October 19, 2013 Meeting

Date and time:
October 19, 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:

If we have some new beginners, we’ll spend the first half hour going over the chords, how to hold the ukulele, and basic strumming, and doing some beginner level songs. More experienced members can use this as a warmup, and this is a good time to ask questions if you have any.  I will bring a sample song written in tab so we can “de-mystify tablature”. If you’re not interested in learning to read tab, don’t worry, it won’t take long to explain this, and then we’ll move on to other things.

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.  Or you can use the library’s copier to make a copy once you get there, come a little early if you need to do that.

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

Here’s the list of songs for this meeting:

  • Jambalaya
  • Amazing Grace
  • Jamaica Farewell
  • Sloop John B
  • You Are My Sunshine
  • Walking After Midnight
  • Folsom Prison Blues
  • I Walk the Line
  • This Land Is Your Land
  • I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing
  • Ukulele Blues
  • I Love a Ukulele

These are mostly old favorites we’ve done before, the new ones are: “Sloop John B”, “Ukulele Blues”, and “I Love a Ukulele”. I’ve updated the instrumental section in “Jambalaya” and “You Are My Sunshine”, so if you’re planning on just printing the new songs, you might want to print those two old ones also, or just write the changes on your existing copy.

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.)

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One comment on “October 19, 2013 Meeting

  1. John says:

    For anyone interested. Today’s Musician’s Friend Stupid Deal of the Day is a super cheap ($40) pineapple shaped Ukulele. This would be a great 2nd carry-around Uke when you don’t want to take your good one places. These deals tend to sellout quickly, so if you are interested, don’t wait. Good luck.

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