What we're about

UKULELE PLAYERS of ALL SKILL LEVELS
Come Strum and Sing the world's great songs with cheerful, friendly, supportive & encouraging players!

SINGERS: Anyone who loves to sing (even if you think you can't!) is welcome.  Playing and singing with others not only is amazing for your brain and spirits, it is so much fun!

WHERE - Every Thursday evening we UkeStream
1st & 2nd Thursdays currently In-Person AND Zooming at the Tredyffrin Public Library, 4:50-6:50PM. See each event for details.
3rd & 4th Thursdays we UkeStream ONLY, 6PM-7:30PM.

- (And perhaps starting a group in the greater   Exeter / Reading / West Reading / Wyomissing / Leesport area of PA.   PLEASE MESSAGE LINDA if interested in playing in that greater area. Let's see if there's interest!)

SONGS 
We play from from the *Daily Ukulele" songbooks (both the yellow book and the blue book),  as well as other songbooks, plus songs players bring in each week to share. We would go around the circle taking turns calling out songs from the Daily Uke book currently in use, as the next song we play. You can lead the song, but it's not mandatory you do.

DAILY UKULELE SONGBOOKS which have songs from many genres and time periods.
*The Daily Ukulele: 365 Songs For Better Living compiled by Jim & Liz Beloff is affectionately known as  'the yellow book."
The Daily Ukulele: Leap Year Edition aka "the blue book."  Both songbooks are used for many ukulele events, by numerous ukulele groups. They have many features to recommend them, including the first note sung, the melody (which is very helpful if you read sheet music and to help singing melody and keeping time (these books provide an excellent way to learn reading music); every song includes a chord diagram for every chord in the song. 
BRING
- a Ukulele
- a sturdy Music Stand (the Daily Ukulele books are heavy and typical music stands collapse, fall over or wear out quickly. You will save money in the long run by investing in a sturdier stand.
- a Tuner
- The Daily Ukulele songbook we're using that month
-  $2 per person Room Use Fee if at Wayne Presbyterian.
- $your donation toward the $60 room rental if at the Tredyffrin Public Library.
- 20 Copies of each song you bring to play with us. Copies can be returned to you if you like.

Handful of Chords 'in your pocket'
You will find it's more fun if you have learned a handful of basic chords. If you can play C, C7, A, Am, F, G7 and G chords, you will be able to play many songs.
Use the "Z" or "zud" chord for those you don't know or can't get to in time. "Z" chord : lightly lay your index finger across all four strings while you continue to strum in time to the song. When the next chord you can play comes up, you are ready to play it.

Maintain your momentum. Don't let your uke interests fall by the wayside!
Grab you uke and come let ukulele magic fill your Thursday evenings!

Upcoming events (4+)

UkeStream & In Person: Strum & Sing Thursdays

Tredyffrin Public Library

IMPORTANT: Each week, check in Comments, below, to be apprised of changes and updates for that event.

NEVER post the streaming link online. Refer fellow ukesters here,
to our Meetup.

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In Person AND Ukestreaming.
Two hours. Playing begins @ 5:00 due to shortened library hours.
Arrive early if possible, to help set up; tune up - (But arriving whenever you can is fine.)
We play until 6:50 and everyone must be out of the library by 7:00 pm.

May need to install ZOOM. Keep Zoom updated.
During the livestream, you can see your fellow players via their live videos and can Live Chat with everyone before start time / between some songs. Plus use Text Chat throughout.
While not perfect, streaming keeps our sweet uke group going and eases missing our nights in Wayne- and one another. Thursday evenings remain a weekly bright spot by making music - together.

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To join our weekly online uke session

  1. Set your Meetup account to receive emails from Meetup event organizer..
  2. RSVP BEFORE the the day of the event.

A link to the online event will be visible ON THIS PAGE to everyone who RSVPd before Thursday. Please use this link. (On my laptop, the link displays on the right-hand side of this page under "Online Event" - and on my cell phone Online Event" link is towards the top of the screen.
If you RSVPd, an email w/ access codes is sent via Meetup and will be in your inbox.

In addition,
All players on our Gmail group list are sent the link & codes
in our weekly "UKES! eNews" group Gmail.

On Thursday, just before the event, if you do not see either access emails in your email inbox, please do the following:
- Check your Spam folder.
- Use your email Search function. Look for "UKES! eNews"
or Scroll far enough through your brimming email inbox. (The access email is always there.)

