Past Meetup

Ukulele Thursdays in Wayne ~ Strum & Sing-Along!

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Every week on Thursday

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~ PLAY UKES & SING the world's GREAT SONGS with us

Every Thursday, 6:00-8:00 PM (except holidays)
after hours at the Wayne Senior Center.

ALL SKILL LEVELS
Beginner to intermediate and those with expertise are welcome!
Beginner-friendly. We were all beginners once!
You will have more fun if you know a few basic (and easy!) chords like C, F, G7.. Like the C-chord, Am, A7 & C7 need just one finger on one string. Or play the "Z" chord all evening and get used to strumming in time: (Lay your index finger lightly across all strings to mute them. Strum!)

Ukulele: easy to get started and a lifetime to master! And FUN!

We welcome players of all ages, late high school to bon vivant retirees.

MUSIC: All Genres & Eras
(well, not much hip-hop or rap, so far)
Pop, Rock, Show Tunes, Classical, Tin Pan Alley, Country, Standards, Irish Songs, Blues, Sea Shanties, Folk, Gospel, Hawaiian, Jazz & Holiday. Traditional to current hits. Variety adds pizzazz!

FEE: The center requests a $1-$2 per person room use fee.
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BRING:
Music Stand & the songbook or song sheets for the evening.
Please check during the week for updates; for the very rare (but it has happened) cancellation; the songbook or song sheets to print out/download to your device and bring.

(If you don't have the book or a music stand yet, we are happy to share. No ukulele? Let us know in advance so we can have one there for you to play.)

Songs You Bring:
You are welcome to share songs with us (songs not in the Daily Ukes books, please) that you would love for us to play. Bring 15-20 copies Copies returned to you if you wish.
-- OR -- send Linda/post here the song's online link or as an attachment and we can display the song on screen to play from. Message Linda via Meetup.
Please play the song version through first to 'vet' it. Does it sound true? Chords in the right spots? - Or suggest a song and we will help you find a song sheet. Melodic or comedic, players have shared many wonderful songs. We've loved the mash-ups that have come our way.
Sending a link to its YouTube video we can add it to our weekly Wayne YouTube playlist would be great.

EVERY TYPE OF UKULELE welcome!
Baritone players need to be able to play along with us in C tuning (GCEA), with capo or a chord conversion chart, (unless you can convert chords on the fly.)
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WE LOVE TO LEARN!
Some of our players will often suggest a strum to accompany a song, a single notes intro or have a chord shape alternate fingering suggestion or other playing tip for us. The Daily Uke books help players gain experience reading music notation and a song's 'road map.' Share what you know!

A TYPICAL EVENING
often goes like this: We play approx. 10 songs from one of the "The Daily Ukulele,"books, taking turns calling out and leading the next song. It helps the evening's flow if you come prepared with two songs pre-picked (and 'vetted') for us to play. Next, we play the songs you brought in to share, 15-20 copies, please.) Upcoming events announcements. 'Open Mic': we love to hear what you've been working on! If playing for an audience is new to you, practice on us! We're laid back, encouraging & supportive! ...If you are a 'pro', we are your captivated audience.)
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ENTRANCE:
Use the front door.
Look for the long awning covering the entrance walkway.
(Wayne Senior Center fronts Station Road, facing the Wayne Paoli/Thorndale Train Line platform.)
(The back of the WSC borders the NW corner of the main municipal parking lot.)

Before 6:00 PM, pay at kiosks for both street parking & municipal lots.
$0.25 = 1/2 hour.
FREE PARKING from 6:00 pm on.

Wayne MAIN MUNICIPAL LOT off North Wayne Ave. (see map.)
SMALLER LOTS: Drive through main lot. Right turn onto Waynewood Ave. side street. Two small lots are across from Paramour Restaurant.
STREET PARKING: North Wayne Ave/West Ave/Louella Ct./ & Lancaster Ave.

Note: The SEPTA train station parking & parking in front of the Wayne Senior Center are not free after 6pm.

Link for Further Parking & Kiosk Payment details & map. (http://www.radnor.com/568/Parking-Map-and-Kiosk-Information)
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We are grateful to The Wayne Senior Center for granting us use of their building "after hours" --and for this wonderful opportunity to give back to them and to the community! We will be holding a few uke workshops for them, and will perform at some of their events. We look forward to this wonderful new pairing!

(The Wayne Senior Center (http://wayneseniorcenter.com/) is a daytime activities center for seniors in the Radnor community that holds classes such as line dancing, drumming circles, safe driving, gardening, computers -- and so much more.)
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~ Grab That Uke / Come Sing-along ! ~