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, February 20, 2012

Sweet Georgia Brown on the 28th!

At our next meeting I'll be leading Sweet Georgia Brown in the key of G, using the following chords: G E7 A7 D7 B7 Em. If you're not used to playing B7 and Em I'll show you a shortcut to get you started. We'll also work on a triple, or triplet, strum to use in the song.

Sweet Georgia Brown sounds especially good with a banjo uke (banjuke or banjolele?) so I hope somebody brings one to liven up the tune.

As usual, we'll spend the first 20-30 minutes assisting beginners with tuning and introductory chords, and I'm sure we'll continue working on one of our club standards, San Francisco Bay Blues, as well as other fun tunes. The meeting begins at 7pm at the Western Country Diner. Some of us will be there about 6:15 for dinner and conversation beforehand.

There's always an extra uke available, so if you're thinking about getting one, come try it out and see how much fun you can have!


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