Rendezvous February 15, 2020

Rendezvous Schedule

February 15, 2020

Grace Lutheran Church 1120 Walker

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

 

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

11:30 – 12:30 Uke Lab:

Practice For Beginners Chord Progressions: Barbara Kurland  Sunday School

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.

Get The 8 Bar Blues with Big Daddy Dick       Dick Hinshaw Sanctuary 

We will listen to recordings of Trouble in Mind as performed by Aaron Keim and Key to the City performed by Eric Clapton plus a couple more examples.  There will be copies of some songs provided.  These 3 chord songs will be in keys of C and A  and open to all ukuleles including Baritones.

Song Circle Session         Patricia/Debbie/Terri      Social Hall

In honor of the Oscars we will be singing favorite songs from the movies!  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:Songs From the Movies Songbook

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.   
• 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         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

2:30-3:00 Class 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: 108   Hey Good Looking

Page: 210    Side by Side

Page: 70     Don’t Worry Be Happy

 

 

Happy Hour February 5, 2020

Our next Happy Hour/Open Mic is February 5, 2020

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)

Five Foot Two pg 82
Eight Days A Week pg 74
Don’t Worry Be Happy pg 70

Everyone welcome!
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SAVE THESE DATES!
Ukuleles Unite! Rendezvous February 15, 2020

Ukulele Workshop With Aaron and Nicole Keim April 18, 2020
info to follow
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News from our local music store Crossroads:

We just wanted to give you a heads up on our upcoming mega sale on ukes and micro basses Feb 13-15.  We’ll have several doorbuster instruments and a “Daily Uke” leap year edition book giveaway (their choice of standard or baritone uke) and a “Uke Chord Chart” Totebag giveaway as well.
We are offering huge discounts on 31 ukes and basses so the sale will be limited to 3 days.  We’ve decided the best weekend to have the sale will be the same weekend as the Ukuleles Unite! rendezvous.  
 

January 18, 2020 Rendezvous

Rendezvous Schedule

January 18, 2020

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  

 

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 Visit Number Two       Walter Vaux         Sanctuary 
Walter has agreed to share his information again.    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.  

Song Circle Session         Patricia Bolen                       Social Hall 

We will be singing a variety of fun Hawaiian songs this time.  Some familiar, some that might be new to you.  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:  Hawaiian Songbook

1:00 – 1:15Welcome  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.   
• 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         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.

2:15-2:30Refreshments/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 Happy Songbook  (copies available)

Walk Right In
The Loco-motion
Don’t Worry Be Happy

 

 

Ukuleles Unite! New Years Party January 5 at the Grange

Come celebrate 2020 with our Ukuleles Unite! New Years Party!

When: January 5th, 2020, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
Where: Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona Street, just off Sheridan in Port Townsend
What:  eating, talking, and playing tunes.
Bring: BYOB and finger food to share
Costumes encouraged reflecting what 2020 might look like for you

Ukuleles Unite! will provide pie, ice cream, and coffee. We will also have a table set up for a Swap Meet, so bring instruments, books, stands, or other gear you want to sell or trade or give away. Even bring your old sheet music to share for free!

We will have Open Mic as well as play some happy tunes from our Happy Songbook linked here:  Happy Songbook  

See you there!

No Happy Hour in January. Next Rendezvous is January 18, info to follow.

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. 2:00-4:00

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!