Oye Como Va
Somos El Barco
Three Little Birds (Yellow p. 237)
San Francisco Bay (Blue 294)
Love Potion No. 9 (Yellow p. 155)
Me and Bobby (Yellow p. 158)
This month we will be working on a special song that expands our strumming into new possibilities as well as featuring a short picking segment. It isn't anything to do with Batman, I just thought that was a cool picture to add to this post. In addition, we will sing and play requests seeing as though World Ukulele Day was just the day before and we had worked pretty hard to prepare for that.
Here is the song list for January. Our selections are our "focus" pieces but everyone plays everyone else's selections altogether on World Ukulele Day.
We will also be meeting Sunday December 2 at 2 PM. For that meeting we will play Christmas music and open the big doors to play for the shoppers.
The tab from the Blue Book for "And I Love Her," generated some questions at our last meet. Does this video help you? Let me know.
The main thing I think is technique. As I state in the video, the first time I played an ukulele I attempted to play it like a little guitar with guitar-like technique. It was taking the James Hill teacher training course that set me straight. James Hill has an impressive list of consultants on one of the opening pages of his book "Ukulele In The Classroom," he's really done his homework. What he came up with is that the best starting technique for ukulele is to hold it up pretty high without resting it on your leg and holding it with your hand directly below the neck. Then, the thumb is used for single note picking and for down-strums. I would think that most ukulele experts would agree. I think this works perfectly for the riff at the end of "And I Love Her."
Link to James Hill's main page:
Link to James Hill's teacher training course I attended:
Here is the song list for Sunday October 7th
Amapola p. 20
And I Love Her p. 24
Catch A Falling Star p. 67
Scarborough Fair p. 296
Your Mother Should Know p. 412
Never On A Sunday p. 263
If there is time we can do requests!
We hope you had a great summer strummin' your ukes.
Our first meet after our summer hiatus will be Sunday September 2nd at 2 PM. If you are new, you are welcome to come and play along the best you can regardless of your ability.
We will also consider a performance at Greenland Garden Center on September 16 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. The event will be listed on our "Events" tab at a later date.
Update September 14: Time change to 1:00 PM 12:30 PM set up
If you don't see the list click "read more"
Canada Day Song List and Extra Practice Day
We will have another rehearsal on Sunday June 24th to practice all of the pieces for Canada Day at the Safeway party room.
Click here for the event info.
Please Note The Time Change:
Our rehearsal will be from 1:30 until 2:30
Song List - if you can't see it, click the "read more" on the bottom right of this paragraph.
SCUC members, if you cannot see the song list, please click the "Read More" link on the bottom right hand of this paragraph. This list is for Sunday's event at Bedrock farms Click here for more info.