Holiday Jam and Singalong

Please join us December 14th, 2019
2:00-4:00pm
Ukuleles Unite! Holiday Jam and Singalong 

Finnriver Farm and Cidery
124 Center Rd, Chimacum WA

This is a fun chance to play and sing favorite Christmas songs, with fellow ukulele players.  All other types of instruments are invited to join us, as well as all voices and ages. A fun relaxing community holiday get together for friends and family.  Songs will be lead by Patricia, Debbie and Terri with Chicago Bob on Guitar and Barb on melodica.
Drinks and food available for purchase on site.  

Everyone welcome!

Click the link below for this year’s songbook.  You can print out the songbook, or download it onto your device or view from your email:

UKULELES UNITE! CHRISTMAS SONGBOOK 2019

 

Happy Hour December 4th, 2019

Our next Happy Hour/Open Mic is December 4th, 2019

Highway 20 Roadhouse, 2152 West Sims Way, Port Townsend

5:30 – 7:30.

Ukulele Open Mic, sing-a-longs and good times.

(Sing-a-long songs from the Daily Uke yellow book)

Feliz Navidad pg 300
Jingle-Bell Rock pg 304
Don’t Worry Be happy pg 70

Everyone welcome!

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SAVE THESE DATES!
Saturday, December 14th 2:00-4:00 at Finnriver
Ukuleles Unite! Holiday Jam and Singalong

January Ukuleles Unite! Party at the Grange
January 5, 2020. 1:00-5:00

info to follow

Rendezvous November 16, 2019

Grace Lutheran Church 1120 Walker, Port Townsend WA

Please bring snacks to share if your last name starts with A-Z.

Volunteer to help set up tables and chairs at 10:00 am.

A donation of at least $3 will help on the hall rental  

 

Schedule

11:00– 11:30   Starting Time:  Set-up/ Registration
11:30 – 12:30 Uke Lab:
Practice For Beginners Chord Progressions:Barbara Kurland  Board Room  
Establish a practice habit of chord progressions, hand yoga, finger exercises, basic strumming techniques and playing simple tunes to put it together. We’ll have fun learning simple tricks for conquering B flat and playing with a group when you don’t know all the chords. For beginning players who know a few basic chords. Handouts provided.

Beginning Tablature       Walter Vaux         Sanctuary 
Tablature, is a simplified system showing where to place your fingers on the ukulele string.  Walter will introduce you to tablature with simple exercises.  We will progress slowly. At the end of the hour, you will have mastered this technique.   Do arrive a little early.  And a reminder that it is a lot easier if you have closely trimmed fingernails.

Song Circle Session         Mike Bare            Social Hall 
We will be singing a variety of fun songs from the Olympic Peninsula Ukulele Strummers of Sequim  All levels welcome. Playing with friends is a great way to practice your chords. Either download songbook on your device or print copies for yourself. There will be a limited number available for $3.00.  
Click here for songbook:   

OPUS SAMPLER SONGBOOK

(1st 20 songs in book)

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1:00 – 1:15Welcome  Sing Along / Orientation        Social Hall
1:15 – 2:15Class  Instruction:              

Beginning Ukulele 101       Walter Vaux      Board Room 
           We have loaner ukes!   
Walter’s class is for beginners, those who have never played a ukulele or for those who want a basic brush-up.  Walter will take you through how to hold the ukulele, how to strum, and how to play some easy chords.  At the end of the session, you will be able to play several songs and play them well.    

• Be sure to arrive ten minutes early for tuning. 
• It really helps to have closely trimmed fingernails

Stage Two Beginner  102      Ron Rivas       Sunday School

Ron picks a series of tunes that will help you build your skills and confidence playing in the keys of F, C, G, D, and A.  Most of the tunes will be out of the yellow Daily Uke book.  

Intermediate  103                Geoff Fong                                 Sanctuary 

This class is tailored for the advanced beginner/intermediate player. 

Most offerings at the workshop are geared towards people who know more than a few chords, and are capable of changing chords smoothly and in rhythm. Chords like E7-A7-D-B7. We will learn the damping technique that is essential to creating the swing rhythm and rhythm n’ blues. In addition, we will discuss holding the instrument, barre chords, moving up the neck and creating efficiency while playing. Tweak your skills while having lots of fun!!!    Come join us!

Playing the Great Half-Remembered Songs         Mike Bare           Social Hall

After watching the Ken Burns documentary on Country Music, I thought we might highlight and play a few of them. No twang is required.  Same Songbook as morning class, last 17 songs.   Click here for songbook:  

 OPUS SAMPLER SONGBOOK
 

2:15-2:30  Refreshments/Schmooze

2:30-3:00   Presentations and singalongs      Social Hall

All the classes will meet together where we will share one of the tunes you have learned.    Then, we will play the selected tunes of the month from our Yellow Daily Uke hymnal. 

