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 in WAYNE, PA

- (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 ever 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.
- The Daily Ukulele songbook we're using that month
- $2 per person Room Use Fee.
- 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 (5)

Uke Song Circle & Open MIc w/Steve M: LUC's Thurs Strum & Sing

To join our weekly online uke session 1. Set your Meetup account to receive emails from Meetup event 2. RSVP A link to the online event will be visible ON THIS PAGE to everyone who RSVPd before the day of. Please use this link. The link is on the right-hand side of this page, under "Online Event." Fail Safe In addition, - All RSVPs are sent an Access email from our group, via Meetup. - All players on our LUC Gmail group list are sent the link & codes in our weekly UKES! eNews email. If the event link on this page does not work, BEFORE contacting us, please check the following: - Use your email Search function, or Scroll far enough through your email inbox - (and check your spam folder) The Access Email is almost always in your brimming inboxes. Let There Be Music! --even COVID-19 can't keep us apart! Come Strum & Sing the world's great songs! We play online every Thursday evening (not major holidays) - until Covid risk has passed. During the stream, you can see your fellow players via their live videos and can Live Chat with everyone before 6PM/ between some songs/ & during our halftime break. Plus live Text Chat throughout. While not perfect, streaming keeps our sweet uke group going and eases missing our nights in Wayne- and one another. While unable to physically gather, Thursday evenings remain a weekly bright spot and a way to still make music - together. We are Uke Players -& Singers of All Skill Levels. HAVE WITH YOU (besides your uke(s) - *The Daily Ukulele book of the month. (Song sheets are often - but not always - displayed on screen.) - Your ukExuberance! Ahead of Time - If a Song Circle week have 1-2 Songs you've chosen from the Daily Uke book that you have practiced to lead us through. Be ready to go over the 'road map' of repeats, codas, etc. - In Advance, please provide your song's title & page # /or send it as an attachment or as a link to the song sheet. Steve M needs 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, 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. JAN = the blue book FEB = the yellow book and so on, alternating. ========== CHECK for UPDATES in "Comments" - esp. if Zoom didn't start or there is a LOG-IN issue. Give us 5-15 minutes to find & post a fix. It's always worth the wait! See you there!

Suzanne K's LIVEstream! LUC's Thursday Evening Strum & Sing - Ukulele Fun!

To participate in this LIVEstream uke session with song leader Suzanne K.. 1. Set your Meetup account to receive emails from Meetup event organizer. 2. Make your RSVP to this event. Everyone who has RSVPd (before the day of) will receive an email with the link to the livestream uke session and all password/access codes (should our host/song leader decide to activate those security measures.) As well, everyone on our LUC Gmail group list will receive all livestream access info in our weekly UKES! eNews. Hello, Dear Uke Friends May this find you all safe and well. We have some news that we hope will gladden your hearts and be a light in these uncertain times. 🎶 Let There Be Music! We will be holding LIVEstream Ukulele Strum and Sings Thursday evenings!! We will gather via online livestream...and play together, led by our song leader. We will do this until the health crisis has given the 'all clear." During the stream: - You will see and hear our song leader in real time on your screen. (You may have seen Aldrine"s (Aldrine of Ukulele Underground) And Cynthia Lin's livestreams.) - If on YouTube LIve: there will be a Live Chat column on the right where you can post your comments. (On Aldrine's and Cynthia Lin's livestreams, the comments are from all over the world!) So, although you can't see or hear your fellow uke players, you will be able to see who has signed on and is playing with you! - from their laptop, our song leader will be able to read your comments and can read some of them aloud. - If on the livestream: you will see all participants (or their name) via their live videos and can Live Chat with everyone during our halftime break, between some songs and before 6PM, if the song leader allows entry early. While not a perfect solution, this is a novel way for us to not miss our wonderful Thursday evenings -- and one another -- quite so much. During the time we will be unable to physically gather, Thursday evenings will remain a bright spot in our week... and a way to continue to make music together... So please keep your Thursday evenings open! Below is the event description for the times we gather together in person in Wayne: 🎶 Let there be music! Come Strum & Sing the world's great songs! We gather every Thursday evening (except major holidays.) -- and it seems, even COVID-19 can't keep us apart! Uke Players of All Skill Levels. Singers Welcome! (all skill levels.) Please BRING - *The Daily Ukulele book for that month. - 2 Songs you've Pre-Selected from the Daily Uke book to call out as we take turns going around the circle. This helps the evening flow and we get to play more songs instead of waiting for players to thumb through the book looking for a song on the spot. You can lead the song or have someone else lead. - The auxiliary songbook or set we are playing from at the time (currently The A's section of the San Jose songbook.) - Sturdy Music Stand (the Daily Uke books are hefty. Typical music stands tip over often or can't hold up.) - Uke - links for each song you bring to share. - Your ukExuberance! *the 'yellow book' = The Daily Ukulele: 365 Songs For Better Living *the 'blue book'= The Daily Ukulele: Leap Year Edition -- both compiled by Jim & Liz Beloff We alternate books. One month we play from the yellow book, the next month from the blue book. Song leaders may choose to curate their own sets in addition to or in place of the Daily Uke books. DEC = the yellow book JAN = the blue book and so on, alternating books. ========== PLEASE CHECK for UPDATES in "Comments" - especially if the livestream doesn't begin on time - in which case give us 5-15 minutes to fix the technical issue and post if we continue as planned or are issuing a new access link. It's always worth the wait! See you there!

