Tutorials8 Videos

San Francisco Bay Blues – Fingerstyle Ukulele

The classic Jesse Fuller tune played here on ukulele. The video includes chords and lyrics. I played it fingerstyle with my thumb alternating throughout on the 4th and 3rd strings but it sounds fine strummed as well. If you need help with the right hand check out my tutorials on fingerstyle patterns and strumming.

My Dog Has Fleas – Chords & Lyrics

This is an original song I wrote back in 2001. The first 4 notes of the melody are G-C-E-A, just like standard ukulele tuning. I’m playing clawhammer style on the video but it can be strummed or picked in many ways (4/4 time). A number of people have recorded it over the years and I’d […]

How to Read Ukulele Tablature

How to read ukulele tablature, especially the tabs presented on the ezFolk website. There’s no one standard that everybody uses but this should give you an idea of how tablature (tab) in general for the ukulele works. This is the format that will be used on the upcoming “Measure by Measure” tablature videos I’ll be […]

Clawhammer Ukulele Tutorial – 4 of 4 – Drop Thumb

The fourth of four tutorial videos on playing clawhammer ukulele. This one deals with drop thumb.

Clawhammer Ukulele Tutorial – 3 of 4 – Slurred Notes

The third video in a series of four teaching the clawhammer ukulele technique.

Clawhammer Ukulele Tutorial – 2 of 4 – Basic Backup

The second of four videos teaching basic clawhammer ukulele technique. This video demonstrates basic backup.