What we're about

This group is for ukulele beginners who want to strum and sing along with their ukuleles. All skill levels are welcomed and at every session we play about 5 easy songs that are suitable for beginners. Each week, we try to learn 2 or 3 new songs and over time, we will learn hundreds of songs that we can play and sing to. We meet once a week (weekdays) after work hours in Kensington (3 km from Melbourne CBD). Our meetups are free (donations are welcomed to help pay for our running costs).

I started this group because I believe playing music and singing are good for mental and emotional health, when done on a regular basis. Also, it's a lot of fun :) Looking forward to playing music and singing with you!

best regards, Fi

'Like' our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/melbourneukuleleco... (https://www.facebook.com/melbourneukulelecommunity/)

Further reading:

Benefits of playing a musical instrument: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-playing-an-in... (http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-playing-an-instrument-benefits-your-brain-anita-collins)

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/01/140103-music-lessons-brain-aging-cognitive-neuroscience/

Benefits of singing: http://ideas.time.com/2013/08/16/singing-changes-your-brain/

Benefits of music: http://greatist.com/happiness/unexpected-health-benefits-music/

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Hits from the 60s! (online ukulele session)

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It's only 60s songs tonight! The playlist will include:

  • Lots of Beatles, Rolling Stones, Elvis songs
  • Runaround Sue - Dion
  • Boom Boom - John Lee Hooker
  • It's My Party - Lesley Gore
  • Wipe Out - The Surfaris
  • You Don't Own Me - Dusty Springfield
  • House of the Rising Sun - The Animals
  • Dedicated Follower of Fashion - The Kinks
  • Barbara Ann - The Beach Boys
  • These Boots Are Made For Walking - Nancy Sinatra
    and lots more!

If you can only attend part of the session or can only join in late, feel free to do so - your entry will not disrupt the session because of the Zoom settings I have chosen.

If you know someone who wants to learn ukulele or just likes singing, do invite them to join in / observe. It's a great way to chill out.

What do I need?

  • A ukulele (please tune it before starting - search Youtube for help)
  • A computer/laptop/tablet - anything with a large screen to see the songsheet.
  • Earphones/headphones - to get the clearest sound
  • a reasonably good Internet connection

The session is free but if you like our sessions and want to contribute to our operating expenses please make a small donation to:
Paypal: https://paypal.me/fihanafiah
OR
message me if you prefer to use the standard bank transfer method.

Fi
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Songs about Teachers! (face-to-face ukulele session)

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