Can't log in? If you copy and pasted the link into your browser, check for extra blank spaces. If you typed it - (not recommended) - check for typos and that every symbol is included and upper/lower case is correct.

UkeStream not starting? Give us 5-15 minutes to find & post a fix on Meetup. It's always worth the wait!
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We are Uke Players & Singers of all Skill Levels.
(We were all beginners once.)
Let There Be Music! --even a pandemic can't keep us apart.
Come Strum & Sing the world's great songs!
<> <> <>
HAVE WITH YOU (besides your uke(s)
*The Daily Ukulele book of the month.
(Song sheets are often - but not always - displayed on screen, you will want them .)
- Song sheets not in the Daily Uke, either printed or in an open browser tab to play from.
- Your music stand and tuner.
- Your ukExuberance!

BE PREPARED
- If a Song Circle week, we would love for you to have 1-2 Songs you've chosen from the Daily Uke book that you are prepared to lead. Run through it several times during the week.
- Be ready to go over the 'Road Map' of verses, repeats, codas, etc.
- In advance, please send your song's title & page # /or send the sheet as an attachment or as a link to the song sheet. This gives Steve M the time to prepare the sheets for screen sharing.
(Leading and/or an Open Mic performance is encouraged, but of course not mandatory. This is for fun!)- We are completely encouraging and supportive!
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The DAILY UKULELE Songbooks
*the 'yellow book' = "The Daily Ukulele: 365 Songs For Better Living"
*the 'blue book'= "The Daily Ukulele: Leap Year Edition" - both by Jim & Liz Beloff
Book alternates monthly. Song leaders may choose to curate their own sets in addition to or in place of the Daily Uke books.

September = Blue book
October = Yellow book - and so on, alternating.

CHECK for UPDATES in "Comments" - esp. if Zoom didn't start on time or there is a tech issue. Give us 5-15 minutes to find & post a fix. It's always worth the wait!

See you there!

UkeStream & In Person: Strum & Sing Thursdays

Tredyffrin Public Library

IMPORTANT: Each week, check in Comments, below, to be apprised of changes and updates for that event.

NEVER post the streaming link online. Refer fellow ukesters here,
to our Meetup.

<> <> <>
In Person AND Ukestreaming.
Two hours. Playing begins @ 5:00 due to shortened library hours.
Arrive early if possible, to help set up; tune up - (But arriving whenever you can is fine.)
We play until 6:50 and everyone must be out of the library by 7:00 pm.

May need to install ZOOM. Keep Zoom updated.
During the livestream, you can see your fellow players via their live videos and can Live Chat with everyone before start time / between some songs. Plus use Text Chat throughout.
While not perfect, streaming keeps our sweet uke group going and eases missing our nights in Wayne- and one another. Thursday evenings remain a weekly bright spot by making music - together.

<>. <>. <>.
To join our weekly online uke session

  1. Set your Meetup account to receive emails from Meetup event organizer..
  2. RSVP BEFORE the the day of the event.

A link to the online event will be visible ON THIS PAGE to everyone who RSVPd before Thursday. Please use this link. (On my laptop, the link displays on the right-hand side of this page under "Online Event" - and on my cell phone Online Event" link is towards the top of the screen.
If you RSVPd, an email w/ access codes is sent via Meetup and will be in your inbox.

In addition,
All players on our Gmail group list are sent the link & codes
in our weekly "UKES! eNews" group Gmail.

On Thursday, just before the event, if you do not see either access emails in your email inbox, please do the following:
- Check your Spam folder.
- Use your email Search function. Look for "UKES! eNews"
or Scroll far enough through your brimming email inbox. (The access email is always there.)

Can't log in? If you copy and pasted the link into your browser, check for extra blank spaces. If you typed it - (not recommended) - check for typos and that every symbol is included and upper/lower case is correct.

UkeStream not starting? Give us 5-15 minutes to find & post a fix on Meetup. It's always worth the wait!
<> <> <>
We are Uke Players & Singers of all Skill Levels.
(We were all beginners once.)
Let There Be Music! --even a pandemic can't keep us apart.
Come Strum & Sing the world's great songs!
<> <> <>
HAVE WITH YOU (besides your uke(s)
*The Daily Ukulele book of the month.
(Song sheets are often - but not always - displayed on screen, you will want them .)
- Song sheets not in the Daily Uke, either printed or in an open browser tab to play from.
- Your music stand and tuner.
- Your ukExuberance!

