Start Learning the Notes to Increase the Fun!

Strumming chords and singing is fun but I find that I have the most fun by playing the ukulele as a pianist or an organist would – by playing the notes of the melodies along with the chords. It isn’t near as hard as it sounds. It starts with learning the notes of the fingerboard., This video created by Phil Doleman is great for learning those notes! Give it a try!

“10 Cool Ukulele Riffs Anyone Can Learn to Play [+ Tabs]”

The riffs are shared on by Reina M.

Here are the names of the riffs that are shown…

  • “Shave and a Haircut”
  • “Weak” by SWV
  • “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones
  • “No Woman No Cry” by Bob Marley
  • “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor
  • “Charlie Brown” Theme Song
  • “La Bamba” by Ritchie Valens
  • “Friends” Theme Music
  • “Simpsons” Theme Song
  • “Beverly Hills Cop” Theme Song

Visit the Website for the tab of each riff.

‘Perfect’ by Ed Sheeran for Ukulele – fingerpicking AND strumming

I love this song – the melody is just beautiful.
I wanted to play it on the ukulele and started searching for good arrangements.
Ran across this tutorial video and love it – a little fingerpicking and a little strumming – neither too hard.
The hard part is that you need a capo on the 1st fret – they cost about $15 for a good one.

The video –

The printed music/notes for the video are in the comments or here –