HARRISON UKULELE GATHERINGS

Harrison Uku Facebook group page has more info about us & when we local ukulele players meet.
We mostly strum and love singing too... how 'bout you? 
Our gatherings use Ukulele Season songbooks 1 & 2, Mission 1 & 2 songbooks and Vancouver Uku Circle book.
As a beginner friendly group, we do not teach lessons though as hosts, we'll steer new players in a 'life long learner' direction. 

UKULELE SEASON SONGBOOK ONE
65+ classics and 'new to you' contemporary tunes include:

UKULELE SEASON SONGBOOK TWO
More very singable songs, classic and contemporary, include:

SPECIAL EDITION FOR THE HARRISON FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS SONG:
Celebrating a 40th anniversary with 40 songs for this year's ukulele Workshop

SONGS 'waiting in the wings' to play at future gatherings: 

HELPFUL TEACHERS & RESOURCES:

  1. BEGINNER site - 2 chord songs - help build up muscle memory
  2. Brett’s 5  strums -  he's patient and thorough
  3. CHANGING CHORDS - take your time... you'll feel confident soon
  4. Cynthia line’s Island Strum - fun stuff!  - "play it slowly…”
  5. Dr. Jill's Play Along Videos - great fun to play with
  6. DR. UKU - has tunes, chords and lyrics and lots of patience
  7. Ukulele Mike - he shares technique with intentional practicing, like this 'fly away' game
  8. PLAY UKULELE BY EAR - Jim's 26 three min. tutorial videos are invaluable
  9. FINGERPICKING - Cynthia's a great teacher
  10. SINGING AND PLAYING... at the same time?!! - Aldrine's tips
  11. WRITE YOUR OWN SONGS - the basics to keep in mind
  12. The Ukulele Teacher - shows you the difference in methods and sounds

SONGBOOKS:

Videos & songbooks presented are copyright with respective authors & publishers and so are for discussion & study only.

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    Origins of Ukulele Season

    I let my 'true colours show' musically in July 2014, while entered pre-retirement and grieving the death of my younger sister. I loved music having grown up in a family that sang on road trips and around campfires on Auntie's farm. I have a wee background in music; high school choir, then flute and piano lessons as young adult. However, I was intimidated by string instruments, even ones with four!  Then the stars aligned; Friend Nikki visited with her ukulele and after I retired,
    I dusted off a ukulele songbook our son created for me and
    I jumped in and bought my first real ukulele - a Kala Tenor.

    After a season of learning ukulele online, I began lessons with a human local professional teacher John M. I began to seek out locals to connect with over a mutual love of learning the ukulele. After waiting for someone else to create a group that meets locally during daylight hours, I started to promote the idea with support and encouragement of my dear friend Patsy. Since the creation of our local gatherings in September of 2016, word continues to spread that we are a fun-loving players. I hope this little story of Ukulele Season inspires you to pick up a ukulele and sing out.  

                                                                          Earla Dawn Legault
                                                               August 2018