Wednesday Night Beginner Session South Tampa

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Songs for November 6, 2013

Print from file! Go to top of page, select MORE, select FILE See Nov 6!  

Drift Away  key F

Miles and Miles Of Texas  G

(as always, you will warm up with two chord songs with strum instruction.)

New Beginner Sessions Page posted on the Blog for past Sessions.  Charts are now available on that page from the 1st Session. More to come.  Follow this link directly to the page for catching up!

Directions to my house and information on the gate code are listed below the song list at the bottom of Requirements, under section 6! 

REQUIREMENTS: 1st Timers, please read!

1.  Shopping List: You MUST get a tuner for Ukulele at either Sam Ash, Guitar Center, or some mom and pop music store. I also want you to invest in a Banjo/mandolin Capo.  You will get a 10% discount at Sam Ash in Clearwater if you mention TBUS.  Bring the tuner and capo to the meet up!  Print out your music that is listed below and bring that with you to the session.  Bring a small music stand to place your music on. 

2. Go to   to the ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS page. Scroll down to the first video and tune your UKULELE with that video, (or use one of the links  below to tune up) then go through the first three or four videos to learn the basic chords. These are valuable lessons and you need to come prepared to these sessions with at least these basics.  I review the basic chords on each session, but if you consistently practice with these videos that Chile Monster has allowed me to post, you will move much quicker through the jams and sessions. 

3. Then, the night before our meet up, please check your tuning againHere are links to tuner sites if you still haven't bought a tuner.  These sites are helpful, but you will be tuning by ear.  or you can use . 

4. This will expedite our tuning time and help us move through the sessions covering more material.  If you come unprepared, you are welcome to sit in, watch and listen, but I will not be able to stop the session to teach these very basic steps, as we have new players each Wednesday and we'd never move forward otherwise.  So, help out your fellow meet up partners and come prepared with the above mentioned skills and items.  You will learn so much more that way!

5. The songs listed below are on Dr Ukes site.  You can print both the Chord song page as well as the non diagram page in both C Tuning for Tenor etc or you can Go directly to his site and click on the BAR sign next to the song for Baritone tuning.  We will review the past songs in each session as well as jamming on a few easy ones to "EASE the tension" lol of learning all these chords.  

Directions to my house and information on the gate code are listed below the song list! 

Nov 6 Session 

Drift Away  see file, print song 

Miles and Miles of Texas  see file, print song

October 23rd Session

All My Loving  :

Song player :

The Best Of My Love :

song player :

October 9th Session

City Of New Orleans  Key of C on Dr Ukes site.

 September 25th Session

Ain't Misbehavin, Key of C on Dr. Ukes site

September 11 Session

By The Sea, Key of G on Dr Ukes site

August 28th Session 

Ain't She Sweet, Key of C on Dr Ukes site

August 14th Session

Review and Tuning issue. This session brought about the Requirements, which has since proven to move everyone forward in ease. 

July 31st Session

Alexanders Ragtime Band  Key of C on Dr Ukes site:

Alexanders Ragtime Band will be transposed in session to key of A! 

I will hand out some pages on the number system as well so that you can practice this method at home!  

6. Directions and Information to get into the Gated community. 

  Homes Of Regency Cove 4851 West Gandy Blvd. (Sunset 15) , Tampa, Fl. 33611.

The Gate Code is 043  When you come to the call box, just hit 043.  Do NOT hit the pound sign, just hit the code 043.  That code rings my phone and I will buzz you in.  My phone number is[masked] in case you get lost.  

When you enter through the gate, go straight down to the tall statue and make a left.  Then come down that street, (Sunset) and park in the parking lot by the water.  Walk back to the house.  Number 15.  See you Wednaesday!


From Tampa Side:,+Sunset+15,+Tampa,+FL&hl=en&sll=27.907058,-82.580109&sspn=0.164744,0.338173&geocode=FVd4qgEdlccU-w%3BFRSsqQEdrLYU-ylJEltGJd3CiDHiDidIZsY-qg&t=h&z=13

From St Pete:,+FL&daddr=4851+W+Gandy+Blvd,+Tampa,+FL&hl=en&ll=27.833308,-82.583542&spn=0.164857,0.338173&sll=27.773056,-82.64&sspn=0.329896,0.676346&geocode=FYDIpwEdgAMT-ylBqjppY-bCiDH_i9S8A0DMBA%3BFUWsqQEdvrYU-ymPXGFGJd3CiDGqIgk032iVgA&t=h&z=12


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  • Norine M.

    It is so awesome to see the growth in the meetup members who attend this session each Wednesday that it is held. Confusion fades, eyes grow brighter, smiles appear, and soon, I see effortless playing from them. I keep saying that just being at all the meetups that Tampa Bay Ukulele Society has to offer gives you total emersion, and thereby you begin to learn by sheer osmosis! LOL. So glad I decided to lead these sessions, it's been soulfully rewarding!

    1 · November 10, 2013

  • Jackie S.

    Got a banjo/mandolin capo and it only goes to the 4th fret. Is that good enough?? Is there a chart that shows what fret to put the capo if you want a different key. The getaway was great going to try and come next month.

    1 · November 6, 2013

    • Norine M.

      Most of the time that is all you need for transposing, but when you pop in I'll take a look at it. If you go to my blog, on the page called Beginner Sessions, you can scroll down till you chime to the chart on capo. I got it off the net. It will help with capo/transition. Ever, Norine.

      November 7, 2013

  • Tony D.

    Great job, as usual, norine. Glad to see all the new folks, as well. See u next time.

    November 6, 2013

  • Norine M.

    I'm pretty stoked for tomorrow night. I named my new ukulele Ty, after meeting Ty at the getaway. A memorable weekend for sure. My Ty and my Mona Leah are getting along just fine. Whooot!

    November 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How long does the lesson normally run?

    1 · November 5, 2013

    • Tony D.

      Clara, I attended one session and most folks left after 2 hours. I was having such a good time, I stayed almost 3. Hope u can make it. Norinne does a great job.

      1 · November 5, 2013

    • Norine M.

      Clara, we start between 7 and 7:15 as people arrive. It goes to about 9. Sometimes people leave by 8:30, but I run the session till 9, and then am available for more questions afterward. See you tomorrow :-)

      1 · November 5, 2013

  • Barbara R.

    Will be two of us. Bill and Barb Rollins! Saw you "win" at the Getaway, hope you found your shoes! At least wear your socks!

    1 · November 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't seem to find the songs to print for the Nov. 6th class. Where could I find them?

    1 · November 1, 2013

    • Norine M.

      sorry Clara, was so busy the last two weeks with the two back to back festivals. I have posted the songs, and don't forget to print out the older songs as well as we review them from time to time. If you can go to the blog, and go to Beginner Sessions on the blog, you can easily print out the charts that we have been using as well by copying the images and then printing from your files! It was great to meet you again at the Festival and looking forward to getting you started on you Ukulele Journey!!!

      November 3, 2013

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