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    Default Tampa Bay Ukulele Club Does it Again

    Just got back from the Tampa Bay Ukukule Clubs annual Fall getaway. Wow, this club is a class act. The event was in a great venue, in a location convenient to nearby expressways, and was organized and run by a large crew of dedicated club members. This year's session leaders included Jim D'Ville, Craig Chee, Julia Nunes, Sarah Maisel, Uncle Elvis, Julie Austin, Steve and Amanda Boisen, Julie Austin, and a super, new TBUC performing artist, Jay Nunes and his new band, the Jukes. The food was great, the people fantastic, and the performers loved it as much as we did. I wouldn't consider missing one. To those who were there, can I get an AMEN?
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    Yeah, it was awesome! And I met Freeda, a regular contributor here. Mim was there, too, and Mike from Uke REpublic. The talent was 1st rate! Jay Nunes band names is the Jukes, though...and they are good!
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    It was a great festival! I loved it being all (classes, concerts, food and lodging) in one place. The entertainers were great. The workshops were good. Craig Chee had a great class. One part of it -- 8 beats that sound insanely complicated -- was a real highlight. I am a HUGE Craig Chee fan. I know this will sound weird, but that technique was worth the whole price for me. Well, and his performance. And everybody else's. And I met a bunch of new friends. And saw some dear friends I already had. gee, it was a terrific weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickie View Post
    Yeah, it was awesome! And I met Freeda, a regular contributor here. Mim was there, too, and Mike from Uke REpublic. The talent was 1st rate! Jay Nunes band names is the Jukes, though...and they are good!
    - - Thanks, my hearing is as bad as I thought it was. I guess that's the reason that half the time, I couldn't tell which chord they were calling out....was that a G7, C7, or a D7????? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by sukie View Post
    It was a great festival! I loved it being all (classes, concerts, food and lodging) in one place. The entertainers were great. The workshops were good. Craig Chee had a great class. One part of it -- 8 beats that sound insanely complicated -- was a real highlight. I am a HUGE Craig Chee fan. I know this will sound weird, but that technique was worth the whole price for me. Well, and his performance. And everybody else's. And I met a bunch of new friends. And saw some dear friends I already had. gee, it was a terrific weekend.
    Wow, I hope you got an award for "Furthest Traveled"!
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    I am looking forward to attending one of the festivals, they sound like a lot of fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moore Bettah Ukuleles View Post
    Wow, I hope you got an award for "Furthest Traveled"!
    Nope! Kim came from New Mexico!

    Totally worth it.

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    Great festival! I did not think it was possible, but I had more fun than I did last year! I learned so much and got in a lot of jamming. The concerts were fantastic! I hope I can make back next year!

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    Great event, great workshops (wish I could have caught all the optional ones). For me the highlight was Sarah Maisel's workshop, Moving Up the Fretboard. She inspired me with her story on how in the beginning, each week she tried to replace one of her common first position chords with a new higher one and little by little she was able to work her way up..seems a doable approach. Jim D'Ville's workshop on ear training really was an ah-ha moment for me. I'd been working on theory and understanding chord progressions but his technique helped me to go beyond just knowing what are the common progressions. You begin to understanding the feeling each position projects, so between the two bits of info, you can often anticipate the next chord (very helpful). A wonderful time, wish I could have stayed up for the late jams, but I was a lightweight, maybe next year.
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    that all sounds really great! How do you find out about thing like this in enough advance to make plans? When do they normally post dates? Would love to cruise down in the RV and have a great time in Tampa!
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