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4th Sunday NVUS Primer (Apr Winter Schedule)

Date(s) - 04/28/2019
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Number of Attendees: 12

Cafe Montmartre



Description: This Society meeting is a primer for our Society’s beginners. It may sometimes seems daunting to the very novice, but hang in there. Lots of help is all around you. While there is always a main Society instructor on the stage, there are other more advanced Society members to help the main instructor. Moses Kamai is the main Society instructor who has David Bartell, Christy Kinder, Larry Burke, Jessica Suchecki, and others help and sometimes lead lessons. Any one of the these may lead this Society meeting. When available, they will also help those attending this session practice the signature songs using these 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 (click here).
  • Lesson Packages 02 and 03: these basically are the same as 01 but in the keys of F and G, respectively (click here for lesson 2 and here for lesson 3)
  • Strums and Rhythms cheat sheets [basically any cheat sheet or primer in the File Folder – Lesson Pamphlets, Booklets, and Sheets are useful for a Primer: // –> click here]
  • NVUS Songbook Chord (progression) [basically a songbook crib sheet of chords — still need a chord chart or chord book if you don’t know the chords — best is to look at your other Society member’s hands and maybe ask them later: To go to the folder click here]

General Agenda:

  • Scales: See the Lesson Packages which have scales C, F, and G as part of the lesson.
  • Basic major and 7th chords: used many of the jams songs, but in all of our signature songs, and practice exercises. (TBP – to be published)
  • 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. (See the Lesson Packages which have scales C, F, and G as part of the lesson)
  • Harmonized Chorded Scales: In the key of C – C, Dm, Em, F, G, Am, Bdim, C representing the harmony (chords) for the scale notes. (See the Lesson Packages which have scales C, F, and G as part of the lesson)

Will be reviewing techniques for the following set list.


Bookings are closed for this event.

Number of Attendees: 12

  • Donna Cozart
  • Mary Kay Stine
  • Larry and Linda Burke
  • Barbara Weigand
  • John Dodds
  • Rudi rudolph
  • Eric R
  • Jessica Suchecki
  • Moses Kamai
  • Alan Cyr
  • Lynette


  1. It’s in the NVUS Jams Catalog (see Files | Download | NVUS Jams Catalog), but here’s the direct link: //

  2. I am very excited to attend my first ukulele gathering. It will be a learning experience and great fun!

    • Rudi, looking forward to meeting you! So, we know who you are, how about posting a picture of you on your profile?

  3. FYI, I will be on vacation for the month of May and will resume my attendance at primer meetings/lessons in June.

    • Hello Barbara, thank you for the insight to your schedule. No worries! We’ll see you when you get back and sorry to miss you for the ViVA Vienna. Next NVUS performance you can join us on stage with the rest of your fellow members.

    • Barabara, looking forward to meeting you! Would you mind posting a photo of you on your profile so we know what you look like? We have a number of numbers joining us tomorrow.

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