Rendezvous And Annual Swap Meet

January 21, 2023
1:00-3:30

Grace Lutheran Church 1120 Walker

Port Townsend 

A donation of $3 for the hall rental  
Please bring snacks to share 
Masks and Vaccination Required 
We have loaner ukes!  

Swap Meet
We will have a table set up during the Rendezvous for you to sell any ukuleles, music, amps, stands, etc. Fill out an index card with your name and info on what you are selling.  And maybe you’ll be taking home some new treasure!

Rendezvous Schedule

12:30-1:00 Set-up/ Registration​​/Tune your Uke
Tuning Station will be available.
1:00 – 1:15​​ Welcome  Sing Along / Orientation        ​​Social Hall

1:15 – 2:15​​ Class Instruction:  ​​​           

Beginning Ukulele    ​ Patricia Bolen & George Yount & Terri Alexander 
Sunday School Room

This class is for beginners, those who have never played a ukulele or for those who want a basic brush-up.  We 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 fun songs.

Intermediate Ukulele     Mike Johnson       Sanctuary 
A Potpourri Of Ukulele Fun
This class is tailored for the advanced beginner/intermediate player. 

Just a spoonful of music theory to get us started and then we’ll learn two tunes that will stretch our playing skills. Sprinkle in some strumming dynamics like muting, hammering and slidingalong with some vocal scatting and the new tunes will sound even better. Handouts and song sheets will be provided. SCT and Baritone uke players are all welcome. You should be comfortable playing chord progressions in several keys, but most importantly, be willing to have fun and maybe learn some new stuff.

Advanced Ukulele       Bruce Cowan    ​     Social Hall
Playing the Great Half-Remembered Songs 

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.

2:15-2:30​​​​ Refreshments/Schmooze​​​​

2:30-3:30 Class Presentations and singalongs ​    ​ Social Hall​

All the classes will meet together where we will share one of the tunes you have learned in class. Then, we will end with a singalong.

Volunteers needed to help set up tables and chairs at 12 noon and tear down at 3:30

Save the date:
Happy Hour: February 7, 2023 (1st Tuesday of each month)
Next Rendezvous: March 18, 2023

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