How To: Strum the Chords to "Over the Rainbow" Like Israel Kamakawiwo`ole (IZ)

In this tutorial I give some basic instructions on how to plug and strum the chords to the song "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" as it is played by Israel Kamakawiwo`ole (Bruddah IZ). Basic chords are introduced with the strum pattern as used by the artist, followed by a progressive demonstration on how to do the strumming to get the rhythm. The strumming pattern is demonstrated for low-G strung ukulele as well as for standard tuned ukulele (re-entrant, high-G).

How To: Play "(It Must Have Been Ol') Santa Claus" on the ukulele

Learn how to play "(It Must Have Been Ol') Santa Claus on the uke 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 easier than running drills or memorizing a chord book by wrote, it's obviously also a wonderful way to build your repertory of songs. For more information, and to get started playing this popular Christmas st...

How To: Play "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas" on the ukulele

Want to play "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas" 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 by learning to play your favorite songs. Not only is it more fun and much easier than running drills or memorizing a chord book by wrote, it's obviously also a wonderful way to build your repertory of songs. For m...

How To: Play "Home for the Holidays" on the ukulele

Learn how to play "I'll Be Home for Christmas" on the uke 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 easier than running drills or memorizing a chord book by wrote, it's obviously also a wonderful way to build your repertory of songs. For more information, and to get started playing this classic Christmas song on yo...

How To: Play "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" on the ukulele

Learn how to play "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" on the uke 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 easier than running drills or memorizing a chord book by wrote, it's obviously also a wonderful way to build your repertory of songs. For more information, and to get started playing this classic Christmas song on...

How To: Play "Rude Boy" by Rihanna on the ukulele

Want to play "Rude Boy" by Rihanna on soprano, concert or tenor ukulele? Learn how with this video tab, which presents a complete breakdown of the song's component sections, chords and strumming & picking patterns. For all of the details, and to get started playing "Rude Boy" on your own uke, watch this free video ukulele lesson.

How To: Play "Let Me Love You" by Mario on the ukulele

Want to play "Let Me Love You" by Mario on soprano, concert or tenor ukulele? Learn how with this video tab, which presents a complete breakdown of the song's component sections, chords and strumming & picking patterns. For all of the details, and to get started playing "Let Me Love You" on your own uke, watch this free video ukulele lesson.

How To: Play movable barre chords on the ukulele

In this ukulele lesson, learn how to play movable barre chord shapes on a soprano, concert or tenor ukulele. With the uke, as with any other instrument, if you want to improve, you'll need to practice. Fortunately, the Internet is awash with free, high-quality ukulele lessons like this one from Ukulele Mike Lynch. For more information, and to get started incorporating barre chords into your own ukulele playing, watch this video tutorial.

How To: Play a C major chromatic scale warm-up exercise on the ukulele

In this ukulele lesson, learn how to play a C major chromatic scale warm-up on a soprano, concert or tenor ukulele. With the uke, as with any other instrument, if you want to improve, you'll need to practice. Fortunately, the Internet is awash with free, high-quality ukulele lessons like this one from Ukulele Mike Lynch. For more information, and to get started warming up with this exercise yourself, watch this video tutorial.

How To: Finger chords when playing the ukulele

In this ukulele lesson from Ukulele Mike Lynch, we learn how to finger chords without inadvertently muting strings. With the uke, as with any other instrument, if you want to improve, you'll need to practice. Fortunately, the Internet is awash with free, high-quality ukulele lessons like this one. For more information, and to get started playing ringier chords on your own uke, watch this video tutorial.

How To: Fingerpick when playing the ukulele

In this ukulele lesson from Ukulele Mike Lynch, we learn how to incorporate fingerpicking into our playing. With the uke, as with any other instrument, if you want to improve, you'll need to practice. Fortunately, the Internet is awash with free, high-quality ukulele lessons like this one. For more information, and to get started fingerpicking on your own ukulele, watch this video tutorial.

How To: Play the intro to Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" on the ukulele

Want to play the introduction to "Redemption Song" by Bob Marley on a soprano, concert or tenor ukulele? Learn how with this video tab, which presents a complete breakdown of the song's component sections, chords and strumming & picking patterns. For all of the details, and to get started playing "Redemption Song" on your own uke, watch this free video ukulele lesson.

How To: Play "The Lazy Song" by Bruno Mars on the ukulele

Want to play "The Lazy Song" by Bruno Mars on soprano, concert or tenor ukulele? Learn how with this video tab, which presents a complete breakdown of the song's component sections, chords and strumming & picking patterns. For all of the details, and to get started playing "The Lazy Song" on your own uke, watch this free video ukulele lesson.

