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.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Famous Ukulele Players - Arthur Godfrey

Arthur Godfrey was a legendary entertainer, aviator, sailor and coastguardsman.  At one time he was perhaps the most powerful person in show business and his escapades involving airplanes were legendary.  A complex and sometimes controversial man, he was also a highly accomplished uke player as is evidenced by this number recorded in 1966.


  1. Godfrey is sometimes credited with having the baritone uke developed for him. Regardless, the baritone has mixed reactions in the uke community, particularly those who strongly support the smallest uke, the soprano.

    But other like the baritone for its longer fretboard and for the lower tone. Kimo Hussey is a great musician who travels around giving workshops and concerts. He prefers the larger ukes, and incidently, really likes my Pono tenor with the Worth Brown low g strings. But his preference is the baritone. Here is a video of him and his 6 string custom baritone (lower two courses doubled, unlike normal 6 string ukes).



  2. Thank you for very good blog about Baritone Ukulele. It's very nice.