Ukulele Utopia

A Virtual Learning Experience

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Simple Man

My introduction to this song was not the Lynyrd Skynyrd version. I first heard it on a CD that Kerrang! magazine put together called High Voltage – A Brief History of Rock. Loads of bands did cover versions of some classic rock tunes. One of them happened to be Simple Man performed by Deftones. The …

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Paramore – Hard Times

I would say the album that this song is from is my favourite Paramore album. It was a gigantic leap from their early punk/emo days but its one I’m happy they made. The songs just seem so much more refined and better crafted. Let’s learn to play Hard Times on the ukulele. What Are We …

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Feist – Mushaboom

Feist is known for her humongous hit 1,2,3,4 that seemed to penetrate radio stations in the mid-00s. She also had a lot of success with Mushaboom that equally dominated tv shows and adverts. You may not know the artist but you will undoubtedly recognise the song. Let’s learn to play it on the ukulele. What …

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Stevie Wonder – Superstition

You really begin to appreciate Stevie Wonders musical output when you learn that this song came from his fifteenth album. At that point in time, he hadn’t even released Songs In The Key Of Life yet either. Arguably one of the finest albums from the 70s. The killer riff is instantly recognisable so let’s learn …

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Klaxons – Golden Skans

These guys arrived to the music scene at just the right time for me. I had freshly turned 18 so going out on a Saturday night with my mates was my only concern. This tune would be rinsed like mad in the clubs and I didn’t mind one bit. Let’s learn to play Golden Skans …

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Slayer – South Of Heaven

For me this seems to be most ukulele-esque Slayer song. I mean, we could probably try and learn to play Reign In Blood but does anybody even enjoy moving their fingers that fast. Im using a low G for this but it stills sounds reasonable with a high G too. What Are We Learning To …

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Elton John – Tiny Dancer

Easily one of the most recognisable piano intros and arguably one of the best songs to come out of the 70s. I had probably heard it before in the background somewhere, but this song really touched me when I saw it on the Almost Famous film. There’s a scene where the band is cruising through …

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Phantom Planet – California

One of my unusual obsessions as a teen was The OC. When your a teen growing up in the grim north of England, the sun and beaches of California are somewhat appealing. It also had a killer theme tune. Let’s learn to play Phantom Planets one-hit-wonder California on the ukulele. What Are We Learning To …

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Shakira – Hips Don’t Lie

I’m one of those people that can’t help but say “Shakira, Shakira” whenever her name is mentioned. Much like I would whenever somebody says Jason Derulo, you know what I’m talking about 🤣. The intro to Hips Don’t Lie is funky as so let’s learn to play it on the ukulele. What Are We Learning …

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Led Zeppelin – Kashmir

Interestingly, this song has nothing to do with Kashmir in India at all. Led Zep frontman Robert Plant wrote it while driving on what he described as a “never ending road” in Morocco. Imagine that, back when rockstars didn’t have smart phones to indulge them on these long tour journeys. Let’s learn to play it …

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Blondie – One Way Or Another

My first introduction to Blondie was during their second wave when they released Maria in 1999. It reached the number one spot in the UK charts, a position they hadn’t occupied in almost 2 decades. It wasn’t until my teen years that I delved into blondie some more and I discovered them to be one …

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Fat Boy Slim – Praise You

There may be about 5 songs in the world that instantly put a smile on my face and can change my mood. This generational anthem is undoubtedly one of them. Maybe it’s due to me being 9 years old when it was released, the boulders of real-life hadn’t found their way onto my shoulders yet. …

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Weezer – Say It Aint So

One of my favourite Weezer licks and it sounds borderline perfect on the ukulele. What Are We Learning To Play? Below is a video of what you will be able to play by the end of this post.  Ukulele Tabs This is a fantastic song to learn as we are incorporating lots of different techniques. …

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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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Jimmy Eat World – The Middle

