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Let’s play again from our Watch City Books in the Gazebo! (Weather permitting)
Request a song to play from book?
3) lazy Hazy Crazy Days Of Summer (ALISON)
4) Crocodile Rock (SUE)
5) Breaking Up Is Hard To do ( CHRIS)
6) Somewhere Over The Rainbow (MEGAN)
7) Brand New Key ( ROBIN)
9) Mustang Sally (JERRY)
10) Nothing But Flowers (FRANK)
Open Mic or book?
1) open mic (CHRIS & CHARLIE)
2) Sunny Afternoon (Dan & MOLLY)
[TIME FOR ANOTHER REORGANIZATION! Please read all of the details.]
[SONG SHEETS ARE NOT DISPLAYED DURING THE MEETUP. Please download the songbook. Links to the songbook and Meetup appear further down in the Details. You may have to click on "Read more..." to see them. Thanks!]
Uke In The Afternoon: An afternoon ukulele Meetup, meeting on the 1-st, 3-rd, and 5-th Wednesday of the month, alternating with Jamulus in the Afternoon, meeting on the 2-nd and 4-th Wednesday of the month.
It's the nature of online conferencing that we hear something a fraction of a second after it's sung/spoken. It's not a problem when speaking with each other, but deadly when trying to sing together. So, each song has a leader and the rest sing along while muted.
The jam is for leaders with four string soprano, concert, tenor, or baritone ukuleles.
We usually work out of a fixed songbook.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/5x6isqxnezup32l/UitA%203rd%20edition.pdf?dl=1 (direct download)
The songbook has live links! Clicking on a song title in the Table of Contents takes you to the song sheet. Clicking on "ToC" in the upper right hand corner of the page returns you to the Table of Contents.
Pick any song from the book and any free slot in the order(*) by noon the day of the Meetup, the earlier the better. Picking a song before the Meetup insures that you'll get to lead it. When making a request, please add it as a Comment below the song list. Don't add it as a Reply to an earlier Comment, because I often miss those.
Once the Meetup starts, those who haven't already chosen a song may do so in the Chat. Requests will be honored, first come, first served until the total number songs is 16. If the total number of requests is fewer than 16, leaders will be welcome to choose a second song.
The Zoom Meeting Number is[masked]
There will be a password but all those who register will see a link with the password built-in.
(*) I reserve the right to reorder the set list as the need might arise,
Playing without a song sheet allows us to look at the audience and at each other.
To give our scrollers a break and to encourage everyone to look at the audience, we invite you to share songs that everyone can quickly learn to play and sing without song sheets.
Register to get one of the 10 song spots for this session in Zoom - https://forms.gle/PEkpLxdjnMwaggCD9
Please register directly with Zoom to get the e-mail with Zoom link and passcode. Please do it early enough to join this popular song session.
Bring your sunglasses for the opening ritual.
As usual, we start promptly at 3 pm EDT with a warm-up, which is a short 5-minute lesson. Thereafter we have our SUNGLASSES RITUAL, when we UNMUTE ourselves and count to three before saying SLOWLY "Three Chord Thursday" and shake our ukuleles and then today's theme "Songs without song sheets"
We ask that performers and newcomers arrive earlier than 3 pm (from 2:30 pm) to do sound and light checks and introduce themselves and get comfortable.
All sessions are recorded and edited for review, reflection, education, and sharing with the public. You can switch off your webcam if you don't want to be seen.
For previous sessions, check out Three Chord Thursday Youtube Channel at
Join our Facebook Group to collaborate with others on tagging songs, suggesting themes, etc.
It's like a meeting without the meeting!
Bring your uke and sing us a song -- or just sit in and enjoy.
The meeting will NOT be recorded. This is for our enjoyment in real time.
Song theme of the night: WHISPER -- interpret as you will.
6:45 - doors open, mics and cameras on for chat and cocktails
7:00 - songs start
8:00ish: awkward log-off
ZOOM registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkd-itrDsrGNaTvgTlOOaDi46LyrUjcHsG
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A FEW SIMPLE RULES for PERFORMER SIGN-UP --
Deadline for sign-up is Wednesday at midnight, Danno time.
Since the program is only one hour, it turns out that TEN is about the right number of performers to schedule.
To help keep the list open to anyone who would like to play, the simple rule is: if you performed last week, you go to the end of the list for this week. (The corollary is: is you did NOT perform last week, you go to the top of the list this week.)
In real-life terms, that means if you performed last week, and if we have 10 new performers this week, you won't make the list.
Please always volunteer, whenever you're in the mood, and I'll do my best to post the list by Thursday, so everyone can plan accordingly.
Hope to see you there!