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, January 18, 2012

Pops Bayless in concert

Pop's is a well known musician, based in Austin, and the founder of several bands.  He routinely plays a uke and banjo.  He has composed many songs, including a complete off-Broadway show for his Shorty Long* band.  Pop's is a fixture in the Texas uke world and we in OK should know him.  I like to call him a friend too.

The next time he comes to the Dallas area, we should get together and car pool to his show.

Pop's is also an accomplished uke teacher and if we ever want to bring in a professional for a workshop in
Tulsa, he would be a good choice.

I cannot seem to get this link to show so you will have to click on it to see it. In this clip he is performing several of his own songs.

Please note that for the most part he is using a simple strum so it shows what can be done with a simple right hand technique.


*  Short left hand nails, long right hand nails


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