- Ukulele Test Drive and Beginner Strumming (Last Thursday of the month)
It’s all about Fun, Friends and Ukuleles! 1. Help a beginner or novice learn to strum. 2. Play some live music with fellow ukulele players in a relaxed bar/restaurant setting. It’s fun and now here’s your chance! Burgr’z on 8 restaurant/bar has partnered with Steel City Ukuleles to offer a “Ukulele Test-Drive” monthly beginner strumming event. You can help folks learn to play a basic song or two, and even sit in with some more experienced players. We guarantee (almost) that anyone can play a song in less than 10 minutes. Ukuleles, basic song and instruction sheets are provided – all you have to do is show up. Any Steel City Ukulele player is welcome as well as friends. Burgr’z on 8 is a family-friendly establishment, has a great menu, with (of course) some of the best burgers in the area. The bar includes lots of cold drinks, including domestic and craft beers on tap. Try a beer or martini flight and/or have a Burger! Get ready to Play-Sing-Teach! Check out the Burgr’z on 8 website (https://www.burgrzon8.com/) for the menu and more details. Come over, bring your uke, sing, play and stay for the evening. It’s all about Fun, Friends and Ukuleles!
- 4th Wednesdays--Big Band
Practice for the SCU Ensemble. Work on performance standards for upcoming gigs. Please practice music prior to ensemble. Leader: AMBER Playlist: Working on MMD 7:00-8:00, only! 8:10-9:00 is a Little Band Rehearsal for Art All Night. Mashup of 5'2", Yes Sir That's My Baby, Ain't She Sweet https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vk8z6sD1dYHOQWB2JMQZZyjTxjWTErCj/view?usp=sharing Best Things in Life Are Free--YB 34 Eight Days A Week--YB 74 Glory of Love--YB 90 59th Street Bridge Song--YB 97 My Love--YB 170 Sing--YB 212 These Boots Are Made for Walkin'--YB 232 Up On The Roof--YB 250
- Ukulele Jam of the South Hills - 4th Tuesday
Come join us at Caliente Pizza and Drafthouse located at 329 Castle Shannon Blvd. , Pgh. , PA. at 7 PM 4th Tuesday of each month. We will still be at Mt. Lebanon Library the 2nd Tuesday and play in public at Riley’s Pour House every other month (check exact dates) the 3rd Tuesday. This is a group effort ukulele jam. That means you can submit any song or technique you want the group to work on and i’ll post it ahead of the jam. That will allow others to practice the piece before hand and I’ll have the projector going so everyone can see the song. Download songs ahead of time also and bring your own copies. April 23rd playlist: Centerfield https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TYnxsNw6D3uQ70H4Ou3QIGXrlYJqFDWS/view?usp=sharing Intro to Centerfield https://drive.google.com/file/d/1e7Fwc6x57-yAyxVJoKQiiRs31qr-yg8g/view?usp=sharing Harvest moon https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Hcf2mDyBFN9jCvnnf3cVJt-tnk6g2mYn/view?usp=sharing Hound Dog https://drive.google.com/file/d/18uq5_HSxcsnfmKRPwFnSjCmqfwiGtjuT/view?usp=sharing If I Only Had a Brain https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Dq7OaNS9zN6d5FaKUOXJTB23PmX4132X/view?usp=sharing Light My Fire https://drive.google.com/file/d/126iAoq-Yv6P-4WS51PJ84ulwWc8_QtFD/view?usp=sharing Loco-Motion https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tSOmhOkM5e0MBlGVxmKiXMTmv-3aJDCO/view?usp=sharing Me and Bobby McGee https://drive.google.com/file/d/16khJ07OZvzF2HlVMAzCfMepOVzVNPtEr/view?usp=sharing Poison Ivy https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uIqvwbIg91WNTyfvvazppXhtQwett0dg/view?usp=sharing Somewhere Over The Rainbow https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YrMzlOKHJlzaDvV33gD-sS6wB0LpKGls/view?usp=sharing The Letter https://drive.google.com/file/d/1or8QdHNyUouQOXWWXqrYct61_y9rUEeA/view?usp=sharing Your 16 err 60! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Hux2E4BtcZJwyWhmTtUNvx5iy7L7YZf1/view?usp=sharing Your Cheatin' Heart https://drive.google.com/file/d/1S431lz_32xpsj1TKg0mt0fV72pw-LqLJ/view?usp=sharing What to bring: Ukulele, table top music stand and copies of any music you want the group to play if you haven’t submitted the song ahead of time. please contact Patty Williams at 412/[masked] or Patty.A. [masked].
