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.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Transposing Wheel

If you find that a published song sheet has a key that is not very good for your voice, you might want to change the key.

Here is a link to a useful graphic.  Print it, cut it out and glue  it on some light card stock (like that of cereal box) and put it together.  I use small diameter pop rivets or small machine screws to hold them together, but you can use anything you like.

What is different about this particular transcribing wheel is that is is arranged in the Circle of Fifths, so it serves both purposes.  Note that the song, Five Foot Two, in the key of C, has a chord sequence that follows the Circle in 7ths -- C, E7, A7, D7, G7 back to C.  Singing this song in the key of F, you would have this sequence -- F, A7, D7, G7, C7, F

And again, using C as the key, the 4th is F and the 5th is G, so a song in the I, IV, V sequence would be C, F, G, or in the key of F, the chord sequence of  I, IV, V7 would be F, Bb, C7.

It as useful tool to have handy.


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