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Key of E Major. Play along!
Intro

E – B – | E – – – |

Chorus

E – B – | E – – – | – – A – | B – – – |

A – B – | E – A – | E – B – | E – – – |

Cont. Pattern 

Meeting Nov. 19th

Soon we will meet again! This being a rescheduled third Saturday of the month instead of the fourth. Thank you all for being flexible for November and December so our meetings don’t interrupt the holidays. Our last gathering was fantastic. Thanks to all that attended. I’m hoping for another great turnout. I just finished another one of Chris Stapleton’s songs which we’ll play this Saturday. “Daddy Doesn’t Pray Anymore”. This one is an easy song without any fancy riffs but it is also quite sad but beautiful. I’ll post a link to Youtube so have a listen. Grab a tissue! 😥

9:30 am – Setup

Prepare to have a blast! This is a good time to ask questions. Need help with an arrangement? Suggestion or comment? Tune up your ukulele and prepare your music. Say hello to someone new.

10:00 am – Round One

Book two – The blue one

Warm up with a Quick Lesson Session: A fun to play and cool sounding palm mute strum!

Kansas City – Pg. 202

The Last Time – Pg. 208

It Never Rains – Pg. 190

In The Still Of The Night – Pg. 189

Easy QuickPick

In My Room – Pg. 187

It’s Now Or Never – Pg. 196

QuickPick

I Saw The Light – Pg. 160

I Don’t Know Why (I Just Do) – Pg. 161

I Wish You Love – Pg. 167

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

It Had To Be You – Pg. 192

10:50’ish – Break Time

11:10’ish – Round Two

As usual there will be a selection of our arrangements available. Please get your copies before we begin or during out break time.

12:00 – Performance Time

Please play something for us all. 

You can do no wrong. Don’t let another meeting go by without sharing a song.
12:25 – We must have exited the church by this time because there’s another function starting 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/

Meeting Nov. 5th

*Holiday meetings schedule changed.

Because of the upcoming holidays and the three weeks between our last meeting on Oct. 22nd and the next normally scheduled gathering on the 12th of November we will switch the dates for November and December to the first and third Saturdays instead of the second and fourth.

The dates for our upcoming meetings will be;

Nov. 5th and 19th instead of the 12th and 26th

Dec. 3rd and 17th instead of the 10th and 24th.

Thanks to everyone that came to our last meeting on the 22nd. Our “Quick Pick” meeting worked out very nicely with many good song choices from our members. This time I’ve taken some time to come up with a fantastic list of songs from the back of the blue book. I surely had fun on my couch playing through the list and hopefully everyone will enjoy them also.

I really enjoyed the second half of the last meeting. Playing our arrangements was really a blast. Traveller, Gale Song, and Me and Julio were highlights. I’ll try my best to introduce a new song or two for our November 5th meeting. Song suggestions are always welcome. Send me an email, leave a FB comment, or use Meetup to make a suggestion.

9:30am – Setup Time

Questions, comments, or suggestions?

Need help with a song?

Announcements?

             

10:00am – Round One

Book 2 – The Blue Book

Warm Up – Quick Lesson Session 

Up Around The Bend – Pg. 371

You’re Sixteen – Pg. 408

When Will I Be Loved – Pg. 385

Easy Quick Pick

You Got It – Pg. 404

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

You Won’t See Me – Pg. 406

Will You Love Me Tomorrow – Pg. 389

White Rabbit – Pg. 390

Windy – Pg. 391

With A Little Luck – Pg. 392

Walk Away Renee – Pg. 374

Quick Pick – Time Permitting

             

11:00’ish – Break Time

Coffee anyone? Please feel free to bring a snack to share and thank you those that have done so.

            

11:15’ish – Round 2

There will be a selection of our arrangements available.

              
12:00’ish – Performance Time

Thank you to all that got up and played for us last time. Especially those first timers!

Y’all are really getting good! 

Keep up the good work and keep on a Pluckin’ and a Strummin’!!!!

             
12:25 – We must have exited the church by now as to not interfere with a sermon that begins 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/

Hello all you Pluckin’ Strummers! Again we gather to share our affinity for the little four string wonder.

Normally I choose a list of songs from one of the books we use but this meeting will be different. We are gonna shoot from the hip and use book one, the yellow one, and let you, our beloved members pick the songs. Get yourself a Post-It and jot down a must play song or two and we’ll fill the first half with a bunch of favorites. I’ll pick several just in case there’s moments of silence when prompted for a page number.

Which way will it go? Sad or happy? Romantic or Sappy? Mello or Rockin’? Jazzy or Country? So many choices! It’ll surely be a blast!

