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Happy New Year to all you Pluckin’ Strummers!
We will be celebrating our five year anniversary this meeting. There will be a drawing for some ukulele related goodies so this meeting is one not to miss. We will be playing and singing some easy favorites from book one.

9:30 – Setup Time
Questions, comments, suggestions or announcements are welcomed.

10:00 – Round One
Book One – “The Yellow Book”
Warm up with hammer-ons
in F
Your Cheatin’ Heart – Pg. 281
Hey, Good Lookin’ – Pg. 108
I Saw The Light – Pg. 132
Bye Bye Love – Pg. 41
Me And Bobby McGee – Pg. 158
Ja-Da – Pg. 138
Quick Pick
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love – Pg. 117
Quick Pick – (Time Permitting)

10:50 – Break Time

11:10 – Round Two
There will be a selection 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.

Happy Holidays!
This will be the last meeting of the year!!!!
Last year we celebrated our anniversary before the holidays but this year we will save the festivities for after the New Year. There will be a drawing with a modest assortment of ukulele related giveaways to thank our members for their continued support.
What should we play? Carols?
Maybe a couple. We will definitely do Grandma got run…, you know the one. Lol!
We’re gonna have a jolly old time!
Please feel free to bring snacks to share. Fruitcake! Eggnog? Yum!
Thank you!

9:30 – Setup Time.
Questions anyone?
Comments or Suggestions? Announcements?
Show and tell?
Chat?

10:00 – Round One
Book 2
Warmup
Kansas City – 202
Lay Down Sally – 209
With A Little Luck – Pg. 392
The Last Time – 208
The Lady Is A Tramp – 207
Knock Three Times – Pg. 205
Quick Pick
It’s Too Late – Pg. 197
Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright – Pg. 96
The Two Don’ts – Pgs. 92, 93
You Don’t Know Me – Redo  Pg. 403

10:55 – Break Time

11:10’ish – Round 2
Again there will be an assortment of our arrangements to hopefully satisfy our Pluckin’ and a Strumming desires. Song suggestions are always welcomed.

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.

Nov. 28th

Happy Ukulele Thanksgiving!
Two days after Thanksgiving. Is that sufficient time to digest all that yummy food? I don’t expect a large turnout but I’ve been surprised many times before. We’ll keep it simple and play from both books, yellow and blue, plus some of our arrangements. Please feel free to bring in a song or two with at least a dozen or so copies to hand out.
If you feel so inclined please bring any leftover snacks to share.

9:30 – Setup Time
Questions, suggestions, comments, announcements, or show and tell?

10:00 – Round One
All Quick Picks from both books.
Quick Lesson Session – Let’s try something new. Ear training. We will pick a song from iTunes and learn it together.

10:50 – Break Time

11:10 – Round Two
There will be a selection of our arrangements available at the meeting. Including the new ones we touched upon last time.

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 Strummers!
Long time no see. We had another one of those three week spans between meetings.
In case you missed last weeks post our suggested membership dues amount has been cut in half. The church’s percentage has doubled so they will experience no change.
As I’ve said before I’d rather it was completely free but unfortunately expenses need to be covered. Thanks to all our members as we approach our five year anniversary.

9:30 – Setup Time
Questions anyone? Comments or suggestions? Show and tell?
Announcements? New Material?

10:00 – Round One
Book 1 – (Yellow)
Warm up strum – You pick
Quick lesson session
“The Lazy Song Strum”
B – F# – E – – –
Over 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + (repeat)
Nothing Up Tap Up Nothing Up Tap Up (repeat)
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown – Pg. 30
I Saw The Light – Pg. 132
I’m A Believer – Pg. 123
Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home – Pg. 35
Quick Pick
ByeBye Love – Pg. 41
Can’t Buy Me Love – Pg. 48
Close To You – Pg. 56

10:55 – Break Time

11:10 – Round Two
There will be a selection of our arrangements available plus a couple new ones!
“Don’t You Wish It Was True”
by John Fogarty
“The Scientist” by Coldplay
“Budapest” by George Ezra
Song suggestions are always welcomed.

