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How To : Play a blues scale improvisation on the ukulele

There's no getting around it: if you want to get good at playing the ukulele or any other instrument, you'll need to practice. Fortunately, the Internet is awash in free, high-quality uke lessons, like this one from YouTube's preeminent tropical tutor, Ukulele Mike. This parti ...more

How To : Play "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" on the ukulele

Want to play "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" on your ukulele? Learn how with this free video ukulele lesson from Ukulele Mike, which presents a complete breakdown of the song and its chords. Whether you play the ukulele or bass kazoo, there is no better way to improve your chops ...more

How To : Use the best ukulele strum in the world

Hit a plateau in your ukulele technique? Why not learn the Best Ukulele Strum in the (New) World? This free video ukulele lesson will get you started. In terms of discrete strokes, the strumming pattern can be described as follows: down, thumb, up down, thumb, up, down and thu ...more

How To : Play "The Penalty" by Beirut on the ukulele

Want to play Beirut's "The Penalty" on the ukulele? Learn how with this free video ukulele lesson from Ukulala. Whether you play the ukulele or bass kazoo, there is no better way to improve your chops than by learning to play your favorite songs. Not only is it more fun and mu ...more

How To : Play "What a Day for a Daydream" on the ukulele

Want to play the Lovin' Spoonful's "What a Day for a Day Dream" on your ukulele? Learn how with this free video ukulele lesson from Ukulele Mike, which presents a complete breakdown of the song and its chords. Whether you play the ukulele or bass kazoo, there is no better way ...more

How To : Play a Spanish piece on the ukulele

The ukulele is a beautiful and unique stringed instrument that is perfect for the traveling musician because it is so portable and relatively inexpensive. The ukelele is a version of a small guitar that originated in Hawaii. In this tutorial you will learn how to play Spanish ...more

How To : Tune an eight string ukulele

In this video, a man with an 8 string ukulele teaches you how to tune such a musical instrument, which is similar to tuning 4 strings of a guitar. He starts be reminding you that the 12th fret of the ukulele must be exactly at the middle between the bridge and the nut. If not, ...more

How To : Play "Somewhere over the Rainbow" on the ukulele

The ukulele is a beautiful and unique stringed instrument that is perfect for the traveling musician because it is so portable and relatively inexpensive. The ukelele is a version of a small guitar that originated in Hawaii. In this tutorial you will learn how to play "Somewhe ...more

How To : Play "This Little Light of Mine" on the ukulele

To play 'This Little Light of Mine' on the ukulele you first will need to start with the chord G progression. Start playing this at the lyric Light and then switch to the chord G7 on the verse shine. On the next line, play the chord C at the verse light and then on the word sh ...more

How To : Play "What a Wonderful World" on the ukulele

Want to play "What a Wonderful World" on your ukulele? Learn how with this free video ukulele lesson from Ukulele Mike, which presents a complete breakdown of the song and its chords. Whether you play the ukulele or bass kazoo, there is no better way to improve your chops than ...more

How To : Strum "Hey There Delilah" on the ukulele

The ukulele is a beautiful and unique stringed instrument that is perfect for the traveling musician because it is so portable and relatively inexpensive. The ukelele is a version of a small guitar that originated in Hawaii. In this tutorial you will learn how to strum "Hey Th ...more

How To : Play "Oh! Susannah" on the ukulele

Ukulele Mike shows his viewers how simple it can be to play "Oh, Susannah" on the ukulele. According to Mike, "Oh, Susannah" is an old classic story song. This means that it is a song that has been handed down that tells a story and doesn't just throw words together because th ...more

How To : Play "Europa" by Carlos Santana on ukulele

In this how-to video, you will learn how to play the Carlos Santana song "Europa" on a ukulele. You will need a tuned ukulele and knowledge of basic chord shapes. The chord progression consists of the chords Gm, C7, F, Am, and Dm. End the previous progression with the chords G ...more

How To : Play arpeggios on the ukulele

In this clip, you'll learn how to incorporate arpeggios into your uke playing. If you want to get really good at playing the ukulele, it stands to reason that you'll need to practice. Happily, the Internet is awash in high-quality video lessons like this one from the folks at ...more

How To : Play "When You Wish Upon a Star" on the ukulele

Want to play "When You Wish Upon a Star" from Walt Disney's Pinocchio on your ukulele? See how it's done with this free video ukulele lesson, which presents a complete breakdown of the song and it chords. While this tutorial is geared toward those who already have some knowled ...more

How To : Play "The Bare Necessities" on the ukulele

Want to play "The Bare Necessities" from Walt Disney's The Jungle Book on the ukulele? Learn how with this free video ukulele lesson from Ukulele Mike. Whether you play the ukulele or bass kazoo, there is no better way to improve your chops than by learning to play your favori ...more

How To : Play George Formby style banjo uke

If you are a beginner, you should find this very useful. Learn how to get started in GF uke style by learning two basic techniques. First the split stroke, which is the foundation for most of the other GF style strokes, and secondly the thumb roll (or "triple"), which adds a b ...more

How To : Play the Beatles' "And I Love Her" on the ukulele

Want to play the Beatles' "And I Love Her" on your ukulele? Learn how with this free video ukulele lesson from Ukulele Mike. Whether you play the ukulele or bass kazoo, there is no better way to improve your chops than by learning to play your favorite songs. Not only is it mo ...more

How To : Install a strap button on a ukulele

Had enough of tie-on uke straps? Learn how to install strap buttons onto your ukulele with this how-to. For detailed, step-by-step instructions on this handy ukulele mod watch this helpful video guide.

How To : Play "Aloha oe" on the ukulele

Here's a little "lesson" on how to combine harmony and melody into a self-contained solo piece for the ukulele. Just watch and learn how to play "Aloha oe" on the ukulele.

How To : Play classical music on the ukulele

The ukulele is a beautiful and unique stringed instrument that is perfect for the traveling musician because it is so portable and relatively inexpensive. The ukelele is a version of a small guitar that originated in Hawaii. In this tutorial, ukulele master, Gordon Mark shows ...more

How To : Play "Something" by the Beatles on ukulele

Watch this ukulele video tutorial to learn how to play "Something" by the Beatles on the ukulele. The instruction in this how-to video is very detailed and geared toward intermediate to advanced ukulele players. Learning to play this pretty arrangement of "Something" by the Be ...more

How To : Play the song "My Boo" by Ghost Town DJ's

The ukelele is a great little instrument that is easy to learn, sounds good, and is portable. How much better could it be? They work especially well for covering pop songs, since they're very simple and catchy, which is the essence of the ukelele. This video will teach you how ...more

How To : Play "Love Story" by Taylor Swift on ukulele

If you want to play 'Love Story' by Taylor Swift on ukulele you should first start with making sure you have your ukulele standard tuned to G, C, E and A top to bottom. You will use the chords C, G, Am and F. These are the chords that are use basically through the entire song. ...more

How To : Play the Beatles' "Something" on the ukulele

Want to play the Beatles' "Something" on your ukulele? Learn how with this free video ukulele lesson from Ukulele Mike. Whether you play the ukulele or bass kazoo, there is no better way to improve your chops than by learning to play your favorite songs. Not only is it more fu ...more

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