Tuesday, February 27, 2007

New StrumMn "business" cards

Hi all,

I haven't tested this yet (my color ink cartridge died) but I created some StrumMn "business" cards that you can print out and distribute if you feel like it. Hopefully I spaced these out so you can print the page once, then flip it over and print again, giving a 2 sided card.

The link to the pdf is on the right at the top of the links.

I'm open to feedback so let me know what you think.

As usual, keep StrumMn!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

A March meeting too!

Ok, I know that no one wanted to wait until April 1 for our next meeting so today I reserved the NorthTown library again for Saturday March 10th from 10am-1pm.

Gary reminded me of the Salem uke website, lots of music here: http://www.salemukes.com/song_archives.htm

I like the version of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea at this site. They also have a couple non-secular Easter songs, Peter Cottontail and In Your Easter Bonnet (Easter Parade) which I thought we could try.
Does anyone have any good sheet music or tab for real Easter music that sounds good on the uke? I'll have to check out a Hymnal and see what I can find...

Anyway, let me know your thoughts and what you want to play the next 2 meetings and I hope to see you there!

Keep StrumMn!

Friday, February 16, 2007

No "April Fool's" joke

We had a light turnout in Feb but covered some good material.

In an effort to please as many people as possible I have scheduled the next meeting back at the Roseville library. The bad news is that the soonest I could get us in there is Sunday April 1 from 2-5pm.

If people want to squeeze in another meeting in March I can probably get us into NorthTown again, just let me know what you think.

April 1 is Palm Sunday so maybe we can run through some Easter songs if anyone is interested. I know there are some appropriate songs in the Ukulele Spirit book by Jim Beloff and I've been playing Easter Parade on and off from his Gone Hollywood book.

If you plan to make it and have music you want to cover PLEASE forward it to me if possible and I'll put links to it here so everyone can check it out or print it in advance. Or just bring copies.

In other ukulele news:
I stopped into Guitar Zone yesterday and they had a few of the new Cordoba ukes on display. Very pretty Koa with robe binding in a thinner Santos style body. The reviews of them online have not been spectacular. They seemed a little on the heavy side to me but didn't sound bad. The guy working there started talking about them and saying they were tuned adf#b so I informed him that D tuning is out and C is in these days. He got a funny look on his face and started retuning the one in his hands. They're trying but obviously don't give their employees any up-to-date info on todays uke scene.

Put April 1 on your calendars, let me know if you want another meeting early in March too, and forward any music you want to cover so everyone can get an early look.
Until then just keep StrumMn!

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Next meeting! Sunday 2/11, 2-5pm UPDATED!!

Hi everyone!

Sorry for the short notice.

Our next meeting will be Sunday 2/11 from 2-5pm at the NorthTown library meeting room. See previous messages for links to directions to the library.

If you want to share new music then please bring a few copies along to pass out. I'll bring some Roy Smeck arranged Irving Berlin tunes to share that I've been messing with, these offer some good opportunities to learn some 2nd and 3rd position chords. The book I'm working from is this one.

Hope to see some of you there.

David sent me a couple songs that he'll go over with us on Sunday, here are links to them:
Aba Daba Honeymoon
South of the Border