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Great meeting on the 11th. Thanks to all that attended. It’s always good to see new faces. Big thank you to those that brought snacks! Yum!

There were a couple comments saying that we were an advanced group but we’ve always considered ourselves a teaching club so we are going to dail it back a bit to accommodate our beginners. The level of fun will not decrease! Promise. We’ll be playing some great songs from the yellow book. So many good songs to chose from, enjoy!

Okay, round one songs have been chosen below with beginners and also more experienced players in mind. There are two or three more than usual so remind me not to dilly-dally. 😜

9:30 – Setup Time

Set em’ up, tune em’ up, show em’ off, get ready to have fun! This a good time for questions, comments, suggestions and to schedule announcements.

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10:00 – Round One

Book One – “The Yellow Book”

Warm up with a Quick Lesson Session – Strummin’

I Saw The Light – Pg. 132

Bye Bye Love – Pg. 41

Goodnight, Irene – Pg. 94

Don’t Worry Be Happy – Pg. 71

Fields Of Gold – Pg. 80

Easy Quick Pick

Will The Circle Be Unbroken – Pg. 270

Don’t Be Cruel – Pg. 66

Hey, Good Lookin’ – Pg. 108

Bad, Bad Leroy Brown – Pg. 30

Let’s Get Together – Pg. 148

Quick Pick – Time Permitting
11:00 – Break Time

11:15 – Round Two

There will be a selection of our arrangements available at the meeting. Suggestions for new material are always welcomed.

The song we listened to and worked on at the beginning of our last meeting was;

“Where The Skies Are Blue” by The Lumineers. I’ll work on writing up an arrangement but if you can find the time have a listen and get familiar with it.

Key of A.

Chords;

Intro
A – – – | – – – – | Bm – – – | – – – – |
A – – – | – – – – |  E   – – – | – – – – |

A – – – | – – – – |
You’re gon-na leave_  it ain’t gon-na break my
Bm – – – | – – – – |
heart______,        Ma-ma____.
A – – – | – – – – |
I never see_____                no-body quite like
Bm – – – | – – – – |
you___.                                                      And if
C#m – – – | F#m – – – |
you ev-er change your tune____,         or the
B – – – | – – – – |
world’s got the best of you____.         You can
D – – – | E – – – |
al-ways find___   me where___  the skies are
A – – – | E7 – – – |
blue______.
A – – – | – – – – | …….

That’ll get you started. 🎼🎶

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12:00 – Performance Time

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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/

Howdy to all you Pluckin’ Strummers! Hope you are dealing well with the heat. Let’s cool off this Saturday and play some ukulele and sing our hearts out.On a sad note, we had to cancel the June 17-19 Great Ukulele Campout weekend due to minimal sign ups. Please stay tuned for our next attempt. Sorry to those few who were raring to camp and play.

If anyone would like to bring a snack for break time that would be awesome!

9:30 – Setup Time

This is a good time for questions, comments, and suggestions. Fire away!
10:00 – Round One

Book Two – The Blue One

Warm Up

Quick Lesson Session

Come Go with Me – Pg. 75

Singing The Blues – Pg. 306

Forever Young – Pg. 120

Easy Quick Pick

Crocodile Rock – Pg. 78

Freight Train – Pg. 123

Quick Pick

Come Saturday Morning – Pg. 77

‘Deed I Do – Pg. 91 New!

A Day In The Life Of A Fool – Pg. 81
11:00 – Break Time
11:15 – Round Two

There will be a selection of our arrangements available at the meeting.
12:00’ish – Performance Time

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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/

“May is almost done. Summer’s just around the corner.” Hey, that could make good lyrics! Next could be… “Time to make some plans, before I get any older. Here comes Summer….”

Here’s a fun idea! Create a melody for those lyrics and we’ll look at a couple. 

Example – Key F (Chords F, Bb, C7)

F                    Bb         C7

A A AG F      D F F G A G F G

F                     Bb         C7

A A AG F    F D F – G A G F G

F       Bb      F       Bb

C   A GF      C   A GF

Okay, that was fun. I look forward to seeing what you all come up with. Give it a shot.

Sorry I’m so late with this post. Busy, busy! I hope to see many of you this Saturday!

Don’t forget to sign up for the third annual “Great Ukulele Campout of Southern California 2016”. PS members mention “pluckincamp” to get the extended early bird discount. 

Info is on FaceBook and Meetup or just email us at ukulelecampout@gmail.com. 

Fred Sokolow will be teaching workshops again this year! Come join in on the fun!

9:30 – Set up, Tune up. Questions, comments or suggestions? 

10:00 – Round One

Book One – The Blue One

Let’s have some fun with some of our favorites. Everyone open that book now and pick a song to play. We’ll play eight to ten songs so get to picking!

10:55’ish – Break Time

11:10 – Round Two

There will be a selection of our arrangements available at the meeting. Suggestions for new material are always welcome. 

12:00 – Performance Time

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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.

Hello Pluckin’ Strummers! Did anyone hear the mention of our club on KCRW? After many years of enjoying the fantastic programming I finally called the phone number during their latest pledge drive and decided to make a monthly contribution. When I was done filling in the required blanks the telephone representative asked me if they could use my name on the air and I said sure and then I immediately turned it into a challenge to all of our members to join me in supporting public radio. Did anyone make a pledge? If you enjoy the station don’t wait as long as I did.With so much time between meetings I’m in serious need to play some music with you all!

