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.
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!
Aug 15, 16 09:38 PM
You can learn to play the ukulele by watching these ukulele video lessons.
Aug 15, 16 09:36 PM
With this ukulele video lesson, you will be learning how to play Down Under, by Men at Work.
Aug 07, 16 05:22 PM
At the end of this ukulele video lesson, you'll be able to play Bob Marley's - No Woman, No Cry. It's a pretty easy lesson, so have fun.