Cinco De Mayo Strum-A-Long

  • May 5, 2013 · 2:00 PM
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Join us for a strum-a-long and practice session. I'll post a play list of practice songs ... If you want to play a new song, bring copies and, if possible, a download we can listen to ( we have a JamBox bluetooth speaker). Does anyone know some good Cinco De Mayo Latin songs they can show us how to strum ? There will be tea, guacamole, and chips - Any snacks you want to bring are always welcome...

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  • JOHN "MAXX" H.

    I'm so excited bout saturday, I even drove up there LAST saturday to see where it was (okay, and I got the date wrong), but...the traffic on Honolulu is really kinda strange, there was a limited amount of parking in the back, not sure if there is a PUBLIC lot to park in like on the north side of the street, anyone know?

    May 16, 2013

    • Bambi Leigh H.

      Not sure if it appeared on everyone's radar, but I posted details about our next Java Brew gathering of Beachcomber Kate's Ukes under Suggested Meetups. It will be Saturday, 6/15 from 11A-1P. Further details are on my post. Hope you can all join us!

      May 30, 2013

    • Pauline M.

      I wish I could go, but I am out of town!

      June 1, 2013

  • Pauline M.

    Hello, does anyone want to meet up to play ukelele over Memorial Day weekend sometime? I can host in my backyard (Eagle Rock). I've been learning "Space Oddity" by David Bowie! http://www.scorpexuke.com/pdffiles/Space_Oddity.pdf

    May 16, 2013

    • Pauline M.

      Hi, Susan, I tried to schedule a meetup but it only had "suggest a meetup" as an option for the ukelele strummers. I couldn't find the option "schedule" a meetup.

      May 22, 2013

    • Pauline M.

      Thank you - I completed a "suggest" a meetup!

      May 22, 2013

  • Bambi Leigh H.

    Muchas gracia para la musica, todos!
    Susan, forgot to give you Kate's email, but here it is: [masked]
    Feel free to drop her a note and tell her I sent you!

    May 6, 2013

    • Susan C.

      Thanks Bambi !!

      May 8, 2013

    • Susan C.

      Hi, It was nice to meet Kate and to jam at that coffe shop. I hope we can make it a regular happening. Thanks to Bambi for bringing th Space Oddity song - It is a great one to add to the repetoire - Cheers

      May 21, 2013

  • itsme

    Enjoyed playing with everyone today. The camaraderie means a lot to me at this point in my life. Thank you everyone.

    If there's one thing I'd like to suggest for next time...

    While C, G, Am and F are all uke friendly, and many songs are transposed for ease of playing, I'd like to see us challenge ourselves with a tune or two that maybe contain chords a little out of the usual comfort zone. Susan, thank you for having us again. You are a most gracious host. My taco was delicious. Hope someone eats the carrot cake.

    May 5, 2013

    • itsme

      Bambi, in my self-absorbed state above, I totally forgot to mention that I have a bonafide legit reason why I can't attend. A couple days ago I was taking the cat box leavings out to the trash bin and got stung by a wasp and have a large red and rather painful spot on my inner right forearm, right where my arm rests on the side of the uke. So I really can't play. All the more excruciating for me because my new Pono tenor arrived yesterday and I can't really play it!

      May 17, 2013

    • Bambi Leigh H.

      Sandra, sorry I got your name wrong. Here's hoping your arm heals up fast and you're strumming the Pono tenor soon! We'll be doing another jam at Java Brew, looks like 6/15, so hopefully you can make it?

      May 19, 2013

  • Jeffrey B.

    Folks, I have for sale a nearly new - very gently played Kala KA-SSTU-C concert travel spruce top, mahogany body ukulele for sale. The travel ukulele is a thin body, about 1 3/8" thick at the lower bout. It has been set-up, nice low action and is strung with Aquilas, gig bag included. New they cost $225 + tax, $185 OBO.

    For sale a vintage 1928 Paul F. Summers Waikiki soprano made in Hawaii by Sam Chang with the Tabu brand on the back of the head-stock to prove it was Hawaiian made. Constructed of an amber shimmering Koa wood, top, sides, neck, and back, weighing just 14 ounces! Classic Paul F. Summer gold sticker on the back of the head-stock as well. There is an old 5" repaired crack on the top from the sound hole to the base which does not impact the sound or play. Recently I had the frets dressed and restrung with Martins. The ukulele has a bright and big sound, very low action and a joy to play. Own a piece of Hawaiian history for only $500! Thanks,

    Jeffrey
    (909)[masked]

    May 17, 2013

  • Seekingthenow

    And here I thought an "amazing slow downer" was (a) discovering that you weren't actually getting the tax refund you thought you'd be getting, (b) finding out that you actually owed the IRS money instead of getting a refund, and (c) realising that after having given the IRS their extra-large pound of flesh you weren't actually going to be able to afford that new ukulele you were planning to buy... Now, THAT's a downer, a slow one, an amazing one, an amazing slow downer! -John

    May 8, 2013

    • Susan C.

      oh -now that would be a fast downer for me... I downloaded the App that dave suggested but have not had a chance to try it out yet... Have you tried it ?

      May 8, 2013

    • Seekingthenow

      Haven't tried it, sorry! I'll probably get around to it eventually, though, it seems very useful. -John

      May 10, 2013

  • Vickie B.

