Learn How to Play the Ukulele
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Franke at Seaside
Open to all Franke at Seaside residents.
Loaner ukuleles are available!




Join Jim and Cheryl Ravoira from the Charleston Hot Shots Ukulele Band and learn how to play the Ukulele (OO-koo-LE-le).  It's a fun little instrument, easy to learn and fun to play.  No prior musical experience needed.  We will show you how to tune, hold, strum and chord the ukulele. 

You can play everything from Hawaiian, Tin Pan Alley, Standards, Blue Grass, Country, Rock and Blues.  The sky's the limit.  We also need some folks to sing and play percussion.  

The class material below is downloadable. 


Questions?  
Call Jim at (843) 901-6363
Jimravoira@gmail.com 

Ukulele Picture of the Week
Jake Shimabukuro

Jake Shimabukuro (born November 3, 1976, in Honolulu, Hawaii) is an American ukulele virtuoso and composer known for his fast and complex finger work.  His music combines elements of jazz, blues, funk, rock, bluegrass, classical, folk, and flamenco.

Well known in Hawaii and Japan during his early solo career in the early 2000s, Shimabukuro became famous internationally in 2006, when a video of him playing a virtuosic rendition of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" was posted on YouTube without his knowledge and became one of the first viral videos on that site.

Jake Playing While My Guitar Gently Weeps




Roy Smeck
Leroy Smeck (6 February 1900 – 5 April 1994) was an American musician. His skill on the banjo, guitar, and ukulele earned him the nickname "The Wizard of the Strings"

Roy Plays Tiger Rag







Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britian








GEORGE FORMBY






Schedule 
We meet each Tuesday in the Card room of the 
Burges Center from 10:30 am until 11:30 am  

Class Schedule

  • Oct 16
  • Oct 23 No Class
  • Oct 30
  • Nov 6
We are currently working on:
  • Christmas Music(See Charleston Hot Shots Christmas Songbook 2018 in music list below)
    • Mele Kalikimaka - Page 6
    • Up On the Housetop - Page 3
    • Blue Christmas - Page 8
    • Jingle Bells - Page 18
    • Christmas Island - Page 24 
  • St. Louis Blues
  • Five Foot Two
  • When you Are Smiling
  • Cold Cold Heart
  • Rose of San Antone
  • Yes Sir That's My Baby 
  • I'm Looking Over  Four Leaf Clover
  • Red Wing
  • Grand OId Flag/Yankee Doodle Medley
  • The Charleston (new)
  • Elvis' Greatest Hits (new)
    • Hound Dog
    • Love Me Tender
    • Teddy Bear
  • Happy Trails/Aloha O'e

Franke Halloween Concert 2017



"Ukulele Ike"  Cliff Edwards  
The Voice of Jiminy Cricket  


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