BE PREPARED
- If a Song Circle week, we would love for you to have 1-2 Songs you've chosen from the Daily Uke book that you are prepared to lead. Run through it several times during the week.
- Be ready to go over the 'Road Map' of verses, repeats, codas, etc.
- In advance, please send your song's title & page # /or send the sheet as an attachment or as a link to the song sheet. This gives Steve M the time to prepare the sheets for screen sharing.
(Leading and/or an Open Mic performance is encouraged, but of course not mandatory. This is for fun!)- We are completely encouraging and supportive!
<> <> <>
The DAILY UKULELE Songbooks
*the 'yellow book' = "The Daily Ukulele: 365 Songs For Better Living"
*the 'blue book'= "The Daily Ukulele: Leap Year Edition" - both by Jim & Liz Beloff
Book alternates monthly. Song leaders may choose to curate their own sets in addition to or in place of the Daily Uke books.

September = Blue book
October = Yellow book - and so on, alternating.

CHECK for UPDATES in "Comments" - esp. if Zoom didn't start on time or there is a tech issue. Give us 5-15 minutes to find & post a fix. It's always worth the wait!

See you there!

UkeStream & In Person: Strum & Sing Thursdays

Tredyffrin Public Library

IMPORTANT: Each week, check in Comments, below, to be apprised of changes and updates for that event.

NEVER post the streaming link online. Refer fellow ukesters here,
to our Meetup.

<> <> <>
In Person AND Ukestreaming.
Two hours. Playing begins @ 5:00 due to shortened library hours.
Arrive early if possible, to help set up; tune up - (But arriving whenever you can is fine.)
We play until 6:50 and everyone must be out of the library by 7:00 pm.

May need to install ZOOM. Keep Zoom updated.
During the livestream, you can see your fellow players via their live videos and can Live Chat with everyone before start time / between some songs. Plus use Text Chat throughout.
While not perfect, streaming keeps our sweet uke group going and eases missing our nights in Wayne- and one another. Thursday evenings remain a weekly bright spot by making music - together.

<>. <>. <>.
To join our weekly online uke session

  1. Set your Meetup account to receive emails from Meetup event organizer..
  2. RSVP BEFORE the the day of the event.

A link to the online event will be visible ON THIS PAGE to everyone who RSVPd before Thursday. Please use this link. (On my laptop, the link displays on the right-hand side of this page under "Online Event" - and on my cell phone Online Event" link is towards the top of the screen.
If you RSVPd, an email w/ access codes is sent via Meetup and will be in your inbox.

In addition,
All players on our Gmail group list are sent the link & codes
in our weekly "UKES! eNews" group Gmail.

On Thursday, just before the event, if you do not see either access emails in your email inbox, please do the following:
- Check your Spam folder.
- Use your email Search function. Look for "UKES! eNews"
or Scroll far enough through your brimming email inbox. (The access email is always there.)

Can't log in? If you copy and pasted the link into your browser, check for extra blank spaces. If you typed it - (not recommended) - check for typos and that every symbol is included and upper/lower case is correct.

UkeStream not starting? Give us 5-15 minutes to find & post a fix on Meetup. It's always worth the wait!
<> <> <>
We are Uke Players & Singers of all Skill Levels.
(We were all beginners once.)
Let There Be Music! --even a pandemic can't keep us apart.
Come Strum & Sing the world's great songs!
<> <> <>
HAVE WITH YOU (besides your uke(s)
*The Daily Ukulele book of the month.
(Song sheets are often - but not always - displayed on screen, you will want them .)
- Song sheets not in the Daily Uke, either printed or in an open browser tab to play from.
- Your music stand and tuner.
- Your ukExuberance!

BE PREPARED
- If a Song Circle week, we would love for you to have 1-2 Songs you've chosen from the Daily Uke book that you are prepared to lead. Run through it several times during the week.
- Be ready to go over the 'Road Map' of verses, repeats, codas, etc.
- In advance, please send your song's title & page # /or send the sheet as an attachment or as a link to the song sheet. This gives Steve M the time to prepare the sheets for screen sharing.
(Leading and/or an Open Mic performance is encouraged, but of course not mandatory. This is for fun!)- We are completely encouraging and supportive!
<> <> <>
The DAILY UKULELE Songbooks
*the 'yellow book' = "The Daily Ukulele: 365 Songs For Better Living"
*the 'blue book'= "The Daily Ukulele: Leap Year Edition" - both by Jim & Liz Beloff
Book alternates monthly. Song leaders may choose to curate their own sets in addition to or in place of the Daily Uke books.

