Aloha Flea Jumpers

Don’t forget we’re getting together this Wednesday at 6:00 pm at NapAloha in St. Helena for a little kanikapila and rehearsal.  I hope those of you who haven’t been able to join us for our Sunday evening flea fests will be able to come to this one.   We’ll also be working on a couple of songs for the festival.  Erich has suggested we work on “Hanalei Moon” (in F) as presented on the Berkeley Uke Group’s website.  It is now posted on our Song Files page, as well.  Please print it out and add it to your book. By the way, Mike DaSilva has added some great songs to that site, so if you haven’t visited it lately, you should.

Play Uke By Ear Artwork Speaking of which, their regular Wednesday class (6:30 – 8:30) will be replaced this Wednesday (September 16) with a workshop by Jim DeVille, the genius behind the “Play ‘Ukulele by Ear” DVD.  The cost for the workshop is $20,  You can learn more about Jim by visiting his website, well worth the visit as he has lots of great tips for ‘ukulele players there.  The workshop will be held at DaSilva Ukulele Company (2547 8th Street, #28, Berkeley, CA), another place well worth visiting. 

luau_singalong01You’ve probably heard by now that Aldrinne Guerrero, of Ukulele Underground fame will be joining us at the Wine Country ‘Ukulele Festival.  Aldrinne and the other folks at Ukulele Underground have done  an amazing job of pulling ‘ukulele players together from all over the world and have created an invaluable online resource–including songs, tutorials, tips, and tons more–that is absolutely free.  That’s where I found this  little Luau Song Booklet created by graphic designer Stacey George that she created for a luau-themed BBQ she was attending. If you print it on letterhead-sized paper, in landscape orientation, and can print on both sides, it folds up into a sweet little booklet. It’s very, very nice.

And, as summer winds down, here’s a little something to keep you in the mood (and another great source of online tutorials, to boot):

Creator Michael Lynch has also posted the .pdf files for his great collection of songs on Media Fire. That should keep you busy for awhile! 

Hope to see you Wednesday!