    Hello All..i could not attend the Cinco de Mayo strum. I've heard lots of positive feedback. Could anyone send me info on how i can get the music "App" Maxx talked about? Also if possible the music you all played for the happy holiday!!
    Im practing and I hope I have enough confidence for the next meetup
    Blessings, Vickie

    May 7, 2013

    • Susan C.

      Hi Vickie - I hope the weather cooperates next time - the back yard would be easily accessible - Richard G's scorpes site has a great collection of songs you can download - see http://www.scorpexuke...­

      May 8, 2013

  • JOHN "MAXX" H.

    was fun, it was kinda cool that app that you had that let us not only hear the tune, but to slow the tune so we could play along...very tech-cool

    May 7, 2013

  • Jeffrey B.

    Perefecto!

    May 7, 2013

  • Pauline M.

    Excellent! Thank you Susan for organizing a great session

    May 5, 2013

  • Seekingthenow

    I had a great time today - thanks everyone for the music-making! Sue, thanks so much for inviting us into your home and hosting the whole shebang! -John

    May 5, 2013

  • Binh

    Sorry guys, something came up with my family and I won't be able to make it this time. I was looking forward to meeting everyone, but I am confident I will soon. I'll keep practicing :) have a wonderful cinco de mayo everyone!!

    May 5, 2013

  • Vickie B.

    Hi, Susan is your back yard wheelchair accessible? I'd of made it there last month but never got an answer about the accessibity. I'm pretty new but have taken 6 lessons at Island Bazaar in Huntington Beach. It is a wonderful place and Shirley Orlando (owner/teacher) is excellent and really funny. But is 40 miles away so I'd like to find a uku instructor here in our area. Thanks

    April 29, 2013

    • Susan C.

      Hi Vicki, We may play inside but I believe we can manage to get you inside from the front door. There are two steps to get in and we can help with your wheelchair

      May 5, 2013

  • JOHN "MAXX" H.

    I'm there...should I be looking someplace for a music set list?

    April 29, 2013

  • Janice W.

    I won't be able to make it. Have a great time.

    May 4, 2013

    • Susan C.

      sorry you can't join us Janice - It was fun jammigng with you last time (and those deviled eggs were really good)

      May 5, 2013

  • Susan C.

    RAIN or SHINE - It looks like we may have a little drizzle this afternoon so we may be moving inside instead of using the backyard if it is still raining at 2:00pm ... I look forward to jamming with you all ...

    May 5, 2013

  • itsme

    So, who's bringing the cerveza and the tequila?

    Just kidding... I certainly wouldn't want to encourage anyone to drink and then drive home from the meetup.

    Anyone attending have a U-bass they wouldn't mind bringing along? I am really curious about them and would like to check one out in person. What I could bring in case anyone is interested in checking out anything in particular:

    Flea - soprano

    Fluke - concert

    Tenors:
    Mainland red cedar (low G)
    Kala thinline (spruce/rosewood)
    Yairi Kanai (cedar/maple, low G)
    MidEast baroq-ulele (spruce, variegated spines)
    Cordoba LaPlaya Donavon Frankenreiter signature model (mahogany)

    Ohana BK20 baritone (mahogany)

    Yamaha Guitalele GL1

    May 3, 2013

    • Susan C.

      Dan may have one - he has a collection that rivals yours

      May 4, 2013

  • Jeffrey B.

    What will I need to bring along? Chair, music stand, etc... ?

    April 30, 2013

    • Seekingthenow

      My list of absolute essentials includes an electronic tuner, sheet music stand, and a safe place to put down your instrument when you're not holding it. -John

      May 1, 2013

  • itsme

    Vickie - Yes, Susan's back yard is wheelchair accessible. The bathroom in the house - no, unless I'm missing something.

    Jeffrey - Last time around, Susan said she had 20 chairs. I put one in my trunk just in case but didn't need it. Bring your music stand, but personally, I'd like to see us share stands if at all possible. Too many of those flimsy folding stands in a small space and they can easily get knocked over. Besides, sharing a stand kinda helps you bond with another player instead of just focusing on yourself. Corny, but true for me.

    Bambi - Thanks so much for offering to bring sheets for the group!

    And, Susan, thank you again for hosting us. I really enjoyed myself at the last meetup and look forward to seeing some familiar faces and some new ones, too!

    1 · April 30, 2013

  • Bambi Leigh H.

    A couple more songs (I will bring printouts):
    Cuando Calienta el Sol - http://bettylou.zzruss.com/cuandocalientaelsol.htm
    La Bamba - http://bettylou.zzruss.com/labambatrinilopez.htm

    April 30, 2013

  • itsme

    Wow, don't know why I didn't get a notice until today, but I'll definitely be there!

    April 29, 2013

  • Susan C.

    La Bamba and Margaritaville are good suggestions !! I'll start practicing

    April 26, 2013

  • Bambi Leigh H.

    How about La Bamba, Cielito Lindo or even Margaritaville? I'll see if I can find chord sheets.....

    April 23, 2013

  • Seekingthenow

    Sue, that Scorpexuke.com link you posted is an incredible find. Well over a thousand songs in neat PDF lead-sheet format - wow! -John

    April 22, 2013

  • Seekingthenow

    I Look forward to playing with you all again! -John

    April 19, 2013

  • Rene B.

    Will be out of town. Maybe next time

    April 17, 2013

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