What we're about

We are a Meetup.com group based in Belmont, CA. We meet monthly to play a set of about 20-25 songs over a two-hour session from 6-8 pm on the third Wednesday each month (check our Meetup site for exact dates). Our usual meeting place is the Belmont Public Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont, CA. We play a wide range of popular music and welcome players of any level to come to join us. There is no pressure to come every month or for you to feel nervous about playing with our members. We believe that sharing music should be collaborative, fun and instructional. We are a welcoming group and want to share our love of music with all comers.

Each month, a group leader selects the songs we play. Those song selections usually are based around a common theme. For each Meetup, a link to the song chord sheets are posted on our Meetup site for you to download to a computer or tablet or just print hard copies. At the meeting our group leader will lead us to play each song and take extra time to look a special riffs, strums and chord changes. We take one break at around 7:00 PM and have some refreshments and have a little time to get to know each other. We then finish our set at around 8:00 PM.

We play songs from easy to advanced to give challenges to all players. We use songs from a number of different genres. It’s our goal to help everyone learn to play the ukulele and sing the popular songs from the early 1900’s to the present.

So, please bring your ukulele, tuner, and this month’s music. PUG takes donations each month to support the costs of our Meetup account. You and anyone you want to bring along are welcome. We always have a good time!

Keep on strummin'

The Peninsula Ukulele Group/PUGs

Links:

• PUGs Music Library (https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1kdIPc41jHRbJVwlDzfdbxQzHC_tE--jG?usp=sharing)

• Amelia Plays Ukulele (http://ameliaplaysukulele.com/) - Amelia's collection of songs

Upcoming events (5+)

Woodside Library Jam

Woodside Library

Join us for a jam at the Woodside Public Library. Beautiful, laid back venue. 30 minute beginners lesson at 2p, Meetup begins at 2:30pm. Optional open mic. Bring your ukulele, a tuner and a printout of the playlist. All skill levels and ages welcome! Playlist Preview: Summer Nights - Grease Iris - Goo Goo Dolls The Moon Song - Karen O Picture - Kid Rock A Whole New World - Aladdin La Vie En Rose - Louis Armstrong Youngblood - 5 Seconds of Summer Someone Like You - Adele Shake It Off - Taylor Swift Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond Playlist Packet: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/32t1rsh4hdft3ac/AACBJIAEtAPKaRm_Jc5K1CdPa?dl=0 Beginners Packet: https://www.dropbox.com/s/lgtceq6xe9qzbvm/Ukulele%20Beginner%20Lesson.pdf?dl=0 =================== Hi Woodside friends! Got a poll for you all to take a look at before this next Meetup to help us plan it: Should we repeat songs at the Woodside meetup? Choices: 1) Leave as is. All new songs each time, and play each at least once 2) We can do an immediate song "encore". If we don't get to any new song, skip and play next time. 3) We can nominate songs to repeat at the next meetup. Fewer new songs are added for the next time. Vote at: https://www.meetup.com/Peninsula-Ukulele-Group/polls/1275425 ==Open Mic FAQs== Do I have to play? Nope! Entirely optional. Feel free to just be an enthusiastic listener. But it's a lot of fun so we hope you will. Playing on my own makes me nervous, can I have the group play with me? Yes! If you'd like others to play along with you during the open mic portion, please bring 7-10 extra printouts to help us play along with you. But I'm not that good! Do I have to be good? Our open mic is about learning, growing, and sharing, not about being perfect. Anyone can join in, whatever your experience level. Use it as your time to learn, to share the joy of whatever you've been working on. You can share anything you like, in any state of polish (or unpolish). :)

🎉PUGs 5 Year Anniversary 🎼 Jamming with Ukulenny!

Please join Ukulenny and Linda as we celebrate PUGs 5th Anniversary with a very special Meetup! Don't miss this one!

Woodside Library Jam

Woodside Library

Join us for a jam at the Woodside Public Library. Beautiful, laid back venue. 30 minute beginners lesson at 2p, Meetup begins at 2:30pm. Optional open mic. Bring your ukulele, a tuner and a printout of the playlist. All skill levels and ages welcome! Playlist and Beginners Packet: TBD ==Open Mic FAQs== Do I have to play? Nope! Entirely optional. Feel free to just be an enthusiastic listener. But it's a lot of fun so we hope you will. Playing on my own makes me nervous, can I have the group play with me? Yes! If you'd like others to play along with you during the open mic portion, please bring 7-10 extra printouts to help us play along with you. But I'm not that good! Do I have to be good? Our open mic is about learning, growing, and sharing, not about being perfect. Anyone can join in, whatever your experience level. Use it as your time to learn, to share the joy of whatever you've been working on. You can share anything you like, in any state of polish (or unpolish). :)

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain UOGB @ Gallo Center-Modesto!

Gallo Center for the Arts

UOGB is a very entertaining ukulele ensemble from England. They will be performing at the Gallo Center in Modesto. I will be attending to see them again and would like to Meetup with any PUGs who will also be there. Bring your ukulele! To learn more about UOGB- https://www.ukuleleorchestra.com For tickets- http://windowbestgoldtheclicks.live/EhlLUjUl_1WcSIMYu513vA?cid=15450811201283364948088744734609123&pubid=1806371-3979200730-0

Past events (82)

Picking and Percussive Techniques Workshop/Meetup

Belmont Library

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