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.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Ukulele Forums

I have just added three links for ukulele oriented forums that I visit with some frequency. You may have others, and if so, let me know and they can be added. These forums are free of cost, but you can make a contribution to assist them in keeping their operations going.

Ukulele Underground is a large forum based out of Hawaii and it contains a lot of material. There are new lessons posted each month and the principal in the group also hosts on-line courses. The forum section contains sections for beginners, a general section called Uke Talk, one dealing with regional subjects (like upcoming shows and festivals) and so forth. This is a very popular site with lots of members and activity.

The Flea Market Music site is also very popular with thousands of members. The Bulletin Board section has ;posts in all uke subjects and the Marketplace section is unique in that it has photos of ukes that folks want to sell. (Many folks post items for sale here before putting them on Ebay.). The Collectors section is unique in that the moderator of that section is an expert on historical ukes and can identify ukes like my otherwise unmarked 1928 Gretch banjo uke w/o any difficulty. This forum is run by Liz and Jim Beloff, early proponents of the uke and publishers of all the Jimpin Jim music books, the 365 Daily song book. The family makes and sells the Flea and Flukes (made in the USA!)

Ukulele Cosmos is based out of the UK and much of their material is related to European, and in particular British interests. One of their subsections deals with banjo ukes, something not well covered in the US forums.

Warning: browsing these can take a lot of time!

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