Monday, November 24, 2008

Nov 23 recap

Hi all,
We had 8 show up to play yesterday and had a good time. I hope 1st-timers will come back again.
John did a little rework on Shine on Harvest Moon and sent this to me, check it out. (Just hit cancel if it asks for a userid/password.)
If any of you are on FaceBook, I just signed up last Friday and created a "StrumMn ukulele players" page. I'm going to try using it as an addition to the blog here. Check it out and let me know if you think it would work better for sharing information.

Next meeting is Sunday Dec 21st. I know it may not work for everyone but I hope a few off you can come down to Como and play uke. I'll post here and send an email reminder a couple weeks before the 21st.

Until then, keep StrumMn!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Looking for new songs?

check out this website I ran across:
They even have a parody of Ghost Riders (Ghost Chickens in the Sky)...

Friday, November 14, 2008

Songs for the next couple meetings

I've had replies from 3 people and want to share this info so people can practice or review songs.

David sent me Shine on Harvest Moon, just click here. If it asks for a userid/password just hit cancel and it'll give you the doc anyway, let me know if you have problems.

Gary sent this:
Christmas songs, on Betty lou Christmas songs,
Frosty the snow man, I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus, Jingle Bells, Mele Kalikimaka, O Christmas Tree.
For the group play, how about from,, All of me, By the light of the silvery moon, five foot two eyes of blue, I can't give you anything but love, Sentimental Journey, Yes, sir, thats my Baby. These would be some good ones to start. I think we could look for some newer ones from the 50's and early 60's. I hope this gives us a start.

And Don sent a huge list of songs used at a nursing home. No music but check it out for songs we might want to learn for our own gig. The list is here.

If you have other suggestions please leave a comment or send me an email and I'll add it here.
Print a copy of the Xmas songs mentioned to play if you'll be there next meeting. The link to Betty Lou is in the links section to the right.
And Shine On Harvest Moon too!


Saturday, November 08, 2008

Next couple meetings!

Hi all, it's time to schedule a couple meetings so all of you can make plans to attend.

Sunday November 23rd, 2-5pm, Como Park Pavillion.

Sunday December 21st, 2-5pm, Como Park Pavillion.

I'd like to suggest we each try to bring a Christmas song that we can play as a group or learn for the December meeting. If you give me a link or send a copy via email I'll try to post them for everyone to download.

Also, if you have a suggestion for simple songs we can use for a nursing home or assisted living home gig please let me know or bring them along. I'd like to start putting them together into a practice book so we can give this a go in a few months.

Hope to see you in a couple weeks, and let me know your ideas.
Keep StrumMn!