Aloha! I'm Kainoa and I'll teach you all you want to know about the ukulele. 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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The Way It Is (Bruce Hornsby) The Way It Is, is a 1986 hit, written and composed by piano virtuoso, Bruce Hornsby. Once you hear his piano riffs in the beginning, I'm pretty sure you'll recognize this song. Even the late rapper Tupac, used the rights from "The Way It Is", and added parts of it, to his 1996 song, Changes. Date added 7/20/17
Rockabye (Clean Bandit) Here's a pretty cool song to get your groove on! It's all of 5 chords, with a down, up, down, up strumming pattern. That's it! Date added 6/30/17
See You Again (Wiz Khalifa) "See You Again" comes off the Furious 7 soundtrack. This song comes on at the end of the movie, while Paul Walker and Vin Diesel part ways. 4 chords and easy strumming. Hope you'll enjoy this ukulele lesson! Date added 6/24/17
Come and Get Your Love (Redbone) Hey, hey...Come and get your love! This 70's classic song, is all of 4 chords, with an easy strumming pattern. It was even a featured song, on Guardians of the Galaxy. Date added 6/14/17
Something Just Like This (The Chainsmokers/Coldplay) Say what?! This song has only 3 chords?! Yeppers, 3 chords! The strumming pattern may take some time, but you'll get it in no time! Happy Summer time! Date added 6/9/17
I'm The One (DJ Khaled) Here's a hip hop song, "I'm The One", by DJ Khaled. In this song, he collaberates with Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne, and Quavo. And this song only has 4 chords! The strumming is just as easy too. Date added 5/24/17
Beauty and the Beast (Ariana Grande/John Legend) This week's ukulele lesson, is a new version of the original Beauty and the Beast. This version is sung by Ariana Grande and John Legend. The original song was sung by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson, back in 1991, when the movie was released. British actress, Angela Lansbury, also sang this song in the original movie. Date added 5/8/17
That's What I Like (Bruno Mars) I must admit that this song is difficult. It has a lot of diminished and augmented chords. The strumming pattern is pretty easy though. There's a lot of hits, as in the strumming, between strumming patterns. All in all, it's a pretty cool song. Date added 4/29/17
Chained To The Rhythm (Katy Perry) This weeks ukulele video lesson features Katy Perry's, Chained To The Rhythm. It has 5 chords, and a down/up strum pattern. That's it! Date added 4/22/17
I Feel It Coming (The Weeknd/Daft Punk) Here's a pop song called, I Feel It Coming, by The Weekend, featuring Daft Punk. This song literally has only 4 chords in it. The strumming is the same thru out. It's pretty easy to play too. Have fun! Date added 4/15/17
How Far I'll Go (Auli'i Cravalho/Disney's Moana) Here's a song from last years Disney's movie Moana. This version of "How Far I'll Go", is sung from the girl that voices Moana, Auli'i Cravalho. There's another version on the radio that's sung by Alessia Cara. Date added 4/5/17
Reminiscing (Little River Band) We're taking it back to the groovy 70's! This song has a lot of funky chords and fast strumming. It may take some time to get it down. Be ready for it! Date added 3/25/17
Master Blaster (Stevie Wonder) We'll be jamin', and jamin', and jam on! Here's Stevie Wonder's 1980 hit, Master Blaster. There's a bunch of chords and a down-up Reggae strumming pattern. That's it. Date added 3/6/17
Paris (The Chainsmokers) Here's an easy 4 chord Pop song. It consists of G, Bm, A, and F#m. Strumming may be a little tricky though, but easy once you've practiced the pattern. Have fun! Date added 2/23/17
Break My Stride (Matthew Wilder) This catchy, Reggae vibe song, is a classic 80's song you may recognize. It's a simple down stroke strum, with tons of chords. Get ready for it! Date added 2/14/17
Shape of You (Ed Sheeran) Here's Ed Sheeran's song, Shape of You. It's four chords through out the song, and the strumming is super easy too. Have fun! Date added 2/3/17
Tempted (Squeeze) Tempted by the fruit of another! Here's an 80's classic, that I'm pretty sure you heard on the radio or was part of a TV commercial. There's lots of chords, but pretty easy to do with practice. Have fun! Date added 1/25/17
Versace On The Floor (Bruno Mars) Do you miss that 80's-90's vibes kind of music? Wish someone would make a song or album with that feel? Well Bruno Mars did that with his latest album! Here's Versace On The Floor! There's a whole lot of chords. Be prepared! Date added 1/11/17
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, 17 08:24 AM
You can learn to play the ukulele by watching these ukulele video lessons.
Jul 20, 17 08:21 AM
With this ukulele video lesson, I'll be teaching you how to play, Bruce Hornsby's classic, The Way It Is.
Jun 30, 17 03:40 PM
This ukulele video lesson is perfect if you want to learn Rockabye from Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul and Anne Marie.