Today we’re going to learn how to play Twenty One Pilot’s smash House of Gold on your ukulele. It’s quite a simple song that belts along at a fair old pace so make sure your strumming arm is limbered up. Let’s get to it.Continue reading
How To Triplet Strum On Ukulele
Triplet strumming is a pretty useful thing to learn on the ukulele. It can add an extra dimension to your rhythm playing and open up plenty of new strumming possibilities. Here’s how to do it…
How To Help Kids Learn Ukulele
My youngest son Max is now 7 years old which I think is a great age to start learning to play ukulele. There are challenges that come with learning to play ukulele at such a young age, here are some of the ways that I’ve found to work when teaching him. hopefully they can work for your children too…
Getting Started Reading Music
It’s possible to play a musical instrument like a ukulele and have no music reading skills whatsoever, I did it for years as a guitar player. That said, when I committed to learning a little more about music, it opened my eyes (or should that be ears) to so much more.
Riptide Ukulele Lesson – Vance Joy
Vance Joy’s 2013 hit Riptide has been one of the most popular songs to play on ukulele since it’s debut 5 years ago. Thanks to its positive feel and pop culture references throughout, Riptide has become a modern classic. Let’s take a look at how to play it…
Hammer-ons and Pull-offs
How I’ve managed to run a ukulele website that teaches people to play ukulele for years yet haven’t covered hammer-ons and pull-offs in all that time I do not know. The good news is I’m correcting that right here, right now. Let’s get to it…
Sunday Morning by Maroon 5
Ukulele Go reader Dakota Cantwell (all the way from Missouri) recently got in touch with me and asked if he could put together a lesson for the site. Dakota put together this fantastic breakdown of Sunday Morning by Maroon 5. Over to you Dakota…
How To Play Tremolo
Jonathan Lewis posted a great video on his Facebook page a few weeks back of himself playing a beautiful song using tremolo picking.
Great Ukulele Licks
Recently I ended up on Luca Tomassini’s YouTube channel where I found a collection of really great licks for ukulele. There’s a heck of a lot of ukulele material on YouTube that focuses purely on popular songs and is very much just based around a handful of chords and basic strumming patterns. Luca’s licks really stood out and I really enjoyed learning them.
Somewhere Over The Rainbow Ukulele Lesson
Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s beautiful version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow is one of the most popular ukulele songs of all time. If you’ve ever read my about page I said I wouldn’t do it on Ukulele Go but here I am showing I’m a man with absolutely no principles. On with the lesson…