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Beginners Jam - 4th Wednesday

Leader - Jack.  Do you have an interest in the ukulele and have wondered what this little instrument is all about?  Would you like a little encouragement and practice in forming and switching chords? These Meetups are for you!

Ukulele Jam with play for the beginner or novice. Easy songs, played slowly. Not intended to replace lessons. Practice your ukulele basics and build on the skills you already have. 

WHAT YOU NEED: Please print out song sheet links below. Remember to log in for access to music files.

The Standards:  

We will be playing these songs at every Beginner Jam.

Five Foot Two 

Edelweiss

The Playlist: 

For Jan Beginners Jams, we will stay with 2-3 chord songs:

Beginner Jam A

For mid-Feb to March beginner jams, we will try out songs with more chords:

Beginner Jam B 

Finally in April, some songs with even more chords: 

Beginner Jam C 

We will also supplement our playlist with songs from "The Daily Ukulele.. 365" by Liz & Jim Beloff. Please bring a copy if possible.

EQUIPMENT:

ukulele, tuner, music stand

Student Ukulele Chord Chart: This is a good chord chart and you should have a copy for reference.  A simpler chart too: Chord Chart for Absolute Beginners

If you don't have a uke, we have extras to share for the jam. Just bring your enthusiasm and a willingness to try.

Please contact Jack through the Meetup site if you have any questions.

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  • Nick W

    It's a good time, I learn things, and I feel welcomed. I am grateful for this group.

    2 · January 23, 2014

    • mitch b.

      i loved your playing last night--really great!

      January 23, 2014

    • Nick W

      Thank you. I am trying to come up with something productive, perhaps even therapeutic, to do with music, but I'm not sure what yet.

      1 · January 23, 2014

  • RoseMary

    Great job, Jack. Fun evening, but could you install a furnace for the room?

    January 23, 2014

  • Blake M.

    Lots of fun--welcome to all of the newcomers!!!

    1 · January 23, 2014

  • mitch b.

    jack, you're way too modest. you did a great job choosing songs and leading the group last night. i love the enthusiastic but relaxed atmosphere of the beginner nights. and i love the new name tags!

    1 · January 23, 2014

  • Jack

    A great group of novice (and better) players came in near-zero weather. Everybody seemed to enjoy the experience. Practicing easy songs has it's benefits. Thanks to everybody there tonight , and especially the couple who drove all the way from Uniontown.

    2 · January 22, 2014

  • Lorrie

    Just a joy to learn new skills and join with other uke players! The warmth of the music kept the cold out, too! So much fun...

    1 · January 22, 2014

  • Mary J.

    Having trouble printing music and paying. I signed in but says I don't hv permission tt do it. Can I still come and pay and get music at the door?

    January 22, 2014

    • Anne

      I can share my music with you!

      1 · January 22, 2014

    • Jack

      I bring a couple extra copies of the music for people to borrow. As Priscilla said, the site is now organized so that you have to sign in to be able to print files. Sorry for the inconvenience.

      January 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hate to say it, but I won't be able to make it after all. Very sad

    January 21, 2014

  • Chris S.

    Sorry I got to miss the beginner jam tomorrow. I don't want to chance a 50 minute drive to Pittsburgh in this weather. Hope to see you at the next jam.

    January 21, 2014

  • Chris S.

    Looking forward to the beginner Jam. Sorry yo have missed the first one.

    January 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it!

    January 18, 2014

  • barbara r.

    We're still using Beginner Jam A for this meet-up, right?

    January 16, 2014

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