The second half will be filled with our arrangements. I’ll bing copies of some of our favorites along with a couple new ones. I just finished writing up a classic by Chicago, Colour My World. I even wrote up the flute solo. Get ready to get your pickin’ fingers ready!

I hope everyone took a little time to work on the Chris Stapleton song “Traveller” that I sent out in an email blast. That’ll be a fun song to play. I hope there will be a large turnout this Saturday. Thanks to all our members for your continued support.

9:30 – Setup Time. Music stands and materials readied. Ukuleles wiped down and tuned up. This is a great time to ask questions or suggest material. Fire away!

10:00 – Round One
Book One – The yellow one

Quick Lesson Session – Chord Shapes and getting to know that fretboard. 

Easy Quick Picks

Pop

Country

Classic

Spiritual 

Honky Tonk

Rock

Jazz

Funk

Swing

What genres did I miss?

10:55 – Break Time – Java!

Please feel free to bring a snack to share. Thank you!
11:10’ish – Round Two

There will be a selection of our arrangements available to be picked up during the break time.
12:00’ish – Performance Time

Don’t let another two weeks go by without getting up a playing us a song. Remember, you are among friends and can do no wrong. Deep breath!

12:25 – We must have exited the church by now as to not interfere with a sermon that begins 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/

Long time no see! I was hoping to see many of our members at the Ukulele Festival. I saw several but not as many as I expected. Did y’all go?I’m looking forward to our meeting on the 8th so I hope we’ll have a great turnout. It’s time for me to start pickin’ the song list then I’ll be a Pluckin’ and a Strummin’!

9:30am – Setup Time

10:00am – Round One

Book One – (ole’ yellow)  Startin’ from the back!

Warm up – Strum from Victoria Vox’s workshop. It took her an hour to teach it, we’ll try to do it five minutes.

Wade In The Water – Pg. 252

Your Cheatin’ Heart – Pg. 281

When You’re Smiling – Pg. 265

Easy Quick Pick

Hey, Good Lookin’ – Pg. 108

You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You – Pg. 284

You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away – Pg. 283

World Without Love – Pg. 271

Quick Pick – Time Permitting
10:55’ish – Break Time
11:15 – Round Two

There will be a copies of our arrangements available at the meeting. 
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.

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

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’ Strummers!

The 2016 Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival brought to you by KalaKoa Entertainment will take place on Saturday September 24th.

I regret to inform you all that since this event takes place on our regularly scheduled meeting day we will not be gathering. Hopefully our members will attend the festival as it looks like it will be a fantastic day of workshops, vendors, food trucks, and stellar performances.

Last year many of us met at Kings Hawaiian Bakery for breakfast before the festival and we had a grand time. 

Let’s fill the place with Pluckin’ Strummers!

The LAIUF begins at 9 am so a 7:30 to 8 am meet time at the restaurant would work perfectly.

Kings Hawaiian Bakery

2808 Sepulveda Blvd

Torrance, CA 90505

Hours – 7am to 11pm

Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival 

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016

Time: 9:00 AM

Torrance Cultural Arts Center

3350 Civic Center Drive

Torrance, CA 90503

Website for information and tickets. 

http://www.kalakoa.com/ukulele/

This year there is a flat fee for all they offer. $45 per person.

That includes all workshops and performances. 

Children under 12 are free to enter plus it’s free for those that just want to visit the vendors and most likely the food trucks.

I’ll most likely be sporting a red Pluckin’ Strummers shirt so flag me down when you see me!

We will be back on schedule meeting on Saturday, October 8th. 

I hope to see many of you at the festival!

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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 Pluckin’ Strummers. How y’all doing? My southern accent is comin’ out ’cause I’m in Virginia right now on vacation. The tropical storm Hermine is skirtin’ past us today so I’m inside on a Saturday so I reckoned I’d pick the song list for our upcoming gathering. Y’all drive careful now, here!

9:30 – Setup Time
Great time for questions, suggestions, and scheduling announcements. General ukulele banter. Show and tell, snack preparation and coffee making. Tune up that ukulele. 

10:00 – Round One
Book 2 – the blue one. 

Warm up

Quick Lesson Session

Have You Ever Seen The Rain – Pg. 138

Easy Quick Pick

Knock Three Times – Pg. 205

The Last Time – Pg. 208

Lean On Me – Pg. 214

Let Your Love Flow – Pg. 222

Quick Pick

Lay Down Sally – Pg. 209

Lookin’ For Love – Pg. 226

Love – Pg. 230

Leaving On A Jet Plane – Pg. 218

Lazy Bones – Pg. 213

Quick Pick – Time Permitting
11:50’ish – Break Time

12:10’ish – Round Two

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

 
12:30 – We must have exited the building by now. 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.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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/