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Welcome to the the Bloomington Ukulele Club of Bloomington, Indiana! 

We are a group of people who simply enjoy playing the ukulele and singing some songs. 


Our club tries to meet twice a month, usually the first and third Sundays of the month (depending on room availability). Scroll below for dates.

Generally, the agenda starts with any announcements, passing out of any music (if members have brought some to share), and then we just decide what we want to play and jam.

Member input as to the songs we play and sing is highly encouraged. We play a variety of songs—from basic two-chord songs to songs that may have more than five chords. We play many songs from Richard G's or other useful Web sites.  Normally, we have soprano, concert, and tenor acoustic ukuleles in our club at various times. 

If you are new to the group, please print out the music files (link is to the left in the sidebar). If you don't know songs, you can click Video Links (also in the sidebar) to listen to the songs. If you are bringing a new song to the group, please bring 15 copies to share. Feel free to bring your laptop and access the song pdfs files online during the meeting, if you wish.

All skill levels are welcome, but in order to get the most out of a meeting, it's best to be comfortable with an array of basic chords. Ukulele lessons are not provided at club meetings; however, there are links for Music Lessons on the left sidebar if you are looking for an instructor.  

The chord sheets we provide are in GCEA tuning, so if you play a baritone/bass ukulele, you will need to be extremely familiar with your chord formations, which will be DGBE for the baritone uke and EADG for the bass uke. 

Send us an e-mail at:  bloomington ukulele @ gmail .com (leave out the spaces—we are trying to foil spam robots, who do not like ukuleles).

Check back for future updates. Visit us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/groups/bloomingtonukulele
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Upcoming meetings:
Generally, first and third Sundays of the month at the Monroe County Public Library, 303 E. Kirkwood. Parking is free on Sundays!
We are back at the library in the auditorium. While there will be a table and chairs available, you may want to throw a music stand in your bag in case we get a big crowd. 
Also, it is recommended that you bring the book "The Daily Ukulele: 365 Songs for Better Living" by Liz and Jim Beloff. It's a very useful book for club and for jam sessions.
Note:  Depending on holidays or meeting space availability, meetings may change or may not be scheduled.

Sunday, 15 March - NO Ukulele Club due to Spring Break
Sunday, 5 April from 1:00-3:00pm - NO Ukulele Club due to Easter Holiday
Sunday, 19 April from 1:00-3:00pm
Sunday, 3 May from 1:00-3:00pm 
Sunday, 17 May from 1:00-3:00pm

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Upcoming events
Click on the Upcoming Events link at the top of the left sidebar for upcoming concerts, workshops, or festivals.
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Media

Bloomington Ukulele Club members on WTIU and WFIU:
"Tonight You Belong to Me"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9b8LKfpFURc"Jingle Bell Rock"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goWFQeVz5A0
Here is a link to the radio interview with Ellen on WFIU. The triangular play button is above the left-hand corner of the photo:

July 2012 article about the club in Into Art magazine:
http://www.issuu.com/intoart/docs/ia-0712

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GCEA chord sheet

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Vexed by the E chord?
Check out "10 Ways to Play an E Chord on the Ukulele":




Two Ukuleles by Harris Graber