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 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.



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