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 my fingerstyle tutorial.
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.
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 love to hear more recordings of it.
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.