Thursday, August 4th 5:30pm Live Jam

When and Where

Thursday, August 4th, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, at the Edgewater Library,  25 Stepneys Ln, Edgewater MD.

What to expect?

This is a 3 hour open jam. In the first hour, we will concentrate on beginner friendly music, and as always, the music we play is up to you.

Jams have remained small, but more people are coming out. Here is what a recent jam looked like (at Crofton Library on May 28th, 2022).

Who should come? (Answer: you)

Beginners are always welcome! Here is what a beginner looks like about 45 minutes. into a UkeAnnapolis jam.

Come if you just want to sing, listen, clap hands, or dance.

What to bring?

*Your Ukulele(s)
*”The Daily Ukulele” songbooks (yellow cover and blue covers) by Liz and Jim Beloff if you have them
*Music stand if you have one

The next in person jam will be Tuesday, August 9th, at the Crofton (MD) Library.

See you there,
John
uke@jcochran.net

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In Person Jams Return

Now that the omicron spike in COVID seems to be over, UkeAnnapolis is cautiously restarting in person jams. For the complete list of jams, see the calendar.

  • Sunday, March 20th (the first day of Spring) from 10:00a to noon, Pines on the Severn beach pavilion was cool but a blast. We have Eddie, John, Keith, Bob, Young, Jim, and Alice (and I`m taking the picture).
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Edgewater Library Beginner Strum Along

When and Where

The Edgewater, MD, library continues its beginner strum along series through November.  Edgewater Community Library, 25 Stepneys Ln, Edgewater, MD 21037.  Please visit their site and register if you wish to attend.

  • July 16th from 10:00am to 12 noon
  • September 10th from 10:00am to 12 noon
  • October 15th from 10:00am to 12 noon
  • November 19th from 10:00am to 12 noon

NOTE:  These events are not UkeAnnapolis events and do not replace the UkeAnnapolis jam on the same day.   There are two events.

 

What To Expect

This is a two hour “class” for those who are new to ukulele or want a refresher.   We will cover minimal music theory, enough parts of the ukulele so you can follow along, what chords are and how to play  them, what ukulele music looks like and how to use the music to play whatever music you like.

 

What To Bring

*Your ukulele if you have one.   If not, come anyway… there will be ukuleles you can use.

* A music stand if you have one.

*An idea about what kind of music you want to play.

* A curious mind.

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UkeAnnapolis Zoom Jams…

Zoom Of course, the Zoom jams continue.  The Zoom link is sent to the mailing list, so if you’d like to attend, join by clicking the link in the menu.

  • Saturdays from 1:00 to 3:00pm except when there is an in person jam (see above)

What to expect?

The jams are open jams, by which I mean that we will play whatever music you want (there is no set list).  Pick something from Our Music or from the Daily Ukulele.  We encourage you to bring music you love to share.  Especially on Tuesdays and Fridays, bring your questions, and we will try to answer them.

Who should come? (Answer: you)

Beginners are always welcome! We don’t set a specific time for beginners — come when you can, and we will help you get started.

If you play a different instrument, please come and play with us. We’ve had harmonica, mandolin, guitar, drums and other percusion, cello.

Come if you just want to sing, listen, clap hands, or dance.

What to bring?

  • Your Ukulele(s
  • “The Daily Ukulele” songbooks (yellow AND blue covers) by Liz and Jim Beloff if you have them
  • Music stand if you have one

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Song Sample

Here is a list of the songs we played on Friday, August 20th, and Saturday, August 21st. Songs are listed alphabetically. A few of then were played each day. As you can see, we were on a train jag.

  • chattanooga choo choo
  • city of new orleans
  • come and go with me
  • freight train
  • five hundred miles
  • folsom prison blues
  • green green grass of home
  • hobo’s lullaby
  • i’ve been working on the railroad
  • kansas city
  • king of the road
  • last train to clarksville
  • locomotion
  • midnight special
  • on the road again
  • people get ready
  • this train is bound for glory
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Typical Music

Here is a list of the music we played on recent Friday and Saturday (March 26 and 27, 2021) jams via Zoom (more or less in the order we played them, and we did play Red Red Robin once on each day):

Freight Train

Easter Parade

The Garden Song

Red Red Robin

April Showers

After You’ve Gone

Oh What a Beautiful Morning

Bill Bailey

I’ll Be Seeing You

Smiles

It’s Only a Paper Moon

April Come She Will

The Four Seasons – Spring (yep — Vivaldi)

Bicycle Built For Two

Daydream

Summer Song

The Summer Wind

De Colores

Good Day Sunshine

Sweet Caroline

Cool Change

Sweet Baby James

Dream Lover

Red Red Robin

When You’re Smiling

Dream Baby

The Banana Boat Song

I Left My Heart In San Francisco

I’ll Be Seeing You

I’ll Follow The Sun

In The Sweet By and By

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UkeAnnapolis Virtual Jam

Jamming via Zoom is okay, but not like actually playing together. So…

We gathered individually made videos of members playing various instruments and singing The Cowboy Song from the movie Joe vs. the Volcano.

The resulting video is on YouTube. Click Here to view it.

We were inspired to do this by two videos. Thanks for the inspiration.

Ukulele Jim has a darling video of the same song. Click Here.

Friends of RC101 made an enjoyable video of Whiskey Before Breakfast. Click Here.

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UkeAnnapolis Jams Online

When

Saturdays from 1:00 to 3:00pm until further notice.. Switching back to in person jams depends on how the corona virus is doing….

Where

On your computer, smart phone, or tablet via the internet or for audio only participation by dialing in using any telephone.

What To Expect

You will receive an email (assuming you’ve joined the mailing list) with login instructions and the phone numbers.

During the jam, it will be impossible to play along together like in a normal, in person, jam due to internet time delays. So one person will be designated to lead a song or two, then another person, etc., and everyone else will strum along.

We will play songs from the Liz and Jim Beloff “Daily Ukulele” (yellow cover, 365 songs version). In addition, we will have some songs to share on screen, so use the largest screen you have.

Who Should Come

On line jams are not good for instruction. At our in person jams, we always invite and help beginning players, but that really isn’t possible on line. Instead, join the Friday night beginners’ jams.

See you there! Be safe!
John
uke@jcochran.net

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