Page: 160 Midnight Special
Page: 262 When I’m 64
Page: 70 Don’t Worry Be Happy

 

Happy Hour November 6th, 2019

Our next Happy Hour/Open Mic is November 6th

Highway 20 Roadhouse, 2152 West Sims Way, Port Townsend
5:30 – 7:30.

Open Mic,sing-a-longs and good times.

 

(Sing-a-long songs from the Daily Uke yellow book)

On The Sunny Side of the Street pg 183

The 59th Street Bridge Song pg 97

Don’t Worry Be happy pg 70

Everyone welcome!

Ukulele Rendezvous October 19, 2019

Ukuleles Unite Rendezvous
October 19, 2019
Grace Lutheran Church
1120 Walker St
Port Townsend

(We need volunteers to help set up tables and chairs at 10:00 am)

A suggested donation of $3 requested for church rental

Schedule:
11:00– 11:30 Set-up/ Registration​​

11:30 – 12:30 ​Morning Uke Lab:​​​​​

Practice For Beginners Chord Progressions:​​
Barbara Kurland ​ ​          Board Room

Establish a practice habit of chord progressions, hand yoga, finger exercises, basic strumming techniques and playing simple tunes to put it together. We’ll have fun learning simple tricks for conquering B flat and playing with a group when you don’t know all the chords. For beginning players who know a few basic chords. Handouts provided.

A Potpourri of Tunes, Chords, and Techniques: ​
Mike Johnson            ​Sanctuary 

We’ll play some rock, some blues, some pop, and maybe another genre or two with some icing on the cake. Song handouts for both baritone and standard ukes will include regular chord diagrams and chord diagrams for playing “up the neck” on the fretboard. As well as singing and working on the chord positions up the neck, we will practice a few strumming techniques including muting, hammering, and rhythm patterns. This class is for players of all abilities but, especially for those desiring to expand their chording horizons. Guaranteed fun or George will give you your money back.  

Song Circle Session:
Patricia / Terri /  Debbie                        Social Hall 

Spookelele!  We will be singing favorite spooky songs from many different genres.  All levels welcome. Playing with friends is a great way to practice your chords. Either download songbook on your device or print copies for yourself. There will be a limited number available for $3.00.  Join us if you dare!
Click here for songbook:       
Spookelele Songbook

Doctors Uke Corner:​​
Multiple “Expert”                             Sunday SchoolRoom

Whether you are a beginner or advanced, got questions? Need picking or strumming help?   Need advice (related to uke playing of course)?  We have uke counselors or coaches standing by to help.  This activity has been asked for many times and now we are going to try to give you this opportunity  So come and join us.     
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1:00 – 1:15​​ Welcome  Sing Along / Orientation            ​​Social Hall

1:15 – 2:15​​ Class  Instruction:  ​​​           

Beginning Ukulele 101:
Walter Vaux                                                ​​​  ​Board Room
We have loaner ukes!   

Walter’s class is for beginners, those who have never played a ukulele or for those who want a basic brush-up.  Walter will take you through how to hold the ukulele, how to strum, and how to play some easy chords.  At the end of the session, you will be able to play several songs and play them well.    We have loaner ukes.

• Be sure to arrive ten minutes early for tuning.
• It really helps to have closely trimmed fingernails

Stage Two Beginner  102:
Ron Rivas​​​​​                                            Sunday School

Ron picks a series of tunes that will help you build your skills and confidence playing in the keys of F, C, G, D, and A.  Most of the tunes will be out of the yellow Daily Uke book.  

Intermediate  103:
George Yount ​​​                                            Sanctuary      

At last there is an easy way to figure out which chords to play and when.   Using the tune Camptown Races as our test bed, George will lead you through the logic of how chords go together in familiar chord progressions.   With this knowledge you will be able to kiss all your sheet music goodbye and play by ear.   Well, almost….

Playing the Great Half-Remembered Songs:
Bruce Cowan    ​                    Social Hall

Working on songs from the twentieth century is a fun way to learn musical concepts and ukulele skills. The class will cover two or three tunes from swing, rock, pop, Broadway, folk, and blues. Sheet music is provided with standard notation, tablature, and chord forms for both ukulele and baritone ukulele. The class is meant for intermediate and advanced players who can confidently change chords in the common keys (C, G, F, D, A) and who might be ready to try playing melodies and new chord forms.

2:15-2:30​​​​ Refreshments/Schmooze​​​​ (please bring a snack to share)

2:30-3:00​​​​ Presentations and Sing-a-longs ​                                                ​
Social Hall​

All the classes will meet together where we will share one of the tunes you have learned.    Then, we will play the selected tunes of the month from our Yellow Daily Uke hymnal. 

Page: 98   Happy Together

Page: 209  Shine On, Harvest Moon

Page:  70   Don’t Worry Be Happy

Please help put away tables and chairs, thank you!

