What is a 30's Uke Girl up to these days??

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I have been writing music and performing professionally for 30 years.  Since moving to Florida, I've added many new originals that embrace the Florida scenery, history and lifestyle.  This has been met with great enthusiasm from crowds all over the state.  I currently have two CDs out but am now working on one that is exclusively Ukulele.  

I plan to use this site to give back, meaning, I will be posting info on where to go for festivals, sites that are all about Ukulele, song sites, and fun photos and pics of local and national events.  Enjoy and most of all Have Fun!  

Remember this, Never Stop Dreaming, But, Now Is The Time To Take Your Dreams To The Next Level, And Start Living Your Dreams!!!! quote by Norine Mungo :)

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Wednesday Beginner Sessions

  Starting July 31st, I will be conducting Beginner Sessions here in South Tampa.  We will take apart two intermediate songs each session.  I will teach you chord transitioning, and also transposing so that you can sing in your own keys.  There will be charts available and you can print out the songs via pdf files which are available at Tampa Bay Ukulele Society Meet Up site.   I request that you join the membership there as it is FREE and from there you will be given the address and information you need for the class.  Space is limited so sign up early.  The link to TBUS is TAMPA BAY UKULELE SOCIETY  There is no charge for these sessions, this is a contribution to the Society for beginners to get some structure that will entice them into a greater love of Ukulele.  Happy Strumming, 30's Uke Girl Norine Mungo

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Fred Kelly Freedom Pics

Alaskan Pics
So, I was online looking for the Alaskan Pics, the ones that go under the fingernail, when I happened upon an interesting pic that I will find and try. 



 It is called the Fred Kelly Freedom Pic.  Now, you veterans of guitar and ukulele may already know of this little tyke, but, for those of us who are still knew to the Ukulele and finger picking, I thought this might be a good way to keep my nails in shape. 


Problem, I work in a Doctors office, and can't have long nails on the right hand and shorty nails on the left.  Wouldn't look right!  Right? Right!  So, I thought of the Alaskan Pics, which are quite nice and fit under the nail.  The only issue I have with that pic is that after a short time, my nail aches for days after I use the pic.  

Freedom Pic by Fred Kelly
Solution, The Freedom Pic.  It doesn't go under the nail, and according to the website, you can heat it up with hot water and customize it to your finger shape and size, just like those teeth protector thingies!  Yeah, I use those, pretty picture, I know!  

So, just click on the link above (The Freedom Pic) to go to the website with a video on that page that demonstrates the pic.  I hope it helps some of you out there!  I sure do like finding these cool things!!! 
The Fred Kelly Freedom Pic

Now doesn't that look better? 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

3rd Saturday Jam in South Tampa

Hello folks, as you know, the Tampa Bay Ukulele Society has become quite large!  Yay!  Given that, we are finding that we also cover a huge territory, taking in all of the Tampa area, as well as the St Pete peninsula which goes from about Tarpon Springs down to the tip of the Skyway Bridge.

I have volunteered to guide the Tampa side in a consistent jam on the 3rd Saturday of each month going forward.  These will be in South Tampa, right near the Gandy Bridge, making it accessible from both sides of the bay.  There are several locations in the gated community that I live in for the jams, including right out by the water, as well as a club house that I will look into for larger jams.  This is an over 55 park and I will also invite the community that lives here to join us with their Ukuleles and or to just listen.

We start the kick off this Saturday, the 20th at 2 pm.  Going forward, I may have to move it to 3 pm as I have work next month on that Saturday.  But the Doctor I work for is very helpful and will have me out on time for the August one.  After that, we should be able to keep it earlier.  I will always be willing to do the jam after the jam as well, for those who want to stick around and go into greater detail, as in the number charts etc.

For RSVP and to get directions and the gate code, please email me at 30sukegirl@gmail.com and I will email back the numbers.  You will need the gate code to get in, but the address is 4851 West Gandy Blvd, Tampa, Florida 33611

Looking forward to seeing you there!  Starts at 2 PM
Found yet another cool site that will take you on yet another great journey!  This site is called Mighty Ukulele and the page I have copied the link to will get you to a multitude of sites that have chords, tabs, songs etc.  Some of the sites I've seen before but there are plenty of new ones for you to indulge your Ukulele compulsions with.  Have fun and remember: Strum Strum Strum!  PS, there is also a chord transposing site on this page!  Wow.  How cool is that???

Mighty Ukulele