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NVUS 2nd Sun Primer Live+Virtual (2023)

Member Lessons @ NVUS
NVUS 2nd Sun Primer Live+Virtual (2023)


1:15 pm - 1:45 pm


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Ono Offshore
4515 Daly Drive, Suite N, Chantilly, VA, 20151

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PSA: We are now meeting in person at Ono Brewing Company’s Offshore facility. We will do our best to do both Live and Virtual (Zoom) — focus will be on the LIVE. Same Zoom link as shown here for those wishing to continue via Zoom. Otherwise, see really hope to see you at Ono Offshore.

Attend smartly. Please respect others around you is all we ask. This location can seat about 50 plus the support staff and NVUS leadership. We’ll give you as much space as we can given the space we use for both stage and Audio-Visual gear.

NVUS Primer’s and Lesson’s for Society members will be conducted via Zoom using different Zoom ID links. Group Lessons, Jams and Open Mic are also live and virtual — focus on the live. See the event on the schedule for details.

ONLINE: This Society Primer meeting Live and on Zoom is for Society members and will cover beginner to intermediate ‘ukulele skills. Focused on group playing. Useful for more advanced members, too. Click this link to be taken to the meeting:

Description: This Society meeting is a primer for our Society’s beginners to advanced (yes, advanced can both help and potentially learn new things). It may sometimes seems daunting to the very novice, but hang in there. Lots of help is all around you. While Moses is the main instructor, Dave B. and a few others have volunteered as an assistant instructors.  They will sometimes lead lessons. Any one of the designated instructors may lead this Society meeting.  They’ll also help those attending this session practice the signature songs using the basic chords. It will start 45 min before any of our main scheduled meetings (e.g. 2nd Sunday NVUS Group Lessons or 4th Sunday NVUS Jams).

Suggested readings:

  • Lesson Package 01: at a minimum
  • Lesson Packages 02 and 03: these basically are the same as 01 but in the keys of F and G, respectively
  • Strums and Rhythms cheat sheets

General Agenda:

  • Scales: certainly C scale but may also cover scales in F and G.
  • Basic major and 7th chords: used many of the jams songs, but in all of our signature songs, and practice exercises.
  • Chorded Scales: In the key of C – C, G7, C, F, C5, F, G7, C representing the harmony (chords) for the notes sung as do, re, mi, fa, and so on
  • Harmonized Chorded Scales: In the key of C – C, Dm, Em, F, G, Am, Bdim, C representing the harmony (chords) for the scale notes.

Other readings, pamphlets, cheat sheets on our website.

  • Ukulele Practice Finger Exercises (chromatic walks)
  • Blues Progression Cheat Sheet
  • Hawaiian Language Primer by Tonya Dale (NVUS has reprint permission by author)
  • Associated audio files in the Audio Catalog


RSVPs are closed for this event.

Members who are attending/attended this meeting:
  • Terry Durst
  • Moses Kamai
  • Ernie Dellinger
  • Lee Schumacher
  • Bob Gibson
  • Richard Govoni

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  1. Biggest focus at this NVUS meeting (tomorrow) will be Ke Aloha that we hope many of you join us at both Sep 16 Aloha One Strum at a Time Charity event by us and Cedar Run Brewery, AND Sep 23 6th Ono-versary Luau. Details on website (for sure on Sep 16, coming for Sep 23 — RSVP!!!)

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