Gospel blues made popular by Reverend Gary Davis. Somebody in the “Clawhammer Ukulele” group on Facebook asked if it was possible to play it in this style and I messed around with it some and thought it sounded pretty good. Not a lot like the Rev Gary Davis version though.
Learn how to play the classic folk song Railroad Bill on clawhammer ukulele. Includes chords, lyrics, and tablature for the break played between verses. If you need help with the basics of clawhammer uke watch my 4-lesson tutorial that covers all of the fundamentals.
An easy clawhammer ukulele arrangement of When the Saints Go Marching In featuring measure by measure tablature. Just the standard “bum ditty” (no drop thumb) and no slurred notes (hammer-ons, etc.). This is a good starting place if you’re wanting to learn to play melodies on clawhammer ukulele. Although this is an easy arrangement, it […]
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 […]
The fourth of four tutorial videos on playing clawhammer ukulele. This one deals with drop thumb.