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America – Ventura Highway

I’m not sure where and when I first heard this song but I know it was around the time I started learning to play the guitar. My ears immediately started twitching when I heard that wonderful dual harmonising guitar lick. I pretty much sprinted to my acoustic. Let’s learn to play it on the ukulele. …

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Korn – Falling Away From Me

I was somewhat of a later bloomer to KoRn. They were absolutely getting listened to in my circle of friends but I never gravitated towards them. It wasn’t until I was able to see them live that I really started to appreciate them. They create some serious energy at their shows and goddammit they are …

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Pulp Fiction – Misirolou

Whether you heard from the classic Tarantino flick Pulp Fiction or the foot-stomping Black Eyed Peas Pump It. There’s no doubt about it, its an earworm of melody. Let’s learn to play the signature riff of Misirolou on the ukulele. What Are We Learning To Play? Below is a video of what you will be …

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Blink 182 – The Rock Show

I have always found Blink 182 lend themselves really well to the ukulele. When you strip away all the goofiness and silliness, they wrote some fantastic songs. That becomes very evident when you play them very minimally on just a four stringed ukulele. Let’s learn to play my favourite song of theirs, The Rock Show …

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Aretha Franklin – Respect

I love Soul music and absolutely nobody epitomised it as much as Aretha Franklin did.  Her astonishing run of hits from the late 60s earned her the title as The Queen Of Soul. Originally recorded by Otis Redding, Aretha and the producer rearranged the song and turned the lyrics to be from the perspective of …

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Metallica – One

The music video used to frighten the hell out of me. I thought the man in the bed was some kind of monster or beast like figure. Turns out it’s a war veteran/victim who just wants his pain and suffering to end. Another example of an extremely well crafted Metallica song. Let’s learn to play …

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Van Halen – Jump

This is one of those songs that I have always avoided as I just thought it would be so simple and naff on the ukulele. I was wrong. The harmonies on the opening lick are just so tasty and it works perfectly on the uke IMO. We have an open C note and if you …

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Kings Of Leon – The Bucket

Aha Shake Heartbreak simply solidifies the thoughts among many (myself included) that the Kings Of Leon are the best rock band to have come out of America for a long, long time. It’s chock-full of lively, driving songs, awash with Caleb’s Southern, twangy drawl, Nathan’s snappy and precise drumming and Matthew and Jared’s solid basslines …

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Bill Withers – Lovely Day

For a lot of the UK followers who are a similar age to me. They will have most likely first heard this song on the Tetley’s teabag advert 🤣. Bill Withers and a cup of tea in the morning is a winning combination so thank you Tetley’s for bringing it into my life. Let’s learn …

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Pantera – I’m Broken

Another song that I discovered from music television back in the day. Most of the music to this song was written while Pantera was hungover during a soundcheck. The lyrics were later added in the studio and they are about lead singer Phil Anselmo’s chronic back pain. What Are We Learning To Play? Below is …

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Incubus – Drive

Made famous by that super cool animated video in the late 90s which was actually animated by the band themselves. Its a chord progression but there’s some super unique chords involved. Let’s learn to play it on a ukulele. What Are We Learning To Play? Below is a video of what you will be able …

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The Black Keys – Lonely Boy

Grammy award-winning The Black Keys know how to write a good riff, there’s no question about it. One of my favourites is Gold On The Ceiling, a thunderous foot-stomper that’s begging to be played. Let’s learn to play it on the ukulele. What Are We Learning To Play? Below is a video of what you …

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Khruangbin – Texas Sun

I have Instagram to thank for introducing me to this song. I asked for suggestions of what to play and this came up. I’m glad somebody did as its such a vibe. I love the guitar work and it translates really well to four strings. Let’s learn to play Texas Sun on the ukulele. What …

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Cam – Burning House

Another song that I had never heard until somebody on here suggested it to me. I jumped over to YouTube and see it got 50,000,000 views. I press play and I’m exposed to one of the most beautiful acoustic guitar riffs I have ever heard. It sounds equally good on the ukulele too so let’s …

