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, November 28, 2012

Our first Christmas program

A few of us have been working on our first club gig program -- a Christmas season program and the first performance is this coming Sunday.

Rex has prepared a couple videos so we could practice at home in the key and tempo we will be using.  Here is one example

So come out and give us some support.

Sunday afternoon, Dec 2, Prairie Rose village, 74th and Riverside, at 2 PM


Monday, November 26, 2012

A great Christmas song site

Here is a site I just found that has a load of Christmas season music.  So if you are looking for something, it might be here.  All have lyrics with chords and some have midi links too.  A nice site that we can check out for next year if we do a Christmas program for 2013.  Better bookmark it so you can find it again.



Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Time to humidify?

Got a uke with laminate construction -- then you can probably skip this posting.  The cross ply construction minimizes the chance for any cracking.

But if you have a high quality uke with solid wood construction, then this might be of interest to you.

With winter approaching it is probably time to start humidifying your uke.  My office (and uke room) is running about 30-35% humidity, and I have a small home humidifier operating.  So for me this is the time to add some moisture in the case.  I have made up a number of these humidifiers and they do work well.

I have plenty of the moisturizer crystals and if you need any, I'll make some for you.  Just grap a pill case or old 35mm film case and come on over


Monday, November 19, 2012

Club calendar update

I've updated the club calendar to include information on all the latest plans for practice and the actual performances of the Christmas program.  See the calendar at the bottom of the blog.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Christmas videos

If you ever was wondering what some folks do to help the Tulsa Ukulele Club grow, just go to the YouTube channel, Tulsa Ukeclub.  

It has been said that if you want something done promptly, go to the person who is really busy.  Rex has been been able to find the time to record a number of the songs we will be presenting in our 2012 Christmas program, and he has done them in the same key and same tempo that we plan to use in the performances.

While these videos are principally aimed at those planning to be in the Christmas performance group, everyone can have a good time with these seasonal songs.

So get out your ukulele and play along with him.

Thanks, Rex, these will be really helpful.


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

My Dog Has Fleas

Richard Hefner, the host of that great site EZ Folk, wrote a simple tune to help him remember how the ukulele was tuned.

It is a cute number and might be good for playing for children.

You can locate the tab on his site (see Handy Links) and I have a song sheet in the key of C if you want it.


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Ukester Brown

Rex led me to see this fellow's web page.  It has a lot of songs and videos, plus a link to where to find vintage music sheets.  It could be pretty handy if you are looking for some material.

Find the link in the Handy Links section.

13 November 2012

Reminder! Meeting tonight. Last meeting was fun. We went around the table taking turns choosing which songs to do from our club book. Might do that again. Might bring the video camera so we can post more practice videos on our YouTube channel (Tulsa UkeClub). We'll visit 6:30pm to 7:00. Talk some business and then get to playing, singing and laughing. Alway remember that if you have any ukulele or music in general questions we have a veriety of people with a veriety of musical experiences available. So join us and have some fun making some ukulele (and odd other instruments) music.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

December 11

December the 11th will be the last time we have to polish our Christmas program with our current plans to have our final performance on the following Saturday.

But then, how about making this an early Christmas Party too?  How about a Chinese Gift Exchange?  Bring the family and friends too?  What do you say?