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, March 14, 2012

Play By Ear Link

I have added Jim D'Ville's "Play By Ear" link to the Handy Link section of this blog.

Jim is a well respected ukulele teacher with an emphasis on learning to play a tune without constantly looking at a printed song sheet, but by developing our ear to the music.

He periodically updates his blog with interviews as well as a series of short YouTube video clips by well known musicians that the viewer is encouraged to listen to, and decide on the key and the chord sequences used in the song.  Many of the songs are just three chords, arranged in different patterns, hence the name "the 3 chord club".  Check him out -- good information and free too.  Sign up for his Facebook link and keep up to date with his blog entries.

Jim will be one of the workshop leaders at the upcoming mini-festival in Dallas in June, and based on past responses, it will be a big hit with the participants.  If you are free that weekend, it will be worth the trip.

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