Thursday, December 13, 2012

December Meeting


Sunday, December 16, 2012.  NOTE THE NEW TIME 2:30 to 4:00pm.  
We will meet at La Palapa Mexican Restaurant on 2nd St. in downtown Baywood Park.  Maybe plan on staying for dinner as a thank you to Jose and the staff for hosting us! 


Friday, November 16, 2012

November BUSC Meeting

Our next meeting is Sunday, November, 18, 2012, 3 to 4:30pm.  
Due to the weather we will be convening at La Palapa Mexican Restaurant on 2nd St. in downtown Baywood Park.  Maybe plan on staying for dinner as a thank you to Jose and the staff for hosting us! 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

BUSC Special Meeting!


The Baywood Ukulele Social Club is going to be featured in a forthcoming issue of Kamuke Magazine!
Kamuke is published in Sydney, Australia and distributed worldwide to the ukulele community.  We will meet Sunday, November, 4, 2012, 3pm, on the Back Bay Inn lawn for a special meeting and photo shoot for the magazine. Please RSVP to dville (at) teleport.com if you can attend.  We need lots of folks for this event.
Please bring a folding chair if you don't want to sit on the lawn. 

Monday, October 8, 2012

September Meeting Recap

Thirty-plus hardy souls braved the fog and wind in September to attend the B.U.S.C. monthly meeting.  Here are the songs we strummed our way through to keep warm.

It's So Easy  C
Bungalow For Two  F
The Pussy Cat Polka  C
You're Sixteen  C
Stand By Your Man  A
Happy Trails  C
Blue Yodel  C
Harmonizing The C Scale
Tiger By The Tail  C

Friday, August 31, 2012

August Meeting Recap

Fifty happy ukulele players attended the August meeting of The Baywood Ukulele Social Club.  The next meeting is Sunday, September 16, at 3pm on the lawn behind the Back Bay Inn (not the cafe but the Inn).  We will play from 3-4:30pm then reconvene at the cafe for our social time.

Here are the songs we played:
The Beat Goes on C7
Liza Jane F
Jump Into The Fire G
Just A Little Bit C
Boreno G to F
Hello Trouble C
Your Cheatin' Heart C
Now The Train Won't Go C
Good Luck Charm G
Little Grass Shack C
Bungalow For Two F

Be sure to vote in the poll for your favorite songs.  Bring a folding chair.

Friday, July 20, 2012

July Meeting Recap

The Baywood Ukulele Social Club celebrated its one-year anniversary with a record turnout for our July meeting.  Sixty-plus members strummed the afternoon away on the lawn of the beautiful Back Bay Inn.   Here are the songs:
The Tide Is High
Your Cheatin' Heart
Ring Of Fire
Tie Me Kangaroo Down
Got My Mojo Workin'
Blue Yodel #4
Jim leads the throng.
Chains
Part of the throng.
I Got You
Peppermint Twist
You Can't Always Get What You Want
Hit The Road Jack

Don and Chip lead the yodel.
Be sure to vote in the poll for your favorite songs.
Next meeting is Sunday, August 26, 3pm at the Bay Bay Inn, downtown Baywood.  Bring a folding chair.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

July Meeting & 1st Anniversary Party



The Baywood Ukulele Social Club returns to the great out of doors for our next meeting, Sunday, July 15, 2012 @ 3pm.  We will meet behind the Back Bay Inn B & B which is right next door to the Back Bay Cafe where we met last summer and fall.  They have a large grassy area which they are allowing us to use, so bring folding chairs and or a blanket to sit on.  Come a little early for a bite to eat or a beverage at the cafe as a thank you for the Back Bay's generosity in hosting us on our special 1st Anniversary Meeting!  Let's turn out in force to celebrate one great year of bringing ukulele music to Baywood and Los Osos.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Play Ukulele By Ear Workshops In Arroyo Grande

Jim D'Ville will present two of his most popular Play Ukulele By Ear workshops this Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Lightning Joe's Guitar Heaven in Arroyo Grande, California.


11am        Play Ukulele By Ear Vol. 1 (All Levels)
12:30pm   Uke Jam By Ear (All Levels)

Learn basic song structure and how to play without music!
No experience needed.
$25 each or take both for $40.