- 4th Monday of the Month at Brighton Music
On the 4th Monday of each Month, join us at Brighton Music Center in the North Hills. Play begins at 6:45pm and ends at 8:15pm. If possible, come at 6:30 to get set up. Brighton closes at 8:30pm, so we play right through without a break. Ukulele players of ALL skill levels are invited. Plan on having a good time! We use the Beloff’s Daily Ukulele book and Leap Year Edition (blue) book. There will also be songs from "Files" that you can print out. Any questions, please contact Linda @ [masked]. Playlist Blue Book One Fine Day 273 Something Stupid 310 Sweet Georgia Brown 334 Spooky 309 Ain’t no Sunshine 16 Hey Look me Over 148 Peaceful Easy Feeling 278 Moondance 254 Stormy 319 Hello Ma Baby 134 Files Thursday by Jim Croce https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2P9lkTsgxE House on Pooh Corner by Loggins& Messina https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZlf9tajcmk Link to file songs: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1fkh9eEmIuaNN3gTEb6uU3vvrGKs7iD-s?usp=sharing Don’t have a Blue Book yet? Don’t worry. Let me know and I will bring mine to share.. Others will also share.
- 3rd Wednesday of Month - Regent Square Area
LEADER: Scott Come at 6:45 pm to tune-up and talk. We play from 7 to 9 pm, starting with the playlist below, followed by requests. No experience required! All levels are welcome, from beginners to professionals. If you don't know the chords... just sing louder. 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings of each month. Winter locale is Wilkins School Community Center, 7604 Charleston Ave., Regent Square, PA 15218. Summer locale is Biddle's Escape, 401 Biddle Ave., Regent Square, PA 15221. PLAYLIST: A little bit Country, a little bit Rock n Roll Country: Crazy y58 Folsom Prison Blues y83 Jackson y139 On The Road Again y182 Your Cheatin' Heart y281 9 to 5 https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2NsVT1kNy6rbE91a0g2MXptd2s Man of Constant Sorrow https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2NsVT1kNy6rVU1vZFhCX0pRVG8 The Race Is On https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7Q7LkjgdT1-azgxRHR1ZldyWE0 Rock n Roll: Eight Days A Week y74 Back In The USSR https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2gHZD-z-fCLZHRHa3M2bGgzS2c Blister In The Sun https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B752RZeI2t6TMk5MNUdMSFZ1LTA Come Together https://drive.google.com/open?id=12-G2YMtQpm_XoHqkTOdMTANSM1GQhUU7 Honky Tonk Women (check out those sus4 chords!) https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lwskQQnfr-HQk7KvNYUUg4oAL1QPa5ZU Light My Fire https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Yvj1FD5vP95hg1vXDMkkQEkaqN-Sd_SO Paint It Black https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2NsVT1kNy6rQ29hcWhXMmR2Tm8 Sweet Child o Mine https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B752RZeI2t6TRFZORVgyWFNPM2c Picking: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B752RZeI2t6TQ1AtWkZLd21UeGs ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WHAT YOU NEED: Uke, a tuner, a music stand. If we are at Biddle's Escape (Summertime), please bring a folding chair, preferably without arms. The Daily Ukulele book by the Beloffs If you would like to introduce a new song to the group, please bring a minimum of 20 copies to pass out. Participants are also welcome to bring snacks and drinks to WSCC Meetups to share during the mid-session break. Please contact us if you would like to recommend a future "theme" or if you want to lead a future session.
