Ukulele Video Lesson - Im Yours (Jason Mraz)

Using ukulele video lessons, it is not only possible, but quite easy, to learn a plethora of songs on this wonderful instrument. The 2008 song “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz is one of the modern songs that has become a classic for the ukulele. It is one of the catchiest songs you will hear, and once you learn how to play the song, you will want to sing along and so will everyone who hears you playing.

If you’ve never seen the video, or if it’s been awhile since you’ve heard it, take the time to watch the video. You could just listen to the song, but the official video has some great footage of beautiful Hawaii. Once you see the landscape in the video, you will understand how perfect the song is for the uke.

When asked about writing the song, Mraz said that it came to him so quickly that he didn’t even remember sitting down to write it. He said that the song is about generosity, and it is about “giving yourself for your time to someone or something else.” The first release of the song was in 2005 as a demo version. However, the official song released in 2008. The song proved to be very popular and it has inspired a number of covers over the years.

This ukulele video lesson was at the top of the charts! Well, the song was!

In its 28th week on the Adult Top 40 chart, it finally reached the top spot, but the popularity of the song continues to this day. The song also hit the top spot in a number of European countries including Portugal and Sweden. “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz was also the first song that reached the top of the Adult Contemporary, Adult Top 40, Mainstream Top 40, and the Triple A charts. With a ukulele video lesson, it is easy to learn this popular song.

It was the 22nd song to spend at least a year on the Hot 100, and it was actually on the chart for 76 weeks. Mraz received honors for song of the year regarding “I’m Yours” from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers annual Pop Music Awards in 2010.

Mraz did a slight rewrite of the song in 2009 when he appeared on the show Sesame Street. He retitled the song “Outdoors” for that appearance and changed the lyrics to sing about what can happen when you go outside.

Because of the popularity of song, there have been countless covers. It is a song that everybody seems to love and there’s a good chance that people know at least part of the lyrics by heart.

I'm Yours was written in 15-20 minutes!!

One of the nice things about “I’m Yours” from Jason Mraz is the fact that it is a relatively simple song. He says that he wrote it in about 15 to 20 minutes and even though it is a very good and catchy song there is a simplistic feel to it. That’s not to say you’re going to pick up your ukulele and play it correctly the first time, of course.

You still need to take your time learning the song as well as any other. Ukulele video lessons have the potential to help you substantially, and can lower the learning curve. In the video lessons, you can look at each part of the song individually to see exactly what is happening with the player’s hands. This can make it easier to learn the entire song in small and easily digestible chunks.

It is a fun song to play and sing along with, so start learning today!

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