That's me on the left! We're doing a song called "Honolulu How Do You Do".
Aloha and welcome to easyukulele.com! My name is Kainoa and I've been playing the ukulele for 27 years and I'm still learning different riffs and styles to incorporate on the ukulele. You can never stop learning! I guess you can say I'm "illiterate" when it comes to reading music, but music "literate" by ear.
I'll be teaching you the same way that I learned how to play the ukulele by watching and listening. You don't need to know how to read tablatures, but with motivation, watching, listening and repetition.
I got bit by the ukulele bug at the tender age of 7 years old. Then when I was about 14 years old, my friends in high school really got me inspired with playing the ukulele. At the time (1991 – 1992), it was the beginning of the resurgence of the ukulele, back in Hawaii. A person by the name of Troy Fernandez is often credited for this, by his killer riffs and super fast picking. He had his own distinct sound and style of playing, different from the previous generations of ukulele players. I was so determined and eager to play the ukulele like that, but had no one with that advance skill level to teach me at the time. So I came up with this website to share with the world my passion!
Now come along and join me on this fun-filled journey to learn more about the ukulele.
IMPORTANT: Practice makes perfect. No practice = no shredding . . . Please be realistic. Rome wasn't built in a day and your skills won't be either.