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2nd Sunday NVUS Primer [Live & Virtual] (Jun 2022)

Member Lessons @ NVUS
2nd Sunday NVUS Primer [Live & Virtual] (Jun 2022)


1:15 pm - 1:45 pm


Bookings closed


Ono Offshore
4515 Daly Drive, Suite N, Chantilly, VA, 20151

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PSA: We are meeting in person now at Ono Brewing Company’s Offshore until a change occurs. We will do our best 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 Offshore

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 Live and on Zoom is for Society members and will cover beginner to intermediate ‘ukulele skills. Focused on group playing. Useful for more advanced members, too. 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


RSVPs are closed for this event.

Members who are attending/attended this meeting:
  • Moses Kamai
  • Sharon Peters
  • John King
  • Paul Bigelman
  • Alan Cyr
  • Sheryl Pierce


  1. Was great seeing everyone today. Even some we haven’t seen in a long time (and who didn’t RSVP).

    Today was a very densely packed set of lessons on both Primer and Group Lessons. We covered basic scales for the Primer — back to basics.

    • Alan, sorry. Interesting as I’m using the same link to start it up at Ono Offshore… Glad you hung and waited for us on the Group Lesson link.

  2. Sorry but will have to cancel today. I broke my wrist yesterday. Hope to be there next time. Sharon Peters

  3. Bigger crowd today… bring your lesson packages 01. And if you’re staying, I’ll be bringing some hand outs.

    • Looking forwrd to meeting you. Remember this is at the Ono Offshore and not at their Ono Brewing Tasting Room location

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