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Bloc Party – Banquet

I recently discovered an old playlist called “Indie Stuff 2005”. Man, what a decent era in UK music. Guitar bands owned the charts and sublime debut albums like Bloc Party’s Silent Alarm were coming out left, right and centre. Banquet is a certified banger. What Are We Learning To Play? Below is a video of …

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Blind Melon – No Rain

It’s quite sad listening to this song sometimes. It sounds so happy but the lyrics are written by somebody so desperately clinging on for life due to their severe depression. One so strong that they would later end their life. It’s so bizarre that it has gone on to become one of those “feel good”songs …

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The Beatles – Day Tripper

The most iconic Beatles riff of all time? Theres a strong argument for it. Its fairly straight forward to play but there is a little bit of hand twisting to get it right. Every finger on the fretting hand is been used, its spread across three strings and its rather nippy. So I wouldn’t call …

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Blink 182 – I Miss You

I have said it before and I will say it again. Blink-182 don’t get enough credit for their songwriting. When you strip away all the humour and silliness, you are left with some phenomenal compositions, melodies and harmonies. I Miss You is the perfect example of that. Let’s learn to play it on the ukulele. …

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OMC – How Bizarre

I couldn’t have been happier to see this monster of a song be introduced to a whole new generation of people over on TikTok recently. I wouldn’t have even been in double digits when it was released in the 90s but that guitar intro has stayed in my head ever since. Let’s learn to play …

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The XX – Intro

I remember been instantly awed by these guys after seeing their live set at Glastonbury on the tv. They had this beautiful simplicity to them. Haunting vocals and amazing production by Jamie XX. The standout track of theirs for me is the Intro to their debut album. What Are We Learning To Play? Below is …

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Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun

It’s been a few years now since Chris Cornell’s passing. I remember Kerrang TV only playing Black Hole Sun during the night. Of course, this was way before the internet and therefore easy access to new songs. That was my way of discovering new artists. Soundgarden was one of those bands. RIP man, I hope …

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Alice Cooper – Poison

I first heard Alice Coopers music as a child when schools Out would get blasted at my house as a kid. I loved the outro so much, that falsetto harmony is just gorgeous. Today though, we are playing his biggest hit, Poison. What Are We Learning To Play? Below is a video of what you …

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Aerosmith – Dream On

Probably much to the annoyance of a few Aerosmith fans, i like many others discovered this song through the Eminem track Sing For The Moment. A collection of lush chords that sound great on the ukulele. What Are We Learning To Play? Below is a video of what you will be able to play by …

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Paul Simon – Graceland

The whole album that this song is from is laden with licks. In fact, it’s brimming with colourful musical language. It’s sublime and one of my favourite albums of all time. Let’s learn to play the signature riff from Paul Simons Graceland on the ukulele.  What Are We Learning To Play? Below is a video …

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Pearl Jam – Even Flow

For a debut album, Ten really is astonishing. It feels like every song has been written by a group of legendary artists. It’s a testament to the album that I bought it when it was 10 years old. Still, 15 years later, I’m still discovering new aspects that I love about it. Even Flow is …

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Slipknot – Surfacing

Anyone remember their family members been super scared when you starting enjoying Slipknot? That was so the case with mine, and the majority of the school when i would wear a Slipknot hoodie. i didn’t care though, they had this undeniable energy that’s impossible not to enjoy. One of my favourite songs is surfacing of …

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Boy Pablo – Feeling Lonely

Some lovely lickage from Boy Pablo made me want to learn this song on I the ukulele. A few years ago, this song was in my YouTube recommendations forever before i ever listening to it. Im glad they persevered for so long lol. What Are We Learning To Play? Below is a video of what …

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Loyle Carner – Ottolenghi

Loyle is one of my favourite rappers in the UK. His meaningful lyrically content is a nice change from all the hard drill bars at the moment. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of drill music. It’s just good to switch it up. His choice of beats for his songs are mouth-watering. Let’s learn …

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