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.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Baritone site

Now the baritone uke is not the most popular size ukulele but has it's supporters  - those who like the lower tones and greater resonance of the larger body uke.  I just found this site and those with baritone interests should check it out, and the many YouTube videos showing folks playing this size instrument.

The baritone size is a natural for the guitar players since one version of the tuning is the same as the top four strings of a normal six string guitar, DGBE.  Sometimes it is tuned with a high D so as to sound more like a uke, and some string sets are available to allow tuning to the standard GCEA, which gives the standard tuning a much more resonant voice.


1 comment:

  1. Hello and thank you for mentioning my Humble Baritonics blog. When I was playing a standard uke I liked low G and found that this low sound intrigued me and I gravitated towards the baritone. Some people found the bari a bit buzzy but I have found that Worth makes non-wound flourocarbon sets that have a very nice sound. Just recently Ken Middleton has come out with a flourocarbon set of high-D strings that produce a ukier sound and I also recommend them. Jeff / Humble Uker