Welcome to the Tulsa Ukulele Club Website

Welcome to the Tulsa Ukulele Club website. We are a group of people of all ages who enjoy playing the ukulele. We welcome every level of player from beginner to professional. We play a wide variety of music, as diverse as our membership. Right now, if you come to one of our meetings you are going to hear a lot of old time standards, country, folk and blues, possibly some Gospel, but we are welcome to new influences.

While our emphasis is on ukuleles, we welcome other instruments too. Bring your harmonica or guitar and of course, a kazoo is always welcome.

We are a family oriented organization and encourage the entire family to attend, even the little guys, so long as they do not disrupt the meeting. Watch this site for special announcements for meetings when we will be offering free beginner's ukulele lessons.

We have been evaluating several alternative sites for our meetings. Watch the blog postings below for the latest meeting place. At this time (10-17) we are meeting in the lobby of the Cancer Center of America in the first Thursday, have an Open Mike Night and jam on the second Thursday at Burgundy Place and the other Thursdays are jams at Burgundy Place or some other location. Check the blog, the web page or contact us for latest plans.

Thank you for visiting our Blog. You will also find a lot of useful links for songs and instruction material in the Handy Links section on the right side of the page.

We also have a web page that contains a lot of the songs in our song book -- see https://sites.google.com/site/tulsaukuleleclub/

We also have a YouTube channel and a Facebook page ("Tulsa Uke Club").

Please contact us if you have any questions at tulsaukes@gmail.com.

Monday, May 23, 2011

A couple uke oriented web pages with hundreds of song

Every now and then we hear a tune and think that it would be a good one for you and your uke. My usual approach is to go to Google and enter the song name (as best I know it) plus the words Lyrics Chords. Google then offers up a number of possible web pages with the song. Some work, some don't but I find Chordie.com is one of the best. This site has a feature in which you can easily change the song key to another.

Another very useful site is that of a fellow in Australia who goes by the (false) name of Richard G. This site is very useful in that it is uke oriented and has almost 800 songs, all of which have lyrics, chords and a link to where you can hear the song on YouTube. It also shows the first position fingering for the chords (in ukes tuned C6). A good site, along with other tools, like key transposition and a nice table showing the chords frequently found for each key.

The debit for the song listing is the format. The lyrics and chords are shown like this:
“Close the [C] door light the [C7] light” showing where to play a chord. I personally prefer the chords to be on a line above the lyrics but this works, and you can always change to the alternate format.

But almost 800 songs keyed to ukes, along with links as to what the song sounds like from one, make this site a great one.

Another special uke oriented site is that of Dr. Uke. Dr. Uke is a very complete site of a real MD but is keyed to the ukulele, from how/what to buy, a very full list of good 2 and 3 chord songs, some music theory and a plan for developing uke skills, and of course, an extensive list of songs in their arrangements. He has almost 600 songs in his site.

Each of theses song sheets is formatted to make it easy to play it. Above the lyric lines are not only the chords, but a finger diagram too. And there is a link to hear it played. Some songs are presented in C6 tuning as well as G6 (baritone) tuning, so if you are a baritone fan, the G6 tuning fingering is readily available should you need it.

This link will get you to the home page and from there you can go to the songs, suggested lessons and so forth. Worth a visit. And Dr. Uke has a number of great videos too. Worth a visit, for sure.

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