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    Default Fun day today

    Today I went and played music at a rest home for the residents there. I went and picked up the guy who got me started on the uke. He is 81. I picked him up and we went to the home and played for an hour. The residents loved it! I don't think we played anything newer than 1956! Ha! They sang along with just about every tune. Afterwards they came up and thanked us profusely. They said usually the only singers they get are church groups and appreciated the variety. It really was a great time to just sit there with our two ukes and play whatever we wanted. Just wanted to share.
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    Sounds fun. There is some really good pre-1956 music that's fun to play. Maybe you will get invited back.

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    Sounds like a good time was had by all!
    One is good. Anything more than that is gravy!

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    we did get invited back. I have to check my schedule first then I am going back!
    Quote Originally Posted by sukie View Post
    Sounds fun. There is some really good pre-1956 music that's fun to play. Maybe you will get invited back.
    Enjoy life, it's temporary.

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    What a wonderful thing for you to do!

    I need to get back into that. Years ago I sang with a caroling group that played rest homes for the holidays. We usually performed in a rec room, then the rest of the singers would go down the hallways to sing to the residents who weren't able to make it, usually because they weren't ambulatory or were hooked up to IVs. I would stay behind and play some solo pieces on my classical guitar.

    You won't find a more appreciative audience anywhere. It's a great confidence builder and if you make a flub, they're very forgiving.

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    Good for you, Rem. My mother lives in a retirement center, and the residents plan their days around concerts like this, and they talk about it afterward. I'm glad you enjoyed it, and your playing in performance situations will improve quickly.
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    That's terrific to hear.
    Kathryn

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    That story made my day. Makes me want to put together an oldies set list and just go for it...
    -joe
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    Super. That's what it's all about.

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    Nice job Dean. Especially during the holidays. It sounds like a win win situation!

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