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Title: Mini rally in WY with music
Post by: Tom on September 17, 2016, 10:58:00 PM
This evening we had an "hors d'ouevres" evening at our lot. Thanks to Marsha, we had a great turnout, with a number of musicians in attendance. One of the guys mentioned that he played tuba with a uke group, and Chris convinced him to drive 'home' to get his instrument.

We had a singer or two join us, but this tuba player really knows how to play! He wants to join me in starting up a musical group here at Star Valley.
Title: Re: Mini rally in WY with music
Post by: Tom on September 18, 2016, 05:47:55 PM
A couple of lessons for "next time":
Title: Re: Mini rally in WY with music
Post by: UTTransplant on September 18, 2016, 06:01:22 PM
I am the queen of knowing the first verse of hundreds of songs but no more! I attend a sing along every few months, and the leader has sheets with words and chords. Mostly old standards and folks tunes since most of us are 50-70. We usually have someone playing spoons for percussion (great fun - wish I could do it!). Sadly we don't have a ukulele.  ::)
Title: Re: Mini rally in WY with music
Post by: Tom on September 18, 2016, 06:06:13 PM
Sometimes, all that's needed is the first verse  ;D

The last time I printed a ton of songsheets, nobody wanted to sing  :(
Title: Re: Mini rally in WY with music
Post by: Tom on September 19, 2016, 12:25:07 PM
The tuba player stopped by this morning with a draft announcement for the park newsletter - "musical group starting up, contact me or Tom".
Title: Re: Mini rally in WY with music
Post by: kdbgoat on September 19, 2016, 01:10:36 PM
Nice of you to volunteer to get that going. ???
Title: Re: Mini rally in WY with music
Post by: Tom on September 19, 2016, 06:30:49 PM
Several folks have stopped by to add to the comments received on Saturday about my 8-string Kala uke; It really "fills out" the music, and is my go-to instrument when not playing my banjouke.
Title: Re: Mini rally in WY with music
Post by: Tom on September 19, 2016, 08:05:59 PM
I heard today that our neighbor (who couldn't attend on Saturday) used to play the uke and sings. We're going to do a "music night" for him before we leave.
Title: Re: Mini rally in WY with music
Post by: Tom on September 21, 2016, 07:56:24 PM
I've been tweaking and rearranging various songs to add to my uke singalong portfolio. Numerous genres, but I really enjoy the kids singalong songs. Should have a good portfolio by the time we get back to WY next year.

There are numerous online sites with lead sheets.

I have numerous fake books at home (not with me in WY), but some of the arrangements leave a lot to be desired.