Monday, 5 January 2015

January 7 Ukulele Jam - Three Chord Jam

Happy New Year, everyone!

We had a great 2014! Last winter, we returned to a twice a month schedule. In the spring, we held a Manitoba Hal workshop, which was well attended. And in the fall, we had some successful concerts. For the Christmas shows at Conservatory Pond and at the Fairmount Home, we had eight ukulele players performing seasonal favorites.

What does 2015 hold in store for us? We'll just have to wait and see. But for now, we have our next ukulele jam this Wednesday, January 7. We'll start with a workshop at 7:00pm. We'll focus on first steps for beginners, such as strumming basics. At 8:00pm, we'll have our open jam. And in order to make things easier for beginners, let's just bring three-chord songs. Note that this doesn't necessarily mean the usual I-IV-V type of three-chord song. Any song with just three chords will do. I've put together a few songs, packaged as one PDF. (I'll probably add a couple more before the jam.) Please feel free to bring copies of your own favorite three-chord songs.

We jam in the Royal Tavern, 344 Princess Street. Parking is normally available on Princess Street. Or park in the lot at the back of the Royal, off Brock Street, just past the fire hall. Be sure to show your appreciation to the Royal by visiting the bar and purchasing a beverage or two. Don't forget that they also offer soft drinks, in addition to their assortment of beers and other alcoholic drinks.

Cheers! Hans