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How To : Play a rock'n'roll instrumental on the ukulele

Learn how to play a rocking instrumental number on the ukulele 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 fun ...more

How To : Play "Island in the Sun" on the ukulele

In this how-to video, you will learn how to play the Weezer song "Island in the Sun" on a Ukulele. You must have knowledge of basic chords and a tuned Ukulele to play this song. The chords for the first part of the song are Em, Am7, D, and G. Repeat this throughout the intro a ...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 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 : 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 movable barre chords 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 "Say My Name" by Destiny's Child on ukelele

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 "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 "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 "Close to You" by the Carpenters on ukulele

Watch this ukulele tutorial video to learn how to play the Carpenters' "Close to You" on ukulele. The instruction in this how-to video is very detailed and aimed toward intermediate to advanced ukulele players. You'll be playing "Close to You" beautifully in no time after you' ...more

How To : Play the "On Top of Spaghetti" song on the ukulele

Want to play "On Top of Spaghetti (All Covered with Cheese)" 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 ...more

How To : Play "Scarborough Fair" on the ukulele

Want to play "Scarborough Fair" (sometimes called "Are You Going to Scarborough Fair?") 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 t ...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 Gambler" by Kenny Rodgers on the ukulele

Want to play "The Gambler" by Kenny Rodgers 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 favorite songs. Not only is it mo ...more

How To : Play the ukulele with proper left hand position

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 the correct left han ...more

How To : Play "The Rainbow Connection" on the ukulele

Want to play "The Rainbow Connection" from the Muppet Movie 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 favorite songs. N ...more

How To : Make a cigar box ukulele

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a cigar box ukulele. This video only focuses one the cigar box for the ukulele. For this task, it is recommended to use a wooden cigarette box with a bottom that is about 1/8" thick. The bottom of the bottom of the box will be ...more

How To : Play "Yellow Bird" (or "Choucone") on the ukulele

Want to play "Yellow Bird" 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 favorite songs. Not only is it more fun and much e ...more

How To : Play "Kauoha Mai The Keyhole Hula" 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 "Kauoha ...more

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 Hawaiian-style ukulele

Want to incorporate genuine Hawaiian ukulele techniques into your playing? If so, you're in luck: This video tutorial presents a number of tricks and techniques—vamps and endings, for example—that can easily be added to any ukulele player's repertory. For more information on p ...more

How To : Play the song "Santeria" by Sublime on the ukelele

We love songs played on the ukelele because the instrument always makes the tunes sound lighter, brighter, and makes us feel like we're lounging around a beach in Maui with a margarita in hand. If you're a ukelele player looking for a fun new song to try, check out this ukelel ...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 : 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

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