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4th Sunday NVUS Primer (Online)

4th Sunday NVUS Primer (Online)


1:15 pm - 1:45 pm


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Ono Brewing
4520 Daly Dr Suite 102, Chantilly, VA, 20151

Event Type

ONLINE: URL to Join on Society’s Zoom will be posted here as a comment. This Zoom meeting is for Society members and their guests. You will need to have installed the Zoom app and have a userID on Zoom to gain access to our Zoom 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:
  • David Bartell
  • Moses Kamai
  • Manuel Vera
  • Hedi Kamai
  • Pam Bettcher
  • Tamara Hatley
  • Jean Schachner
  • John King
  • Paul Bigelman
  • Daniel Aloisi


  1. Here is the Primer Zoom link for those attending. This is a members meeting event. We will cover material to better prepare you to play from our ViVA Vienna set list (think of that set list as the 2020 set list for Society performances — anywhere).

    You do not need to have an account on Zoom but you will need to be a member of NVUS. Click the link below to gain access. Will not provide ID and Password — just the link, which is all you need.

    Zoom Meeting ID:

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