South Shore Ukulelians
American Legion Hall on Wednesdays.Just about every Wednesday evening we get together in the meeting room upstairs at the American Legion Hall. Our weekly ukulele meetup includes full bar, draft beer (we are allowed to bring any food we want) with plenty of singing, strumming and laughing. We attract 50 to 60 players a week, from beginners to intermediates to seasoned players. We have beginner lessons as well as loaner ukuleles and song books so ANYONE can come and give it a try. Admission: FREE! We just ask that you support our host by buying a drink. What have you got to lose? As our leader, Bob Fannan, says "It'll change your life!"
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Every Wednesday 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
January 9 through April 8, 2020 we are on Winter Break. During this time the "Dark Night" Ukulelians will meet weekly on Wednesdays from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the American Legion Hall. This is an informal group with no leaders or sound equipment. Players sit in a circle and take turns choosing songs to play from the Ukulelian Songbook or songs that they bring to share with the group. All levels of players are welcome. A few ukuleles and songbooks are available for loan.
American Legion Hall Spring 2017
Lake Tahoe Golf Course 2016
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South Shore Ukulelians
Ukuleles of Tahoe
This smaller group meets at 1pm
For more information and current schedule
contact the Senior Center at 530-542-6094
This group also performs for the Skilled Nursing
Facility at Barton Hospital
Hawaiian Themed Tahoe Chamber Wine
Delta Strummers - Discovery Park and Brentwood areas
Funstrummers Band - Modesto
San Jose Ukulele Club - San Jose
Sons of The Beach Santa Cruz
Ukulele University - Sacramento
Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz
|Local Ukulele Shops
Play Your Own Music in Carson City has a good selection of Ukes and good service. Also some local handmade ukes from Carson City. 112 E John St. 775-885-7529
Play Uke in Minden, NV. Doug Reynolds is a local ukulele lover and promoter of the Reno Ukulele Festival which inspired our club to get started. Doug has the ukulele section in the Play-Your-Own-Music store.
The Strum Shop specializes in ukuleles and is located at 408 Roseville Square in Roseville CA, 95678. It is a good place to try out different ukes.
|Ukulele Song Books we like and use
Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Ukulele, C-Tuning. Great beginner's book. Includes CD.
The Daily Ukulele: 365 Songs for Better Living, Jumpin" Jim Beloff. A great song book of beginner and intermediate songs. Songs you love to hear and play. Pub. 2010
The Daily Ukulele Leap Year Edition Jumpin' Jim Beloff. Follow-up on original book with 366 more fun songs, many from the 60's and 70's. Pub. 2012
Santa Cruz Ukulele Club Play-a-Long Song Book # 1 Songs 1 - 200 Compiled 2001 to 2005. A treasure of fun ukulele songs in a great presentation with photos and interesting research and history on most of the songs. Songs like "Under the Boardwalk"' Download (140 MB, large file, be patient!) or purchase from Priority Printing in Roseville. See listing below for contact info.
Cruz Ukulele Club Play-a-Long Song Book # 2 Songs 201 - 400
You can purchase a spiral bound copy of either Book 1 or 2 from Priority Printing, 601 Douglas Blvd., Roseville, CA. Call them at 916-786-2444 to arrange for printing, shipping and payment. $24.23 for Book 1 and $26.50 for Book 2. Shipping to South Lake Tahoe, CA is $11.35 for both books together and same price for either book alone. This is a good price as the book is not published for sale but is only available as a downloadable file . This price is about what it would cost you to download the file and print it yourself. Many people like the spiral bound edition better than shuffling individual sheets of music. Check for avaiability.
Santa Cruz Ukulele Club Play-a-Long Song Book # 3 Songs 401 - 600. Gotta' have songs and easy to get. If you have a PayPal account, send $37 ($36 plus $1 for PayPal!) to Andy Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell him you can't wait to get the new Santa Cruz Ukulele Club Book # 3. Now that's easy! It even comes with Priority Shipping. Here's the first index page.
Rumor has it that all of these books are no longer available. Check with Andyfor current availability.
Doctor Uke Great place for sheet music of many popular songs. Extensive play list.
Lil'Rev Inspiring teacher and great web site
Reinventing the ukulele Top 50 sites
Kanikapila US Good place to get lyrics and chords to specific songs. Extensive play list.
Under the Boardwalk: A Ukulele Love Story a remarkable DVD documentary on the quintessential ukulele club and probably the largest ukulele club in the world, the famous Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz. Our club has a copy of the DVD available for members to borrow.
(check web sites for current dates)
Reno April: Reno Ukulele Festival
South Lake Tahoe October: Tahoe Ukulele Retreat
Maui October : Maui Ukulele Festival
Eugene Oregon October : Uketober Fest
Napa September : Wine Country Ukulele Festival
Auburn August : Gold County Play Day TBA
Pinecrest August week long camp: Camp Ookoolaylay
Bend Oregon July : Ukulele University III
Grass Valley July : World Music Festival
Monterey May : West Coast Ukulele
Modesto May: May Day Ukulele Play Day
Hayward April : Northern California Ukulele Festival
Carmel March : Smoldering Uke
Front Page of Tahoe Daily Tribune 12/8/2012
Happy ukulele playing! Come join us!
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