Next Playlist

Playlist for next Edmonton Ukulele Circle

Bogani Cafe, November 19. 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!

Fever, 118

Fly Me to the Moon, 119

Forever Young, 120

Five Hundred Miles, 121

From a Distance, 122

Freight Train, 123

For All We Know, 124

Fun, Fun, Fun, 125

Garden Song, 126

Girl, 127

Goin’ Out of My Head, 128

Good Riddance, 129

Groovin’, 130

Goodnight, My Someone, 131

The Great Pretender, 132

Hallelujah, 133

Happy Days Are Here Again, 134

Hello! Ma Baby, 134

Hello Mary Lou, 135

Hanalei Moon, 136

The Hawaiian Turn Around, 137

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.)

Cafe Blackbird, November 27
9640 142 Street, 6:30-8:30

Player’s Choice (always) plus Repertoire Lists (if any) TBA.

Cafe Blackbird, December 11
9640 142 Street, 6:30-8:30

Player’s Choice (always) plus Repertoire Lists (if any) TBA.

Bogani Cafe, December 17. Leaderless today — drop by for some holiday musical anarchy!
2023 111 Street. 2 – 4:30 (playlist starts at 2:30, warmup and wander-in at 2)

Playlist: Player’s Choice today. There is some holiday music in the Yellow Book, or we can play anything you like. There will be folks there with some other music, and we’ll post a few here as well for you to print at home if you want. Want something of your own? Bring enough copies for 20, or ask (in advance, of course!) if we have it in our vast collections!

Cafe Blackbird, *** NO CIRCLE December 25 *** Have a wonderful day! Another event or rescheduled circle may happen (or may not) on a different day. If so, you will be advised!

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.