Like to sing? Or play? Like FOLK music? The only thing we won't have is a campfire! (Here's a nice write up about us: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2411302/folk_mus...

You don't have to be a professional singer or an experienced musician to participate in a Sing-Along! Just bring what you've got -- your voice, your instrument -- and plan to have a good time! Plenty of opportunities here for jamming and/or for impromptu harmonizing.

We often refer back to the Rise Up Singing songbook for words and chords of basic, familiar folk songs.

To buy one from Sing Out -- Rise up Singing: http://www.singout.org/rus.html

To buy one from Amazon, paste this link into your browser:

http://www.amazon.com/Rise-Up-Singing-Vocal-Songbook/dp/B...

Meeting dates & times: Fourth Thursday per month, more or less, beginning at 5:30 pm, but it's fine it you can't get there until whenever. Meetings last around three hours.

News:

Join our Facebook Page! You can look over the site, or join and add videos. This is a place where we can share Youtube videos of performances of songs we like!

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A member shared this site: http://www.8notes.com/guitar_chord_chart/

If you want to sharpen your ear, so you can hear a chord as well as playing it, go to this site and click on the graphic of the chord. Bing! The chord plays! Then -- Bing bing bing bing -- depending on how many strings are compressed.

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To get a variety of written-out songs uploaded by our members, do this:

The menu listing at the top of the Meetup page for the group has an option titled "More." Running your cursor over that gives a drop-down menu that includes "Files." Click on Files and look at the list. Lary Eaton's booklet, recently updated, may be printed out. It will give you a "free" copy of one of the songbooks we use at our meetings.

The page also has all the other songs people have brought in and shared, listed in alphabetical order, to date. Clicking on a song title will open a pdf of the song sheet that should be printable.

If you want to upload a song for everyone to play, this is where you would do that. Please alert everyone several days before the meeting, or just print a dozen or so copies, and distribute them when we all get together (sticking with the book can get boring!).

Our Current Location:

(1 of 2) Starbucks in Oakwood (south end of greater Dayton).

(2) of 2) Expressions Coffee House in Fairbon (north end of Dayton)

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Welcome -- to the Dayton Folk Music Sing-Along Meetup!

Recent Meetups

  • July 23 · 6:00 PM

    Folk Oak! Come to the back room!

    10 Folk Music Fans | 4.00

    We are the wading pool of folk music! We welcome anyone who likes to sing and share music with others. We use the Rise Up Singing Songbook, or the Lary Eaton Rock... Learn more
  • July 18 · 6:00 PM

    YS Hootenanny

    2 Folk Music Fans

    Do you love to sing/play/listen to folk songs and other easy to sing favorites?  Do you enjoy acoustic instruments like guitars, banjos, ukeleles, autoharps and fiddles?... Learn more
  • June 25 · 6:00 PM

    Folk Oak! Come to the back room!

    5 Folk Music Fans

    We are the wading pool of folk music! We welcome anyone who likes to sing and share music with others. We use the Rise Up Singing Songbook, or the Lary Eaton Rock... Learn more
  • June 20 · 6:00 PM

    YS Hootenanny

    3 Folk Music Fans

    Do you love to sing/play/listen to folk songs and other easy to sing favorites?  Do you enjoy acoustic instruments like guitars, banjos, ukeleles, autoharps and fiddles?... Learn more
  • May 28 · 6:00 PM

    Folk Oak! Come to the back room!

    10 Folk Music Fans

    We are the wading pool of folk music! We welcome anyone who likes to sing and share music with others. We use the Rise Up Singing Songbook, or the Lary Eaton Rock... Learn more
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