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.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Another nice open mike evening

Last night we had the second open mike night at the NYC Pizza shop and it was a good one.  As before, Cap'n did all the work to get the place setup for the session, bringing his electronics and sound system with him and then organizing the session.  We all owe him a Thank You for the effort and all the time  it takes to do the setup and tear down.  This setup does not come free of time and effort.

I did not log the names of those who elected to give is a song or two but we pretty well filled an hour and a half.  Thanks to all who went to the microphone.

I also think the club members are properly responding to the open mike theme.  It is not to show off one's skills per se,  but to gain confidence in being in front of the public, and for putting in the energy and time to work on a couple songs to get better at performing that song, in your individual style.  None of us will perform a particular piece in the style of a recording artist -- it should be our take on that song and how we relate to it.

I am also pleased that the shop is gradually improving the appearance of the room.  From when we started, the current appearance is very much improved, with all the sheet-rock and basic painting competed.  The mural theme is a good one, given the name of the shop.  It is becoming a much nicer venue for our club than a few months ago.


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