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Clawhammer Ukulele Tutorial – 4 of 4 – Drop Thumb

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

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Cripple Creek – Clawhammer Ukulele with Tablature

The traditional song “Cripple Creek” arranged for clawhammer uke. I played several verses of the song with chords and lyrics with a break between most verses. After the song I included tablature for both a simplified arrangement with no slurred notes as well as the break as I played it on the recording. If you’re […]

How to Tune the Ukulele

Simple tuning video sounds out each ukulele string in standard C tuning. Some additional tips are given at the end of the video.