Clawhammer Ukulele strumming (standard bum-ditty with drop thumb accompaniment) along with chords and lyrics. If you need help with the clawhammer basics watch my 4 instructional videos on clawhammer ukulele.
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 […]
A little bit different take on House of the Rising Sun than usually played by uke players. I chose the key of Dm (instead of commonly heard Am) and played “Travis Picking” style with alternating thumb in 4/4 time. If you need help with the fingerpicking pattern I’m basically just playing the #1 pattern in […]
The Bob Dylan classic, “Make You Feel My Love” played in the key of C on ukulele, contains chords and lyrics. The fingerstyle ukulele picking pattern is explained at the end of the song.
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 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.