Date(s) - 08/08/2021
1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Number of Attendees: 2
Ono Brewing Company
PSA: We are meeting in person now at Ono Brewing Co. until a change occurs. We will do the best that we can 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 you at Ono’s.
Attend smartly. We will not ask for your vax card, nor ask if you have been vaccinated. Respect others around you is all we ask. We can comfortably seat about 20-30 with social safe distancing (I think). There is a table in front of the leaders/teachers, please stay 6′ from that. We’ll give you as much space as we can.
NVUS Primer’s and Lesson’s for Society members will be conducted via Zoom using different Zoom ID links. Jams and Open Mic are also live and virtual. See the event on the schedule for details.
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: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89830860407?pwd=K1hhRGJSRkdpaW5YV2VNaGw1OTVQQT09
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).
- 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 (any of these topics may be chosen):
- 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.
- Picking with a plectrum (flat or thumb pick): — Moses uses a thumb pick — how to hold pick, pick melodies, and exercises to begin picking.
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
- Linda Ward
- Moses Kamai