Our next meeting is fast approaching, on Thursday, May 12, 7:00–8:30pm! Be there to strum and sing along with ukulele players of all levels.
From time to time, we like to resurrect one of the songs we played in our earlier years. We learned to sing and strum the hit “Rock and Roll All Nite” by Kiss back in 2013, when our group was smaller and we weren’t yet recording our wonderful performances. It was a very fun tune to do, so we think this month is a great chance to bring it back and record a rocking version to boot. If you are so inspired, feel free to wear Kiss makeup for the occasion!
You can practice “Rock and Roll All Nite” by downloading the chord sheet here. The original is in the key of G-sharp, which is not ideal for ukulele. Bob has transposed it to the key of D, which makes it pretty straightforward as far as the chords are concerned. Some of the strum patterns are a little tricky, but rest assured Bob will go through them in detail during the meeting.
Feel free to get familiar with the chord charts for any of the songs in our repertoire, all available on the “Download Music” page. We always play “Three Little Birds” as our opening number and “On the Road Again” as our closing song, so if you’re new to the group and want to get familiar with them, you can play along using the presentations and our videos.
We’ll follow up our practice with some open mic time for those of you who’d like to showcase a tune you’ve been working on.
Location: Memorial United Methodist Church, 6100 Berkman Drive, Austin, TX 78723. We meet in the school located behind the church, in the gym.
Where to park and find the gym
For those attending for the first time, the church is easy to find – but it is big. You’ll enter from Berkman Dr. using a ‘one way’ entrance and you can park alongside or behind the church. Past the canopied main entrance, on the same side of the building, there is another entrance on the right. Walk in there and you’ll be in the gym. From there simply follow the sounds of ukuleles tuning up.
Newcomers and beginners are ALWAYS welcome! Even if you’re a complete novice, we encourage you to come out. Many beginners come to the meetings, and it’s so great to see their skills grow over time! There are almost always easier ways to play the songs, even if you can play only a few of the chords. Or just sing along!
Looking forward to seeing everyone on Thursday, May 12, at 7:00pm!
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