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.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

It was a good evening

Our meeting last Tuesday evening went well with seven participants.  We worked on some ones we really seem to like -- One Paddle-Two Paddle, San Francisco Bay Blues, Bring Me Sunshine, Octopus Garden, Shady Grove, Your Sixteen and a couple new ones including Hasagawa General Store, Johnny Be Goode, Bye Bye Love.

We have a lot of female voices in the group so if they keys in the song sheets are not good for your voice, let me know and we can revise the sheet with a new key.  There is  nothing magic about the song key -- we don't have to do it just like the original, or in a easy to play key like C (but don't ask me to change to E please -- not a good one for the uke).

Our next meeting is June 12th.  Hope your schedule allows you to attend.


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Next meeting, May 22

We had a nice meeting last night with Mary, Helen, Cindo, Rex and his son.    We had a new player join us -- so welcome Barb Nole.  She has a baritone and a very nice Pono tenor that she brought with her.

We did go over some of the songs we are considering for a new group of core songs as well as look at some others.  As usual, we hope that anyone proposing a new number take ownership of it, that is select the key, set the tempo, bring song sheets to share and be the song leader.

It was mentioned that some of the songs suggested are not in our book and that not everyone has downloaded copies that may have come out via email.  To correct this, I will gather a set of song sheets, zip them into a file and send them out.  If you already have them, great, but if not, print out your personal copy.

I have been thinking that our mix of players will not ever do some of the songs that make up the DUH song book selections.  Ones like "The Buckin Song",  If My Nose Was Running Money" and "Do Your Ears Hang Low" just do not seem to be the kind of songs that this group is interested in singing.  These are just examples, and if you think that we might want to thin out our ring binders, give me a call and we can get together and do some thinning of the collection.

Our next meeting is in two weeks, on the 22nd.  See you there.


Monday, May 7, 2012

May 8 Meeting

We will be having our usual club meeting on Tuesday evening.  Mary, Cheri, Kay, Blayne and Rex have made suggestions for a group of core songs to polish and we will surely go over them.  We are always ready to welcome new suggestions too.


You might note that I have added a link to the San Jose uke club songbook web page.  There are a lot of good numbers there, in the format we like.  They have made it easy to select songs that might fit your skill level too by color coding the title, green being the easiest.

And if you are unsure of your best singing key, check out their version of "In an English country garden", which is provided in several keys.


I have also added a link to Richard Gilmann's web page.   He has collected a huge number of links to other web sources that can be useful to us.  The links include such familiar ones as Cordie as well as links to education pages and clubs around the world, most of which have song books.   This is a great site consolidating our resources.