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!
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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
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
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!
Mar 25, 17 10:26 PM
You can learn to play the ukulele by watching these ukulele video lessons.
Mar 25, 17 10:23 PM
This ukulele video lesson, Reminiscing, by the Little River Band, is the perfect way to add to your repertoire of songs.
Mar 06, 17 05:48 PM
This ukulele video lesson is a blast from the past! Master Blaster, by Stevie Wonder, has a nice Reggae beat to it.