September 21, 2013 Meeting

Date and time:
September 21, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 (or 3:00)

Citrus County Library, Coastal Region Branch
8619 W. Crystal St.
Crystal River, FL 34428-4468
Phone: (352) 795-3716

To RSVP go to our RSVP page.

Meeting Details:

We’ll spend the first half hour working with the beginners, going over the chords, and doing some beginner level songs. More experienced members are also welcome to participate in this part of the meeting (think of it as a warmup!), or they may use this time to socialize or just come half an hour later.  Also up for demonstration and discussion are the hammer-on technique, release on upstrum, and 12-bar blues.

We’ll start with a couple of easy, warmup songs, then a couple of new songs, and a couple of challenge songs. If there is time left over we will play some songs from earlier meetings, so please bring at least the files for this month and last month, bring them all if you have them. Feel free to bring a song to share if you like.

If you don’t have a working printer at home, you can go to any branch location of the library and use one of their computers to print the files. You do have to become a library member (if you aren’t already) and printing is 15 cents per page.

Song List: (to download the songs go to our DOWNLOAD PAGE)

Here’s the Table of Contents for July’s meeting:

  • When the Saints Go Marching In (easy version)
  • When the Saints Go Marching In (more complicated version with more chords)
  • She’ll be Coming Round the Mountain
  • Kansas City Blues (easy, basic 12-bar blues)
  • Kansas City Blues (a jazzed up version and more chords)
  • Let Me Call You Sweetheart
  • Pearly Shells
  • Strumming My Cares Away, by Steve Boisen of Tampa Bay Ukulele Society
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  • Ain’t She Sweet

List of things to bring:

  • A printout of the pdf file with our songs for the day and it’s a good idea to bring all the songs from prior meetings so we can play some of the old ones again but at the very least bring this month and last month.  Several members have organized all our previous songs alphabetically in a 3-ring binder.  This is an excellent idea and if everyone will do the same we can use it as a club song book whenever we have time for extra songs.
  • Ukulele and your Tuner (If you don’t have a ukulele yet, you can come and see what it’s all about and learn about the different ukuleles available to choose from.)
  • Music Stand (Optional but nice to have. You can use a chair or bring a folding TV table to put your music on.)
  • Song book: The Daily Ukulele (popular with uke clubs, but entirely optional)

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3 comments on “September 21, 2013 Meeting

  1. John says:

    Great gathering on Saturday. Some very talented new faces graced our venue. The Sunday following our September meeting, CBS Sunday Morning Show did a segment on the Ukulele with interviews and demonstrations with Jake Shimabukuro and a tour of a Ukulele factory in Hawaii that makes the custom Uke that Jake plays ($5000+). They also introduced Jake’s teacher. I don’t know if this is available on-line to view, but it was great segment, especially when Jake demonstrated classical, rock, blues, and even flamenco styles on the Uke. Loved it.

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