Ukulele Video Lesson - Master Blaster (Stevie Wonder)

A ukulele video lesson makes learning all the great songs that you love, and those that you just discovered, much easier. When you have a video that you can watch, you can strip away any of the confusion that you might have if you were to try to learn how to play a song by ear or from sheet music. After all, it can be difficult to find sheet music specifically for the uke for many songs. “Master Blaster” by the inimitable Stevie Wonder is a fantastic choice.

Jam to this ukulele video lesson

“Master Blaster (Jammin’)” is a very popular song, and it also happens to be a very fun song to learn how to play. If you are familiar with the song, you can probably already imagine how great it is going to sound on the ukulele. If you are not familiar, take a few moments to listen to the song a few times. You can most certainly hear a reggae vibe in this song, and that’s one of the reasons it can make a fantastic option for you to play on the ukulele. Everything just seems to fit in quite nicely here.

One of the reasons for this was due to his friendship with none other than Bob Marley. There was certainly inspiration here, and there is even a line in the song that references Marley. It has influences of Marley, but it is also definitely a Stevie song at heart. When you watch the ukulele video lesson and hear it, you will see just why this makes such a fantastic option for this instrument.

The song itself is about a desire for global peace and people around the world coming together. It was a hopeful song when it was initially written, and it remains a hopeful song today. One of the interesting things about the song is that the title is never uttered by Stevie during the song. It is only the backup singers that have the term master blaster in a line they sing. Most feel that the term is a reference to a higher power.

Stevie Wonder the Hitmaker

Stevie Wonder is one of the most recognized names in music history. He plays a variety of instruments, he’s a consummate songwriter and singer, and he has created some of the most memorable and beautiful songs in the last six decades or so. He has had more than 30 of his songs reach the top 10 in the United States, and in his career, he’s had 25 Grammy Awards. Worldwide, he’s sold more than 100 million records. He’s one of the most successful musicians to have ever lived, and in 2009, he was named a UN Messenger of Peace.  

“Master Blaster” was certainly a popular song from Wonder, but it was far from the only hit he had, and it is probably not the first song you think of in regards to Stevie Wonder. Some of his other hits include “Superstition”, “You are the Sunshine of My Life”, and “Ebony and Ivory” with Paul McCartney.

Are you ready to learn “Master Blaster”? While it might sound like a complicated piece, you will find that it really does flow quite well with the ukulele. When you use a ukulele video lesson to help you along with the learning process, you will see that it is quite easy. As always, you will want to take your time and learn each section at a time. It’s not a race. Learn the pieces and then you can put them all together and play this fantastic song.

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