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BeginnerPLUS / 2nd Wednesday


On Second Wednesdays, we play familiar tunes at a slower pace. You’ve already taken some lessons. Now it’s time to talk about some basic strums, alternate chord fingering, and how to move and slide between chords. Learn tricks, cheats and other valuable info geared to newer players and also to those who just like to hang out and play with a group. We’ll have fun, and drink a little wine, too. Marlene is host-leader. You’re invited.

BeginnerPLUS Playlist, for October 8, 2014.  All songs are in the “yellow book,” Daily Ukulele, 365 songs, by Jim and Liz Beloff.   To buy, (List, $34; best price $22.00, at

More oldies and goodies on the playlist. But this session, the emphasis is on fingering the chords: how to get from one to another with an economy of motion.

Drunken Sailor  71/Am

Beautiful Dreamer 33/C

Bye Bye Love 41/F 

Hey Good Lookin  108/C

When You’re Smiling 265/G

Your Cheatin’ Heart 281/ A

I Walk the line  138/C

Jackson 139/D

Amazing Grace 21/ C  

In the Good Old Summertime 131/G slide

Give my regards to Broadway  89/G

Glow Worm  95

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot 226/F  

My Blue Heaven 169/C

Dixie Land  64/ D

Home on the Range  110/D

Deep in the Heart of Texas 64/D

Walk Right in 255/G

Pinky G: For new folks, we’ve been emphasizing the use of the Pinky G. Read the paragraph on page 11 in the Daily Ukulele. If you still aren’t a believer, try this exercise using the pinky G and moving smoothly between chords, 4 beats each. 

G    E7   Am   D7    G    G7    C    A7    D7    G


WHOA ! ARE YOU AN Absolute Beginner, just out of the box? 

If yes, please open the following link and read before coming to the BeginnerPLUS session.


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  • Mary Dean A.

    Marlene and Jack, Who did you recommend on U-Tube to help acquire additional skills. Thanks, Mary Dean

    October 9, 2014

  • Jack

    Great job, Marlene

    1 · October 9, 2014

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