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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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
Hey Soul Sister (Train) Here's a relatively new song! Train released their hit, Hey Soul Sister, back in 2009. It's a pretty easy song to play too. Date added 8/25/16
Down Under (Men at Work) It's another 80's song! Here's Down Under, from Men at Work. It's pretty fast paced, so practice the strumming. Date added 8/15/16
No Woman, No Cry (Bob Marley) Here's another song to add to your play list! It's in the chord of G, which is different from the original C#. Have fun! Date added 8/7/16
Let It Be (Beatles) "Let It Be" is considered a "Paul" song. This song was inspired after he had a dream of his mother, who had passed away when he was a teen. Parts of the song contains "Mother Mary", as it refers to his Mother. Very touching song, for those who lost their Mums. Date added 7/31/16
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
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!
Sep 27, 16 07:48 PM
You can learn to play the ukulele by watching these ukulele video lessons.
Sep 27, 16 07:45 PM
This ukulele video lesson will be teaching you how to play "Marvin Gaye", by Charlie Puth, featuring Meghan Trainor.
Sep 22, 16 04:44 PM
This ukulele video lesson, Red Red Wine, was made famous by the Reggae group, UB40. Ironically, it was written and performed by Neil Diamond.