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Library Song Circle: Sing & Play Popular Pop & Folk Songs
Musical Greetings! Here’s your chance to sing & play well-known pop and folk songs of the 60s & 70s (along with a few oldies from before 1960) Usually about 15 people attend the song circle and we have a great time! If you like to sing and/or play an acoustic instrument, please join us! All levels of singers welcome - beginners to choir members! We also welcome guitar, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, bass, dulcimer, flute, harmonica players, etc. Someone starts by picking a song from our songbook of popular pop/folk/country/camp songs. (see song list below) When your turn around the circle comes, you may lead the song, request that someone else lead the song you’ve picked, or pass. We sing the song together, and then move to the next person in the circle and repeat! We request that instrument players be mindful of drowning out voices with loud instruments. When the harmonies ring, it's truly magical. We provide copies of the songbook (with guitar chords for instrument players) at the song circle. To print your own copy (or store it on your electronic device) - email [masked] - These songbooks are provided for educational and personal use only. All lyrics & music are the property and copyright of their respective owners. Bring your friends, a beverage (non-alcoholic) in a closed container & your enthusiasm! Acoustic instrument players should bring a portable music stand. You are welcome to bring a song that you then choose when it’s your turn. The song should be well-known (popular) & singable (songs with choruses preferred). Bring 15 copies with the words & guitar chords. Please fit the entire song on one page. Recommend using Times New Roman font with a minimum of 12 font size. When the chords are repeated you can leave them off after the first set. Highlight the chorus in bold. Need the words? guitar chords? Try these websites: Lyrics - www.metrolyrics.com (http://www.metrolyrics.com/) Chords - www.ultimate-guitar.com (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/) It’s all about the joy of singing with friends. Fun, lots of opportunity to sing your heart out to songs you enjoy singing along to. We’re so looking forward to making music with you! Meet in the upstairs community room. Schedule: 6:30pm - arrive, set up chairs & instruments 6:40pm - welcome & sing 7:50pm - put away instruments, stack chairs, say goodnight 8:00pm - close door to room Note: This event is held monthly on the 2nd Tuesday. Our “Nifty Fifty” Songbook of popular pop/folk/country/camp songs of the[masked]s (along with a few oldies from before 1960) For a link to a YouTube songlist, please visit http://library.cedarmill.org/song-circle ­­ Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive All You Need Is Love Blowin' In The Wind Catch A Falling Star Charlie And The M.T.A. City of New Orleans Country Roads Dock Of The Bay Feelin’ Groovy Here Comes The Sun Home On The Range Homeward Bound Horse With No Name I Can See Clearly Now I Got A Name I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing I’ve Been Working On The Railroad Imagine Irish Celebration Medley: When Irish Eyes Are Smiling I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover It’s A Good Day Jamaica Farewell Lean on Me Let It Be Margaritaville The Marvelous Toy Moon River Morning Has Broken My Favorite Things Puff The Magic Dragon Red River Valley Ring Of Fire Rock Around The Clock Rocky Mountain High The Rose Sailing Shenandoah Sloop John B Somewhere Over The Rainbow Stand By Me Sunshine On My Shoulders That’s Amore This Land Is Your Land Those Were The Days Time in a Bottle Turn, Turn, Turn The Unicorn What A Wonderful World Wimoweh (The Lion Sleeps Tonight) Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah / Happy Birthday **Happy Trails

Cedar Mill Community Library

12505 Nw Cornell Rd Ste 13 · Portland

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We're a casual group of Portland/Vancouver area amateur musicians who get together to jam, make music, and have a laugh. We foster a relaxed, comfortable, and supportive environment, where everybody gets a chance to participate. If you're curious as to the sorts of experience you can expect at one of our events, you can check out our Youtube channel.

http://www.youtube.com/user/PortlandCasualJams .

We tend to schedule one large-group meeting per month, at a venue which can hold large numbers of musicians, where we like to include all level of musicians, and every different musical style. Other, smaller jam sessions are set up by group members, depending on their personal tastes and preferences, and there is a decent suite of online scheduling tools available to those members who wish to set up their own events and coordinate with other members.

This is also the scheduling site for Bad Wolf Music, a Portland-based music-coaching service for musicians seeking to move their personal music endeavors forward a notch. Bad Wolf Music offers a variety of workshops, seminars, and events designed to give musicians of all levels opportunities to expand their horizons.

Check out our calendar page for some of our scheduled events! Some of our members are semi-professional, some are just starting out, but everybody is welcome. Some of our members are active in the local Open Mike scene, and some are excellent resources when it comes to sources of other types of jam sessions. Here's looking forward to some great music!

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