Email to sign-up or for more info:
dville (at) teleport.com

Monday, June 18, 2012

June Meeting Re-Cap

We had another nice turnout for the June meeting.  The next meeting is Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 3pm.
NOTE: WE WILL BE MEETING AT THE BACK BAY CAFE 
TO CELEBRATE OUR ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!  
DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

Here are the tunes we played:
Jambalaya-Hank Williams
I Fought The Law-Bobby Fuller Four
Ring Of Fire-Johnny Cash
Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport-Rolf Harris
Louie, Louie-The Kingsmen
The Locomotion-Little Eva
Your Cheatin' Heart-Hank Williams
I Got Ramblin' On My Mind-Robert Johnson
I've Just Seen A Face-The Beatles
Just One Look-Doris Troy
Take Me Back To Tulsa-Bob Wills
My Bucket's Got A Hole In It-Hank Williams


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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

May Meeting Re-cap

Sorry for posting this a bit late but I had to dash off to the West Coast Ukulele Retreat shortly after the last meeting.  We had a good turn-out considering it was Mother's Day.  About 30 folks turned up for the meeting.  We are going to adjust the meeting format a bit next time, playing for only 45 minutes then a break and 45 more minutes.  We would also like those that want to perform or lead a song will step up to the mic.  The next meeting is Sunday, June 17, 2012 at our regular time of 3pm.  Hope to strum with you all then.

Here are the tunes we played:
Funky Kingston-Toots & The Maytals
Dream Baby-Roy Orbison
Harmonized C Major Scale
Louie, Louie-The Kingsmen
Mustang Sally-Wilson Pickett
I've Just Seen A Face-The Beatles
Just One Look-Doris Troy
Ring of Fire-Johnny Cash
Trouble In Mind-New Lost City Ramblers
You're Sixteen
Louie, Louie-The Kingsmen
Hit The Road Jack-Ray Charles

Monday, May 7, 2012

May B.U.S.C. Meeting

Mother on the beach.
The May meeting of the Baywood Ukulele Social Club is this coming Sunday, May 13th at La Palapa Restaurant in downtown Baywood Park, California.  It's Mother's Day so we'll be starting the meeting one half hour earlier at 2:30pm.

Also, mark your calendar for the June meeting, Sunday, June 17th at 3pm.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

April Meeting Recap

Over 40 folks turned up for our April meeting.  Thanks to all who attended and, of course, to our rhythm section Ron on Kala U-Bass and Alec on percussion. Note that the May meeting falls on Mother's Day so we will be starting a half-hour earlier at 2:30pm.  Bring your mom!

Here are the tunes we played:

Singing In The Rain-Gene Kelly
Dream Baby-Roy Orbison
Harmonized C Major Scale
Louie, Louie-The Kingsmen
Mustang Sally-Wilson Pickett
Workin' For The Man-Roy Orbison
Whoo-Hoo-The Rock-A-Teens
Wild Thing-The Trogs
Stars On The Water-Rodney Crowell
Octopuses Garden-The Beatles
Hit The Road Jack-Ray Charles

Remember to work on these chord progressions for next month:
A minor-G-F-E7 (Hit The Road Jack)
C-C7-F-C-G7-F-C-G7 (12 Bar Blues)
Harmonized C Major Scale (C-Do, G7-Re, C-Mi, F-Fa, C-Sol, F-La, G7-Ti, C-Do)

Also, please vote in our new Favorite Songs of the Month Poll!


Sunday, April 15, 2012

April Meeting Today!

The April meeting of the Baywood Ukulele Social Club is today, April 15 at 3pm at La Palapa in downtown Baywood Park, California.  See you there!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

March Meeting Recap

The March meeting was our biggest yet with over fifty ukulele players on hand.  Thanks to all who attended and, of course, to our rhythm section Ron on Kala U-Bass and Alec on percussion.

Here are the tunes we played:

I Like It Like That-Dave Clark Five
Mustang Sally-Wilson Pickett
Teddy Bear-Elvis Presley
Under The Boardwalk-The Drifters
The Twist-Hank Ballard
If I Had A Hammer-Triny Lopez
All Together Now-The Beatles
Matilda-Harry Belafonte
Pearly Shells-Don Ho
Last Train To Clarksville-The Monkees
The Peppermint Twist-Joey Dee & The Starliters
Hit The Road Jack-Ray Charles

Remember to work on these chord progressions for next month:
A minor-G-F-E7 (Hit The Road Jack)
C-A minor-F-G7 (If I Had A Hammer)
C-C7-F-C-G7-F-C-G7 (12 Bar Blues)

Also work on picking the lick to Last Train To Clarksville:
C (open 3rd string) C (3rd fret 1st string) Doe-Doe
C (open 3rd string) C (1st fret 1st string) Doe-Tay
A (open 1st string) G (open 4th string) La-Sol

Also, please vote in our new Favorite Songs of the Month Poll!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Meeting This Sunday

The Baywood Ukulele Social Club will meet this coming Sunday, March 18, 2012 @ 3pm, La Palapa Mexican restaurant in beautiful downtown Baywood Park, California.  We'll be adding Elvis' Teddy Bear into the mix in the key of C, just like the original.

