Sunday, Feb 11

2-4 pm

Winona Grange, Tualatin, OR

8340 SW Seneca St, Tualatin, OR 97062

Cyndy Redifer will be leading on February 11 with a finger-style session!

The songs she is bringing are arranged by Gary Jugert, and you can find MP3s of the songs on jollyrogerukulele.org . For February 11, we’ll take a look at some songs Gary arranged for his classes.

Download the songs here

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/10iKy2bWAB88HrOLt47GEjz2ZaqunCdla?usp=sharing

Song List

  • Amazing Grace
  • As Time Goes By
  • Blackbird
  • Estudio in E Minor
  • Minuet in G Major

Listen to the songs on the Spotify playlist here

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7fKk8CNCIkN1BDWZajnidv?si=87bca97fda824ef2

What to Bring

Ukulele, music stand, a printout of all the songs, or all of the songs already downloaded onto your tablet (no Wifi at the grange), and a donation to the grange to help pay for rent and utilities.

Open Mic

Anyone who is interested in doing a solo is welcome to! We’ll take a pause in the middle of the jam to hear from you!

The introduction from Cyndy

Hi, everyone! I understand from Karen that some of you might also be interested in finger style ukulele music in addition to your strum and sing sessions.

I’ve been playing finger style music with the Rocky Mountain Ukulele Orchestra (RMUO), ukuleleorchestra.org, since about 2013. Initially I played Low G ukulele but switched to baritone about 3 years ago. The orchestra is directed by Gary Jugert, a Denver resident like myself.  In the early years, Gary arranged most of the music himself but also taught classes that were offered online at jollyrogerukulele.org. During the pandemic many of us took these classes online and while they’re also offered in person now, some of us who aren’t in Denver still do them online.

The music comes from the Jolly Roger site. There are MP3s on the site for the songs so you can listen to what they sound like. In some cases there will be a ukulele part and a baritone part because Gary wanted to encourage both ukulele and baritone players to be able to play these as solos. That means that if you’re a baritone ukulele player like me, you’ll need to read the notes, since the tab is for a tenor ukulele.

You can have access to all the music on the jolly roger site if you become a member. Take a look at the site to see if this might suit your needs. If you want to take a gander at the rest of the music on the site you can pay a one-time $5 fee to decide. Or, you can listen to the MP3s for free. The music ranges from Beatles to Elvis to Celtic to Early 1920s. There are even some classical pieces.

The music on the RMUO site now is done all by members of the orchestra and is protected by copyright. However, if you become a member of the jolly roger site you also have access to the RMUO members only music although you’ll need a different username and password.

For February 11, though, we’ll take a look at some songs Gary arranged for his classes. We will work on Bach Minuet, Amazing Grace, As Time Goes By, Estudio by Tarrega(the ultimate guitar guy), and the Beatles Blackbird.

These are all tabbed songs so if you read music that’s great, but if you don’t that’s great too!

I look forward to meeting you all on February 11!

Cyndy Redifer

Photo by Hannah Busing on Unsplash