Queen City Ukes

A ukulele community in Regina, Saskatchewan

Month: September 2014

New music added to the site!

I’ve uploaded all the individual songs to the website. You can find them all under the Music tab. This month’s songs are marked as “New!“.

There are three songs: Tennessee Waltz, On the Road Again, and the Halloween classic, Monster Mash.

I also added The Rainbow Connection. It’s a tricky one that Jo uploaded to the Facebook page and I re-formatted it to look like the rest of our songs. It’s got a key change for the last verse and there are a bunch of new chords. You can leave it all in the original key to make it a bit easier. Either way, anyone who wants a challenge is welcome to tackle it. If we have time at the end of the circle, we can give it a whirl for those who want to try.

The new songs are still available on the Facebook group, but they will also be on QCUkes.com for those not on Facebook.

Remember, the October 7 circle will have a guest instructor, so everyone is asked to bring $5.

See you next week!

PS – If you want to get updates made to the website, you can also follow us on Twitter at @QCUkes.

Other ukulele groups

I’m building up a list of other ukulele groups across Canada. I’ve found that ukulele circles are very welcoming, so next time you’re on the road, bring your four-stringed travel companion and meet some new friends!

This list is far from complete. If you know of other groups, please add a comment with their name, web link and, if possible, their regular jam night.

Ukulele class, sheet music and a new website!

Don’t forget! The next circle is 7 pm on Tuesday, October 7, at Sawchyn Guitars, 2132 Dewdney Ave.

This month’s circle is going to be a bit different. Almost everyone who completed the survey said they’d be interested in a more structured one-time ukulele lesson. Kendra has arranged for Gary Robertson to lead us in a class during the next circle!

Because this is a special night, we’re asking people to bring $5 in order to give Gary an honorarium for his time.

The second part of the evening will be our regular jam. I’m looking at including a Halloween song or two, so let me know your favourite spooky tune. We’ll include some holiday music in November’s and December’s circles, too.

Diane, owner of Cobb Swanson Music, will be back with some more ukulele books. If you have a favourite band or style of music, Diane’s probably got the music you’ve been looking for. If you’re ever looking for music for other instruments, be sure to visit her shop on 13th Avenue.

And finally, I’m setting up a new website! Check it out at QCUkes.com. (Psst … you’re here now)

This will eventually make it easier to share music with all those members who aren’t on Facebook. I’ll still post music on Facebook, too, but the plan is to integrate everything together: articles on the website will automatically show up on Facebook, the monthly previews will go to the mailing list, comments on Facebook and Twitter will appear on the site … at least, that’s the goal. There’s a fair bit of voodoo, magic and late nights needed to bring everything together.

My other wish is to allow people to customize our songbook. This will allow anyone to easily transpose it to another key or tuning or even make the text larger or smaller.

The site will eventually allow anyone to upload their own music and share it with the rest of the group. Until that is ready, keep emailing additions to the song book directly to me.

I hope to have everything ready to go in time for the next circle. Until then, here’s a link to all our current music:

All of these are also available on our Facebook group. If you’d like to join, the address is:

You can also follow us on Twitter:

Keep strumming!

Welcome!

Welcome to the Queen City Ukes’ new website! All our music will be available here as well as on our Facebook group. We’ll post all the information about the upcoming ukulele circles, requests for new music and resources for those who want to take lessons.

Happy strumming!

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