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.







Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Hey Good Lookin', meet Mr. Sandman on the 13th!

There is plenty cookin' up for our next meeting on March 13th! Mary will lead us in a nice version of Hey Good Lookin' "...so if you wanna have fun come along with me..."

Rex is ready to teach us Mr. Sandman, complete with some light finger-picking. This will up the ante on everyone's skills, so I suggest any of you over-achievers check out his youtube lesson  here  to get a head start. Although it may seem challenging, Rex shows you some easier options if you're new to the uke.

St. Patrick's day is just around the corner and of course we have to play an Irish song! Ralph will bring Danny Boy, a nice slow lament familiar to all and perfect for newer players. I'm sure we won't be leaving until we've jammed on a couple of other great songs, too.

Last meeting Ralph showed us how to play closed chords 'up the neck' to add more variety. Rex also endorses this method to spice up a tune. I tried it on a new song I was learning and it really does work! If you'd like to review or practice it, just ask Ralph for a repeat.

As usual, we'll spend the first 20 minutes or so assisting new players with tuning and simple, common chords. We can also practice the triplet strum we learned last time, as it does take some time to get it down so you can toss in a different rhythm to your playing.

The great staff of the Western Country Diner allows us to use their restaurant at no cost, so we like to give them some business. If you're interested, come around 6:30 for dinner or dessert and conversation; strumming begins at 7.

3 comments:

  1. Mr sandma is in the key of C.
    May I ask what keys Danny Boy and Hey Good Looking are in?

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  2. The version of Danny Boy that I have is from the "Daily Ukulele" and is in the key of C. I have Hey Good Looking in our club book also in the key of C but I'm not sure about Mary's plans.

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