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October 2014

Ukulele Chords, Ukulele Video Tutorials

Hurt by Johnny Cash Ukulele Tutorial

October 15, 2014

Learn how to play Hurt Johnny Cash NIN in this ukulele tutorial. It’s a great beginner songs w/tabs, play-a-long, and ukulele chords. Hurt was written by Trent Reznor of NIN and covered beautifuly by Johnny Cash. This ukulele song is both a beginner song and an advanced song. The fingerpicking pattern may be tough for people to get, but Ten Thumbs also shows a beginner strum pattern so you can play it either way. The rests can also be difficult for people to get at first but can be counted it out. Just takes practice! This ukulele tutorial covers it all, the tabs on the screen, the verse, chorus and outro, also a play-a-long at the end. Happy strumming!

Ukulele Chords, Ukulele Video Tutorials

Paul Simon You Can Call Me Al Ukulele Tutorial

October 13, 2014

This is a quick ukulele video tutorial because Paul Simon’s song You Can Call Me Al has only three ukulele chords in this version. The three ukulele chords are the G chord, the D chord, and the C chord. After Ken walks you through each of the chords, he offers several strum patterns including the strum pattern as it was recorded. The strum pattern he uses is a bit different and I prefer, as well. This is a fun song for the ukulele and easy to play. Happy strumming!

Ukulele Photography

Jump for the Ukulele

October 10, 2014

Jump for the Ukulele

Jump for the Ukulele Orchestra at this photographer’s high school. Love this photo with all of the different ukuleles and how each ukulele is alternating up or down. Wonder how many takes it took to get this ukulele photography gem? Enjoy!

Photo courtesy Eryne!

Ukulele Chords, Ukulele Video Tutorials

Across The Universe by The Beatles Ukulele Tutorial

October 8, 2014

Thus ukulele tutorial for the Beatles song Across the Universe ukulele chords helped me learn to play one of my favorite Beatles songs. And this is a great tutorial because the chords are displayed on the screen while the song is begin is played. Super helpful! This is a beautiful song and sounds great on the ukulele. The ukulele chords are D, Bm, F#m, Em7, A7, and Gm. And as is said in the video tutorial, all of these chords are pretty. Happy strumming!

Ukulele Chords, Ukulele Video Tutorials

Memory from Cats Ukulele Tutorial

October 6, 2014

Just got back from seeing the musical Cats and can’t get the tunes out of my head. So of course I am obsessed with playing some of the songs on the ukulele. This is a great tutorial for playing Memory on the ukulele with the ukulele chords displayed right on the screen. You don;t really sing along with this one, it is more of an instrumental version of the entire song including melody. This is such a beautiful song and actually translates really nieces to the ukulele. Happy strumming!