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 (2)

Virtual Ukulele Rebellion 35! Celebrating the Great Outdoors!

Beginning this month, we will be meeting on Zoom on the first Saturday of each month from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and meeting in person (outdoors for now) on the third Saturday of each month from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Tonight, to kick off our new schedule, we'll celebrate the great ourdoors with songs about outdoor places, like beaches, parks, mountains, cities, and country roads. We'll play music from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time, with social time after 9:00 pm.

Direct link to Zoom meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81751872078?pwd=V1ArL3lFTHA0RDVUUU1taWZkK25TUT09

Meeting ID:[masked]
Passcode: Rebellion

PLEASE NOTE: ZOOM MAY NOW REQUIRE A PASSCODE EVEN WITH THE USE OF A DIRECT LINK.
If you'd like to lead a song, please let me know, either by posting here in the comments or by email (sfukerebellion (at) yahoo.com), which song(s) you would like to lead by NO LATER THAN THE TUESDAY BEFORE THE MEETING, 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.

Songs requested so far, in alphabetical order:

Home Among The Gum Tres - Jock
I've Been Everywhere - Jock
Moonglow - Stephanie M
Red Tail Hawk - Vicki
Roll On Colombia - Leela

I'll be sharing all song charts onscreen, but you can download digital copies of the Daily Ukulele books and, on the day of a Zoom meeting, the pdfs for tonight's songs by following links 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

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!

Live and in Person Ukulele Rebellion!

Music Concourse

Thanks to everyone who helped make our first two in-person meetings since the pandemic began a success! Let's do it again! We'll be meeting outdoors, in front of the Spreckles Temple of Music (aka the Museum Concourse Bandshell, between the DeYoung Museum and the California Academy of Sciences, opposite the ferris wheel) in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. This area has a lot of moveable public benches that we can arrange into a big circle and the area is large enough for us to practice social distancing.

As long as the relaxation of Covid-19 protocols and the weather permit, we'll be meeting here on the third Saturday of each month.

Because Covid-19 is still with us,
>> Please attend ONLY if you have been fully vaccinated.
>> Please bring a mask and be prepared to wear it during our meeting.
>> Please observe social distancing.

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU ARE NOT FULLY VACCINATED. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU ARE NOT FEELING WELL THE DAY OF THE MEETUP. I MAY ASK FOR PROOF OF VACCINATION AND I WILL BE ASKING PEOPLE TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING OR TO WEAR A FACEMASK IF THEY COME WITHIN SIX FEET OF A PERSON NOT IN THEIR GERM POD.

I take very seriously the responsibility to provide as safe an environment as is possible. The Covid-19 situation remains fluid -- since late June and into mid-July, the number of new Covid cases in San Francisco and the Bay Area has been surging, especially among unvaccinated people. As circumstances change and if they warrant, we may be able to relax our Covid-19 protocols. Thanks for your understanding.

PLEASE NOTE: IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THAT WE ARE NOT PERMITTED TO USE AMPLIFICATION IN GOLDEN GATE PARK WITHOUT A PERMIT. SO PLEASE, ****NO AMPLIFIERS****! Instead, sing loud! Thanks for your understanding.

For now, we'll be playing primarily from the Daily Ukulele books. Please bring your own copies, in paper or digital format. Please contact me in advance if there's a song that isn't in these books that you would like to lead.

There is a digital version of each Daily Ukulele book on dropbox. Here are the links.

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

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

As we did when we met at La Promenade, we'll go around the circle, and anyone who would like to lead a song may do so. If you like, you can post here in the comments what song you'd like to lead when it's your turn so that those so inclined can practice in advance. You're free to pass when it's your turn, but the move voices we hear, the better!

Please note that, unfortunately, there is no Zoom/online component for this meetup.

Please also note that this in-person meeting is subject to cancellation if changes in San Franciso County's Covid-19 status warrant.

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