Saturday, September 30, 2006


Well folks,
I can't get us back into the library any time soon. The meeting room is pretty much booked solid through the end of November so we need to find an alternate location.

I've been over to, and called, the Fairview Community Center just about 1 mile straight west of the library but the person I need to talk to hasn't been available. I'm hoping to get us a room there but there may be some cost involved. Maybe if I push us as a community ed group then we can get in free since the center is run by the school district.

If anyone knows of another space we can use please let me know. I'd prefer public spaces where newcomers will be comfortable, libraries, community centers, churches, etc.

In the mean time I've started working through some of the Christmas songs. If any of you have any questions on these or others songs, need help figuring something out, etc, just leave a comment and we'll try to help you out.

Keep StrumMn!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Uke Christmas music?

The last couple nights I've been playing the tunes from the Jumpin Jim Christmas book. I don't know how many of you have the book but I like it. If I can get a projector for next time then I'll take the time to scan songs into my laptop. Anybody know if it's legal to photocopy and pass them out in case I can't project them?
I also put a link over on the right to the Ukulele Boogaloo Xmas tabs. Ok they aren't really tabs, more like just words and chords, but they're free.
If you have links to more Christmas song collections online please leave a comment here with a link and I'll edit it into this message for everyone, or send an email if you prefer.

P.S. Here are a couple additions from DavidR, thanks!
Betty Lou's Christmas songs

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Sept 23 recap

I had a blast!
It went way too quick and I wish I had time to just talk to more of you and try out a couple instruments.

I want to thank Alternative Video Solutions for the free use of a video projector for the meeting.
I think it really helped things run smooth and kept us all on the same page, literally!
Maybe I can borrow it again... we'll see.

I don't have a date for the next meeting just yet, hopefully before the end of the week. How do people feel about working on some Christmas music for the next couple meetings? There was some interest expressed for this at the meeting. Of course, if you want to share anything else you're working on then bring it along to share as well!

For those who were there, what can we do to improve? For those who missed the meeting I hope to see you next time!

Keep StrumMn!

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Any uke instructors out there?

If you know of anyone teaching uke, or would consider teaching uke yourself, please contact me. I've called all over town with no results yet other than a baritone instructor at the Pickin Parlor in Richfield. I've had several people ask me about instructors in the Twin Cities and I would be happy to steer them your way. Either leave a comment with contact info or email me at the address in my profile.