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.

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 28, 2011

Famous Ukulele Players - George Harrison


George Harrison was a skilled uke player and many of the Beatles hits were composed on a uke.  Here is a cut from Harrison's last album with him paying uke.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Good tip from the #1 professional

Here is a good suggestion from Jake, the top professional uke player.

Ralph

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.

Monday, July 18, 2011

August and September schedule

I've put the schedule for the next couple of months on our calendar.  I have not followed the strict 1st and 3rd Tuesdays since doing so would make our meetings a bit close together on some months and too far apart on others -- I tried to generally keep a twice a month schedule reasonably spaced apart.

But this is always changeable, as is the location (should someone come up with a good alternative).

So for planning purposes, see the calendar.

Ralph

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Famous Ukulele Players .....

Some of us take guff from the unenlightened for playing uke.  A lot of famous and successful people play uke.  Jeanne Robertson is one of them.  She is a successful comedienne and motivational speaker.  She was also the tallest woman to ever compete in the Miss America pageant.  She was Miss North Carolina.  And her talent was ..... you guessed it, playing uke.  Jeanne carries her uke around the country to her engagements.  While I was unable to find a video of her playing, I did find one of her doing one of her most famous routines, "Don't bungee jump nekkid."


Here is a pic of her during her term as Miss North Carolina:

Friday, July 8, 2011

Ukulele Lady

This song is a ukulele standard and if we want to do it, maybe we should do it like done by the Muppets.

It would go over pretty good at the Spotlight Theater Olio, or at a retirement village.

Ralph





A little Uke history and art ....

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Another up and coming star

I'm sure that we will be hearing a lot more about this young lady in the years ahead.  There are a lot of videos on YouTube of her playing - you should check them out.  Also check out her 8 string uke and that she appears to be only doubling up on the two lower strings.

Friday, July 1, 2011

July 12 meeting

Hi, everyone.  This is an update on our plans for July 12.

The first portion of the meeting will be keyed toward instruction.  We have done some work on promotion and there might be a number of newcomers at this meeting.  Since the group will likely consist of a range of musical experience, it seems possible that we will split into two groups - one for basic beginners and the second one for those with more experience, such as a guitar player checking out the uke as another instrument.

So bring your friends who might be interested in the uke for there will be something for everyone.

And bring any spare ukes you have so that everyone who attends can have something to hold.

See you there

Ralph