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.

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, December 23, 2012

Another Thank You

And from the Prairie Rose village, we got this Thank You message


You all got rave reviews at Prairie Rose.  Many people came up to me all day and said how fun the show was.
Thanks so much for sharing your talents with my favorite people.
Peace,
Ellen

Friday, December 21, 2012

From our 15 December 2012 Christmas Program:

I received this email for the Tulsa Ukulele Club and I wanted to share with everyone.
"
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit us this past Saturday. Although it was a bit hectic, I have heard nothing but wonderful praises for your performance. We sincerely appreciate you and your group taking the time to bless us with such great sounds for our Christmas party.
We pray God blesses you richly in the upcoming year.
Sincerely,
D

"
 Thank you everyone. It was a fun Christmas performing season. I hope we get to do it next year.
Rex (Jazzbanjorex)

Monday, December 17, 2012

Thinking of a baritone?

Ever wonder if a ukulele could sound more like guitar?  Listen to Bartt do this Beatles song


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A nice Touch

Last night was our last scheduled regular club meeting at the Western Country Diner and we all got a nice surprise.  Our regular waitress gave each of us a Christmas card, thanking us for our participation at the restaurant.

So next time you see Shelah, give her a good hug, or at least a hearty Thank You.

Ralph

Monday, December 10, 2012

Tuesday, the 11th

Our club meeting on December the 11th will be our last regularly scheduled on of the year.  The next regularly scheduled date will be Christmas evening, and I know we all have other things to do that evening.

I hope everyone can make this last one a good one.  Be sure and bring your club song book.


Looking for something special to bring to the meeting?  How about getting a head start for next month and look for some good Love themed songs.  Finding love.  In love.  Lost love.  Or, maybe even murder (Banks of the Ohio, Frankie and Johnny).  Your call.

Ralph

January 19 in Dallas

Interested in a workshop and concert in Dallas next month?  Lil Rev is going to give a uke workshop and then a concert that evening.  I have met Lil Rev in the past and can positively tell you that he is a real talent.  Here he is at a uke festival a couple years ago.   You will not be disappointed.  Contact me for further details if you are interested.


Did I hear a suggestion from the audience yesterday?

I must have missed something at the retirement village yesterday, but did I hear a suggestion for a Christmas program for 2013?


Sunday, December 9, 2012

Rex does a bit of fingerpickling


Here is Rex testing his tenor with amplification and with a loop.  The fingerpicking does enhance the song, does it not?



Friday, December 7, 2012

January 8th meeting

This will be our first club meeting of the new year.  Lets use our club song book for some songs and since Valentine's Day is coming up soon, lets all select a couple "love" oriented songs to work on too.  This could be from our club book or other resources.  Here are some initial thoughts:

Could be "a new love" with songs like the Beatles "I've just seen a face" or "Little Red Riding Hood".
Could be an  "in love" such as the old standard "Oh Johnny Oh Johnny" and "Everybody loves my baby".
Could be a "love lost" song such as "Faded Love" or "Cab Driver".
Or maybe a novelty number such as "If my nose was running money" or "I met my gal in the porti potty line".

Got something you would like to share?

November 11 meeting

I think that our club meeting on December the 11th will be our last regularly scheduled on of the year.  The next regularly scheduled date will be Christmas evening, and I know we all have other things to do that evening.

I hope everyone can make this last one a good one.  Be sure and bring your club song book.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Wendy will be at the Jazz Depot

Wendy will be the headliner at the Jazz Depot this Thursday evening, with the concert starting at 7PM.

If you like Celtic music, and in particular the mountain dulcimer, you should go.

Ralph

ps -- Wendy was the 2012 Texas State dulcimer champ.