The "E Z Dozen" Uke Group
Popular standard songs using only one dozen simple chords. Great for beginners, or just kicking back and strumming along.
WHY? Folks learn the ukulele to have FUN. They learn a "DOZEN" chords and at the same time a few easy songs that include those chords. What makes the uke such a HOOT is playing and singing with others! Making music!!! But the novice/beginner often finds it difficult to play in most established uke groups, groups that use more advanced chords, speeds and strums. So some "newbies" tend to become frustrated, label the uke "un-fun" and stop. But there are many, MANY great songs that can be played using only a dozen chords......FUN songs. Ah-Ha! Seeing the need for a more beginning/transition group "E Z DOZEN" was formed. It's NOT a class, lesson or teaching experience (though these things can happen); it is simply a place to PLAY, SING and have FUN with the uke!
WHAT? A group that meets every other Monday for 1.5 hours with a leader who leads the group through ONE SONG AFTER ANOTHER. No teacher saying, "This is how you make a G7." Instead, simply, "OK, page 35; here we go; 1-2-3-Start." Voices are provided by US, and accompaniment is also by US! The group will NOT get harder and harder as time goes by...when you "outgrow" EZ DOZEN it's time to advance to another group.
HOW? Attendees should know IN ADVANCE the following chords:
C C7 A Am A7 F D7 Dm G G7 E7 Em
Say, that's a DOZEN chords...how about that?! There are countless great songs that use just these chords...plenty to play and enjoy!!! We will avoid any song with those "spooky, impossible" chords like Bb (B flat), Fm or diminished, augmented, suspended, nasty chords...but you'll eventually learn them on your own, GROW, and move to more advanced groups...or start a solo career! We'll stick to 12 chords!
E Z DOZEN will play out of Jim & Liz Beloff's great group book "The Daily Ukulele." It has 365 songs and MOST can be played using our dozen chords. Each player will need to bring their own book. If you do not have one, Island Bazaar will sell you one, and if bought through Island Bazaar the buyer will get 3 entrance tickets to E Z Dozen.
HOW MUCH? The group leaders are doing this gratis out of the kindness of their hearts (Ah!). However, to help support Island Bazaar (keeping open, utilities, rent, etc.!) a donation of $5.00 will be accepted. Supporting I.B. is important considering all it gives to the OC and SoCal ukulele world.
WHERE? At Island Bazaar!
WHEN? The FIRST and THIRD Mondays of each month, 6:30 - 8PM.
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