- Riley's Pour House in Carnegie, PA
We are playing this month at Riley's Pour House (bar/restaurant/pub) in Carnegie, PA. Start time is 7 PM. Please come early to eat and have a drink. It's a relaxed atmosphere; you can sing, sip and sing again. Bring family and friends for our sing-along. It's not so much a performance as it is an Irish bar, that we happen to be singing, eating and drinking at. Set List: Please use the following Google Drive link to access the Set List. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1P_tyuvn8eRr0ipIqYwoHTOR00Nrve_mS Please print copies if you like or use your iPad. Copies of the sheet music will also be available. If you are interested in playing, singing or otherwise joining the South Hills of Pittsburgh Ukulele group at Riley’s Pour House at 7 PM-9 PM please contact Patty Williams at 412/[masked] or [masked] for information.
- 3rd Monday in North Hills
Come and play ukulele with us at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the North Hills on the first and third Mondays of each month for a jam session. All levels of play are welcome, and we are novice-friendly. Some people who come have never even held a ukulele, and if you contact Sandy ahead of time, she will bring an extra ukulele for you to try. Try it -- it's fun! Music is usually selected by participants from both "The Daily Ukulele... 365 Songs for Better Living," and "Leap Year Edition 366" by Liz and Jim Beloff. These books are readily available at music stores, book stores, and Amazon.com. Sometimes members bring other music to play (bring 20 copies to share). Usually no play lists will be provided. We play in a circle so bring a music stand if you have one. Snacks and libations to share are welcome. For more information, contact Sandy at [masked] Directions to the Church: Take 279 North to Wexford exit. Turn right at the end of the exit. Right at the light onto Brandt School Road. Right onto West Ingomar Road to 2359. Note - watch for the large sign for the Church and then you will follow a narrow roadway back through the trees to the Church. Depending on where you start, there may be a better route to the Church. Please check your GPS for different directions. Brett Diamond will be leading our group April 15. Here is his play list. Yellow book Blue skies page 38 Edelweiss page 75 Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da Page 194 On the road again page 182 Bluebook Take me home page 340 Travelin man page 367 White sandy beach page 387 PDF’s That’s amore New York New York Leaving on a jet plane Lava Copies of these will be available if you need them.
- SCU at the Children's Museum
We are partnering with the Children's Museum to have a short uke learning event, followed by a concert for the children and their families. Times for these performances/workshop: 11:30a-12:15p and 1-1:45p We will expect everyone participating to arrive by 11 am. Because we will be working with kids, members have to have background checks and clearances done and submitted to the museum by April 5th in order to participate. Teaching Portion (10-15min) Oh, Choc'late! (to the tune of Rye Whiskey) The Wheels on the Bus How Much Is That Doggy in the Window? Performing Portion (30min, likely to alternate songs for 2nd performance) 5 Foot 2, p. 82 YB--bring your kazoo! Daydream Believer, p. 62 YB Hound Dog, p. 111 YB -- in C This Little Light of Mine, p. 235 YB with "All over my neighborhood" and "Over the streets of Pittsburgh" ABC Song/Baa, Baa Black Sheep/Twinkle, p. 313 YB -- Sub F over "X" Don't Stop, p. 97 BB in C If You're Happy and You Know it https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wxP9eCecLJOQ0qcJu2xWnXhIOMDSEpMt/view?usp=sharing Happy https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2NsVT1kNy6rOTF3a19VempFeHM/view?usp=sharing Let My Love Open The Door--Andrew & Polly Version https://drive.google.com/file/d/12sYn_a8647yRDxtDnfqrETgOaMgYLCGG/view?usp=sharing Sail Away Ladies https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B752RZeI2t6TY01EejFRQXYxcDA/view?usp=sharing The Lion Sleeps Tonight https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2NsVT1kNy6rOFNBR0dsaWxSbnc/view?usp=sharing Best Day of My Life -- in C https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zc1K7jVf17zAkKu5MmOLni0uyRH1dYNY/view?usp=sharing Extra rehearsals will be announced as we get closer to the gig. If you already have clearances, please send these documents directly to the museum's HR Director: Allison Lee-Mann ([masked]) Feel free to call her if you have any questions or trouble obtaining the clearances:[masked] x290. If you do not already have clearances, follow instructions below: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1cCODTBPCjZHhr2PQIb3AVNFUbid5t_v- and if you qualify for Employee Affadavit in lieu of fingerprinting, fill this out: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1fqy6TBiTpap -u7G5ps7O7wn0ugiR1FzN HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US!
