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, August 29, 2012

September 22 video session

Heads Up.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Sept 22.  10 AM to 2 PM at the Prairie Rose village

That is the day we will be making our video tapes, both group numbers and any soloists too.

Our group numbers will be selected from our popular numbers in the club book but if you want to do a solo number, the choice is yours.

More details later, but put the 22nd on you calendar.

Come one, come all, even if you don't participate.  It will be a fun afternoon.


September 8th at Prairie Rose Village

Ellen has invited us to join their residents at lunch on Saturday September 8.  She has arranged for Bill Rowland, a famous local pianist to play to the residents starting at 12:30 and she thinks that it might be fun to have some uke folks do some songs during the half hour before Bill starts his concert.

Residents will be coming into the dining room during this period so this is a low key event and nobody will be expecting performance perfection.  This is the perfect time to get some exposure to a performance too.  Don't be surprised if the residents pay attention, or don't pay attention -- I expect both will occur.. 

We could do some group numbers, or you could do a solo piece number or two.

Lunch is on Ellen.

Let me hear if you are interested so we can complete the planning for the day.

You may prefer to sit or stand -- your choice.  Chairs will be available.  If you don't have a uke strap, which I have found to be very useful if you stand, you might want to check out the neck strap that clips to the sound hole.  If Willie Nelson uses one for his guitar, it must be OK for ukes.  Here is one source:  http://www.fleamarketmusic.com/store/Scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=213

Needed:  a uke, a music stand and music sheets if you need them, and of course yourself.  Hawaiian theme shirts are or course, optional.



Meeting report

Well, I think everyone had a good time last night at the Diner.  We went through a number of the songs in our book, some of which we had not tried before.  Nobody brought new ones to share, but the evening was full anyway.

Let's all give a big welcome to Clint Roberts.  Clint is a native of Hawaii so we will certainly have to polish up on some or our songs with an island flavor.

Wendy showed up with a cast on her right hand but Rex had a shaker she could use to keep us in time.  Rex played his nice banjo uke which also was strong enough to keep the group in time.  

With Rex, Cap't, Clint and myself, we had four males this time, almost equal to the gals -- Mary, Barb, Ellen, Cinde and Wendy.  Come on guys, we are being outshown.

Ellen has set up a date for the video taping at her retirement village, Prairie Rose, as well as a couple other events in which we may want to participate.  More on that later. 

A great evening.  Next up are the normal 2nd and 4th Tuesdays,Sept 11 & 18 at the restaurant and two special events at the Prairie Rose village, Saturdays Sept 8 and 22. (Details on these later.)


Friday, August 17, 2012

Dallas Ukulele Headquarters

Everyone should consider joining this great nearby ukulele group.  There is no cost to join and generally speaking, there is no cost for any of their activities .  They have several activities a month, so if you are in the greater Dallas area, there might be one going on when you are there.

They have a lot of song and instruction files that you might find useful, and they are available to download once you are a member.

No cost -- what a deal.


Sunday, August 12, 2012

Get ready for immortality

As we know, Rex is planning to do some video taping of the group doing a couple songs in mid September.  He can also video any others who might want to do a duo or solo performance.  So get your thinking caps on and go through your song books and select a couple songs that you might want to perform.   The Bushman folks will accept three videos from each of us.  Probably as good, you can send a high quality video to your friends and relatives too.

So if this appeals, get your song books out and do some practicing


Thursday, August 9, 2012

August 14


Tuesday is coming up soon and while we might do some of our core songs to get ready for the video taping in September, let's not get bored just doing the same old stuff.  

So I would like you to select a couple songs that you would like to work on that evening.  It can come from our club book, or something new you can share -- your choice.

Hope you can make it.


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Next meetings - a reminder

Here is a reminder that Jeff is hosting his monthly workshop on Saturday the 4th in OKC.  Give me a call if you need any more information or want to car pool.

And on the 14th we will have our normal meeting at the Western Country Diner.