12:00 – Performance Time

Here comes Halloween! Trick or treat? My Grandfather used to challenge the costumed door knockers by replying, “Trick!”, with his thick Italian accent. Then there was an awkward silence with a few wide open mouths. He would give it a few seconds for effect, then laugh heartily and gladly give up the treats hiding behind the door.
Okay, that’s enough reminiscing. Let’s play some ukulele!!!
*Important notice to all of you fantastic Pluckin’ Strummers. Our club is approaching its five year anniversary. Thanks to all our faithful members and heres to many more joining us for a lot more strummin’ and singing fun to come. After some serious thought and some number crushing, we, which is now just me, have decided to lower the suggested dues at each meeting from $10 to $5. That’s right! Half off! With this reduction of dues the percentage of what is given to our fabulous location will double so the change won’t be felt by the church. I truly wish I could do this as completely free but this is a lot closer than it was. Thanks again to all that have supported our fantastic club!
Please feel free to bring snacks for our coffee break. Thank you.

9:30 – Setup Time
Questions anyone? Announcements? Suggestions?

10:00 – Round One
Back to Book One – (The yellow one)
Warm up strummin’
•Quick Lesson Time – Chunk Strum methods
•Your Cheatin’ Heart – Pg. 281
•Yes Sir, That’s My Baby – Pg. 278
•You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away – Pg. 283
•With A Little Luck From My Friends – Pg. 272
•Will The Circle Be Unbroken – Pg. 270
•World Without Love – Pg. 271
•A White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation)
•Quick Pick – Time Permitting

10:50’ish – Break Time

11:10’ish – Round Two
There will be a great selection of our arrangements available at the meeting plus a couple new ones!
•Budapest – by George Ezra
The original key is F but to make it easier to play on the ukulele I’ve raised it to G.
Fun song!
•The Lazy Song – by Bruno Mars
Original key is Bb. 4/4
Chords I, V, IV – B, F#, E
Upstroke strums on the “ands” of the count with right hand fretboard slaps on the 2’s and 4’s. Make the chords short, no sustain, by letting go with your left hand slightly. It sounds harder than it is. We’ll go over it in detail in person.
If you have the time please listen to these songs. YouTube is a good place to listen for free. Thanks everyone.

12:00 – Performance Time
Last meetings performances were so good! Keep up the good work 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.

Long time no see! I didn’t see many of you Pluckin’ Strummers at the “LA International Ukulele Festival” last Saturday. Thanks to all that attended though, you made it worthwhile. We had a fantastic meet up breakfast at King’s Hawaiian Bakery in Torrance before the event. Yum! We enjoyed a couple great workshops and escaped a couple disastrous ones. All in all I think it was a great event especially for its first year. Next year will be even better. Don’t miss it! Next year we’ll perform as a group and we will strive to be completely off book. It’ll be awesome! We can do it!

So, back to our regularly scheduled meetings on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. Glad to be back at it.

9:30 am – Setup Time
While we are getting ready to begin at 10:00 please have your questions, comment or suggestions ready to go. Maybe you have an announcement of an event or a song you need help with. I’ll do my best to help.

10:00 – Round One
Book 2, otherwise known as the blue book.
The Banana Boat Song – Pg 30
As Tears Go By – Pg. 24
And I Love Her – Pg. 24
Annie’s Song – Pg. 23
Are You Havin’ Any Fun? – Pg 26
Quick Pick
As Time Goes By – Pg. 27 (Lots of chords but the tempo is slow and they’re all first position)
Autumn Leaves – Pg. 28
Blue Moon Of Kentucky – Pg. 35

10:55 – Break Time

11:10’ish – Round Two
Again there will be a lovely selection on our arrangements for your playing and singing pleasure. Maybe even a new one or two.

12:00 – Performance Time
Give a go if you haven’t yet. I promise, it won’t hurt a bit. 😋

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Regular Meeting Location:

Christ Church Griffith Park in 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 for your consideration of others.

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