What we're about

The Ukulele Rebellion has begun! Join us at our various monthly meetings (and other events).

We are an educational group, seeking to teach beginners and beyond to play the ukulele. Our primary songbooks are The Daily Ukulele (the Yellow Book) and The Daily Ukulele Leap Year Edition (the Blue Book) published by Flea Market Music.

We also play some songs from chord/lyric sheets that can be downloaded (see below).

We ask for a $5 donation per meeting to pay for Meetup.com site maintenance and other expenses.

If you can print out your own copies of the "alternate" songs from the Files section of the group (Under "More" above), that would be fabulous! The songs for each meetup that have been requested (both new and old) are in a file with the meetup's date. The whole book is under "Rebellious Songbook." The Xmas songs are under "Rebellious Xmas Songs."

Thanks, and we hope to see you strumming along with us.

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Virtual Ukulele Rebellion 68! Celebrating Children and Animated Disney Films!

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The holiday season is for children and brings out the children in those of us who are adults. In advance of our holiday song meetup on December 17, let's get into the holiday spirit by playing songs from ANIMATED Disney films! (Although Disney now owns Pixar, let's not include songs from Pixar films in this theme.) We'll play music from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Pacific Standard Time.

The Zoom link will appear when you RSVP. If Zoom asks for a password, the password is always Rebellion

If you'd like to lead a song, please let me know, either by posting here in the comments or by email, which song(s) you would like to lead. The cut-off time for requesting to lead a song is THE TUESDAY BEFORE THE MEETING (for this meeting, Tuesday November 29), even if you're going to be leading a song from one of the Daily Ukulele books. I'll post a songlist here in advance of our meeting.

To help you in selecting songs, here's Wikipedia's list of films produced by the Walt Disney Animation Studios.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Walt_Disney_Animation_Studios_films

Here's a Dropbox link to the digital version of The Disney Fake Book. Not all of the songs in this book are from animated films, and many of the song sheets are not themselves appropriate as song charts for Zoom meetings, but the book can help you brainstorm about songs to lead and can provide the basis for making your own song charts.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/48k3do1b511yk9o/DisneyFakeBook.pdf?dl=0

IF YOU'D LIKE TO LEAD A SONG USING SHEET MUSIC OR A CHORD CHART THAT ISN'T IN EITHER THE YELLOW BOOK OR THE BLUE BOOK, EMAIL THE DOCUMENT TO ME IN DIGITAL FORMAT IN ADVANCE SO THAT I CAN POST IT ON THE SCREEN FOR OTHERS.

You can reach me by email at [masked]
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Warmup song: Whistle While You Work (pdf) - Mark

Song requests

First requests
Bare Necessities, The (pdf) - Melody
Beauty And The Beast (pdf) - Jeremy
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo (pdf) - Ron
Circle Of Life (pdf) - Mary H.
A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes (pdf) - Scott
Gaston (pdf) - Keith
The Second Star To the Right (pdf) - Disney Mark
When You Wish Upon A Star (pdf) - Mark
Where You Are (pdf) - Andrew

Second requests
Bella Notte (pdf) - Disney Mark
It's The Time Of Your Life (pdf) - Keith
Kiss The Girl (pdf) - Mary H.
Not In Nottingham (pdf) - Andrew
Under The Sea (pdf) - Disney Mark
Winnie The Pooh (pdf) - Jeremy

Tribute Songs:
What a Feeling (for Irene Cara) (pdf) - Mary H.
Don't Stop (for Christine McVie) (pdf)
Say You Love Me (for Christine McVie) (pdf) - Melody

Closing Song: We'll Meet Again (Yellow, p. 259) - Mark

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I'll be sharing all song charts onscreen, but you can download digital copies of the Daily Ukulele books and the pdfs for tonight's songs by following links that will be posted in the comments.

The dropbox link to The Daily Ukulele.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ln4hr6ir3caqs5s/DAILY%20UKULELE%20-%20BOOK%20ONE.pdf?dl=0

The dropbox link to the Daily Ukulele - Leap Year Edition:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7z6mz62rzg8smyj/Daily_Ukulele_Leap_Year.pdf?dl=0

Here's a link to a blog page in which someone has compiled links to a video for each song in the Blue Book:
http://teepics.blogspot.com/2013/04/daily-ukulele-leap-year-edition.html

The Dropbox link to the Groovy Song Book used in the Bronco Billy Zoom jams:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ezywmwbck8229gu/2021-05-22_v9_Official%20BBJ%20Virtual%20Song%20Packet.pdf?dl=0

To participate, you will need to download the Zoom app to whatever device you'll be using (there are Apple, Android, and desktop (Mac and PC) versions). To be seen and heard, you will need a device with a built in camera and microphone or a device to which you have attached a webcam. You can visit Zoom's support center here for more information about how to use Zoom.
https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697-Getting-Started
There are also Zoom tutorials on YouTube.

I hope to see you online!

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SF Ukulele Rebellion Ninth Annual Holiday Caroling and Kazoo Giveaway!

Please join us for our Ninth Annual Holiday Caroling and Kazoo Giveaway Meetup on the Embarcadero! For several years before the COVID-19 pandemic, we've had a tradition of gathering at the Embarcadero to sing holiday songs, spread holiday cheer, and give away kazoos so that passersby can play along with us. After two missed years caused by the pandemic, we're going to resume that tradition this year.

THIS IS AN IN-PERSON EVENT!

