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July 2014

Ukulele Chords, Ukulele Video Tutorials

Stevie Wonder Isn’t She Lovely Ukulele Chords

July 31, 2014

I so enjoy playing the strum pattern in this ukulele tutorial of Stevie Wonder Isn’t She Lovely on the ukulele. It’s kind of a swing strumming pattern and fits the ukulele song so perfectly. This song and ukulele chords have become a regular in my ukulele playing rotation. I’m also huge fan of ukulenny’s video tutorials and also the chords that he links to on his website. Happy strumming!

Ukulele Chords, Ukulele Song Books

Happy Ukulele Song Book

July 30, 2014
Ukulele Chords

The Happy Ukulele Songbook offers “Songs for Celebrating Life, Love, and Togetherness” and isn’t this one of the joys of playing the ukulele? This songbook contains 52 of the author’s favorite songs for the uke, from beginner to intermediate level, gathered over the past couple years since learning to play this magical instrument. She also created a special introductory section with tips and tricks based on the popular ukulele workshops she occasionally lead around the world. The songs included are:

  • Across the Universe (The Beatles) Ukulele Chords
  • Aloha ‘Oe (Queen Lili’uokalani) Ukulele Chords
  • Amazing Grace* (Traditional) Ukulele Chords
  • Blowin’ in the Wind (Bob Dylan) Ukulele Chords
  • Blue Bayou (Roy Orbison) Ukulele Chords
  • Blue Hawaii (Elvis Presley) Ukulele Chords
  • Blue Moon (Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart) Ukulele Chords
  • Blueberry Hill (Fats Domino) Ukulele Chords
  • California Blue (Roy Orbison) Ukulele Chords
  • Chocolate Jesus (Tom Waits) Ukulele Chords
  • Clandestino (Manu Chao) Ukulele Chords
  • Dance Me to the End of Love (Leonard Cohen) Ukulele Chords
  • Do Re Mi (Julie Andrews) Ukulele Chords
  • Dona Nobis Pacem (Traditional) Ukulele Chords
  • Don’t Worry, Be Happy (Bobby McFerrin) Ukulele Chords
  • Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash) Ukulele Chords
  • Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen) Ukulele Chords
  • Happy Birthday! (Various) Ukulele Chords
  • Happy Xmas (War is Over) (John Lennon and Yoko Ono) Ukulele Chords
  • Harvest Moon (Neil Young) Ukulele Chords
  • Have You Ever Seen the Rain (Creedence Clearwater Revival) Ukulele Chords
  • He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands (Traditional) Ukulele Chords
  • Hello! Ma’ Baby (Joseph E. Howard and Ida Emerson) Ukulele Chords
  • Hotel California (The Eagles) Ukulele Chords
  • I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor) Ukulele Chords
  • I’ll Fly Away (The Kossoy Sisters) Ukulele Chords
  • Iko Iko (Dixie Cups/James Crawford) Ukulele Chords
  • In the Summertime (Mungo Jerry) Ukulele Chords
  • Jingle Bell Rock (Bobby Helms) Ukulele Chords
  • Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (Bob Dylan) Ukulele Chords
  • Kumbayah (Traditional) Ukulele Chords
  • Let it Be (The Beatles) Ukulele Chords
  • Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffett) Ukulele Chords
  • One Love (Bob Marley) Ukulele Chords
  • Puff the Magic Dragon (Peter, Paul and Mary) Ukulele Chords
  • Que Sera, Sera (Doris Day) Ukulele Chords
  • Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash) Ukulele Chords
  • She’s Not There (The Zombies) Ukulele Chords
  • Shine On Harvest Moon (Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth) Ukulele Chords
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg) Ukulele Chords
  • Stand By Me (Ben E. King) Ukulele Chords
  • Stayin’ Alive (The Bee Gees) Ukulele Chords
  • Stray Cat Strut (The Stray Cats) Ukulele Chords
  • Sway (Dean Martin) Ukulele Chords
  • The Lion Sleeps Tonight (The Tokens) Ukulele Chords
  • Under the Boardwalk (The Drifters) Ukulele Chords
  • Wagon Wheel (Old Crow Medicine Show) Ukulele Chords
  • Walk on the Wild Side (Lou Reed) Ukulele Chords
  • Walking After Midnight (Patsy Cline) Ukulele Chords
  • Whiter Shade of Pale (Procol Harem) Ukulele Chords
  • Wicked Game (Chris Isaak) Ukulele Chords
  • You Are My Sunshine (Jimmie Davis) Ukulele Chords

Photo courtesy of Kyle Pearson

Ukulele Chords, Ukulele Video Tutorials

Taylor Swift You Belong With Me Ukulele Lesson

July 30, 2014

Connor leads this ukulele lesson of Taylor Swift You Belong With Me ukulele chords. He starts with walking you through each of the ukulele chords needed to play the song, which are very straightforward. Next is the strumming pattern for the song, which as he says is not too tough, but does include palm muting or chunking. Each chord is basically paid twice working your way through the strum pattern. Be sure to check out the link to his Taylor Swift You Belong With Me Ukulele cover to see the ukulele tutorial in action.

Ukulele Video Tutorials

Ingrid Michaelson You and I Ukulele Tutorial

July 29, 2014

Dannilo has a beautiful voice and does a great job of walking us through how to play the Ingrid Michaelson song You and I on the ukulele. There is an interesting combination of strumming patterns in his version of the song, but really it is an easy song to play on the ukulele. This is one my favorite songs to play and a great popular song that the studio version actually includes the ukulele. Happy strumming fellow ukulele players!

Ukulele Video Tutorials

Maroon 5 Sunday Morning Ukulele Tutorial

July 28, 2014

Want to learn how to play Maroon 5’s song Sunday morning on the ukulele? This is a great ukulele tutorial with just three chords to start you off. There are two different strum patterns you can use for this song and Sandy does give you both options. One for more beginning ukulele players, one for the more advanced ukulele strummers.