Online for our LIVEstream! LUC's Thursday Evening Strum & Sing - Ukulele Fun!

To participate in this LIVEstream uke session with song leader TBA. 1. Set your Meetup account to receive emails from Meetup event organizer. 2. Make your RSVP to this event. Everyone who has RSVPd (before the day of) will receive an email with the link to the livestream uke session and all password/access codes (should our host/song leader decide to activate those security measures.) As well, everyone on our LUC Gmail group list will receive all livestream access info in our weekly UKES! eNews. Hello, Dear Uke Friends May this find you all safe and well. We have some news that we hope will gladden your hearts and be a light in these uncertain times. 🎶 Let There Be Music! We will be holding LIVEstream Ukulele Strum and Sings Thursday evenings!! We will gather via online livestream...and play together, led by our song leader. We will do this until the health crisis has given the 'all clear." During the stream: - You will see and hear our song leader in real time on your screen. (You may have seen Aldrine"s (Aldrine of Ukulele Underground) And Cynthia Lin's livestreams.) - If on YouTube LIve: there will be a Live Chat column on the right where you can post your comments. (On Aldrine's and Cynthia Lin's livestreams, the comments are from all over the world!) So, although you can't see or hear your fellow uke players, you will be able to see who has signed on and is playing with you! - from their laptop, our song leader will be able to read your comments and can read some of them aloud. - If on the livestream: you will see all participants (or their name) via their live videos and can Live Chat with everyone during our halftime break, between some songs and before 6PM, if the song leader allows entry early. While not a perfect solution, this is a novel way for us to not miss our wonderful Thursday evenings -- and one another -- quite so much. During the time we will be unable to physically gather, Thursday evenings will remain a bright spot in our week... and a way to continue to make music together... So please keep your Thursday evenings open! Below is the event description for the times we gather together in person in Wayne: 🎶 Let there be music! Come Strum & Sing the world's great songs! We gather every Thursday evening (except major holidays.) -- and it seems, even COVID-19 can't keep us apart! Uke Players of All Skill Levels. Singers Welcome! (all skill levels.) Please BRING - *The Daily Ukulele book for that month. - 2 Songs you've Pre-Selected from the Daily Uke book to call out as we take turns going around the circle. This helps the evening flow and we get to play more songs instead of waiting for players to thumb through the book looking for a song on the spot. You can lead the song or have someone else lead. - The auxiliary songbook or set we are playing from at the time (currently The A's section of the San Jose songbook.) - Sturdy Music Stand (the Daily Uke books are hefty. Typical music stands tip over often or can't hold up.) - Uke - links for each song you bring to share. - Your ukExuberance! *the 'yellow book' = The Daily Ukulele: 365 Songs For Better Living *the 'blue book'= The Daily Ukulele: Leap Year Edition -- both compiled by Jim & Liz Beloff We alternate books. One month we play from the yellow book, the next month from the blue book. Song leaders may choose to curate their own sets in addition to or in place of the Daily Uke books. DEC = the yellow book JAN = the blue book and so on, alternating books. ========== PLEASE CHECK for UPDATES in "Comments" - especially if the livestream doesn't begin on time - in which case give us 5-15 minutes to fix the technical issue and post if we continue as planned or are issuing a new access link. It's always worth the wait! See you there!

