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“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.

Hello again Pluckers! I crack myself up! Everyone thinking about taxes? Take a break from the paperwork and let’s play some ukulele. Our last meeting was another wonderful gathering of Pluckers and Strummers. Thanks to all that attended. Uke guys are the best! I couldn’t help myself. Lol!
9:30 – Setup
Set up you music stand and tune your ukulele. This is also a good time to ask questions or make comments. Need help with a song? Do you have a song suggestion? Need to make an announcement? See a new face? Introduce yourself. Prepare to have a blast!

10:00 – Round One
Warm up

Quick Lesson Session

Cindy – Pg. 55

Dinah – Pg. 61

Easy QuickPick 

Chapel Of Love – Pg. 53

Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home – Pg. 35

Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue – Pg. 82

The Glory Of Love – Pg. 90

How Sweet It Is – Pg. 114

I’m Beginning To See The Light – Pg. 127

QuickPick – Time permitting
10:55 – Break Time
11:10’ish – Round Two

Again there will be a selection of our arrangements available at the meeting. There will be a new beautiful song to tackle thanks to the suggestion from Honey B. Search YouTube and have a listen to familiarize yourself with it. 

Jealous Of The Moon – Nickel Creek

If I have time there will be another new one. 

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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.

Feb. 27th Meeting

Again we gather to share our affinity for the ukulele. Thanks again to all that attended our last meeting, we had a blast! Let’s do it again this Saturday. I’m about to dive into book two and choose the song list. I’ll try my best to pick some winners and a few new ones so we can broaden our musical knowledge. There we be a couple Quickpicks in the lineup but please feel free to suggest songs via email, FB or Meetup, or on our website.
If you haven’t yet visited these online locations please do so. Sign up, join, like, suggest and comment. Thanks!

Connect;
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/

Additional Ukulele Event –
The Great Ukulele Campout of Southern California
2014, 2015, and soon a third consecutive year on June, 17th 2016. Soon we will be locking down the workshop teachers and schedules and posting information on Facebook and Meetup.
Stay tuned!

Facebook –
https://m.facebook.com/UkuleleCampout/
Email –
ukulelecampout@gmail.com

9:30 am – Setup
Tune your instrument, prepare you music stand and materials, ask a question or two, comment or suggest, schedule announcements, talk with friends and show off that new ukulele.

10:00 – Round One
And away we go!
Book 2 – (The blue one)
Warm up – Blues in A
Black Magic Woman – Pg. 41
Change key to Dm –
(Am to Dm – Em to Am – Dm to Gm and E7 to A7)
QuickPick
Don’t Stop – Pg. 97
Could I Have This Dance – Pg. 69 New
Bus Stop – Pg. 56
Can’t Take Me Eyes Off Of You – Pg. 64
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do – Pg. 51 New
Come Go With Me – Pg. 75
A Day In The Life Of A Fool – Pg. 81
QuickPick – (time permitting)

10:55 – Break Time

11:10 – Round Two
There will be a selection of songs from our arrangements available at the meeting.

12:00 to 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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