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.







Friday, February 22, 2013

A complete Chord program

If you are ever looking for a way to play a chord that is different from what you might see in a table or a book, this program could be for you.

http://www.tonalalchemy.com/

This is a program for all string instruments, not just a uke, but it covers the uke world completely.  It shows all the chord possibilities in the selected uke tuning -- C, both high and low G, D, G, both high and low D, Bb and gives you the option of doing your own thing, such as a Cautro or slack key tuning.

It shows the chord possibilities over the complete neck.

I find it useful when I might be looking for another way to finger a chord.  For example, there are several ways to pay an Em in the top 5 frets, but the easiest is just a 2 finger version, 0302.  And there are 12 ways to finger a C7 chord in the top 5 frets.  So the program gives you a lot of options.

One nice feature is the ability to show finger placement on a provided graphic and the program will tell you the name of the chord, if it is a chord.  0323 is not a chord, but 2323 is a diminished chord, so you cannot cheat by leaving out the first string -- it isn't a chord.

There is an audible feature -- the program gives you the sound of the selected chord.

So if you want to delve into chord options, this could be for you.

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