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Happy Valentine’s Day! Love songs, shall we?
Love found, love lost, and love from afar?
Longing To Belong? Looking For Love?
Okay enough sappiness.

Exciting news! The Pluckin’ Strummers now have it’s very own “Meetup” Group account and we eagerly want our members and new people to sign up. Please RSVP to our upcoming meetings and visit often for additional ukulele events. Click on the link below and sign up. Thanks to all uke Pluckin’ Strummers. πŸ˜ƒ

9:30 – 10:00 – Setup
Coffee brewed, music stands and materials readied, questions asked and answered, songs suggested, announcements scheduled, and even show and tell. Anything else?

10:00 – 10:50 – Round One, Book 2

  • When Will I Be Loved – Pg. 385
  • L-O-V-E – Pg. 230
  • This Magic Moment – Pg. 354
  • A Teenager In Love – Pg. 344
  • Easy Love Song Quick Pick
  • Lookin’ For Love – Pg. 226
  • Quick Pick Lesson Session – You decide the topic.
  • Stop! In The Name Of Love – Pg. 320

11:10 – 12:00 – Round Two, Still Book Two

  • Will You Love Me Tomorrow – Pg. 389
  • You And I – Pg. 397 New!
  • What The World Need Now Is Love – Pg. 384
  • Sealed With A Kiss – Pg. 298 New!
  • P. S. I Love You – Pg. 279
  • Love And Marriage – Pg. 229
  • Longing To Belong – Eddie Vedder Arrangement – Copies at meeting and it can be downloaded / Info below.
  • Songs With Bass! Thank You Gene. πŸ˜„

  • Be My Lover – Alice Cooper – New! (copies at meeting)
  • 12 Bar Blues Jam in Bb.
  • Chords;
    Bb(7) – 3211, 1211 Eb(7,or9) – 3331, 1202, 0111
    F(7,or9) – 2010, 2310, 2333

12:00 – 12:30 – Performance Time
This is always so much fun. Thanks to all that participate. Let’s hear from some new people. No pressure. Have fun!

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Our Meetup Page:

The Pluckin’ Strummers – A Los Angeles Ukulele Club

Los Angeles, CA
28 Pluckin’ Strummers, Ukulele Club

The Pluckin’ Strummers – A Los Angeles Ukulele Club, welcomes players of all skill levels to join in on the fun of playing and singing in a group. The club prides itself on be…

Next Meetup

The Pluckin’ Strummers – A Los Angeles Ukulele Club

Saturday, Feb 14, 2015, 9:30 AM
12 Attending

Check out this Meetup Group →

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Member News:
Our own Ronnie Butler is singing every Monday night in February – a night of eclectic love (?) songs. His sets included inventive covers of both pop and jazz. Bring someone you love!
7:30 pm
V Wine Room
903 Westbourne Drive, West Hollywood
More info below in the link:
http://ronniebutlerjrsings.tumblr.com/

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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.

January 24

Today’s Theme – Easier Favorites for everyone to enjoy and a new “Lesson Session” segment. We will have several songs with Gene playing bass. Thank you Gene! Let’s have some ukulele fun!

As always, if your new to the group your first time with us is dues free. After that it’s only $10. Please do not use the church parking lot unless physically needed. Thanks everyone!

9:30 – Setup time. Questions answered if at all possible. Announcements made or scheduled for before we begin or before second half. Coffee brewed and snacks arranged. Please feel free to bring snacks to share. Materials laid out if any. Suggestions welcomed – materials, lesson sessions, and venue possibilities needed.

10:00 – And away we go!
Book One

  • Hound Dog – Pg. 111
  • I Saw The Light – Pg. 132
  • Bye Bye Love – Pg. 41
  • Bad Bad Leroy Brown – Pg. 30
  • Hey Good Lookin’ – Pg. 108
  • Fields Of Gold – Pg. 80
  • Happy Together – Pg. 98
  • I Feel Fine – Pg. 118
  • Me And Bobby McGee – Pg. 158
  • Quick Pick – Time Permitting

11:00’ish – Break Time

11:15’ish – Round Two
Songs with Bass!

    • Eight Days A Week
    • Stand By Me
    • Black Magic Woman
    • New! – Lesson Session – 12 Bar Blues – Key? Let’s try Bb! I, IV, V – Bb, Eb, F
      We’ll use Major, 7th, and 9th chords!
    • Quick Pick
    • These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ – Pg. 232
    • Save The Last Dance For Me – Pg. 202

Arrangements

  • Longing To Belong
  • Proud Mary

12:00 – Performance Time
Let’s see some new folks up there! πŸ˜ƒ

Also to check out (see link):
McGroarty Arts Center – 4th Friday Concert Series

January 23, 2015 – 7:30 PM
http://www.mcgroartyartscenter.org
7570 McGroarty Terrace, Tujunga, CA 91042
(818) 352-5285

Kick back and start your weekend off right at the coolest house in town. Complimentary snacks and a cash beer and wine bar.
$7 cover charge and bar proceeds benefit the Center.

Ukulele Cabaret featuring The Honolulu Avenue Strummers and special
guests Just Pick Something and Brett “2ch” Santucci

Happy New Year, Pluckin’ Strummers!!

For our first meeting of the new year, we’ll be focusing on Jazzy songs out of both the yellow and blue books. Please bring both and if you don’t have them, someone will be happy to share.

A big congratulations to all who won prizes at our last gathering – a Cordoba ukulele, a plastic ukulele, amp, tix, strings tuners, string winder, polishing clothes, etc.

We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. We’re excited to dive into year 4 and looking forward to seeing you all in 2015.

