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4th Sunday Monthly Jams and Songs (Nov 2019)

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 11/17/2019
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Number of Attendees: 16

Location
Cafe Montmartre

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Part of the Jams will be playing through this set list for Society’s set list for the Reston Town Centre Holiday Showcase performances (Dec 7 and Dec 15 — check out the calendar events). Yes, we want you to be there. RSVP today for this jams and the performances — the County and Reston Association love us; why else would they ask us back every year!!!

This is a regular monthly meeting; so, come one, come all — beginners, too. RSVP early or as soon as you know you can make it.

NVUS Song books (Main, Tall Oaks, and Holiday Music) are online in our file folders. These are arrangements specifically for NVUS use at jams and performances.

Jams format:

  1. Admin/Announcements: We will try to do admin (like go over uke fest and upcoming concerts, workshops, etc.) at the very beginning; and a reminder at the end.
  2. Society members led songs: Make sure you bring copies up to the front table that is reserved for the NVUS jam leader and sound lead. Minimum copies should be around 15 (~1 per table). Ideally, 1 per person. Optimally, 75% of those who RSVP’d. Remember to post your song to the Society files (“Monthly Jams Folder”).
  3. Signature songs: Will be played some time during the entire jams meeting. In general, you can count on Sweet Wahine being the last song we play. Since every one is warmed up and bashfulness tossed aside, should get more solo players, right?

Society Member Led Songs:

  • Know your song enough — this isn’t lessons but a jam session.  Also, you “CAN” just jump into a song, but a well led song has generally 3 parts: An Intro, The song, and the ending/outro.  Think about and give attending advanced and intermediate members a chance to solo in your song — if you’re comfortable with it.
  • Help your fellow members — announce the key, progression if you know it, strum if you can describe it (e.g. Calypso/Do Wop – DxDUxUDU, etc).
  • Help for You — There are always some brave Society members who would help, if you ask.  If you want back up (UBass, Fills/Breaks, Harmony singing), it would be nice for you to pre-coordinate — but ask the leads, they might be able to wing it that day.

NVUS Leaders/Teachers Led Songs:

  • Typically out of The Society song books — most common are Fox on the Run, Shady Grove, Molokai Slide, 5 foot 2, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, NVUS Banana Boat Song, My Little Grass Shack, and Under the Boardwalk, to name a few
  • Lesson Exercise Songs — could be any one of the songs used in group lessons. These are usually found in the NVUS Jams Catalog
  • Same as Society Member Led Songs — see above.

Key to jams — Keep it simple, simple, simple; and play, play, play — and most of all

HAVE FUN!

In addition to your other songbook material, don’t forget to bring your Holiday Songbook — current version is 5.0. Check out recent newsletter for all the links in the resources section. Below is the set list for the upcoming Holiday Showcases.

NVUS 2019 Reston Town Centre Holiday Showcase Set List

Song Lead / Notes p. Video
Winter Wonderland Play staccato for beginning verses
If there is a solo, played with same notes as chord.
37 //youtu.be/ruJPkSIG6hA
Angels We Have Heard On High Moses – Intro is whole first verse Only 1st verse is unison, rest of the song is sung in harmony if you can 1 //youtu.be/s5UrA5i3ieA
O Little Town of Bethlehem David (Backup: Moses) 27 //youtu.be/iPifKaX9faY
I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas David / Moses jazz intro [?] 12 //youtu.be/yHZZ-MhIDpA
Deck the Halls  Moses or David Leads 5 //youtu.be/qQ_JbXcuoTU
Jingle Bell Rock / Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree Moses or David leads but all sing 17 //youtu.be/T8NBNthpLRI
Blue Christmas Solo lead sings 1st verse solo, then all sing next two, then instrumental, then all sing last two, tag last line. 3 //youtu.be/5HYvTP16qwI
I’ll Be Home For Christmas First time through – Moses sings solo. Second time through – hum or Ooohh from “I’ll” to “presents under the tree”. You can play a 7th chord rather than the 9th. 11 //youtu.be/7AZtA3Fwshw
God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman Moses (David on Dec 5) Clap to rhythm if you’re having trouble playing chords 7 //youtu.be/n8Ed0fFe58I
In the Bleak Midwinter (Tentative Song) David or Moses solo intro and turn-arounds Don’t play the ‘F’ chord with Janet’s instrumental turn-arounds – They are above “… age …” and “… heart …” (4th and 8th lines) 13 //youtu.be/E2pSd9gLPMo
Away in a Manger Moses Leads (back up: David) 2 //youtu.be/ZKQmmx0-LgU
Jingle Bells / Mele Kalikimaka Don’t stop playing between songs, continuous medley 19 //youtu.be/2iUYeg2hzAk
Here Comes Santa in Red Canoe Moses leads 9 //youtu.be/6ypsHzwYR14
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas Moses Solo on slow line “When the clock is striking twelve, when I’m fast asleep” Chords for that phrase are singe down strums.  Everyone joins back in after that line Instrumental end of 2nd verse: Moses or David Tag and repeat last phrase of last line… as solo by the lead 21 TBP
Little Drummer Boy (Tentative Song) Rhythm: staccato down strums only 23 //youtu.be/A-dMqv8LltQ
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear Moses or David Leads Video has 3 verses – See sheet on arrangement – Solo singer verse 1, Solo Instrumental, all sing on ending of instrumental verse, all sing verse 3.  Tag 3 times 15 //youtu.be/A2jvIopEPFE
Mary’s Boy Child Moses solo 1st verse Sing rest of song as written 25 //youtu.be/Knn2FP_rt64
What Child Is This? Moses [REMEMBER TO NOT START SO FAST] 35 //youtu.be/6rgog7b5IDg
Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer Moses or David Leads – Intro is a Solo; All come in “Rudolph” — sing 2 times; 2nd time with echo phrases 28 //youtu.be/2pJEfhQYRNw
Silent Night Hawaiian, German: Moses leads
Spanish: Gwen or David leads
Others can/should join the languages, if they know the language well Key C
29 //youtu.be/qHB8hy8aiZA
Feliz Navidad  Moses / David Leads 6 //youtu.be/Q2jVlxNnMbo
We
Wish You a Merry Christmas
Moses OR David Leads 33 //youtu.be/bSmJCB-H9v8

Bookings

Bookings are closed for this event.

Number of Attendees: 16

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  • Moses Kamai
  • Joyce Doyle
  • Donna Cozart
  • Mitchell
  • Kristen D Snellings
  • Terry Durst
  • Linda B.
  • Marianne Bernhard
  • David Bartell
  • zoja senic-estey
  • Brian Owsenek
  • Shima Vosti
  • Paul Vosti
  • Daniel Aloisi
  • Audrey J. Adair

1 Comment

  1. Updated version of the Holiday Songbook chord list to v5.0 (2017) to match the current songbook (was already done but never posted — sorry, my bad).

    //www.nova-uke.org/download/44/nvus-official-song-books/2304/nvus-holiday-songbook-v5-0-2017-chords-list.pdf

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