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Meeting – Sat. May 13th
Hello to all you Pluckin’ Strummers! 

Feels like an eternity since we’ve had a meeting. April was another five Saturday month and we won’t have another until July so we’ll be more in sync for a while.

           

We will be using book one, the yellow one. There will be a yellow book and colorful Post-it’s near our sign-in book where you are invited to choose a favorite song or two from the book

which we will play during our first half. This is a form of what Gene did when he and Lars helped out and they covered me during my recent absence. Thanks again gentlemen! Remember to pick at least one fairly easy song so everyone can join in on the fun.

               

Snacks needed and greatly appreciated. Thank you!

             

Grand baby update:

My lovely granddaughter Teagan Leigh is heathy and happy. I miss her more and more every day. She’ll soon be three weeks old and just a little closer to learning the ukulele. Lol! 

               

9:00 – Come early for a free group lesson. Bring your questions and we’ll keep your ukulele skills growing. Please make me aware that you want to participate. 

           

9:45 – Set up time

This is a great time to get your Post-it quickpicks selected and pick up your copies of our 2nd half arrangements. There’s always time for a question or two so please ask. 

           

10:00 – Round One

Book one – (Yellow)

Warm up and Quick Lesson Session.

Post-it Quickpicks – Selected by members beforehand

            

10:50 – Break Time

           
11:10 – Round Two

There will be a selection of arrangements available before we begin.

                

12:00 – Performance Time

Time to shine! Play for us?
12:25 – We must have exited our fabulous location by this time. There is another function beginning promptly at 12:30

                                      

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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/

Saturday is Earth Day! How does that relate to playing ukulele? I dunno! Lol!Here it is Easter, the Sunday before our next meeting and I’m still in VA. Beach awaiting the birth of my granddaughter. Tomorrow or Tuesday will be the the day Teagan will be here. 

Back to the Pluckin’ Strummers! 

Big shout out to Gene and Lars for helping out at last meeting during my absence. Thank you gentlemen. 

            
9:00 – Early Lesson Session

Those interested in a group lesson before we begin please bring your questions and any materials needed.

          
9:45 – Setup Time

Get situated. Music readied, ukuleles tuned, sign in, get your music copies for the second half, schedule announcements, and ask questions. 

          
10:00 – Round One

Book 2 – The Blue One

Warm up – Quick Lesson Session

Rockin’ Robin – Pg. 291

Book Of Love – Pg. 45

Singing the Blues – Pg. 306

Do You Believe In Magic – Pg. 86

Easy Quickpick 

Peaceful Easy Feeling – Pg. 278

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

Blue Bayou – Pg. 42

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

Quickpick – Time Permitting

          
10:50’ish – Break Time

              
11:10’ish – Round 2

There will be an awesome selection of our arrangements available at the meeting. 

             
12:00 – Performance Time

            
12:25 – We must have exited the church by now. There is another function begining promptly at 12:30. Thank you for your consideration.

               
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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/

Hello to all the Pluckin’ Strummers out there. Please come join us for a special meeting. 

Special? 

Special how?

Well, 2ch won’t be here! 

Who? 

You know, Tooch. 

Who? 

Brett Santucci.      

Me! Lol!

While the cats away the mice will play, ukulele!

I’ll be away visiting family and welcoming my granddaughter Teagen into this world. 

Thank you very much to Gene for helping out. Go easy on him! 

Have fun and play a little song for “Grandpa 2ch”.  
9:00 – Early Lession Session 

For the last few meetings we have been starting at 9am for those that want to participate in a group lesson. I of course won’t be there this meeting but if you have questions please ask Gene and everyone can help to find an answer together. If stumped, text me and I’ll google it! Lol! Help each other out.

              
9:45 – Set Up Time

Get yourself situated. Tuned up and materials readied. Just before we begin we’ll discuss scheduling the second half.

              
10:00 – Round One

Book One – Yellow      

Drunken Sailor – Pg. 71

Hard Days Night – Pg. 100

Hound Dog – Pg. 111

King of the Road – Pg. 143

Love Me Tender – Pg. 154

Me & Bobby McGee – Pg. 158

On Broadway – Pg. 181

Ring of Fire – Pg. 197

Stand By Me – Pg. 219

Under The Boardwalk – Pg. 245

Yes Sir, Thats My Baby – Pg. 278

Your Cheatin’ Heart – Pg. 281

        

11:00 – Break Time

           

11:15 – Guest Teachers
Gene writes;

So far Susanna and Cory have shown interest in teaching songs or lessons but it will be open to any member who wants to come up and lead the group. I just would like anyone who wants time in the second half to come early (between 9 and 10) so we can work out how much time each person will need and schedule the time accordingly. They should also bring enough copies of any material they will use to share with the group.