This Saturday, a Holiday meeting!

Feel free to bring in songs to pass out and share. We’ll also play the Holiday selections in Book One (the yellow book). Consider bringing in snacks to share. Dress festive!

There will be a drawing for presents for our faithful members.
Some of the goodies include; Tickets to the Palm Spring Ukulele Festival, strings, tuners, a ukulele or two and more…
Don’t miss the fun!

Dec 13th 2014

Happy holidays!

So the thirteenth of this month is our usual second Saturday meeting of The Pluckin’ Strummers and you’d think we’d play and sing nothing but Christmas Carols. This is not the case. We’ve had themes for our last two meetings so here comes one more. “The Beatles!” So many songs to choose from!

If you have family, friends or kids who love to sing-a-long, this will be a fun one to have them join in.

Our second meeting of December would normally be scheduled on the 27th which is of course just two days after Christmas. So here’s what I was thinking… If our space is available, how about we meet on the third Saturday, the 20th, where we will play and sing lots of Christmas Carols and spread tons of holiday cheer! If we can coordinate with the church, the 20th will be a dues free meeting along with a drawing of ukulele related gifts to be given to our faithful Pluckin’ Strummin’ members. More info to follow as we solidify plans.

The Pluckin’ Strummers – A Los Angeles Ukulele Club
Congratulations – Four Years Strong – Thank You Members!

9:30 – Setup and questions answered. Beginners need extra help? Announcements? Ukulele happenings? Suggestions?
Show and tell? General ukulele banter.

“I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.” Paul McCartney

10:00
Book One – Wow that’s 25 songs! Uke can do it!

  • Love Me Do – Pg. 154
  • I Feel Fine – Pg. 118
  • I’ve Just Seen A Face – Pg. 135
  • Let It Be – Pg. 146
  • I Saw Her Standing There – Pg. 130
  • Yellow Submarine – Pg. 277
  • Can’t Buy Me Love – Pg. 48
  • A Hard Day’s Night – Pg. 100
  • You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away – Pg. 283
  • Please Please Me – Pg. 189
  • Imagine – Pg. 125
  • All My Loving – 19
  • She Loves You – Pg. 206

11:00’ish – Break Time!

11:15’ish

  • Help! – Pg. 106
  • I Want To Hold Your Hand – Pg. 136
  • Eight Days A Week – Pg. 74
  • From Me To You – Pg. 86
  • Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da – Pg. 174
  • Hey Jude – Pg. 109
  • Good Night – Pg. 93
  • I’ll Follow The Sun – Pg. 122
  • The Night Before – Pg. 172
  • When I’m Sixty-Four – Pg. 262
  • World Without Love – Pg. 271
  • With A Little Help From My Friends – Pg. 272

12:00’ish – Performance Time

Please view and vote for The Honolulu Ave. Strummers Christmas Carol video submitted for this years Holly Jolly Ukulele Contest. Yours truly is a special guest. http://www.ukulelemag.com/home/enter-the-2nd-annual-holly-jolly-ukulele-contest

11-22-14

See y’all Saturday for some down home Country tunes. Y’all drive carful now, here! Yee haw!

9:30 – Setup and questin time. Beginners need help!
Intermediate players looking to step it up a little?Seasoned players can help us all learn something new!
Announcements? Show and tell? Please feel free to bring a snack to share. Thanks everyone. Y’all a bunch of Pluckin’ Strummers!

10:00 – Book One – Giddy up!

  • Buffalo Gals – Pg. 40
  • Jambalaya – Pg. 140
  • Last Train To Clarksville – Pg. 144
  • Country Quick Pick
  • Cindy – Pg. 55
  • Careless Love – Pg. 49
  • Bye Bye Love – Pg. 41
  • Hey, Good Lookin’ – Pg. 108
  • My Old Kentucky Home – Pg. 171
  • Dixie Land – Pg. 65
  • On The Road Again – Pg. 182

11:00’ish – Break Time
Tie up your horse to the hitchin’ post and get cha a cup o’ joe!

11:15’ish – More Country!

  • Jackson – Pg. 139
  • Ring Of Fire – Pg. 197
  • Folsom Prison Blues – Pg. 83
  • These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ – Pg. 232
  • Country Quick Pick
  • This Train – Pg. 236
  • Your Cheatin’ Heart – 281
  • Five Hundred Miles
  • Hang Me
  • Fair Thee Well

12:00 – Performance Time

Bonus:
A video from our very own, Ronnie Butler!

9:30 – Setup and questions answered. Show and tell. Beginners bring materials and questions. Song suggestions welcome. Event announcements. General ukulele banter.

10:00 – Round One/Book One
Twelve songs for our first half when we usually only get through eight. So be ready to go fast.

  • Hound Dog – Pg. 111
  • Aloha ‘Oe – Pg. 21
  • Amazing Grace – Pg. 21
  • Love Me Tender – Pg. 154
  • Down By The Riverside – Pg. 67
  • Blue Hawaii- Pg. 37
  • Don’t Be Cruel – Pg. 66
  • Are You Lonesome Tonight? – Pg. 13
  • Can’t Help Falling In Love – Pg. 51
  • Let It Be Me – Pg. 147
  • Blue Christmas – Pg. 297
  • Danny Boy – Pg. 59

11:00 – Break Time

11:15’ish – Round 2
Lesson Time? You Pick!
Quick Pick Arrangements.
I’m going to give it my best effort to get some new arrangements completed.

  • Orphan Girl by Gillian Welch
  • Let’s Stay Together by Al Green
  • Something From Nothing by the Foo Fighters – (at least the intro and 1st verse)

12:30 – Performance Time!

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