What we're about

This group is for ukulele beginners who want to strum and sing along with their ukuleles. All skill levels are welcomed and at every session we play about 5 easy songs that are suitable for beginners. Each week, we try to learn 2 or 3 new songs and over time, we will learn hundreds of songs that we can play and sing to. We meet once a week (weekdays) after work hours in Kensington (3 km from Melbourne CBD). Our meetups are free (donations are welcomed to help pay for our running costs).

I started this group because I believe playing music and singing are good for mental and emotional health, when done on a regular basis. Also, it's a lot of fun :) Looking forward to playing music and singing with you!

best regards, Fi

'Like' our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/melbourneukuleleco... (https://www.facebook.com/melbourneukulelecommunity/)

Further reading:

Benefits of playing a musical instrument: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-playing-an-in... (http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-playing-an-instrument-benefits-your-brain-anita-collins)

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/01/140103-music-lessons-brain-aging-cognitive-neuroscience/

Benefits of singing: http://ideas.time.com/2013/08/16/singing-changes-your-brain/

Benefits of music: http://greatist.com/happiness/unexpected-health-benefits-music/

Upcoming events (1)

Halloween! (online ukulele session)

Online event

We'll play some spooky tunes tonight! Also, feel free to dress up or at least put on some spooky accessories :) We'll vote for the 'best-dressed' uke player after the 7pm break!
Our playlist for tonight includes:

Lullaby - The Cure
Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
I Put A Spell On You - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
The Addams Family theme song
The Monster Mash - Bobby Pickett
Ghostbusters! - Ray Parker Junior
Flying Purple People Eater - Sheb Wooley
Witch Doctor - David Seville
Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon
Scooby Doo

If you can only attend part of the session or can only join in late, feel free to do so - your entry will not disrupt the session because of the Zoom settings I have chosen.

What do I need?

- A ukulele (please tune it before starting - search Youtube for help)
- A computer/laptop/tablet - anything with a large screen to see the songsheet.
- Earphones/headphones - to get the clearest sound
- a reasonably good Internet connection

If you have a tablet, install the Zoom Cloud Meetings app
iPad tablet: https://apps.apple.com/au/app/zoom-cloud-meetings/id546505307
Android tablet: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=us.zoom.videomeetings&hl=en_AU
Click on the link on this page and the app should launch. You don't need to be a registered user of Zoom to use it.

If you are on a laptop/computer, click on the link and you will get a pop-up that asks you download a program. Download it and install. You don't need to be a registered user of Zoom to use it.

The session is free but if you like our sessions and want to contribute to our operating expenses please make a small donation to:
Paypal: https://paypal.me/fihanafiah
OR
message me if you prefer to use the standard bank transfer method.

Fi
Like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/melbourneukulelecommunity/

Past Events

Online ukulele session - Hits from the 60s!

Online event

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