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Musical days
« on: May 11, 2016, 06:37:52 PM »
An interesting and enjoyable couple of days...

Yesterday we attended our retired guys club mothers day luncheon. Entertainment was provided by William Florian, lead singer for the New Christy Minstrels, playing guitar and singing some old favorites. A great show.

At the end of his show, I was asked to "come up and sing", my customary leading of the singing of God Bless America. How the heck do you follow a professional act like Florian's?
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Re: Musical days
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2016, 06:40:38 PM »
Last evening was our weekly ukulele practice.

Today we had another great afternoon with Gifted And Talented Education middle school kids. 20 Delta Strummers turned up to work with 22 GATE students. We taught them to play (strum) chords and switch, in addition to reading lead sheets. Following some group teaching, we split into 1-on-1 coaching. Within an hour they were playing 3- and 4-chord songs.

I was fortunate to work with a student who is learning to play electric bass and plays in the school jazz band. Although he plays (picks) notes on the bass, he picked (no pun) up strumming chords pretty quickly. I was soon left wondering what else I could teach him in the remaining time.
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Re: Musical days
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2016, 12:17:54 AM »
An interesting and enjoyable couple of days...

Yesterday we attended our retired guys club mothers day luncheon. Entertainment was provided by William Florian, lead singer for the New Christy Minstrels, playing guitar and singing some old favorites. A great show.

At the end of his show, I was asked to "come up and sing", my customary leading of the singing of God Bless America. How the heck do you follow a professional act like Florian's?

Tom, I'm sure you were up to the task and did a fine job!! :-)
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Re: Musical days
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2016, 10:33:13 AM »
Hope so Jim. Last time he performed for us, right in the middle of his act he asked me to join him on stage to "sing the next few songs". I'm not afraid of performing, but I was worried I might screw up his act. So I just sat there shaking my head.
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Re: Musical days
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2016, 01:04:03 AM »
Tom,

Next time go for it!
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Re: Musical days
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2016, 01:42:18 AM »
Hope so Jim. Last time he performed for us, right in the middle of his act he asked me to join him on stage to "sing the next few songs". I'm not afraid of performing, but I was worried I might screw up his act. So I just sat there shaking my head.

 A Welshman would never do that!   ;)
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Re: Musical days
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2016, 10:49:14 AM »
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Next time go for it!

Funnily enough, he told me just that in an email I received a couple of days ago.
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Re: Musical days
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2016, 01:47:16 AM »
Funnily enough, he told me just that in an email I received a couple of days ago.

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