Easy Playing Classics, played at a pace suitable for beginner to intermediate players
This jam is led by experienced musicians Paul Morris of Morris Brothers Music and Linda Gough of Ivory Frets Music. A relaxing low key jam with easy chords, that’s lots of fun for uke players at all levels, every third Wednesday of the month. It’s also a great opportunity for more experienced players to practise their finger-style technique. Read a review.
May is the Ferny Grove 4th Birthday, and there is always lots of goodies from our sponsor Morris Brothers Music to share!
This is also the fourth round of the Guitar Brothers Sprukestar Quest. The two acts for our open mic contest are, Graham Hall and Salli & Lesley (Salli Chmur and Lesley Allen) performing after the first break.
Every audience member gets the opportunity to vote for the act they felt was the most entertaining!
The winner goes through to the May decider round at the Northside Jam.
There’s great prizes and bragging rights at stake so we need you all to come, cheer the acts on… and vote! Find the Sprukestar Quest performer schedule on the Spruke Festival website .
Have you been to a Jam and felt overwhelmed and frustrated that you couldn’t keep up? The Ferny Grove Jam is for you.
Paul and Linda choose popular songs, played at a nice easy (slower) pace. The songs are curated to be fun to sing, with most songs using the most common chords – Am, A7, C, C7, D, Dm, D7, F, G7, G. A friendly crowd if you need a hand just ask!
VENUE: Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club, 20 Tramway Street, Ferny Grove QLD 4055.
COST: BUMS members FREE and visitors $5. This includes the Beginners Class.
TIMES: Beginners class at 6:30pm followed by Jam at 7:00pm
Bring some spare change for our fabulous Sprukestar Quest Raffle.
For new players, Dianne Davis and Donna Farrell will hold a beginners lesson before the jam starting at 6:00 pm. Learn how to hold your uke, how to strum, how to read chord charts and go through some basic chords. This will allow absolutely new players a grasp of basics so they can participate and enjoy the jam.
Derek Farrell has an excellent resource website http://www.totallyinsane.com.au/uke/ to support your finger-style practise.
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.