View Full Version : Best Song Tutorials

03-03-2011, 05:38 PM
I'm looking for some good song tutorials. I've been practicing strumming/chords/finger picking, and I'm getting a little frustrated, because I can read the tabs, but have no idea how the strumming/fingerpicking goes for most of these websites/youtube videos.

Any suggestions on a really good YouTube video tutorial?
I like MusicTeacher2010 a lot, but I can't keep up with most of his stuff, and have yet to finish learning a song in its entirety.

Thanks, thanks, thanks, thanks.

Harold O.
03-03-2011, 05:59 PM
My early favorite:


Boozelele's Tonight You Belong To Me

03-03-2011, 09:21 PM

here are the videos that helped me with the first "go" at the uke - not very fancy but you can very fast learn to play your first songs - and spruce them up later :-):

Tom Dooley: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJTX1gQfgR8
Achy breaky heart: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGstUC84J4s&feature=related
Leaving on a jetplane: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXUdZ0plrz4&feature=related

very easy indeed :)

Other (in my opinion) easy beginner tutorials are these:

Basic four chord songs: http://www.youtube.com/user/Krankthat22#p/u/66/GKlouR-grok

When the lion sleeps tonight (just three chords...): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5NMQlDWFOc

edit: I nearly forgot - here's a really cool and easy one from Aldrine: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/1707227

Hope this may help you...


mm stan
03-03-2011, 10:57 PM
Aloha Heatherxl3,
Try these songs..and sites....http://www.ukeschool.com/access/basic/first_song.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0piM1L3a9Rc&feature=related check on the right for more advanced beginners..in related video's

03-04-2011, 01:58 AM
I like Music Teacher 2010 a lot, particularly his version of Mr Sandman. As a 2 month veteran of the Uke I decided that the only way I would keep going is if I could get a basic tune together and then improve on it. So far I can get through Formby's Leaning on a Lampost (slowly but surely, without the fancy stuff) and Mr sandman (Drat that F#7). Mind you I had to watch Mike's youtube clip about 20 times and note down the strum pattern on the lyric sheet before I "got it". I think it is important for newbies to find a song they really like and practice that rather than just any old tune, to me the sense of accomplishment is better.

03-05-2011, 12:00 PM

it's me again (sorry...) - I was just surfing around on youtube and found two tutorials to a fun and (very!) easy song - Bubbly by Colbie Caillat - maybe that's something 4 you:


Happy strumming