April 20th Rendezvous

April 20, 2019 Rendezvous
Grace Lutheran Church
1120 Walker St, Port Townsend


 10:30– 11:00     Starting Time: Set-up/ Registration         

 11:00 – 12:00     Uke Lab:                                      

 Practice for Beginners:                    Barbara Kurland                            Board Room
Get into the practice habit. This class will review hand yoga to stretch out the playing muscles, a How to Practice Guide, play I, IV, V chord progressions, learn a few strums and put it altogether with a simple upbeat tune. Handouts provided.

 Baritone Uke’s Jam Session        Mike Johnson                             Sanctuary
We’ll be playing some great songs from the 1920’s, 30’s, and 40’s while working on moveable chord forms. It’s another arrow in your ukulele quiver to learn to play up the neck and this class will give you the opportunity to work on it. Handouts will be provided. All skill levels are welcome and standard ukes can sneak in if you want to swing with us.

Song  Circle Session             ​​Patricia,  Terri and Debbie           Social Hall
Come join our Song Circle featuring Happy Songs. Click on link at the bottom for the Happy Songs Song Book.  Either download on your device or print copies for yourself. There will be a limited number available for $3.00. All levels welcomed.

12:00 – 12:30              Registration

12:30 – 12:45              Welcome Sing Along / Orientation       Social Hall

12:45 – 1:45                Class Instruction:

Beginning Ukulele 101                        Walter Vaux                         Board Room
Walter’s class is for beginners, those who have never played a ukulele or for those who want a basic brush-up.  Walter will take you through how to hold the ukulele, how to strum, and how to play some easy chords.  At the end of the session, you will be able to play several songs and play them well.    We have loaner ukes.

Beginning Ukulele 102                Ron Rivas                                Sunday School
Ron picks a series of tunes that will help you build your skills and confidence playing in the keys of F, C, G, D, and A.  Most of the tunes will be out of the yellow Daily Uke book.

Intermediate 103                        Geoff Fong                           Sanctuary
This class is tailored for the intermediate player.  Most offerings at the workshop are geared towards people who know more than a few chords, and are capable of changing chords smoothly and in rhythm. Chords like C – Am – F – G7 – C. We will learn the damping technique that is essential to creating the swing rhythm and rhythm n’ blues. In addition, we will discuss holding the instrument, barre chords, moving up the neck and creating efficiency while playing. Tweak your skills while having lots of fun!!!   Come join us!

 Intermediate/Advanced 104      Bruce Cowan                       Social Hall
Popular Song AND Performance Skills  First, we’ll work on a mid-century classic tune. Then we’ll work on performance skills in a supportive workshop setting. We’ll ask two or three performers to play a tune of their choice for our friendly group of admirers. Let’s learn new chords, play melodies, and put some polish on our presentations. This class is for intermediate and advanced players who can confidently change chords in common keys. Music will be provided and we love baritones.

1:45-2:00                            Refreshments/Schmooze
Those whose last name begins with E through N are asked to bring refreshments. Finger foods only, please. Thank you

 2:00-2:30                    Presentations and singalongs                 Social Hall
The singalong songs will be those selected for performance at the Rhody Parade. Copies will be distributed at the Rendezvous.

Print out Sing-a-long Songbook or view on your device:   Happy Songbook

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