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.
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
If You Don't Know Me By Now (Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes and Simply Red) Here's a ukulele video lesson to add to your list! If You Dont Know Me By Now by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes and Simply Red. There's a lot of flat chords, but easy to play! Date added 5/30/16
Landslide (Fleetwood Mac) Here's a popular Fleetwood Mac song that was sung by the great Stevie Nicks. It's in the key of D. Date added 5/15/16
Can't Help Falling In Love With You (Elvis Presley/Twenty One Pilots) Here's an Elvis classic that's done by Twenty One Pilots. It's in the key of C. Date added 5/1/16
My Life (Billy Joel) This Billy Joel song will get you rockin' out of your seat! Here's another one of his classic's entitled My Life. It's in the key of D. Date added 4/8/16
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is (Chicago) Here's another classic song from the group Chicago, that Peter Cetera led to the charts in the 70's. This song was from the their early days. It's in the key of G. Date added 3/26/16
Amazed (Lonestar) Lonestar released this song back in the late 90's, and took 30 weeks to reach the US Top 10 charts. It holds that record till this day. Nonetheless, it's an AWESOME song that's still aired all over the place. It's in the key go G with some picking in the beginning, passing, and ending. Now go and learn this song! Date added 3/18/16
Baby I Love Your Way (Peter Frampton) Peter Frampton's Baby I Love Your Way, was released in 1975, and is a pretty easy song to play. It became a big hit in 1994, after Big Mountain recorded it and was featured in the movie Reality Bites. The chords consist of D, F#m, Bm, Em, and Gm. There's also B7 and A7 in it too. Have fun! Date added 3/7/16
Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond) Here's an easy ukulele song to play. Neil Diamond's, "Sweet Caroline"! Catchy tune, easy strumming, 4 chords, and a whole lot of fun! Date added 2/24/16
Colour My World (Chicago/Chicago Transit Authority) Here's one of Chicago's early songs. Terry Kath sang this until his untimely death. It wasn't till years later that the band started playing this song again. This lesson will show you how to finger pick the intro, to playing the song. There's some funky chords, but it's easy to play on the ukulele! Date added 2/17/16
You Can't Hurry Love (Phil Collins) This song was originally recorded by The Supremes, but covered by Phil Collins. The Supremes made it a hit in the 60s, while Collins made it a hit in the 80s. The strumming is fast, along with the singing. I would rate this song as an intermediate to an advanced song to play. It's in the chord of G. Date added 2/10/16
What's Going On (Marvin Gaye) Here's another Marvin Gaye classic. This particular song was inspired by police brutality, which was an important concern in the 1970s, just as it is in today’s world. Date added 1/26/16
Mercy Mercy Me (Marvin Gaye) Marvin Gaye was ahead of his time when he recorded and released this gem. It basically talks about how we are polluting our planet. This classic hit consists of 5 chords. Date added 1/17/16.
More Than Love (Los Lonely Boys) Here's a song from 2004, by the Los Lonely Boys. It's from their album, Los Lonely Boys, that went Platinum twice. This song is a good, slow, love song. It's in the key of C. Date added 1/6/16.
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!
Jun 25, 16 08:20 AM
Ukulele manufacturers have risen and fallen with the popularity of ukulele music, but The best ukuleles and oldest manufacturers are still found in Hawaii.
Jun 25, 16 08:17 AM
The Les Paul ukulele is a fantastic instrument for those who are just starting out with the uke, as well as for those who have been playing for some time.
Jun 13, 16 05:32 AM
You can learn to play the ukulele by watching these ukulele video lessons.