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.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Plans for next month's meetings

Rex and I have been working behind the scene to provide some slash marks to our song sheets so we can all work to the same song time and stay together.  (The slash marks show where each bar starts.)  This and the use of our lapel mike for the song leader, should make our song fest a more pleasant experience.  Rex may bring a drum machine to help too.

It will take some time to get these sheets prepared but to ease the pain of your printing them again and again, I will do the reproduction of the new sheets that have been completed and bring them to the meeting.  Same songs, just enhanced song sheets.  They will be sent to Google Drive too, so they will be available there too.

Now for a bit of meeting format change. After any opening questions and instruction, we will start with five or six songs with which we are all familiar.  Good songs with a good beat.  While these may change over time, for starters we will play (in any order):

Your Sixteen
King of the road
Shady Grove
Bring it on back to my house
Hey Good Looking
When the Saints go marching in

After we are all warmed up with these familiar pieces, we will go into a song circle.  Here is where you are going to play a more active role in our club.  We would like you to select several songs that you like and you think the group would like, say 2 or 3 numbers.  Everyone is requested to be the song leader for the songs they select.  I suggest you choose one from our club book, including ones we have been playing, but if you want, you can bring new song sheets to share with others.  

Then we can close with the familiar Happy Trails or some other familiar number..

This should make for a better meeting, i.e., better organized & more music in our limited time at the restaurant.

See you there

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