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2nd Sunday NVUS Virtual Primer (Feb 2021)

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Date(s) - 02/14/2021
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 using different Zoom ID links. 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: This Society Primer meeting on Zoom is for Society members and will cover beginner to intermediate ‘ukulele skills.
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


Bookings are closed for this event.

Number of Attendees: 9

  • Alan Cyr
  • Allison Denny
  • Jane Newman
  • Moses Kamai
  • Bob Gibson
  • David Bartell
  • John King
  • Marianne Bernhard


  1. Have had trouble logging in for the past 2 sessions (beginner-intermediate lessons). I have just changed my password. Zoom indicates “Host has another meeting in progress” Is the issue with my sign-in or your website. I was originally logged in as, but my new email is I receive the NVUS Newsletters at my new email address. Can the member manager please check my member info? Thanks so much.Jane

    • Hello Jane,

      You do have to use the right Zoom ID’s for the right meeting. There are 3 — 1) 2nd Sunday Primer, 2) 2nd Sunday Group Lessons, and 3) 4th Sunday Primer. The jams and songs is a live stream on YouTube. You don’t need your books because we provide the songs right on the screen. The 4th Sunday Ukulele Open Mic is live stream from Facebook. So, 3 Zoom IDs, 1 YouTube Live, and 1 Facebook Live. This was why you got the Zoom message that we were in another meeting — you must have used 2nd Sunday Primer instead of the 4th Sunday Primer. Because I’m already in the 4th Sunday Primer Zoom session you got that message.

      On all Zoom meetings you have to first sign into Zoom with their userID and their password. Once you ensure you’ve logged in to Zoom, you click our link from our site and it will auto-start Zoom (if you have your Zoom App stay logged in) and then log into our session. If your Zoom log in times out or it’s been a while since you last logged into Zoom, Zoom will as you to log back in to Zoom first, then starts your session.

      Good news, it won’t change the 3 Zoom ID’s for the year. Still need you to RSVP so we know you’re coming.

      On logging into your account. The email is only for contacting you, as in the newsletter or where to send confirmations for meetings you RSVP. You should be signing on with your UserID.

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