It’s safe to say Jimmy Eat World were one of my first “Favourite” bands. I mean, I grew up listening to and loved Iron Maiden, Queen and ABBA. But, you know those bands? Those ones that you first start discovering when you’re a teenager and nobody but you seems to like them? Not in a …

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Childish Gambino – Redbone

This song is a perfect example of how exceptionally talented Donald Glover is. The instrumentation on it is just divine. Let’s learn to play Redbone on the ukulele. What Are We Learning To Play? The tabs are from a little arrangement I made for my Tik Tok account recently. Check it out below and keep …

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AC/DC – Hells Bells

Rock and Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution … and neither is the timeless masterpiece that is the Back In Black album! AC/DC are well and truly in musical roots, some of my earliest memories are watching old VHS tapes of the likes of Iron Maiden, Guns N Roses and Meat Loaf with my old man. AC/DC …

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Blondes – Coming Of Age

I, and you are more than likely the same, first heard this song on TikTok. It quickly became the soundtrack to anything nostalgic on the app. The song is great and it has a lovely intro lick. Let’s learn to play Coming Of Age on the ukulele. What Are We Learning To Play? Below is …

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Rugrats – Main Theme

I was hooked on this show as a kid. I’m talking PS1 games, VHS tapes and duvet sets. I even had this Rugrat themed design program on my Windows 95 computer that I designed business cards for all my family on lol. Let’s learn to play the extremely catchy main theme on the ukulele. What …

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The Shadows – Apache

This is a regular song on those “riffs you must learn before you die” type lists. For good reason, it sounds sublime and its great little test of finger strength. Let’s learn to play it on the ukulele. What Are We Learning To Play? Below is a video of what you will be able to …

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Madness – House Of Fun

Some of their songs were regular staples on the CD player in my house as a child. I went on to become a huge fan of Ska and Punk when I was a teen so its easier to see the early influence madness had on me. The main melodies for a lot of their songs …

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Eminem & D12 – My Band

I really do miss those funky in your face hip hop beats from the late 90s and early 00s. Eminem and Dr Dre pretty much laid the blueprint for it. However, it was Eminem alone that produced this one. Let’s learn to play My Band by D12 on the ukulele What Are We Learning To …

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Free – All Right Now

This song was on a complication CD that my mam got me when I was younger. “The Best Air Guitar Anthems Of All Time”. I will never forget when she came home complaining that she didn’t get a free air guitar like advertised from HMV 🤣 What Are We Learning To Play? Below is a …

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SZA – Good Days

For me, SZA is one of those artists who’s name I have seen on so many songs. Yet I had never actually listened to her solo music. That all changed when I heard the beautiful instrumental for Good Days on Tik Tok recently. It’s a gorgeous chord pattern that’s elevated with some delay. Let’s learn …

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Oasis – Supersonic

Noel Gallagher is hailed as one of the greatest songwriters of his generation. He knew his way around a riff or two as well. Let’s learn to play one of bests riffs of the 90s on a ukulele. What Are We Learning To Play? Below is a video of what you will be able to …

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Stone Roses – Fools Gold

With its undeniable groove, it’s hard not to bop your head or at least tap your foot along to Fools Gold by the Stone Roses. They burst onto the Madchester scene in the late 80s with their phenomenal debut album. Just before the start of the 90s, Fools Gold hit the airwaves. Let’s learn to …

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The La’s – There She Goes

Liverpool legends The La’s wrote one of the greatest songs of the 90s. Lyrically its beautiful, but the the opening riff is something else. Super iconic and recognisable. Let’s learn to play it 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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Deep Purple – Child in Time

I’ll be honest, for about 25 years of my life, the only Deep Purple song I knew was the one that almost every guitar player in the world has heard. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I did a deep dive into their discography and discovered this gem. It’s such an epic musical …

