Learn how to play the classic folk song Railroad Bill on clawhammer ukulele. Includes chords, lyrics, and tablature for the break played between verses. The tablature is demonstrated at slow speed after the song. If you need help with the basics of clawhammer uke watch my 4-lesson tutorial that covers all of the fundamentals.
Classic 1960s folk song written by Richard Farina and recorded by him and his wife Mimi Farina (the sister of Joan Baez). This was their most famous recording before Richard’s untimely death in a motorcycle accident in 1966. Tablature is included here for the break I played at the beginning of the song. After you […]
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 […]
The fourth of four tutorial videos on playing clawhammer ukulele. This one deals with drop thumb.
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 third video in a series of four teaching the clawhammer ukulele technique.