January 18, 2020 Rendezvous

Rendezvous Schedule

January 18, 2020

Grace Lutheran Church 1120 Walker

Port Townsend WA

Please bring snacks to share if your last name starts with A-Z.

Volunteer to help set up tables and chairs at 10:00 am.

A donation of at least $3 will help on the hall rental  

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

11:30 – 12:30 Uke Lab:

Practice For Beginners Chord Progressions: Barbara Kurland  Board Room  

Establish a practice habit of chord progressions, hand yoga, finger exercises, basic strumming techniques and playing simple tunes to put it together. We’ll have fun learning simple tricks for conquering B flat and playing with a group when you don’t know all the chords. For beginning players who know a few basic chords. Handouts provided.

Beginning Tablature Visit Number Two       Walter Vaux         Sanctuary 
Walter has agreed to share his information again.    Tablature, is a simplified system showing where to place your fingers on the ukulele string.  Walter will introduce you to tablature with simple exercises.  We will progress slowly. At the end of the hour, you will have mastered this technique.   Do arrive a little early.  

Song Circle Session         Patricia Bolen                       Social Hall 

We will be singing a variety of fun Hawaiian songs this time.  Some familiar, some that might be new to you.  All levels welcome. Playing with friends is a great way to practice your chords. Either download songbook on your device or print copies for yourself. There will be a limited number available for $3.00.  
Click here for songbook:

1:00 – 1:15Welcome  Sing Along / Orientation        Social Hall

1:15 – 2:15 Class  Instruction:             

Beginning Ukulele 101       Walter Vaux                            Board Room 

We have loaner ukes!   

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.   
• Be sure to arrive ten minutes early for tuning. 
• It really helps to have closely trimmed fingernails

Stage Two Beginner  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 advanced beginner/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 E7-A7-D-B7. 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!

Playing the Great Half-Remembered Songs         Bruce Cowan    Social Hall

Working on songs from the twentieth century is a fun way to learn musical concepts and ukulele skills. The class will cover two or three tunes from swing, rock, pop, Broadway, folk, and blues. Sheet music is provided with standard notation, tablature, and chord forms for both ukulele and baritone ukulele. The class is meant for intermediate and advanced players who can confidently change chords in the common keys (C, G, F, D, A) and who might be ready to try playing melodies and new chord forms.


2:30-3:00 Presentations and singalongs      Social Hall

All the classes will meet together where we will share one of the tunes you have learned.    Then, we will play the selected tunes of the month from our Happy Songbook  (copies available)

Walk Right In
The Loco-motion
Don’t Worry Be Happy

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