

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12:25 – We must have exited the church by this time. Thank you.

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Attn:

Let’s all head to the golf course.

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

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 very 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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Meeting – Nov. 18th

Just one week after our last meeting here we go again. In order not to have our next meeting the day after Thanksgiving we will be gathering the week before on the 18th.

I realize this may be confusing and hopefully everyone can attend the upcoming meetings. Especially the big on on the 16th of December.

Again, we had more enthusiastic first time visitors which we are always grateful for. Thanks for joining in.

We do have another slight modification to our already altered schedule. Instead of meeting on December 2nd we will be meeting on the 9th which will then make our “2017 Pluckin’ Strummers Anniversary/Holiday Spectacular with Fred Sokolow” just the following week on the 16th.

Isn’t that an awesome title. Lol! That will be a meeting not to miss. Remember our members pay nothing extra for this fun filled morning. Here’s a rundown of what to look forward on our anniversary/holiday celebration and year end meeting.

December 16th Schedule Sneak Peak;

9:00 – Round One

Book 1 – Yellow

That’s correct! We will start at 9am instead of 10 as usual. We need more time to fit in everything.

We will play some holiday songs from the back of the book along with many of our favorites. Put some bookmarks in now so you’ll be ready when called upon.

9:45 to 10:15 – Coffee and snacks.

Please sign up to bring snacks on the 9th. There will also be a drawing for some awesome ukulele related gifts during our break.

10:15 to 10:45 – Club performances.

Work up something special!

10:45 to 11:00 – 15 minutes to get everyone seated with materials)

11:00 to 11:45 – Workshop by Fred Sokolow- Understanding Chord Progressions

11:45 to 12:15 – Performance by Fred and Lynn Sokolow

12:30 to ? – Meet and greet outside in front of the church there will be a table set up where you can purchase books and cds directly from Fred Sokolow.

Afterwards everyone is welcome to join us at the Los Felix Cafe for some great food, drinks, and fantastic ukulele conversation.

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Meeting – Nov. 18th

9:00am – Free 45 Minute Group Lesson Session

Come one come all. Bring your question and materials if needed. We can help.

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9:45 – Set up Time

Pick a seat, set up your music, tune up that ukulele, say hello to other ukulele loving wonderful folks, and prepare to have some fun!

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10:00 – Round One

Book One – Yellow

Who’ new? I just want to say hello and welcome.

Bye Bye Love – Pg. 41

Dinah – Pg. 61

Bad, Bad Leroy Brown – Pg. 30

Easy Quick Pick

Are You Lonesome Tonight? – Pg. 13

Do Lord – Pg. 65

Quick Pick

Let It Be – Pg. 146

Sentimental Journey – Pg. 205

For Me And My Gal – Pg. 84

Quick Pick(s) – Time Permitting

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10:50 – Break Time

I’ll bring snacks.

Thank you Bonnie and Brian for bringing donuts!

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11:15 – Round Two

Arrangements!

I’m going to dig deep and pick some songs we haven’t played in a while.

There will be copies available at the meeting.

Please suggest new material that you’d like us to play.

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12:00 – Performance Time

Play us a song won’t you?

Thank you to those playing at our last meeting. It feels good afterward doesn’t it?

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12:25 – We must be completely out of the church by this time please so that we don’t interfere with the next function.

Thank you.

Attn:

Let’s all head to the golf course.

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 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

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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Meeting – Nov. 11th

Hello Pluckers, and Strummers! The end of the year is approaching quickly and there are plans ‘a brewing for a celebration of Ukuleles! Our anniversary of 7 years as a club is upon us.

With the holiday rescheduling our last meeting of the year will be on the 16th of December.

I posted an event page on FB with a hint as to what treats are in store but only a handful of our members are Facebook users so I’m just gonna come out and announce it here and now!

It shall be named;

The 2017 Holiday Anniversary Ukulele Spectacular with Fred Sokolow!

Wow! What a title! What a day this will be! You won’t want to miss this!

We will strum, we will sing, we’ll play many favorites, there will be some holiday songs, there will delicious holiday snacks and coffee, there will be a drawing for awesome gifts, and if that wasn’t enough, Fred Sokolow will be teaching us valuable ukulele playing skills with a workshop and then he’ll perform for those lucky to be in attendance!

There will be Fruitcake!!!!

Eggnog and cookies too!

There will be a signup for snack bringers which will of course make it so that they need not pay the $10 meeting dues!

That’s right! No extra fees! Just $10 for members for this special meeting! Remember that Pluckin’ Strummer couples pay only $15!

$15 for non-members but if you return the first meeting is free and the next is only $5. Join us, you won’t regret it.

It pays to be a Pluckin’ Strummer!

Tell everyone! Spread the word! Let’s fill the church to it’s capacity!

I need to ask Bruce what that number is. Lol!

Detailed schedule to follow.

Now back to the upcoming meeting on the 11th.

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9:00 – Free 45 Minute Group Lesson Session

This deal can not be beat! Everyone can come and ask questions. Tell your friends that want to play but can’t afford lessons! Loaner ukuleles are available. Learn for free!

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9:45 – Setup Time

Pick a seat, tune up, prepare your materials, sign in, ask a question, chat with other members, and warm up.

10:00 – Round One

Book Two – Blue

Kansas City – Pg. 202

The Way You Do The Things You Do- Pg. 378

That’s The Way – Pg. 348

When Will I Be Loved – Pg. 385

Easy Quick Pick

Blue Bayou – Pg. 42

The Hawaiian Turnaround – Pg. 137 (second times a charm)

Teach Your Children – Pg. 343

Time After Time – Pg. 358

You’re Sixteen – Pg. 408

Quick Pick

Dream Lover – Pg. 103

Everyday – Pg. 109

Quick Pick – Time Permitting

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10:55 – Break Time

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11:15 – Round Two

Arrangements!

Copies will be available.

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12:00 – Performance Time

Play for us! Please.

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12:25 – We must have exited the church by this time. Thank you.

Attn:

Let’s all head to the golf course.

Los Felix Cafe – (Eat!)

3207 Los Felix Blvd.

Directions from the church.

Edenhurst Ave. to Los Felix 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 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

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/

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

Meetup –

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

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Holiday Meeting Schedule

Scheduling concerns with the approaching holidays.

We will be meeting on the 11th which is Veterans Day but it is being observed on the 10 for the long weekend.

Thanksgiving is of course a concern and I propose that we don’t meet on the 25th as normally scheduled. I’m thinking that we should meet one week after our 11th meeting on the 18th, therefore still giving us two meetings in November. This will also help with the changes in December’s schedule.

I propose we meet on the 1st and 3rd Saturday’s in December. The 2nd and 16th of December. This will make a normal two week interval between the 18th of November and December 2nd, then another two week interval for our last meeting of 2017 on the 16th of December.

I hope this is okay with our members. It may be hard to please everyone but I think this will work out for the best.

We will resume our normal schedule of 2nd and 4th Saturday’s in the New Year!

Thank you Pluckin’ Strummers.

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