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.

Upcoming events (3)

Virtual Ukulele Rebellion 38! Celebrating Songs from the 1970s!

It's been just over 50 years since the 70s began, and a lot of the music produced in that decade lives on. So let's celebrate the 1970s by playing music from that fabulous decade! We'll play music until 9:00 pm PDT, followed by optional social time.

Direct link to Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85740355673?pwd=UFpkeFl5bWpQbkVUekpmR0V5QW1Bdz09

Meeting ID:[masked]
Passcode: Rebellion

Please volunteer to lead a song or two. It's always nice hearing other people singing and playing, so we'll take turns leading songs again, like we do at our in-person meetups. Feel free to suggest a song, even if you don't want to lead it.

To help with song selection, here's a link to a list of every one of Billboard's number one singles from January 1, 1970 through December 31, 1979.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Billboard_Hot_100_number-one_singles_of_the_1970s

We'll be celebrating 70s music in chronological order! Here's tonight's tentative playlist:

Ripple (1970) (Groovy Book, p. 144) – Mark
Let It Be (1970) (pdf) – Jeanne
He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother (1970) (pdf) – Mark
And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda (1971) (pdf) – Jock
It Don't Come Easy (1971) (Groovy Book, p. 102) – Mary
Brand New Key (1971) (Blue, p. 50) – Leesa
You've Got A Friend (1971) pdf – Helen
It Never Rains In Southern California (1972) (pdf) – Leela
I Can See Clearly Now (1972) (pdf) – Jeanne
Lights On The Hill (1973) (pdf) – Jock
Hanalei Moon (1974) (Blue, p. 146) – Erich
You're Sixteen (1973) (Blue, p. 408) – Leesa
Candle On the Water (1977) (pdf) – Mark
Hotel California (1977) (Groovy Book, p. 80) – Mary
Right Down The Line (1978) (pdf) – Mark
I'm Gonna Be An Engineer (1979) (pdf) – Leela
We’ll Meet Again (Yellow, p. 259) – Joyce and Tom

I'll be sharing all song charts onscreen, but you can download digital copies of the Daily Ukulele books here:

The Daily Ukulele Yellow Book and Blue Book (Leap Year Edition), and the Bronco Billy's Jam Groovy Songbook are all available in digital format at dropbox.

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!

Bronco Billy's VIRTUAL Groovy Ukulele Jam

Online event

Greetings everyone! It's finally time for another GROOVY ukulele jam! Join us for a FUN night of music. The first day of Autumn is on September 22nd. I've seen the unmistakable signs in the woods and all around here. A few leaves falling from trees and some gold and red mixed in with the vibrant green of summer. Yes, it's just around the corner. Let's celebrate by singing and playing our favorite songs!

Choose a song from the groovy songbook which is here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ezywmwbck8229gu/2021-05-22_v9_Official%20BBJ%20Virtual%20Song%20Packet.pdf?dl=0

or from the Groovy Beatles songbook which is here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/95uok71poczlth4/2021-05-22_v2_Groovy%20BEATLES%20Song%20Packet.pdf?dl=0

OR choose a song that's not in the book and share pdf with me before this jam. I'm at [masked].

Here is the Zoom info (not the same as previous meetings):

Mary L Cryns is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Bronco Billy's Virtual GROOVY Ukulele Jam!
Time: Sep 25,[masked]:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Virtual Ukulele Rebellion 39! Celebrating Television Theme Songs!

The new network television season begins in September, so let's celebrate all the great music that has been used as television program theme songs. Some of the most iconic television theme songs, like "Where Everybody Knows Your Name" (Cheers), "I'll Be There For You" (Friends), and "Welcome Back" (Welcome Back Kotter) were written for television and became hit singles, while other songs, like "Thank You For Being A Friend" (The Golden Girls) and "My Life" (Bosom Buddies, featuring a very young Tom Hanks), became iconic television theme songs after being repurposed for television. While there are many memorable instrumental television theme songs, let's stick to those songs that have lyrics, even if those lyrics weren't sung ("The Fishing Hole" from The Andy Griffith Show, and "The Dick Van Dyke Theme Song," I'm looking at you!), so that we can all sing along. When you request to lead a song, please make sure that a music chart in pdf format for the song is available. This theme is challenging, but there are lots of songs from which to choose and playing some of them will be fun.

We'll play music from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time, with optional social time after 9:00 pm.

To help in selecting songs to lead, there are a number of websites that list popular and memorable television theme songs. Here are a few of them:

http://whatarethe.com/best-tv-theme-songs/
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls008720309
https://editorial.rottentomatoes.com/article/best-tv-theme-songs/
https://www.purewow.com/entertainment/best-tv-theme-songs

Direct link to Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87981948805?pwd=L2M1Rk5KZU9KWU1NQ2lxcGUxMGhaZz09

Songs requested so far (in alphabetical order):

77 Sunset Strip (pdf) - Disney Mark
All I Ever Wanted To Be (pdf) (Being Erica) - Mark
Ballad of Jed Clampett, The (The Beverly Hillbillies) (pdf) - Leesa
Fishing Hole, The (The Andy Griffith Show) (pdf) - Mary
Flintstones Theme (pdf) - Leela
Gilligan's Island (pdf) - Mary
One of Us (pdf) - Jeanne
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps (Coupling) (pdf) - Mark
Rawhide (pdf) - Leela

Meeting ID:[masked]
Passcode: Rebellion

Please volunteer to lead a song or two. It's always nice hearing other people singing and playing, so we'll take turns leading songs again, like we do at our in-person meetups. Feel free to suggest a song, even if you don't want to lead it.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO LEAD A SONG THAT ISN'T IN EITHER THE YELLOW BOOK OR THE BLUE BOOK, EMAIL THE SONG TO ME IN DIGITAL FORMAT **IN ADVANCE** (sfukerebellion [at] yahoo.com) SO THAT I CAN POST IT ON THE SCREEN FOR OTHERS.

I'll be sharing all song charts onscreen, but you can download digital copies of the Daily Ukulele books here:

The Daily Ukulele Yellow Book and Blue Book (Leap Year Edition), and the Bronco Billy's Jam Groovy Songbook are all available in digital format at dropbox.

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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