Aloha! I'm Kainoa and I'll teach you all you want to know about ukuleles. Here you'll find a ton of helpful video lessons that I've created for you. My only thing that I ask of you, is to set aside time to practice. Yes, practice, practice, practice! I'll bet you in no time, you'll be jamming your uke!
Over the years I became passionate about this tiny instrument, learned a lot, and now I'd like to pay it forward and share this passion with you!
Discover fun facts about the ukulele (meaning jumping flea in Hawaiian), about Hawaiian music and culture, history and more specific topics like tabs, chords, scales, stringing tips, tuning tips and more.
Find out where to buy this tiny instrument and related items like cases, strings, tuners, instructional & music books, effect pedals, amps and other supplies you might need.
A Place In The Sun (Stevie Wonder) Here's one of Stevie Wonder's early recordings, called "A Place In The Sun". There are four chords in this song that consist of Dm, G7, C, and Am. The strumming pattern is down, up, down, up. Have fun! Date added 7/17/16
Stand By Me (Ben E. King) This ukulele video lesson may be taking you back to your rearing years in the 60’s, or when this song got re-introduced to a new generation growing up in the 80’s, as it did for me. Stand By Me is a easy four chord song, with a easy chord progression. The strumming may be a little tricky. But with practice, you should be able to get it down in know time! Date added 7/6/16
We Belong Together (Ritchie Valens) In this ukulele tutorial, I'll be teaching you how to play "We Belong Together", by Ritchie Valens. Ritchie Valens was known for his famous songs, "Come on, Let's Go", "La Bamba", and "Donna", which were all recorded in 1958. He tragically died in a plane crash in 1959, alongside The Big Bopper and Buddy Holly. So here's one of his classic songs that was on the 1987 movie, "La Bamba". The chords in this song are F, Dm, Bb, C7, F7, and G7. Strumming pattern is up, down, down, up, down, down. You can go to the settings button on the lower right hand side of the video, and set the video speed to 0.5 to get a better visual aid. Date added 6/12/16
If You Don't Know Me By Now (Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes and Simply Red) Here's a song to add to your list! If You Dont Know Me By Now by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes and Simply Red. There's a lot of flat chords, but easy to play! Date added 5/30/16
Landslide (Fleetwood Mac) Here's a popular Fleetwood Mac song that was sung by the great Stevie Nicks. It's in the key of D. Date added 5/15/16
Can't Help Falling In Love With You (Elvis Presley/Twenty One Pilots) Here's an Elvis classic that's done by Twenty One Pilots. It's in the key of C. Date added 5/1/16
You'll discover a lot of video clips on this site; enjoy the cheerful music from a soprano uke or the smallest to the fuller tones from the other types of ukes. Listen to Hawaiian music or classical tunes sung by famous uke musicians including the Hawaiian legend Israel Kamakawiwoole, the legendary Beatles' guitarist George Harrison, the Canadian prodigy James Hill and many, many more.
As you can see, this site is one of the favorite spots to learn about ukes and how to play them. If you have any idea on what my next video lesson should be or if you don't find what you're looking for, send me a message. I'll do my best to get back to you with your required information as soon as possible.
So enjoy, have fun and start exploring your favorite topic about ukuleles here!
Jul 20, 16 06:07 PM
You can learn to play the ukulele by watching these ukulele video lessons.
Jul 20, 16 06:02 PM
Ukulele daily practice is essential to getting better at the instrument. Truly mastering the uke takes practice.
Jul 17, 16 08:34 AM
This weeks ukulele video lesson is called, "A Place In The Sun", by Stevie Wonder.