September = Blue book
October = Yellow book - and so on, alternating.

CHECK for UPDATES in "Comments" - esp. if Zoom didn't start on time or there is a tech issue. Give us 5-15 minutes to find & post a fix. It's always worth the wait!

See you there!

UkeStream & In Person: Strum & Sing Thursdays

Tredyffrin Public Library

IMPORTANT: Each week, check in Comments, below, to be apprised of changes and updates for that event.

NEVER post the streaming link online. Refer fellow ukesters here,
to our Meetup.

<> <> <>
In Person AND Ukestreaming.
Two hours. Playing begins @ 5:00 due to shortened library hours.
Arrive early if possible, to help set up; tune up - (But arriving whenever you can is fine.)
We play until 6:50 and everyone must be out of the library by 7:00 pm.

May need to install ZOOM. Keep Zoom updated.
During the livestream, you can see your fellow players via their live videos and can Live Chat with everyone before start time / between some songs. Plus use Text Chat throughout.
While not perfect, streaming keeps our sweet uke group going and eases missing our nights in Wayne- and one another. Thursday evenings remain a weekly bright spot by making music - together.

<>. <>. <>.
To join our weekly online uke session

  1. Set your Meetup account to receive emails from Meetup event organizer..
  2. RSVP BEFORE the the day of the event.

A link to the online event will be visible ON THIS PAGE to everyone who RSVPd before Thursday. Please use this link. (On my laptop, the link displays on the right-hand side of this page under "Online Event" - and on my cell phone Online Event" link is towards the top of the screen.
If you RSVPd, an email w/ access codes is sent via Meetup and will be in your inbox.

In addition,
All players on our Gmail group list are sent the link & codes
in our weekly "UKES! eNews" group Gmail.

On Thursday, just before the event, if you do not see either access emails in your email inbox, please do the following:
- Check your Spam folder.
- Use your email Search function. Look for "UKES! eNews"
or Scroll far enough through your brimming email inbox. (The access email is always there.)

Can't log in? If you copy and pasted the link into your browser, check for extra blank spaces. If you typed it - (not recommended) - check for typos and that every symbol is included and upper/lower case is correct.

UkeStream not starting? Give us 5-15 minutes to find & post a fix on Meetup. It's always worth the wait!
<> <> <>
We are Uke Players & Singers of all Skill Levels.
(We were all beginners once.)
Let There Be Music! --even a pandemic can't keep us apart.
Come Strum & Sing the world's great songs!
<> <> <>
HAVE WITH YOU (besides your uke(s)
*The Daily Ukulele book of the month.
(Song sheets are often - but not always - displayed on screen, you will want them .)
- Song sheets not in the Daily Uke, either printed or in an open browser tab to play from.
- Your music stand and tuner.
- Your ukExuberance!

BE PREPARED
- If a Song Circle week, we would love for you to have 1-2 Songs you've chosen from the Daily Uke book that you are prepared to lead. Run through it several times during the week.
- Be ready to go over the 'Road Map' of verses, repeats, codas, etc.
- In advance, please send your song's title & page # /or send the sheet as an attachment or as a link to the song sheet. This gives Steve M the time to prepare the sheets for screen sharing.
(Leading and/or an Open Mic performance is encouraged, but of course not mandatory. This is for fun!)- We are completely encouraging and supportive!
<> <> <>
The DAILY UKULELE Songbooks
*the 'yellow book' = "The Daily Ukulele: 365 Songs For Better Living"
*the 'blue book'= "The Daily Ukulele: Leap Year Edition" - both by Jim & Liz Beloff
Book alternates monthly. Song leaders may choose to curate their own sets in addition to or in place of the Daily Uke books.

September = Blue book
October = Yellow book - and so on, alternating.

CHECK for UPDATES in "Comments" - esp. if Zoom didn't start on time or there is a tech issue. Give us 5-15 minutes to find & post a fix. It's always worth the wait!

See you there!

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UkeStream & In Person: Strum & Sing Thursdays

Tredyffrin Public Library

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