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2nd Sunday NVUS Virtual Primer (Jun 2020)

Date(s) - 06/14/2020
1:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Number of Attendees: 9

Virtual Online



PSA: Until we have a clear indication of conducting our regularly scheduled meetings at Ono Brewing Co., we will continue to have our meetings virtually. NVUS Primer’s and Lesson’s for Society members will be conducted via Zoom. Jams will be open to the public and streamed Live via YouTube. NVUS Open Mic will be conducted using a combination of technologies and streamed on Facebook Live.

ONLINE: Zoom ID will be posted here as a comment. This Zoom meeting is for Society members and will cover beginner to intermediate ‘ukulele skills.

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


Bookings are closed for this event.

Number of Attendees: 9

  • Catherine Miranda
  • Moses Kamai
  • Alan Cyr
  • Hedi Kamai
  • David Bartell
  • Paul Bigelman
  • Beverly H Fine
  • Paul Vosti


  1. Sorry those who missed participating in today’s Primer and Lesson’s session. Not sure why GoDaddy went down at an inopportune time. In discussions with them now. If you want you can contact me and I can try to go over it.

    Bottom line – we’re invited to submit a group video. We need your video by this Friday night (Thu is better, and grudgingly we’ll accept them on Saturday morning). We can’t take them later as it eats into editing time David and I have to do to submit on time for the group.

    • Zoom asked me to log in and I tried using my club id and password and it didn’t work. What login and password should we be using?

    • We figured it out – we needed to log in to with our zoom login and password.

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