Ukulele Video Lesson - Don't Worry Baby

Ukulele video lessons can be a great way to play a number of wonderful songs including "Don't Worry, Baby" by The Beach Boys. Actually, you will find that many of the band's songs translate well to the ukulele, and this is no exception. It's a relatively simple song to learn, and it's rather slow, so you should be able to get the hang of it without too much trouble as well.  Let's learn a bit more about the band and the song.

A Little Ukulele Video Lesson History

One of the most iconic and beloved American bands in history has to be The Beach Boys. This group took the world by storm in the 1960s, and it was a very American response to the British Invasion. The Beach Boys were at the forefront of the movement, and they quickly became one of the country's favorites thanks to their fun and often thoughtful songs. One of the songs that people absolutely love is "Don't Worry, Baby".

As with many great songs in history, this one has an interesting background. Brian Wilson was listening to a song by the Ronettes called "Be My Baby", and he wondered if he would be able to match the quality of the song. In fact, this is one of the things that always helped to push Wilson forward. When he heard The Beatles, it inspired him to write even better music.

When he was trying to come up with the song, his wife told him, "Don't worry, baby", and that phrase just stuck in his head when he went on to write some songs with Roger Christian. It only took them two days to complete the song. He started with the verse and then came up with the chorus. He's still very proud of this song, and he should be. It became the B-side of their "I Get Around" single, and it proved to be just as beloved as the A-side.

There has been quite a bit of speculation about what the song is really about. Some people feel it's about a car, as was quite popular with the West Coast music scene at the time. Others thought it was about a girl. When interviewed in 2011, he sort of put a little bit of closure on the mystery, saying that it's about both. It's about what you want it to be, and that's often one of the hallmarks of a great song - people can make it personal.

Listen to the song a few times, and you will quickly see how great this song will sound when you play it on ukulele. As mentioned, it's not overly difficult to learn, and even to sing along with if you like. Just make sure you take it nice and slow as you do with all of the ukulele video lessons. Learning one section at a time is a great way to do it, piecing them together as you go. You'll get it in no time!

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