Online for our LIVEstream! LUC's Thursday Evening Strum & Sing - Ukulele Fun!

To participate in this LIVEstream uke session with song leader TBA. 1. Set your Meetup account to receive emails from Meetup event organizer. 2. Make your RSVP to this event. Everyone who has RSVPd (before the day of) will receive an email with the link to the livestream uke session and all password/access codes (should our host/song leader decide to activate those security measures.) As well, everyone on our LUC Gmail group list will receive all livestream access info in our weekly UKES! eNews. Hello, Dear Uke Friends May this find you all safe and well. We have some news that we hope will gladden your hearts and be a light in these uncertain times. 🎶 Let There Be Music! We will be holding LIVEstream Ukulele Strum and Sings Thursday evenings!! We will gather via online livestream...and play together, led by our song leader. We will do this until the health crisis has given the 'all clear." During the stream: - You will see and hear our song leader in real time on your screen. (You may have seen Aldrine"s (Aldrine of Ukulele Underground) And Cynthia Lin's livestreams.) - If on YouTube LIve: there will be a Live Chat column on the right where you can post your comments. (On Aldrine's and Cynthia Lin's livestreams, the comments are from all over the world!) So, although you can't see or hear your fellow uke players, you will be able to see who has signed on and is playing with you! - from their laptop, our song leader will be able to read your comments and can read some of them aloud. - If on the livestream: you will see all participants (or their name) via their live videos and can Live Chat with everyone during our halftime break, between some songs and before 6PM, if the song leader allows entry early. While not a perfect solution, this is a novel way for us to not miss our wonderful Thursday evenings -- and one another -- quite so much. During the time we will be unable to physically gather, Thursday evenings will remain a bright spot in our week... and a way to continue to make music together... So please keep your Thursday evenings open! Below is the event description for the times we gather together in person in Wayne: 🎶 Let there be music! Come Strum & Sing the world's great songs! We gather every Thursday evening (except major holidays.) -- and it seems, even COVID-19 can't keep us apart! Uke Players of All Skill Levels. Singers Welcome! (all skill levels.) Please BRING - *The Daily Ukulele book for that month. - 2 Songs you've Pre-Selected from the Daily Uke book to call out as we take turns going around the circle. This helps the evening flow and we get to play more songs instead of waiting for players to thumb through the book looking for a song on the spot. You can lead the song or have someone else lead. - The auxiliary songbook or set we are playing from at the time (currently The A's section of the San Jose songbook.) - Sturdy Music Stand (the Daily Uke books are hefty. Typical music stands tip over often or can't hold up.) - Uke - links for each song you bring to share. - Your ukExuberance! *the 'yellow book' = The Daily Ukulele: 365 Songs For Better Living *the 'blue book'= The Daily Ukulele: Leap Year Edition -- both compiled by Jim & Liz Beloff We alternate books. One month we play from the yellow book, the next month from the blue book. Song leaders may choose to curate their own sets in addition to or in place of the Daily Uke books. DEC = the yellow book JAN = the blue book and so on, alternating books. ========== PLEASE CHECK for UPDATES in "Comments" - especially if the livestream doesn't begin on time - in which case give us 5-15 minutes to fix the technical issue and post if we continue as planned or are issuing a new access link. It's always worth the wait! See you there!

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