Happy Hour Oct 2, 2019

Our next Happy Hour/Open Mic is October 2nd at the Highway 20 Roadhouse, 2152 West Sims Way, Port Townsend

5:30 – 7:30.

Ukulele Open Mic, sing-a-longs and good times.

(Sing-a-long songs from the Daily Uke yellow book)

From Me To You pg 86
Turn Turn Turn pg 246
Don’t Worry Be happy pg 70

Everyone welcome!

Rendezvous September 21, 2019

Grace Lutheran Church
1120 Walker
Port Townsend WA

Schedule:

 11:00– 11:30          Starting Time: Set-up/ Registration              

11:30 – 12:30           Uke Lab:                                                      

Practice For Beginners Chord Progressions:       Barbara Kurland
Sanctuary
Establish a practice habit of chord progressions, hand yoga, finger exercises, basic strumming techniques and playing simple tunes to put it together. We’ll have fun learning simple tricks for conquering B flat and playing with a group when you don’t know all the chords. For beginning players who know a few basic chords. Handouts provided.

Joys Beyond The Third Fret                                      George Yount      
Board Room
Based on the I IV V chord progression and variations of open chord forms you already know, you will strum familiar melodies in the keys of C, D, G, and A and utilize the whole fret board range.   George goes slow, methodical, and leaves no one behind.

Check out the handout files ahead of time. These are reference materials for this and future sessions. What you will learn is taking the guess work out of which chords and order you can play for any tune.   The whole purpose of this lesson is helping folks think in chord sequences, “progression”, and patterns.  Chords in succession are not random.  There is “ear” logic behind them.

The other take away will be understanding chord forms based on the root note of the cord and where the root not is located on the fret board.  The intent of this class is not to learn a song to be performed before the Rendezvous audience but rather, understanding the reason and logic of the guts of a melody line story.

Click here for reference materials for the class:
George’s Movable Chord Lesson

Song Circle Session                                             Patricia/ Debbie/Terrie     
Social Hall
Beatles!  We will be singing songs from our Beatles Book 2.  All levels welcome. Playing with friends is a great way to practice your chords. Either download songbook on your device or print copies for yourself. There will be a limited number available for $3.00.
Click here for songbook:
Beatles 2 Songbook


1:00 – 1:15               Welcome Sing Along / Orientation
Social Hall

1:15 – 2:15               Class Instruction:                                               

Beginning Ukulele 101                                         George Yount                                Board Room
We have loaner ukes!   George’s class is for beginners, those who have never played a ukulele or for those who want a basic brush-up.  George will take you through how to hold the ukulele; how to strum; and how to play your first tunes.   We will make it fun and easy… Come with your questions and your sense of humor.

Stage Two Beginner 102                                      Ron Rivas                                          Sunday School
Ron picks a series of tunes that will help you build your skills and confidence playing in the keys of F, C, G, D, and A.  Most of the tunes will be out of the yellow Daily Uke book.

Intermediate  103                                                  Geoff Fong                                   Sanctuary
This class is tailored for the advanced beginner/intermediate player. Most offerings at the workshop are geared towards people who know more than a few chords, and are capable of changing chords smoothly and in rhythm. Chords like E7-A7-D-B7. We will learn the damping technique that is essential to creating the swing rhythm and rhythm n’ blues. In addition, we will discuss holding the instrument, barre chords, moving up the neck and creating efficiency while playing. Tweak your skills while having lots of fun!!!    Come join us!

Playing the Great Half-Remembered Songs         Bruce Cowan
Social Hall
Working on songs from the twentieth century is a fun way to learn musical concepts and ukulele skills. The class will cover two or three tunes from swing, rock, pop, Broadway, folk, and blues. Sheet music is provided with standard notation, tablature, and chord forms for both ukulele and baritone ukulele. The class is meant for intermediate and advanced players who can confidently change chords in the common keys (C, G, F, D, A) and who might be ready to try playing melodies and new chord forms.

 2:15-2:30
Refreshments/Schmooze
If your last name starts with A-L please bring finger food to share

2:30-3:00
Presentations and singalongs
Social Hall
All the classes will meet together where we will share one of the tunes you have learned.

Singalong Songs from the yellow Daily Uke:

Page: 16        Ain’t She Sweet
Page: 60        Daydream
Page 70         Don’t Worry Be Happy

 

 

 

Happy Hour September 4th, 2019

Our next Happy Hour/Open Mic is September 4th at the
Highway 20 Roadhouse, 2152 West Sims Way, Port Townsend

5:30 – 7:30.

Ukulele Open Mic, sing-a-longs and good times.
(Sing-a-long songs from the Daily Uke yellow book)

Sloop John B pg 214
Drunken Sailor pg 71
Don’t Worry Be happy pg 70

Everyone welcome!