LOCATION: If the weather is nice, we'll meet at Pier 7, just south (toward the Ferry Building) of the intersection of Embarcadero and Broadway. If the weather is wet or misty, we'll meet at the first archway north of the main entrance to Pier 1. Both locations are a short walk from the Ferry Building and public transportation. Steady rain or downpour postpones this event. (Fingers crossed for good weather! I'll provide updates as the date gets closer.)

PLEASE NOTE: THE MAP THAT MEETUP HAS PROVIDED FOR THIS EVENT IS WRONG, AS IT INDICATES THAT WE'RE MEETING SOMEWHERE NEAR ORACLE PARK, WHICH IS FAR AWAY FROM PIER 7. I don't know why Meetup does this with this location.

Odd-numbered piers (including Pier 7) are NORTH of the Ferry Building, and Oracle Park is 1.5 miles SOUTH of the Ferry Building, near Pier 40.

Bring your acoustic instrument(s) and a music stand, and bring clothing for changeable weather. We’ll play from the San Francisco Ukulele Rebellion Holiday songbook, which I'm in the process of reviewing. I'll post a dropbox link to it in the comments sometime soon.

Our 2016 caroling event made the local news (check out the YouTube video, link below).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwCaPFhyY-Q

In 2017 and again in 2018, we gave away almost 100 kazoos! And in 2018, we raised over $300 to help those affected by the Camp Fire. This year we will again give away kazoos and we'll donate any money we receive to charity.

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Bronco Billy's 3rd Annual Virtual HOLIDAY Ukulele Jam #2

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Join us for another groovy Holiday ukulele (and sing-along) jam! Choose a song from the UPDATED 2022 Holiday packet or one of your choosing. Just send me the pdf to share. Here's the link to the NEW and IMPROVED Holiday song packet. (Please note that the table of contents is at the end):
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ov0rms0vi3jpc1v/2022_NEWEST%20Bronco%20Billy%20Holiday%20Song%20Packet.pdf?dl=0
The holidays are upon us now, so let's sing and play some fun songs. See you there!
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Virtual Ukulele Rebellion 69! Celebrating the Holiday Season!

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Let's celebrate the December holidays by playing holiday songs! We'll play music from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Pacific Standard Time.

The Zoom link will appear when you RSVP. If Zoom asks for a password, the password is always Rebellion

If you'd like to lead a song, please let me know, either by posting here in the comments or by email, which song(s) you would like to lead. The cut-off time for requesting to lead a song is THE TUESDAY BEFORE THE MEETING (for this meeting, Tuesday December 13), even if you're going to be leading a song from one of the Daily Ukulele books. I'll post a songlist here in advance of our meeting.

To help you choose a song or songs to lead, here's a Dropbox link to the 2020 Bronco Billy's Jam Holiday Songbook.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/00n0cytsyeo55dn/2020_FINAL%20Bronco%20Billy%20Holiday%20Song%20Packet.pdf?dl=0

IF YOU'D LIKE TO LEAD A SONG USING SHEET MUSIC OR A CHORD CHART THAT ISN'T IN EITHER THE YELLOW BOOK OR THE BLUE BOOK, EMAIL THE DOCUMENT TO ME IN DIGITAL FORMAT IN ADVANCE SO THAT I CAN POST IT ON THE SCREEN FOR OTHERS.

PLEASE NOTE: To accommodate all first song requests, we may not have time to get to all second (or third) song requests. When asking to lead more than one song, please indicate your first and second choices to ensure that, if we can't get to your second request, the song you'd most like to lead is included in that evening's song list. Thank you in advance for your willingness to lead songs and your understanding about how the song list for each meeting is prepared.
You can reach me by email at [masked]
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Song requests

First requests
All I Want For Christmas Is You (not the Mariah Carey song) (pdf*) - Keith
Deck Us All With Boston Charlie (pdf*) - Helen
Here Comes Santa Claus (pdf*) - John M.
Mele Kalikimaka (BBJ Holiday book*) - Erich
Walkin' In My Christmas Underwear (pdf*) - Disney Mark
What Makes This Christmas (pdf*) - Mark

Second requests
All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth (pdf*) - Helen
Christmas Island (BBJ Holiday book*) - Erich
Christmas Luau (pdf*) - Keith
Christmas Song, The (pdf*) - Disney Mark)
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I'll be sharing all song charts onscreen, but you can download digital copies of the Daily Ukulele books and the pdfs for tonight's songs by following links that will be posted in the comments.

The dropbox link to The Daily Ukulele.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ln4hr6ir3caqs5s/DAILY%20UKULELE%20-%20BOOK%20ONE.pdf?dl=0

The dropbox link to the Daily Ukulele - Leap Year Edition:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7z6mz62rzg8smyj/Daily_Ukulele_Leap_Year.pdf?dl=0

Here's a link to a blog page in which someone has compiled links to a video for each song in the Blue Book:
http://teepics.blogspot.com/2013/04/daily-ukulele-leap-year-edition.html

The Dropbox link to the Groovy Song Book used in the Bronco Billy Zoom jams:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ezywmwbck8229gu/2021-05-22_v9_Official%20BBJ%20Virtual%20Song%20Packet.pdf?dl=0

To participate, you will need to download the Zoom app to whatever device you'll be using (there are Apple, Android, and desktop (Mac and PC) versions). To be seen and heard, you will need a device with a built in camera and microphone or a device to which you have attached a webcam. You can visit Zoom's support center here for more information about how to use Zoom.
https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697-Getting-Started
There are also Zoom tutorials on YouTube.

I hope to see you online!

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Bronco Billy's 3rd Annual VIRTUAL HOLIDAY Ukulele Jam #1

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