This classic has some catchy tune and we thought it would be great to play on the ukulele. Jeff made an arrangement of this song on the ukulele - the tab will teach you how to play the intro, verses, guitar fills, the correct structure and repeats. A majority of students who played this song had a great time learning it. Add another classic song to your repertoire by playing Maggie May!
If you like classic songs, then you will surely enjoy this tutorial. The 1935 opera Porgy and Bess featured an aria entitled “Summertime'' by George Gershwin. As soon as it was released, it became a popular and much-recorded jazz standard. Jeff made a ukulele version of the song, and it sounded pretty good. He’d done a complete rewrite on the chord melody based on the Duets for One book by James Hill. It made it easier for everyone to follow. Make sure you play this classic jazz tune from the 1930s and amaze your friends with your ukulele skill. Enjoy!
With the arrangement made by Kiyosi Kobayashi, the song is very fun to learn and play on your ukulele. The slow tempo made it easy for beginners to master the different chords and melody on the fretboard. Travel back in time with this classic and enjoy a good Hawaiian style ukulele chord melody!
Our next lesson will focus on a guitar masterpiece by Matteo Carcassi. A native of Florence, Italy, Carcassi studied piano as a child, but learned guitar shortly after. He became known as a superb concert guitarist. He wrote 77 opuses and one of them is the song, Andantino. Jeffrey worked on the ukulele version of this song with complete structure and proper rhythmic values notated in the tab.
Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam recently made a recording of the song using his ukulele. His version has a really cool vibe, so we decided to share it with you. Jeff made the arrangement as simple as possible so it would be easier for beginners to learn the song. It has some really nice chords with single notes and chord enhancement.
Have you ever played your ukulele through the first part of a song, and then, you hit a brick wall? I mean, your timing is spot on. But as you switch to the next chord, you stumbled. You were not able to change the chord in time. That sucks! And you know, it’s a bit frustrating. Let me show you the quickest way to speed up your chord changes.
Having a hard time memorizing each ukulele chord? I bet you do. Learning each chord shape on the ukulele can be challenging. And that’s true. So today, I will share some tips that will help you improve as a musician. Here are some tricks for learning and memorizing as many chords as possible.
We thought this song deserves to be played on the ukulele so Jeff Thomas created a solid accompaniment version. Most players prefer to keep the song in the original key with the signature intro. This version matches the piano chord voicings on the ukulele. You can play this classic ballad if you want to have a relaxing mood whilst sitting in a corner of your home. Enjoy!
The song “Sweet Caroline” was written and performed by American singer Neil Diamond. It was released in May 1969 as a single. Now it’s time to learn to play this classic tune on your ukulele. Jeff followed the song structure and will show you the intro, proper chords, and strumming pattern. It’s perfect for a sing-along!
We’re back to answer more of your questions about the ukulele! If we missed something, let us know and it just might become its own article!
Looking for a new song to play on your ukulele? Here's one from Billie Eilish. “Idontwannabeyouanymore” is the title of 2017 single released by the American singer. If you’re a fan of Billie, then this is your lucky day. With this tutorial, Jeff tried to follow the piano chords and fills.
If this is your first time tuning a Kalimba, you should plan on about 30 minutes. But don’t worry, this gets much easier with practice. Once you do this a few times, you’ll only need to spend a few minutes doing this. I would recommend sticking with the tuning your Kalimba came with.