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, September 27, 2012

Guitar Center beginner lessons

It looks like the Guitar Center is hosting a basic ukulele training session on each Saturday morning in October.  I called the local folks and it is an entry level 45 minutes -- how to hold the uke, a basic strum, three or four chords, a simple song or two.  So if you know anyone who is interested, pass the word.

The local GC is on 71st a bit west of Highway 169 in a strip mall.


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Children songs

We had a couple of small children come and visit our table last night.  I looked for something special to play and sing for them and only found "Christmas Cookies".  I thought I had "There ain't no bugs on me" with me but I could not find it.

Do you have any favorites that you think we should have in our book for occasions like this?


Saturday, September 22, 2012

It was a nice morning at the Prairie Rose

We had six folks show up for the video session this morning the the Prairie Rose.   As we have reported, Rex plans to send selected videos to the 2012 Bushman ukulele contest.  The club can send three and individuals can also send three.

Rex came to the village and set up a lot of audio and video equipment and we all owe him a big thanks for the effort, and to Ellen for getting us the room.

Based on the history and viewing the submittals, some of which are quite professional, I don't think we will win a prize, but one never knows.  The main purpose is to get some videos of the group, and club members showing the enjoyment they get from this comparatively simple musical instrument.

You should sign in to the club YouTube channel    Tulsa Ukeclub   and then "subscribe".  This will result in your getting notifications when there are new videos submitted.  This is our channel and we have to thank Rex for doing this work.

We performed some solo numbers as well as a number of group songs and all were recorded.  Rex sill do some editing and put them on the club channel.  He will also send out a notice when this is accomplished.  He expects to have this work done by next weekend..

Thanks to Rex and Ellen for their effort and to the participants for joining in the fun.


Four fingers, four strings, for fun

Friday, September 14, 2012

Bushman video session

Just a reminder that we will be doing our videos this coming Saturday, the 22nd, at the Prairie Rose village.  We have the room open from 10 till 2.

Come out and join us in some group songs, or do a solo or duet -- your call, but do come out.


Sunday, September 9, 2012

We are immortalized!

Rex had his video gear working at our recent gathering at the Prairie Rose on Saturday afternoon and he recorded all of the performances.  He has posted them in our YouTube channel  "Tulsa Ukeclub".

Here is the link to the club YouTube channel :

Everyone is there, and here is one by Bill Jensen.  It happened to be the 61st anniversary of Bill and Harriet, so a love song is very appropriate.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Prairie Rose was a success

Ellen reports that the residents were very pleased with our mini-concert today.  Thanks for all who worked to pull this off, in particular Rex with all his electronic gear and Ellen for the organization.

This event was quite different than similar concerts that the Dallas group does at similar villages.  They do group songs, with an occasional solo, and we went the other way today -- just solo's.  If we ever get into a full hour schedule, we will have to add some group numbers too.  Same effect though -- the residents were pleased.

Rex will do some editing on the video he was taking -- you did not notice that did you -- and he will publish it in the uke club YouTube channel.

He will let us know when it is up and running.

Thanks again.


Friday, September 7, 2012

Saturday at Prairie Rose

Rex has his live music gear  ready to set up at the Prairie Rose village for our Noon mini-concert. Some folks have been working on a solo or two.  So come out and join us this coming Saturday.  One of our newest club members, Ellen, is the Activities Director and she is pleased that we can join them for this special village lunch hour.