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.







Monday, January 14, 2013

In praise of the uke

Here is a super musician with a baritone.  A fabulous musician showing what one can do with a good baritone ukulele.


I don't know if Benny Chong travels, but Byron Yasui does travel and give ukulele workshops around the country.  The Dallas group had him for a ukulele workshop a couple years ago.  He is a professor of music at the U of Hawaii, specializing in the upright bass, as shown in this video.  For the uke, he prefers the baritone for the fretboard range it provides.

And for the other size extreme, a soprano, here is what has become a classic piece.







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