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Everything you want to know to start playing the Baritone Ukulele

Bring out the Baritone Ukes

Any ukulele player knows the versatile uke is adaptable to many different types of music, and provides a unique characteristic to each musical arrangement. Each size of ukulele from the smallest soprano, concert, tenor and baritone brings a different tone. If you are a part of a group, the deeper richer sounds of the baritone can provide a unique foil for any song arrangement.

Why play a baritone?

The baritone can provide a good transition from 6 string to 4 string playing for people who are having a hard time adjusting to the GCEA tuned ukulele. The longer fretboard of the baritone could be easier to transition to than the smaller sized ukuleles for some. Transitioning from a guitar to baritone ukulele is very easy because all of the shapings for the chords are the same (the only exception being that the bottom two strings are not there). The string tension is less, and the fret spacing is closer together and there is only 4 strings to bar. It is also so much more portable than a guitar. If you are looking for a guitar alternative, try a baritone ukulele.

We are seeing more Baritone Ukuleles at the jams and in our performing groups. BUMS members have been asking for a workshop so here it is!

Intro to Baritone Ukulele

This workshop is for you if;

  • you have a baritone ukulele and want to know the differences it has to the standard ukuleles.
  • you are thinking about getting a baritone and want to find out about it and have all your questions answered before you spend your money.
  • you are a part of a group and want to discover how the deeper richer sounds of the baritone can complement any song arrangement.
  • you are looking for a guitar alternative.

This workshop is suitable for any player, beginner to advanced.

The workshop presenter is Garry Collins who has a Certificate 3 in teaching ukulele having trained under James Hill for three years. He has played the Baritone ukulele for five years, performing with the Brisbane Uketet.

You will learn

  • how the baritone is tuned.
  • the differences and the similarities the baritone has to other ukuleles.
  • the basic chords in all keys on the baritone.
  • different techniques to play along with others and enhance the overall group sound.

To finish the workshop Garry will lead a short jam to consolidate what you’ve learned and get you familiarised with the baritone chording.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING

  • a Baritone Ukulele
  • a tuner

There will be a spare Baritone Ukulele (one only) for those who don’t have one but would like to try it out.
A copy of notes from the workshop and a chord chart will be given to all participants.

Purchase tickets online at Trybooking

TICKETS $25

BUMS financial members tickets $5 with promo code (via email  Monday 19 February 2018)

Please Note: Trybooking has an addition booking fee $0.30 TIPS for using Trybooking here

VENUE: Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Street, Coorparoo

TIME: 1:00 pm – 3/4:00 pm. Flexible finish time if the jam is hopping we aren’t stopping!


If you would like to join BUMS (and get great perks like special prices for workshops) on our membership page.

Check out what jams, workshops, and performances are happening every month on the News & Events page.

 

Big Uke Jam at Coorparoo Bowls Club

BUMS Big Uke Jam- Coorparoo 3 January 2018

Join us for the biggest BUMS jam of the month. All levels of experience welcome. Bring your family and friends. Bring some $$$ for the raffle.

BUMS Big Uke Jam – Coorparoo – 1st Wednesday of the month
Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings St, Coorparoo.
Beginners 6:30 pm.  Jam starts at 7:00 pm.

Beginners and new players join Steve Sandilands for the introductory class at 6:30 pm before the Big Jam starts. You’ll learn some jam survival tips and useful chords. Please arrive early to tune up.

Jam leaders for January are Ian Phillips, Peter Ransom and David Hethorn. Songs range from simple chords for beginners (and to limber up!) to more challenging chords and strumming for the more experienced.

If you’d like to “try before you buy”, email secretary@brisbaneukulele.com to inquire about borrowing a ukulele for the evening.

Food and drinks available from the Green Bar and Kitchen.  Open from 6:00 pm.

Most of our songs come from the Internet. Visit our Ukulele Music (in the Ukulele Info menu) for links to Richard G’s songsheets, Bytown songbooks, and many more. The Bytown slow jam songbooks are great for beginners.

Other BUMS Inc jams and events are listed on our News & Events page.

For more ukulele fun, visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/BrisbaneUkulele, or check out our performances on YouTube/BrisbaneUkulele!

Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Road, Coorparoo 4151

Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Road, Coorparoo 4151

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Jingle BUMS – 6 December

Christmas is coming and it’s time to get festive at Jingle BUMS.

Grab your ukulele, your family and friends and kick off the holiday season with all your ukulele friends. We have a cracker of a night of entertainment, fun and frivolity to end 2017 with a bang!
Jam along to all your Christmas favourites with FreeRange ChUKES, Jimmy Hooper, Anything Goes, Tutus and Just Flukey.

