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Playlist for next Edmonton Ukulele Circle

Cafe Blackbird, February 26
9640 142 Street, 6:30-8:30

Player’s Choice (always)

Cafe Blackbird, March 12
9640 142 Street, 6:30-8:30

Player’s Choice (always)

Bogani Cafe, March 18. Led by Greg R. Thanks, Greg!
2023 111 Street. 2 – 4:30 (playlist starts at 2:30, warmup and wander-in at 2)

Playlist: BLUE BOOK (Daily Ukulele Leap Year) Don’t have one? Come sit with someone and share!

I Just Called to Say I Love You, 155
I Heard It Through the Grapevine, 156
I Love How You Love Me, 158
I Only Want to Be With You, 159
I Saw the Light, 160
I Don’t Know Why (I Just Do), 161
I Think We’re Alone Now, 162
I Wanna Be Free, 163
I Want You Back, 164
I Whistle A Happy Tune, 166
I Wish You Love, 167
I Will Survive, 168

Please note our new location. It is at the back of the restaurant.

Around 3:30, we’ll have an Open Mic. Come prepared to lead or sing a song of your choice. There’ll be a sign-up sheet.

Want to lead a song of your own choosing? Welcome! (Bring 20 copies of the chart if it’s not in The Daily Ukulele Leap Year Edition.) You don’t need to make copies if you’re performing instead of leading the whole group.

First timers will get a standing ovation, thunderous applause, and shouts of encouragement.

We Answer Your Questions In Advance Sometimes

How does Player’s Choice work?

Way #1: You can show up and decide on the fly what song you’d like to lead from the Blue or Yellow books (Beloff’s Daily Ukulele/Daily Ukulele Leap Year).

Way #2: You can bring printed music and hand it out at the Circle. (20 copies minimum, 35 if people are going to have one each) We’ll keep one copy for posterity, but you can of course take the rest home if you like.

Way #3: You could decline to lead a song by passing on your turn to lead, and just show up to play.

Way #4: If you wanted, you could ask for a song, and ask someone else to lead for you. However, we’re a pretty friendly bunch and leading your own song is fun and easy.

Way #5: You can also forewarn people if you think they’d like to practice first. (Hint: many people would love to practice first. A chance to run through the song before playing it in public is often the difference between playing successfully and whoopsing it all except C and G.)

  • You could announce your song (or make your printed music available in advance) at any Circle for the next one.
  • You can post your song choice on the main page Circle announcement, and others can arm themselves with some technique. Find the announcement for the next Circle, and put your comment there.

That sounds good, but there’s at least one song in that book with 18 chords. If I learn too many, I might forget some of the stuff I already know.

That’s an excellent opportunity to drink the delicious hot beverage you bought at the Cafe and listen to the music. Or you could just play the chords you know and skip the rest. We’re cool. Chances are that others at the Circle are choosing songs of varying complexity, and there will certainly be some you can play.

What’s a repertoire list?

Repertoire Lists are groups of songs that we want to be able to rely upon for performance pieces. You can see them on the Repertoire page, which will grow as we add songs. Currently, the pieces are primarily from the books, but more advanced lists will eventually contain arrangements from other sources.

When we use them, we usually pick one list to go through, with another in reserve to “cherry-pick” from if people pass on choosing their own song.

Okay, but I’m new, and that sounds scary! What if there’s an FMaj7 chord in there?

Do not be afraid. James Hill will show you how to deal.

Or, find a friend and get them to play F while you play Am. What? WHAT? You just teamed FMaj7… polychord style.