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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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
Side to Side (Ariana Grande/Nicki Minaj) Last song for 2016! I consider the lyrics for this song as Rated R! As in Restricted, unless you're over 18. You have been warned. Anyways this song is all of 3 chords and a single down strum. That's it! Happy New Year! Date added 12/30/16
Theres No Place Like Home For The Holidays (Perry Como) Here's 2016's Christmas ukulele video lesson! A song that Crooner, Perry Como made big in the 50's, stands the test of time. It's all of 5 chords and the strumming is just down and up. Merry Christmas! Date added 12/24/16
Let Me Love You (DJ Snake/Justin Bieber) If you've got Bieber Fever, here's another song where DJ Snake collabarates with the Bieb's. This song has a total of 5 chords, consisting of Cm, Eb, G#, E#m, and Bb. The strumming is fast, so I recommend you practice the strumming pattern in the beginning of the video, as well as the chords. Date added 12/15/16
24k Magic (Bruno Mars) Here's Bruno Mars latest hit, 24k Magic! It's just 3 chords, with funky strumming. Have fun! Date added 11/18/16
Heathens (Twenty One Pilots) Here's a song off of the soundtrack from Suicide Squad. This song has 5 chords...Cmaj7, Am, E, Em, and B. The strumming may be tricky, but I included a short lesson too. Date added 11/8/16
Closer (The Chainsmokers) This song consists of only 3 chords, G#, Eb, and E#m. The strumming is easy as well, with all down strokes. It's that easy! Date added 11/5/16
Ride (Twenty One Pilots) Here's a group that I just found out about during this past summer. The make pretty good music and is topping the Billboards with other songs as well. This song has 4 chords, but 3 are played mostly thru out the song. Have fun! Date added 10/27/16
Cold Water (Major Lazer/Justin Bieber) Here's Cold Water by Major Lazer, featuring Justin Bieber. It mainly has 4 chords thru out the song, but adds a 5th chord twice. The strumming might be a little difficult, so you may have to slow the video down in the settings, at the lower right hand corner. Date added 10/19/16
Send My Love (Adele) This song is only 2 chords, D and D6. Super easy to play too. Don't mind my horrific singing that accompanies the song Haha! Date added 10/11/16
Treat You Better (Shawn Mendes) Here's a song that shines light on Domestic Abuse. Sadly, this happens everyday around the world. This song is only 3 chords! Have fun! Date added 10/7/16
Cheap Thrills (Sia) Who said you can't play Pop Music on the ukulele? Guess what? YOU CAN! Cheap Thrills is a 4 chord song, consisting of F#m, D, A, and E. Just repeat it thru the entire song. It's that easy! Date added 10/3/16
Marvin Gaye (Charlie Puth/Meghan Trainor) Here's a highly sexual song, with an old doo-wop rhythm. Let's Marvin Gaye and get it on! Date added 9/27/16
Red Red Wine (UB40) This song put UB40 on the map! It was originally written and recorded by Neil Diamond. It's a 3 chord song, with fast changes. Have fun! Date added 9/22/16
Eleanor Rigby (Beatles) Here's another Beatles classic songs, Eleanor Rigby. It's an easy song to play, with two major chords, C and Em. The strumming is just down and up too. Don't mind my singing too! It's terrible! Haha! Date added 9/17/16
Holding Back The Years (Simply Red) This ukulele lesson is quite an emotional one. Simply Red's lead singer, Mick “Red” Hucknal, wrote this song when he was 17 years old. Basically his Mother left the family while he was just a child. Very sad for a young child to go through. Date added 9/9/16
I'm Yours (Jason Mraz) I'm Yours was at the top of the charts back when it got released in 2008. Easy song to play too! This is the first video I edited the chord shapes into the video. So now you got lyrics, chords, chord shapes, and strumming patterns to help you. My editing skills ain't the best, but it improved drastically. iMovie is awesome! Date added 9/5/16
Love Yourself (Justin Bieber) Here's one of Justin Bieber's hits from 2015, Love Yourself. There's only 5 chords in this song, E, B, E6, F#m, and A. The strumming is basic too. Just down and up. This is a super easy song to play! Date added 9/4/16
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!
Jan 11, 17 05:51 AM
You can learn to play the ukulele by watching these ukulele video lessons.
Jan 11, 17 05:49 AM
The first ukulele video lesson of 2017 is "Versace On The Floor", by Bruno Mars.
Dec 30, 16 05:37 AM
Here's the last ukulele video lesson of 2016! It's Side to Side by Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj.