As this Winter drags out it's vengeance on us in it's final death throes for the year, I know everyone is looking forward to warmer weather. And what better way to welcome Spring that with ukulele music. The next ukulele jam is coming up next week, on Wednesday April 2.
Now then, if you're paying attention, you might point out that it isn't the second Wednesday of the month yet. True. But that's our old jam schedule. As of April, our new schedule is to jam on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. That's right! We're now back to a twice monthly jam! Be sure to express your appreciation to the staff of the Royal Tavern for allowing us to jam more often!
Considering that only a few people braved the snow storm for the last jam, I haven't prepared anything new for this jam. Instead, I'll just bring the songs intended to the March jam. To make things easier for you, I've assembled the songs in one convenient PDF file. This will allow you to save some paper by printing in duplex format. As usual, others are welcome to bring their song choices as well.
This selection is heavy on songs from the 1960's. But there are songs from the 80's and 90's, as well as an old traditional song. Hopefully, most of these will be familiar to you. However, the Pete Seeger song is something I just recently discovered.
For the workshop, we'll continue to explore strumming patterns and a bit of chord theory, and then apply what we learned with a two-chord song.
So remember, workshop at 7:00pm, break at 7:45pm, and open jam at 8:00pm.
By the way, if you use Google Calendar, you can view the Kingston Ukulele Society calendar to see ukulele related events in the area. You can even add the KUS calendar to your "Other calendars" list using the id "firstname.lastname@example.org". If you have a ukulele related event to add to the calendar, just let me know.
As usual, we jam in the back room of the historic 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.