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Fleetwood Mac – Rhiannon

My introduction to Fleetwood Mac came from an unlikely source. Remember in Forrest Gump just after his mum passes away and he’s sat on the porch contemplating life. He gets up and for no particular reason he decides to go for a little run, he runs out of Mississippi and across Alabama until he gets …

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Audioslave – Like A Stone

Mega group Audioslave caused a huge buzz when they first formed in the early 00s. A Hybrid of Rage Against The Machine and Soundgargen, they had a massive sound. One of my favourite songs of theirs though is a little bit more stripped back. What Are We Learning To Play? Below is a video of …

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The Cure – Lullaby

The Cure are one of those bands that you don’t realise how many songs of theirs you know until you whack a playlist of theirs on Spotify. I loved Friday Im In Love as a kid, my mam had the CD single and i would blast at my nana house. Today though, we are learning …

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Aerosmith – Walk This Way

Often regarded as one of the greatest riffs of all time and for good reason, it sounds amazing. Not only as its original interpretation on the Toys In The Attic album, but equally when when Run D.M.C covered it in the 80s. It sparked a major comeback for Aerosmith as most of the band had …

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Arcade Fire – Tunnels

Arcade fire is an incredible band, There is no other way about it. This is a band that shows their talent in abundance, and it’s evident from the very beginning. I first stumbled across them while watching a Reading + Leeds 2007 highlights show on the BBC red button. I was in awe, the sun …

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Nirvana – All Apologies

Undoubtedly, this is in my top five Nirvana songs. I love their aggressive early stuff, but when they strip it back, they nail it every-time.  Kurt’s coarse and strained voice over that bass line is just perfect to me. Let’s learn to play it on a ukulele. I seem to be saying this often lately, …

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Eric Clapton – Layla

This song was written as an ode to a women Eric Clapton was in love with, Pattie Boyd. Unfortunately for him, she was married to George Harrison. Clapton secretly met with Boyd one afternoon in her flat and played the song for her off of his tape machine. Pattie said that it was “the most …

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Tenacious D – Wonderboy

These guys exploded into the music scene when they wrote the greatest and best song in the world, Tribute. Their debut album was packed with not only hilarious songs, but some exquisite instrumentation too. Wonderboy being a fine example. What Are We Learning To Play? Below is a video of what you will be able …

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Jimi Hendrix – Little Wing

This song was my first introduction to Jimi Hendrix and it still remains my favourite song of his. He had a phenomenal technical ability and it becomes so clear when you try to play his songs on a ukulele. What Are We Learning To Play? Below is a video of what you will be able …

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Gerry Cinnamon – Lullaby

What I love about Gerry Cinnamon is his ability to mask his very sombre songs with these upbeat and lively instrumentals. It’s a heady mix that makes for some fantastic music. I was torn with what song to play on the ukulele but the intro to Lullaby was begging to be played. What Are We …

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Joy Division – Disorder

A collection of songs which gave an insight into the workings of Ian Curtis’s mind. There’s not much to say about Joy Division that hasn’t been said already, I mean, Unknown Pleasures is one of those albums that everyone has heard of, everyone knows the band and everyone knows that cover! It says a million …

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Pink Floyd – Time

Potentially the most famous song in a different time signature? You can’t play along to standard drum beat when playing this as its in 7/8 time.  It’s worth knowing that as you begin to learn it. We are playing the bass line and the vocal melody for the chorus. What Are We Learning To Play? …

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Metallica – Enter Sandman

Is there a more iconic Metallica riff than this one? Probably because all of them are Biblical. This one however sounds great on the uke. What Are We Learning To Play? Below is a video of what you will be able to play by the end of this post.  Ukulele Tabs It’s fairly straight forward …

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Smashing Pumpkins – Zero

It’s rare that a band like Smashing Pumpkins come along. They seem to defy the idea of genre as it’s almost impossible to pinpoint exactly what their sound is. Billy Corgan is an exceptional musician and he knows how to write a riff or two. Let’s learn to play Zero on the ukulele. What Are …

