Ukulele Video Lesson - Sincerely

This ukulele video lesson of “Sincerely”, written by Alan Freed and Harvey Fuqua, will give you the tools you need to be able to play this song from start to finish. The song has been covered a number of times, but the most famous versions are undoubtedly from the Moonglows and the McGuire Sisters. After all, they were the first to record the song and release it, which they did in same year.

A Little Background About This Ukulele Video Lesson

The song was written and published in 1954, and the Moonglows were actually the first group to record it. Their version proved to be quite popular, and they actually hit #1 on the Billboard R&B Jukebox Chart. It even made it all the way to #20 on the Billboard Top 100 charts. However, as popular as this version of the song proved, there was another version that came out later in the year that proved even more popular.

The McGuire Sisters were a popular group at the time, and their cover, which entered the charts in late 1954, hit number one in 1955. There is actually a bit of controversy over this today. Some feel that the cover came out so quickly that it actually hurt the chances of the original recording to do as well in the charts.

Through the years, a number of other artists recorded the song. The Blue Jays did a version in 1955, as did Louis Armstrong. The Four Seasons covered the song in 1963, and Freddy Fender covered it in 1976. In 2006, Barry Manilow covered the song. These are just a few of the different artists to do their own version of “Sincerely”.


In order to play this song, you will need to have quite a few different ukulele chords in your repertoire. Make sure you know how to play. The sound of the song is quite simple, but it does involve quite a few chords. Watching this ukulele video lesson of the song will help to make it easier to see just how these chords work in the song. You will need to know the following chords: F, Dm, Bb, C7, G7 and Cm. While this seems like a lot of chords, if you add just a couple to your toolbox at a time, you will find that it’s easier. These chords are not the same chords in the song, and was made easier for you to play. And easier for me to sing to! If you call that singing! Haha!

The song has a relatively slow feel to it and is a great R&B song to learn. Even though it does have a number of chords, it is relatively easy to play, so long as you have put in the time to learn the chords. It will take several times of going through the song, and listening to the originals, to make sure that you get the sound and the strumming patterns down perfectly.

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