How To: Play "Billionaire" by Travis McCoy on baritone ukulele

Want to play "Billionaire" by Travis McCoy on baritone ukulele? Learn how with this video tab, which presents a complete breakdown of the song's component sections, chords and strumming & picking patterns. For all of the details, and to get started playing "Billionaire" on your own baritone uke, watch this free video ukulele lesson.

How To: Play "Here Comes the Sun" by the Beatles on baritone ukulele

Want to play "Here Comes the Sun" by George Harrison of the Beatles on baritone ukulele? Learn how with this video tab, which presents a complete breakdown of the song's component sections, chords and strumming & picking patterns. For all of the details, and to get started playing "Here Comes the Sun" on your own baritone uke, watch this free video ukulele lesson.

How To: Play "Airplanes" by B.o.B. on baritone ukulele

Want to play the introduction from "Airplanes" by B.o.B. on baritone ukulele? Learn how with this video tab, which presents a complete breakdown of the song's component sections, chords and strumming & picking patterns. For all of the details, and to get started playing "Stairway to Heaven" on your own baritone uke, watch this free video ukulele lesson.

How To: Play "Come As You Are" by Nirvana on baritone ukulele

Want to play "Come as You Are" by Nirvana on baritone ukulele? Learn how with this video tab, which presents a complete breakdown of the song's component sections, chords and strumming & picking patterns. For all of the details, and to get started playing "Come As You Are" on your own baritone uke, watch this free video ukulele lesson.

How To: Play "She Will Be Loved" by Maroon 5 on baritone ukulele

Want to play "She Will Be Loved" by Maroon 5 on baritone ukulele? Learn how with this video tab, which presents a complete breakdown of the song's component sections, chords and strumming & picking patterns. For all of the details, and to get started playing "She Will Be Loved" on your own baritone uke, watch this free video ukulele lesson.

How To: Play "Viva la Vida" by Coldplay on baritone ukulele

Want to play "Viva la Vida" by Cold Play on baritone ukulele? Learn how with this video tab, which presents a complete breakdown of the song's component sections, chords and strumming & picking patterns. For all of the details, and to get started playing "Viva la Vida" on your own baritone uke, watch this free video ukulele lesson.

How To: Play "Beautiful" by James Blunt on baritone ukulele

Want to play "Beautiful" by James Blunt on baritone ukulele? Learn how with this video tab, which presents a complete breakdown of the song's component sections, chords and strumming & picking patterns. For all of the details, and to get started playing "Beautiful" on your own baritone uke, watch this free video ukulele lesson.

How To: Play "Rocky Raccoon" by the Beatles on the baritone ukulele

Want to play "Rocky Raccoon" by Paul McCartney of the Beatles on baritone ukulele? Learn how with this video tab, which presents a complete breakdown of the song's component sections, chords and strumming & picking patterns. For all of the details, and to get started playing "Rocky Raccoon" on your own baritone uke, watch this free video ukulele lesson.

How To: Play "Only Exception" by Paramore on baritone ukulele

Want to play "Only Exception" by Paramore on baritone ukulele? Learn how with this video tab, which presents a complete breakdown of the song's component sections, chords and strumming & picking patterns. For all of the details, and to get started playing "Only Exception" on your own baritone uke, watch this free video ukulele lesson.

How To: Play "Dynamite" by Taio Cruz on baritone ukulele

Want to play "Dynamite" by Taio Cruz on baritone ukulele? Learn how with this video tab, which presents a complete breakdown of the song's component sections, chords and strumming & picking patterns. For all of the details, and to get started playing "Dynamite" on your own baritone uke, watch this free video ukulele lesson.

How To: Play "Telephone" by Lady Gaga on bass the ukulele

Want to play "Telephone" by Lady Gaga on baritone ukulele? Learn how with this video tab, which presents a complete breakdown of the song's component sections, chords and strumming & picking patterns. For all of the details, and to get started playing "Telephone" on your own baritone uke, watch this free video ukulele lesson.

How To: Play "Viva la Vida" by Coldplay on baritone ukulele

Want to play "Viva la Vida" by Coldplay on baritone ukulele? Learn how with this video tab, which presents a complete breakdown of the song's component sections, chords and strumming & picking patterns. For all of the details, and to get started playing "Viva la Vida" on your own baritone uke, watch this free video ukulele lesson.

How To: Play "Hey Soul Sister" by Train on baritone ukulele

Want to play "Hey, Soul Sister" by Train on baritone ukulele? Learn how with this video tab, which presents a complete breakdown of the song's component sections, chords and strumming & picking patterns. For all of the details, and to get started playing "Hey, Soul Sister" on your own baritone uke, watch this free video ukulele lesson.

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