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Foo Fighters – Everlong

This is truly one of my favourite songs of all time. It’s got that really lovely jangly guitar song that I just can’t get enough of. I have recently arranged the Foo Fighters Wasted Light album. I’m now thinking i ought to re-visit some of their older songs and give them a go on the …

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Stone Roses – I Wanna Be Adored

It’s a bold claim to call an album perfect, but fuck it, the stone roses debut album is perfect. Every second of it is magical. Mani’s deep bass lines, John Squires fluid guitar licks and Reni’s outstanding drumming create a dense overwhelming psychedelic unforgettable musical experience. Let’s learn to play I Wanna Be Adored on …

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Ben Howard – Old Pine

I got the album that Old Pine is on after a friend introduced me to Ben Howard in 2012. It couldn’t have come a moment too soon. I found myself simply sitting in a room listening–doing nothing else, but enjoying the music floating over me. To be frank, I was astonished. I haven’t had an …

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Arctic Monkeys – Brianstorm

For so long i thought this song was called Brainstorm lol. I uploaded a ukulele arrangement for Favourite Worst Nightmare and about half the comments was Arctic Monkeys fans berating me for spelling it wrong. Regardless, it’s a mega song and sounds fantastic on the ukulele. What Are We Learning To Play? Below is a …

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Sum 41 – In Too Deep

This song first came to my attention when it was spammed like crazy on Kerrang TV back in the day. Let’s learn to play it on the ukulele … What Are We Learning To Play? Below is a video of what you will be able to play by the end of this post.  Ukulele Tabs This …

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Status Quo – Caroline

I have always been a huge fan of status quo, i love any kind of jangly guitar playing like that on Down Down and Whatever You Want, which had a revival in the UK thanks to a Wilkos advert 🤣. The song that always stuck with me though was Caroline. A guaranteed foot stomper! What …

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Pink Floyd – Money

Potentially the most famous song in a different time signature? You can’t play along to standard drum beat when playing this as its in 7/8 time.  It’s worth knowing that as you begin to learn it. We are playing the bass line and the vocal melody for the chorus. What Are We Learning To Play? …

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Radiohead – Paranoid Android

OK Computer is a work of art comprised of progressive music, brimming with atmosphere and depth. It comes as “No Surprise” to me that it is regularly voted as one of the greatest albums ever made. One of the standout tracks is Paranoid Android. A lovely lick that sounds great on the ukulele. What Are …

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3 Doors Down – Kryptonite

One of those songs that has always been in my head but didn’t have a clue who actually recorded it until recently.  It has become a pretty iconic electric guitar lick that amateur guitar players have been learning for 20 years now. Lets learn to play it on a ukulele … What Are We Learning …

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Blink 182 – Self Titled

This is another highly requested album and I’m very happy that I finally got round to it. I don’t think blink get enough credit for their songwriting abilities. I often find when I strip down the songs and arrange them for the ukulele, what’s left is some fantastic guitar and bass work. Not to mention …

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Foo Fighters – Wasting Light

I’m actually shocked I haven’t recorded a Foo Fighters album sooner than this. I am closing in on arranging 200 albums on the ukulele and although Dave Ghrol made an appearance for the Nirvana videos. His “other” project is finally making its debut.   Today we are learning to play Dear Rosemary, Arlandia and Walk. …

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Joji – Nectar

One of the few “YouTubers” that have made the transition to music pretty seamlessly. I was a huge fan of his debut EP, maybe due to its heavy use of the ukulele. I have enjoyed everything he has put out since too. Today we are learning to play Modus, Tick Tock, Run and Sanctuary. These …

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The Offspring – Americana

Punk-rock titans from the late 90s and early 00s. The Offsprings Americana spawned multiple hits all over the world. They introduced many people into the world of punk and I was one of them. Let’s learn to play some of them songs on the ukulele.   Today we are leaning to play Staring At The …