Meeting is free and open to all, no experience needed.  Loaner ukes available.  Many members stay after and dine.  Won't you join us?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Songs For Under The Boardwalk Screening

The Baywood Ukulele Social Club will perform three songs prior to the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival screening of Under The Boardwalk: A Ukulele Love Story starring the Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz.  We'll perform at 2pm on Sunday, March 11.  The venue is La Perla Del Mar in Shell Beach, CA.  Cost for the film is $10 for adults.

Here are links to the songs in the key of C.
New Orleans-Gary U.S. Bonds


Peppermint Twist-Joey Dee & The Starliters
(we'll play G7 instead of the G in the music)

Under The Boardwalk-The Drifters 


Email dville (at) teleport.com if you'd like to join us!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Cambria Uke Workshop

CAMBRIA
UKULELE WORKSHOP
 
"UKULELE TEN TIPS TO FINDING YOUR SOUND"
Ten easy & fun ways to create a sound that feels like you.
Try these tips before you change your strings!
 
&
 
"UKULELE TEN TIPS TO PLAYING UP THE NECK"
Ready to advance your skills?
This workshop will show you the basics you need to dress-up any song.
Don't be shy - it's easy!
 
Both workshops will be held on Saturday, March 10th
at my log cabin/surf shack on Weymouth Street in Cambria.
"Finding Your Sound" session starts at about 10AM
Lunch break after that (I'll cook but BYOB unless you like cheap wine)
"Playing Up the Neck" after lunch & through the afternoon.
 
Just $25 for both workshops w/handouts & lunch!
 
Be sure to let me know if other dates or places are better for you -
if you can supply at least 2 friends we can have a private session!
 
Questions, comments or to reserve a space :
 
805-235-1387
 
Hope you can make it!
 
leslie mark :)
 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Under The Boardwalk Sing-Along

The Baywood Ukulele Social Club has been invited to lead a twenty-minute sing-along prior to the screening of Under The Boardwalk: A Ukulele Love Story, a short film on the Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz.


The screening is Sunday, March 11th @ 2pm at La Perla Del Mar in Shell Beach.  If you would like to be part of the group leading the jam drop Jim an email asap! 


dville@teleport.com

Monday, February 13, 2012

February Meeting Recap

Well, we filled La Palapa with two hours of jam tunes on Sunday and literally took over the restaurant!
A welcome addition to the jam was percussionist Alec.

Here are the tunes we played:
Funky Kingston-Toots & The Maytals
You Are My Sunshine-Ray Charles
Blue Suede Shoes-Carl Perkins
Chains-The Beatles (The Cookies)
Matilda-Harry Belafonte
Careless Love-Trad.
Jug Band Music-Kweskin Jug Band
Another Saturday Night-Sam Cooke
First There Is A Mountain-Donovan
I Like It Like That-Dave Clark Five
Be Bop A Lula-Gene Vincent
Workin' In The Coal Mine-Lee Dorsey
All Together Now-The Beatles
Hit The Road Jack-Ray Charles
video

Monday, January 23, 2012

Next Meeting!

The next meeting of the Baywood Ukulele Social Club will be on Sunday, February 12, 2012, 3pm at La Palapa Mexican Restaurant on 2nd Street in downtown Baywood, California.  We had 50+ ukers at our January meeting and are looking for more!  Jose, our gracious host is turning the entire restaurant over to us that day so we'll have more room to strum and table service!  He'll also be offering some specials so bring your appetite and your ukulele.  More details to follow.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Jim D'Ville penned the cover story for this quarter's issue of James Hill's Ukulele Yes! eZine on the finer points of leading a ukulele jam.  "I like the article a lot," Jim recently said.

Click Here

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Ukulele Lessons Now Available

Due to popular demand, Kala Ukulele endorsee Jim D'Ville will begin offering private ukulele lessons on the central California coast.  All levels of students will be accepted.  Focus will be on Jim's "play by ear" approach.

Jim is an internationally recognized ukulele educator, author of the Play Ukulele By Ear DVD series, and host of the Play Ukulele By Ear blog (http://playukulelebyear.blogspot.com).  To schedule a lesson or for more information contact Jim at dville@teleport.com or 503-200-9584.