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NVUS 4th Sun Primer (Jun 2024)

NVUS 4th Sun Primer (Jun 2024)


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 now meeting in person at Ono Brewing Company’s Offshore facility. We may occasionally do both Live and Virtual (Zoom or MS Teams). We really hope to see you at Ono Offshore.

Please respect others around you is all we ask. This location can seat about 50 plus the support staff and NVUS leadership. We can put out more chairs as necessary.

Description: This Society meeting is a primer for our Society’s beginners. It may sometimes seem daunting to the very novice but hang in there. Lots of help is all around you. Moses K. & Dave B. are our primary instructors. Other Society members can volunteer to lead this Society meeting, just ask and we can plan it in.  These instructors may 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
  • Standard NVUS Strums v2.1: list of all the possible strums NVUS uses, some more than others like TS (Thump-Strum)
  • Finger Exercises Cheat Sheet: recommended closed chord exercises: minor 7ths (single barre shape), shapes — F7 (closed), Bb, Diminished 7ths to develop clean tones/pitches on each string.
  • 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.


RSVPs are closed for this event.

Members who are attending/attended this meeting:
  • Moses Kamai
  • David Bartell
  • Lee Schumacher
  • Grace Kim
  • Wally Bloomfield
  • Gary Haskins
  • Marianne Bernhard
  • Tamara Hatley
  • Richard Tucker
  • Theresa Derr


  1. Just a reminder to all who signed up — if you RSVP for just Primer, it does not automatically RSVP you to the Jams. You have to RSVP for them separately as some members come to one or the other and not both.

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