WEDNESDAY 6 DECEMBER

Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Street Coorparoo

Festive Nibbles from 6:30 pm. Jam starts 7:00 pm

BUMS members FREE and visitors $5

Lindsay checking out the Kanile’a Ukulele Raffle Prize

Bring some spare change for our Christmas Raffle

Tickets $2 or 3 for $5.

One lucky person will be taking home a beautiful ukulele. Thanks to Kanile’a ‘Ukulele one of our major fundraising sponsors for SPRUKE Festival.

 

Lucky Door Prize

You could WIN a two-night stay for a couple at the Stanthorpe Country Cabin at the picturesque Mount View Winery (valued at $220) just for being there.

Our Lucky Door Prize is generously donated by Dave and Angela McGrath of Mountview Wines.

 

 

Dress to impress ….Santa!

We will have lots of fun prizes for

* Worst Christmas T-Shirt
* Best Dressed BUM
* Best Dressed Junior BUM
* Best Headgear -Hat whatever!

See you there ….with bells on!

BUMS thanks ourSPRUKECrew with a BBQ on Saturday 18 November
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Thank You BBQ for SPRUKE Crew

SPRUKE Crew Thank You BBQ

BUMS Inc wants to thank all of our wonderful SPRUKE Crew for their enthusiasm, energy and time. If you volunteered over the festival weekend you are invited!

Steak sandwiches are the fare, OR a couple of snags on bread.

DATE: Saturday 18 November 2017
VENUE: Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Street Coorparoo
TIME: 12:30 pm

You must RSVP for catering. Be quick numbers are limited!

RSVP to Festival Director, Max Borchardt. Email mkborchardt@gmail.com or phone 0402 071 483 by Monday 13 November 2017 .

Drinks available at the bar.

Bring your uke, your pics and your stories!

Come to the AGM and find out what your society has done for its members in the last 12 months.

Nominations for 2017 Annual General Meeting

The Brisbane Ukulele Musicians Society Annual General Meeting is to be held Tuesday 31 October 2017, 6:30pm
Coorparoo RSL Club. More info here.

The following Nominations have been received for the 2017 BUMS Inc AGM.
President:                                                    Nominated by:                                                   Seconded:
Vice President: Amanda Allwood           Nominated by: Ian Phillips                             Seconded: Clare Gornall
Treasurer: Col Grant                                 Nominated by: Ian Phillips                             Seconded: Clare Gornall
Assistant Treasurer:                                  Nominated by:                                                   Seconded:
Secretary: Judy Matthews                        Nominated by: Ian Phillips                             Seconded: Clare Gornall
Assistant Secretary:                                   Nominated by:                                                   Seconded:
Media Manager:                                         Nominated by:                                                   Seconded:
IT Officer: Rob Carlyle                              Nominated by: John Henderson                   Seconded: Keryn Henderson
Properties Manager:                                  Nominated by:                                                  Seconded:
Gigmeister: John Henderson                   Nominated by: Keryn Henderson                Seconded: Rob Carlyle
Spruke Director: Max Borchardt             Nominated by: Judy Matthews                    Seconded: Col Grant
Events Manager:                                         Nominated by:                                                 Seconded:

Come along (with your uke) at 6:30 pm on Tuesday 31 October, for refreshments and a song before the meeting fun begins!

RSVP to secretary@brisbaneukulele.com so we can cater for you and send you the AGM agenda and minutes.

All positions are declared vacant and nominations are always welcome. Nomination forms will be available on the night. (Nominees, nominators and seconders must be financial members of BUMS Inc for the 2017–2018 financial year.)

Take part and have your say in the direction of our society – fresh ideas are welcome!

Coorparoo Jam – 4 October

BUMS Big Uke Jam – Coorparoo – 1st Wednesday of the month
Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings St, Coorparoo.
Beginners 6:30 pm.  Jam starts at 7:00 pm.

Join us for the biggest BUMS jam of the month. All levels of experience welcome. Bring your family and friends. Bring some $$$ for the raffle.

Beginners and new players join us for the introductory class at 6:30 pm before the Big Jam starts. You’ll learn some jam survival tips and useful chords. Please arrive early to tune up.

If you’d like to “try before you buy”, email secretary@brisbaneukulele.com to inquire about borrowing a ukulele for the evening.

Food and drinks available from the Green Bar and Kitchen.  Check out The Green Bar Kitchen menu. Open from 6:00 pm.

Most of our songs come from the Internet. Visit our Ukulele Music (in the Ukulele Info menu) for links to Richard G’s songsheets, Bytown songbooks, and many more. The Bytown slow jam songbooks are great for beginners.

Other BUMS Inc jams and events are listed on our News & Events page.

For more ukulele fun, visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/BrisbaneUkulele, or check out our performances on YouTube/BrisbaneUkulele!

Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Road, Coorparoo 4151

Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Road, Coorparoo 4151

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