Let’s have a great meeting.

9:30 – Setup Time

Questions, comments, or suggestions anyone? I’m listening….

10:00 – Round One

Book 2 – “The Blue One”

Dream Baby – Pg. 102

Don’t Stop – Pg. 97

Easy Quick Pick

Dream Lover – Pg. 103

Down On The Corner – Pg. 101

Have You Ever Seen The Rain? – Pg. 138

Down In The Boondocks – Pg. 100

Everyday – Pg. 109

The End Of The World – Pg. 107

Don’t Think Twice Its All Right – Pg. 96

Quick Pick – Time Permitting
10:50’ish – Break Time
11:10’ish – Round Two

There will be a delightful selection of our arrangements available at the meeting. Maybe even a new one!
12:00 – Performance Time
12:25 – We must be out of the church by now so that we don’t interrupt others. Thanks everyone!
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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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Links

Website pluckinstrummers.wordpress.com

Email pluckinstrummers@gmail.com

Meetup

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

Facebook

facebook.com/pages/The-Pluckin-Strummers-Los-Angeles-Ukulele-Club/134510606609448

And just barely on Twitter I think. Lol!

Well, it’s all about the double U! Within book one, otherwise known to us as “The Yellow One”, there are so many wicked songs that begin with the letter W. (I’m from Boston so I can say that). We will weave our way through these wonderful songs within our specified time window.

Okay, enough with all the “W” words.

Whoopee!  Whoops, lol!
9:30 – Setup Time

Tune up your ukuleles and prepare your materials. Questions and comments welcome. Thanks for being a Pluckin’ Strummer!

 

10:00 – Round One

Book One – Old Yellow

Warm up

Wade In The Water – Pg. 252 New

Walk Right In – Pg. 255

A White Sport Coat – Pg. 268

Whispering – Pg. 267 New

When Your Smiling – Pg. 265

When The Red, Red Robbin…. Pg. 264

World Without Love – Pg. 271

Walking My Baby Back Home -Pg. 254

With A Little Help From My Friends – Pg. 272

What’ll I Do? – Pg. 258
11:00’ish – Break Time
11:15 – Round Two

There will be a selection of our arrangements available. We will work on most of the new ones and a few select favorites.

12:00 – Performance Time

12:25 – We must be out of the church by this time. Thanks everyone!

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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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Links

Website pluckinstrummers.wordpress.com

Email

pluckinstrummers@gmail.com

Meetup

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

Facebook

facebook.com/pages/The-Pluckin-Strummers-Los-Angeles-Ukulele-Club/134510606609448

And just barely on Twitter I think. Lol!

Our last meeting was a tad small attendance wise which was most likely due to the holiday weekend. Thanks to all of those who attended. Even though we were small in number we filled the room with some beautiful music.Now here we are getting close to the tax filing deadline and all I want to do is play ukulele. Lol!

Join us! Let’s play from Book 2.

Oh! I almost forgot! Close to the end of the last meeting a woman and young child came in just to listen. I thought that was very cool and I think we may have performed with a little more oomph. That’s a technical music term. It could be cool to open our meetings to those that want to just listen or even sing. A hand percussionist and a cellist or violinist would be amazing too. Now I’m dreaming. We’ll discuss this at this meeting.   

9:30 – Setup Time

Great time to ask questions, suggest materials, schedule announcements, share stories, meet those around you, or show off that new ukulele you recently acquired. Tune your instrument and prepare your materials. Let’s have fun!

10:00 – Round One

Song selections from book two, (blue).

Quick Lesson Session – You pick!

Looking For Love – Pg. 226

Roll In My Sweet Baby’s Arms – P. 289

Easy Quick Pick 

Peaceful Easy Feeling – Pg. 278

Moondance – Pg. 254

I Want To Be Happy – Pg. 171

Quick Pick

Honey Pie – Pg. 146 (Lots of chords but it’s easy enough). I’m A Old Cowhand – Pg. 174

I’ll Never Fall In Love Again – Pg. 170

Quick Pick – Time Permitting

10:55 – Break Time

11:10’ish – Round Two

Taxman – The Beatles – New! 

There will be a selection of our arrangements available at the meeting. Got ideas for songs to play? Please share. Thank you.

12:00 – 12:20 – Performance Time

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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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Links

Website pluckinstrummers.wordpress.com

Email

pluckinstrummers@gmail.com

Meetup 

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

Facebook 

facebook.com/pages/The-Pluckin-Strummers-Los-Angeles-Ukulele-Club/134510606609448

And just barely on Twitter I think. Lol!

Time is not on my side as of late. Here it is Tuesday and I’m just now posting. Since I’m under the gun here I’m going to make it simply a quick pick only meeting from book one, (the yellow book). I’ll jot down a few pages to have some songs ready to go just in case. 
9:30 – Setup

Prepare your music stands and songbooks. Tune up your ukuleles. Warm up those fingers. Ask a question or two. Song suggestions? Comments?
10:00 – Round One

Warm up with a jam. You pick the key!

Easy Quick Picks!!! Eight to ten songs should do it. 
10:50’ish – Break time
11:10’ish – Round Two

There will be a selection of copies of our arrangements available at the meeting.
12:00 – 12:20 – Performance Time
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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.