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) if you'd like to join us!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Cambria Uke Workshop

Ten easy & fun ways to create a sound that feels like you.
Try these tips before you change your strings!
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 :
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!