SparkPeople UKULELE Team Messageboard For those who enjoy playing the ukulele, this team provides a group to share information, educational and performance opportunities. and general comments SparkPeople UKULELE Team Messageboard Jazzy Uke Class <em>224</em> <BR> We have had three sessions of our five week class. After looking at various common progressions found in music we have worked on the songs "Dream A Little Dream Of Me", Autumn Leaves", "The Girl From Ipanema" and now the "Nearness of You". <BR> <BR> The class of 18 students were asked to vote on two other songs from the 30 song class book. So far "The Way You Look Tonight is clearly in the lead. Not sure what their other choices will be. <BR> <em>344</em> <BR>... Sun, 11 Feb 2018 12:59:42 EST Do You Read Music? I asked my music class, "How many can read music/" <em>335</em> <BR> <em>24</em> About 20% indicated, Yes. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What's wrong with that answer? <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <em>276</em> Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:45:37 EST Ukulele Strings, Which Brand? ;) <em>40</em> Which are the best ukulele strings????????? <BR> <BR> I just replaced the Worth strings I had on my favorite uke. I got fishing lines from a friend who has the various sizes. I love the new sound of these fishing lines. <BR> <BR> "Seagull, Blue Label", 100% fluorocarbon leader line. <em>595</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:09:37 EST Uke Fest 2017 <em>250</em> !!! GOOD TIDINGS OF GREAT JOY !!! <em>224</em> <em>339</em> <em>339</em> <BR> I now have a non-profit on board to help sponsor this year's Uke Fest. <BR> Application is headed to the City. <BR> Next, Go to the City and ask them to participate and waive the park rental fees. <BR> <em>276</em> <em>335</em> <BR> We will have about 8 local ukulele groups performing and also leading group strums. <BR> <em>218</em> <em>218</em> <em>218</em> <B... Fri, 23 Dec 2016 13:03:34 EST Steel Pan Steel Pan?? Whats that got to do with ukulele??? <BR> <BR> Just started my Steel Pan Band class. I took these same classes about five years ago. They are run through our Community College. Great Fun! I love Steel Pan, it was one reason I visited Trinidad several years ago <BR> <BR> I'm going to play the 6 Bass. That's 6 full size oil drums with notes tempered into the lids and arranged in a U shape. I will put the Bass part underneath the songs the other pans are playing. I've bee... Tue, 5 Jan 2016 13:12:43 EST Uke Simple Strummin' Lessons <em>335</em> A discussion for sharing some ideas for playing Ukulele. <em>339</em> <BR> <BR> Barred Chords - Movable Chords that let you move up the fretboard <BR> Here's a simple chord pattern that is a good way to start playing barred chords: <BR> <BR> Start with an A chord. Next barre all four strings at the 2nd fret. Then barre all four strings at the 4th fret. Finally return to the A chord. Strum that sequence a few times to hear the pattern. <BR> <BR> Albert Hammond, and... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 13:57:09 EST