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.
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You Are (Lionel Richie) This lesson is on Lionel Richie's soft rock classic, "You Are". It's in the key of G. There's some fast chord changes during the chorus, so you may have to practice some timing while singing and playing. Happy Ukeing! Date added 11/5/15.
Movin' Out (Billy Joel) Here's another lesson on Billy Joel's classic, Movin' Out (Anthony's Song). Basically, this song is about people wasting their life away for material possessions without ever really becoming what they should be. It's in Dm. The majority of the strumming pattern consists of a down strum. Date added 10/15/15.
Lyin' Eyes (Eagles) Lyin' Eyes was released in 1975 by the Eagles. It was written by two of their members, after witnessing at a famous Los Angeles restaurant, where a guy meets a woman. They put a twist to the song about the guy and woman's love affair. You'll learn how to play this song in the key of G. Date added 9/12/15.
Sailing (Christopher Cross) Christopher Cross released "Sailing" in 1980 and cruised into the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States for one week in the same year. You can learn it here in the key of D. Date added 9/4/15.
On and On (Stephen Bishop) On and On is a soft rock tune that was recorded in the 70's by Stephen Bishop. In this lesson, I'll be teaching it in the key of A. Have fun! Date added 8/20/15.
Everything I Own (Bread) This ukulele video lesson to learn "Everything I Own" from the band Bread can help you master this fantastic song in no time. Date added 8/10/15.
Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffet) Here's a cool and fun song by Jimmy Buffet. Margaritaville was released in 1977 and has been a hit since. Learn to play it here in the key of F. Date added 7/24/15.
Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers) From the man that sang Lean On Me and Just The Two of Us, here's a little Bill Withers song, Ain't No Sunshine. Really easy song to play. Four chords...Am, G, Dm, and E7. Date added 6/23/15.
Ketchy Shuby (Peter Tosh) Peter Tosh was a musician who was a part of the original Wailers. The Wailers were the backing band for the legendary reggae great, Bob Marley. Here I'll be teaching you how to play Ketchy Shuby, a song about soccer/football in Jamaica. It's an easy 3 chord song, consisting of C, G, and D. Date added 6/9/15.
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.
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Nov 13, 15 05:35 PM
Ukulele scales is a must know! It makes it much easier for you to communicate with other musicians you might be playing with, as well as to learn the way music actually works.
Nov 05, 15 04:46 PM
You can learn to play the ukulele by watching these ukulele video lessons.
Nov 05, 15 04:35 PM
This ukulele video lesson will teach you how to play Lionel Richie's "You Are". It's in the key of G.