- 2nd Sunday Jams at Hambone's Pub
Ukulele players of all skill levels are invited to come and Jam at Hambone's Pub. Come to play ukulele, (or any other instrument!), sing along, or even just to watch. We play from 5-7 pm. Come at 4:45 to set up. Come earlier and sample Hambone's menu; meet other players over a beverage or just tune up. The beer is cold and the food is Okay. Parking is free on Sundays and there is a small city lot across the street from Hambone's.If you play another instrument and would like to play along, please do. Or just come and sing. We use Beloff’s Daily Ukulele (yellow)and the Leap Year Edition (blue) books available on line. Also, some songs can be downloaded by clicking on FILES below. Bring a music stand. If you don’t have the music, people will share with you. PS: Sign up now to attend this "Jam." See you at Hambone's (http://www.hambonespittsburgh.com/). Leader: Kathy S SOME OLD WET SONGS! 🌂 *New on playlist: With Sherri Down By The Riverside 67 Drunken Sailor 71 *Erie Canal 77 My Favorite Things 164 *Pennies From Heaven 188 Proud Mary 191 Change chords to F, C, Dm Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head 193 *Wade In The Water 252 BLUE April Showers 21 Bus Stop 56 Crying In The Rain 80 (Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay 90 Everybody’s Talkin’ 112 Have You Ever Seen The Rain 138 *It Never Rains in Southern California 190 Rhythm of The Rain 293 *White Rabbit 390 (for real!! For Easter 🐰🐰) FILES (4 songs) Let me know if you need copies! The Water Is Wide (In C) https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7Q7LkjgdT1-Vl85clJsQ3htT00/view?usp=drivesdk *Fire and Rain James Taylor https://docs.google.com/document/d/17LgiUobLGq1o4UkGS1FU2FXBge-gqAzmeCzLCM7yPRI Listen here: https://youtu.be/JOIo4lEpsPY *Raining in My Heart Buddy Holly https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wJKFN2pzsmv2dGsFBSgVWewzkrQfMbCu/view?usp=drivesdk Listen here: https://youtu.be/13ouPkX3IT0 I Can See Clearly Now https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B752RZeI2t6TVUdMN2hKN2REZkk/view?usp=drivesdk
- Del Rey workshop and concert
Del Rey is coming back to Pittsburgh! She will be running a workshop from 7-8 p.m. and ending with a concert from 8:15-9:15 p.m. Ukulele Blues Party Jugband and blues songs orchestrated for the ukulele, with playing and singing parts for several levels of player. We’ll work on getting that old-timey sound on your uke, with the right rhythm, chord positions and where to find the melody. Plus we’ll try and listen to each other and play together. We’ll add parts for basic chords, strumming, picking and singing. Basic level: be comfortable and confident with first position chords and able to keep time while changing between them. Took it last time? It’ll be a different song and build on what you learned. First time? It’s a Blues Party-you’ll like it! Reentrant (high G) tuning preferred. By ear, no TAB. Tickets are $30 for workshop + concert and $10 for concert only. Tix sold at Eventbrite online and at WSCC meetups. (If you pay in cash to us at one of our Meetups, you don't have to pay fees.) Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/del-rey-workshop-and-concert-tickets-57150080429 We are in a limited space at WSCC so will sell tix at door as long as we are not sold out. RSVP on Meetup DOES NOT register you for the event. Bio: Del Rey started playing guitar when she was four years old. At thirteen, she was immersed in the world of folk music, via the San Diego Folk Festival. She has tried to get a whole band onto her solo instrument from the beginning. This gives her music an interesting complexity, especially when applied to the ukulele. Rags, blues and tunes of the early 20th century are her specialty, even as she writes new music to add to the tradition. Del Rey also has fashion sense that would make Minnie Pearl smile. Del Rey has taught and played all over the world, and brings her distinctive finger-style approach to guitar and ukulele to her teaching DVDs on Homespun “Boogie-Woogie Guitar” ” The Music Of Memphis Minnie” , “Memphis Uke Party” and “Blue Uke. Her website is www.delreyplays.com and her albums can be found at www.hobemianrecords.com