             
12:00 – Performance Time

This is your time to shine. Play us a tune. You won’t regret it.

              
12:25 – We must have exited the church by now as there’s another function beginning at 12:30. Please be courteous, 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/

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/

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. 

                  

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

                                   

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/

Meeting Feb. 25th

Hello Pluckin’ Strummers! Our last meeting was really something else! A huge thank you to all that attended. Let’s do it again and see if we can fill the wonderful space we have to meet. Lots of new faces attended which was truly a pleasure. Hopefully you’ll return for more ukulele playin’ and singin’ fun.

Does anyone have a decent recording device? Video would be great but just audio would be good also. I think it would be fun and maybe helpful if we post videos or audio files online.

So I simply started selecting songs and sincerely got stuck searching for suitable sonets…. Lol! 

Okay, you get it, right? 

Songs that begin with the letter “S”! Super!

The choices have a few new ones which we haven’t dared try before but I figured we all paid for our books so we might as well play as many songs as possible.

Please remember to visit our pages on Facebook, Meetup and the PS website. All links are listed below for your clicking pleasure. Leave a comment or suggestion and don’t forget to ‘Like’ us on Facebook. There I finally said it. Lol!

Thank you to those that brought snacks. I forgot to bring the Girl Scout cookies I bought. Was there enough coffee? We’ll make more next time.

                 
9:00 – We had a few members show up early for extra help with the song “Jealous Of The Moon” and then for some reason we didn’t play it in the second half. We will play it this time. 

There will be another 45 minute help session starting at 9am for those wanting some extra attention. Bring your questions and I’ll do my best to help. This might become a regular thing if there’s enough interest. 

Let me know.

                      
9:45 – Setup – This is a good time to sign in, get copies of the arrangements for the second half, schedule announcements, tune up, ready your materials, and prepare to have a blast.

                    
10:00 – Round One

Book 2 – The Blue One!

Warm up with Wipeout!

Quick Lesson Session

Stormy – Pg. 319

Summer Breeze – Pg. 324

Easy Quick Pick 

Summer In The City – Pg. 326

Sunshine Superman – Pg. 330

Sweet Caroline – Pg. 332

Sunny – Pg. 331

A Sunday Kind Of Love – Pg. 327

Sunshine – Pg. 328

Summertime – Pg. 329

Quick Pick – Time Permitting

                    
10:50’ish – Break Time

Please sign in if you haven’t already. Please include your email if you aren’t receiving our meeting announcements on the Sundays before our gatherings. Get some java and a snack and enjoy some good company. We have the coolest ukulele players in Los Angeles. Get to know someone new!

                    
11:10’ish – Round Two

Are we having fun with our arrangements? Song suggestions are always welcome. We mixed it up a little last time with a few songs we haven’t played in a while and I thank Mike Mitchell for that suggestion. It worked out wonderfully. We’ll do it again this meeting starting with the ones we didn’t get to. 

Jealous Of The Moon

Say Something – I took some time and revamped this arrangement and now it’s perfect!

Budapest – We haven’t done this great song in quite a while. I’m busy rewriting this so it’s not four pages long plus I’ve come up with a very cool and easy tap staccato chord rhythm that will sound awesome along with the more difficult hammer-on rhythm. 

Longing To Belong

Angela – (My favorite at the moment)

I’m A Believer – This song is sounding really great with all the parts coming together nicely.

Sleep On The Floor – The Lumineers (New!)

City Of Stars – (New!)

Me And Julio – We really play this well!

In Spite Of Ourselves

Be My Lover – Alice Cooper! Rock out!
I can’t wait!
12:00 – Performance Time

The performances were so great last week I look forward to hearing more. Thank you all that participated. 

What was that song that TJ played? 

I need to learn that one!

                          
12:25 – We must exit promptly because there is another function beginning at 12:30 and we can not interfere with their time. Thank you for being courteous. I apologize for cutting conversations short but they can continue out front.

              
*Someone left a suede “Jos. A. Banks” jacket at the “Eat” diner. I’ll bring it to the next meeting. 

               
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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.

                                                  

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

                                                    

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/

Meeting Feb. 11th

So tomorrow it will most likely be raining. I’ve been asked to come in early to give some extra help with the song “Jealous Of The Moon” and was planning on using the bench under the tree in front of the church but the weather is obviously not cooperating. Graciously, Bruce said that we are welcome to enter the space at 9am so I’ll be there just before nine to get a jump on some extra ukulele song instruction. Come join us!