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    Quote Originally Posted by YorkSteve View Post
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    Last night was our first attempt at our usual Tuesday night session going online. We used Zoom, and it worked pretty well. The person who set the meeting up had the power to mute or unmute everybody, so we took it in turns to lead a song, with everybody apart from the leader muted. For some this was a scary experience, as they had never sung solo in front of us before, but they all rose to the challenge and felt better for it.

    I may be back later with one of the songs we did.
    fantastic Steve. great to hear you folks are able to carry things on mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YorkSteve View Post
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    Last night was our first attempt at our usual Tuesday night session going online. We used Zoom, and it worked pretty well. The person who set the meeting up had the power to mute or unmute everybody, so we took it in turns to lead a song, with everybody apart from the leader muted. For some this was a scary experience, as they had never sung solo in front of us before, but they all rose to the challenge and felt better for it.

    I may be back later with one of the songs we did.
    There is someone there with the "power to mute" .. wow!!! Should be really interested to see one of your songs, Steve!
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    for me, I think any song w/ 3 chords or less is perfect for a uke group.
    3 chords have a way of levelling out skill differences between individuals,
    but, depending on the arrangement, can still provide solo opportunities for those who want to.
    this one, a 3 chord strumathon. Richard Thompson.
    kev and I took a swipe at it today.

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    Hello again, Geoff! Having real trouble with our Internet (never brilliant) at the moment ... it took ages to upload this, and I have tried to listen to other people's vids this week, but they keep buffering! Hopefully, I'll find a time of day (or night) when we have a better service ... there is obviously a very high demand just now. Anyway, I have seen this song in a number of uke group songbooks. The version here comes from the Mangotsfield Ukulele Jam songbook and has only three chords in the verse (A. A7 and D) and two in the chorus (C and Am). The "run down" on the C string is a bit of a killer, though - for me, anyway!

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    This is a really funny song an I „arranged“ it with a fantastic (lol lol lol) trombone solo. Have fun and keep on smiling


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    Another fine spring day on Teesside. Sods law, just as the stormy wet weather is replaced by fine weather, something crops up to prevent our enjoying it. Fortunately we have the seasons. You've been doing us proud and once again, there was a fine crop of songs yesterday.

    Here's another from me. Another Tom Paxton song, nice melody and basic four chords. I IV V & vi. This would work well in a uke group.
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    The Portland Ukulele Association (PUA) is so fun, but due to my increasingly hectic life, I haven't made it to a get-together in years. Long-distance, any uke lover can check PUA's ukulele-friendly arrangements of popular songs in the the PUA Green Book and Orange Book.

    To protect our community's health, PUA's March get-together was canceled. Here's a perfect-for-spring-in-Portland-Oregon song from the March song list (which they email out before every get-together).

    Just like at a ukulele jam, I only did one take here. And just like at a jam, I only realized I was playing the lead wrong after the song ended. Heh.



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    What a great idea, Steve!

    We may have to try this, too, even if we can't get all 30+ regulars to Zoom at once.

    Quote Originally Posted by YorkSteve View Post
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    Last night was our first attempt at our usual Tuesday night session going online. We used Zoom, and it worked pretty well. The person who set the meeting up had the power to mute or unmute everybody, so we took it in turns to lead a song, with everybody apart from the leader muted. For some this was a scary experience, as they had never sung solo in front of us before, but they all rose to the challenge and felt better for it.

    I may be back later with one of the songs we did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hendulele View Post
    What a great idea, Steve!

    We may have to try this, too, even if we can't get all 30+ regulars to Zoom at once.
    Was thinking the same myself. My open mic is looking into something similar, would love to give that a go with you guys as well.
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