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Gorillaz – Debut Album

The Gorillaz genre-splitting music all started with this album. Damon Albarn’s craft of writing music seems effortless. Let’s learn to play some songs on this album.   Today we are learning to play 5/4, Clint Eastwood and Rock The House. The video below will give you an idea of what the ukulele tabs will sound …

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Billie Eilish – My Future

Billie Eilish is a huge fan of the ukulele can be often seen playing one. It comes as no surprise that her music sounds fantastic on our four-stringed friend. Let’s learn to play her new song My Future on the uke. These ukulele tabs are taken from my video arrangement. It’s worth listening to it …

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Foster The People – Torches

Indie rockers Foster The People burst into the mainstream with their single Pumped Up Kicks in 2010. It’s gone on to amass over a billion views/streams online. Needless to say, this band writes good music. Let’s learn to play some songs of Torches on the ukulele. Today we are learning to play Helena Beat, Pumped …

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The Strokes – Angles

Delicate licks and interesting rhythms. The strokes have a rich discography and their 5th album Angles is very much of the same. Fantastic music that sounds great on the ukulele.   Today we are learning to play Machu Pichu, You’re So Right and Life Is Simple In The Moonlight. The video below will give you …

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Daft Punk – One More Time

One More Time is from the stellar Discovery album by Daft Punk. They are titans of the dance music industry and it turns out their songs also great on a ukulele. What Are We Learning To Play? Below is a video of what you will be able to play by the end of this post.  …

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Surfaces – Sunday Best

Sunday Best has taken the internet by storm. It currently has 1.2 million videos created using its sound on Tik Tok. Let’s learn to play this awesome song on the ukulele.  I originally heard Surfaces when one half of them got recommended to me on YouTube. Grandpops Uke by Forrest naturally stood out to me …

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Jack Johnson – Belle

He’s a native of Hawaii so naturally, Jack Johnson and the ukulele was bound to be a good combination. Today we are learning to play Belle from his In Between Dreams album. This song is aimed at beginner players who are looking to advance their playing on the ukulele. We are using fingerpicking and sometimes plucking …

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James Brown – Sex Machine

The godfather of soul himself. A man of many genres but when it comes to funk, he was on another level. Let’s learn to play Sex Machine on the ukulele. What makes this an interesting song to play is its intricate strumming pattern. Its one of them that takes a while to get the hang of. …

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Brockhampton – Ginger

Finally, a band that makes the term “boy band” sound like the coolest thing ever. To be fair, I was massively into bands like Westlife, Backstreet Boys, Nsync ect when I was a kid so I can’t really say anything lol. I first got into Brockhampton when I saw the video for Gold a few years back. I was immediately inspired …

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Joji – Worldstar Money

It seems to be a rare occasion on this website where I teach songs that actually feature a uke. Today is one of those days. Let’s learn to play Worldstar Money by Joji on the ukulele. With its excellent use open chords, Worldstar Money is a great song for beginners. The strumming pattern isn’t too …

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Gorillaz – 19-2000

This song translates very well to the uke. It a great exercise as we are using many techniques to play it effectively. Let’s crack on a learn to play these Gorillaz ukulele tabs.  Interestingly, this was actually one of the first songs I learnt to play on the uke. Me and my band Bud Sugar …

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Papa Roach – Last Resort

When we talk of titans in the Nu-Metal genre, Papa Roach will often get mentioned. Alongside the likes of Linkin Park, Korn and Slipknot. They carried the torch for so many angsty teenagers in the early 00s. I was one of them so it was only a matter of time before Papa Roach ukulele style …

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Bud Sugar – Viral

Want to know something really interesting about this song? It’s my band. That’s right, when I’m not playing the ukulele on YouTube you can find me rocking out stage with Bud Sugar. Today we are taking a look at how to play our song Viral on the ukulele. The ukulele has been penetrating its way into …

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The Basics

In this section, we will cover everything you need to know about starting to play the ukulele.