10 Awesome Ukulele Songs
How Can Such Powerful Music Come Out Of Such A Tiny Instrument?
The Ukulele is a stringed instrument and looks like a tiny guitar. Commonly referred to as the Uke, these instruments normally have only four strings (although there are many variations).
I'm always amazed when I hear such powerful music coming out of such a small item. Although many people associate the ukulele with hawaiin music, they can actually be adapted to play all kinds of songs. I've put together my top ten list of best ukulele videos so you can see that
Ukes Are Not Just For Luaus!
So Are You Ready To Start The Countdown?
#10 - Longing To Belong - Eddie Vedder
#9 - I'll Be There Cover - Colin Tribe
#8 - Staten Island Slide - Craig Robertson
BONUS! Ain't She Sweet - See The Beatles Jam With The Uke!
#7 - Best I Ever Had Cover - Kierra Folsom (Even Hip-Hop Can Be Uked Out!)
#6 - Stairway to Heaven Cover - BaronK69
#5 - Marceline's Song Cover - Dunyellow (We Love Adventure Time!)
Elvis Loved The Ukulele Too!
#4 - Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo ole
#3 - While My (Ukulele) Gently Weeps Cover - Jake Shimabukuro
#2 - Crazy Ukulele Girl - Taimane Gardner
#1 - I'm Yours Cover - Uke3453
Vote For Your Favorite Ukulele Song!
Which was your favorite video?
So What Do You Think About Ukes?
There are lots of great resources out there!
Below I've assembled a small collection of beginner how-to videos and also links to a few great books for beginners.
There's also a section where you can buy your own uke! It's more affordable than you think! You can purchase your own uke for about $20!
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Check Out Some Ukulele Tutorials!
Here's An Amazing Guide For Beginners
This is the ultimate self-teaching method designed to offer quality instruction, terrific songs, and a professional quality CD with 61 full-demo tracks. This book includes over 60 great songs and covers: songs, chords and melodies; picking and strumming; playing tips and techniques; music notation; and more.
And A Few More Great Guidebooks!
So Now That You've Heard Some Great Uke Songs
Why Don't You Buy Some For Your iPod!
Check Out Eddie Vedder's All Uke New Album Ukulele Songs.
Just click the image to go to iTunes now!
Or check out this list below to purchase songs from the top ten list right here. Not all of the songs are the uke versions (and you know I had to throw some SOJA songs in there too!), but I think we all feel the groove.
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Intro Photo: Roller Monkey's Flickr
Cat Uke: DaSilva Ukulele Co.
Wood Uke: Na Mea Makamae
Green Uke: Ukulele Review
Cigar Box Uke: Papa's Boxes
Soup Can Uke: Now Public
Coconut Uke: Promo Wholesale
Stage Curtains Uke: Think Space Art Gallery
Palm Tree Uke: Tropic Treasure Store
Tribal Uke: Tiki King
Sitting Girl Art Print: Art.com
Hawaiin Woman Art Print: Art.com
Elvis Photo: Pinolio
Animated Drumroll: J.R.'s Collection
8 Chords Photo: Cafe Chick