Where do I go when I want to learn a new tune on my uke? Here are my favorite sites.
Ukulele Hunt — Uke Hunt has lots of online tutorials and ebooks for beginners. What I’ve used most, though, has been their selection of chords and tabs. They have all the cool indie music that you really want to play. No Tiny Bubbles or Tiptoe Through the Tulips here.
Ukulele Tabs — Some of their chords and tabs are less-than-inspired but nothing beats Ukulele Tabs for the sheer number of tunes available. They have hundreds, if not thousands, of songs on their site. It does drive me slightly batty that they do not include all of the lyrics to the songs, just enough so that if you know the song you can keep your place and follow along. What that means for me, though, is that I’m often playing at the computer with two windows open — one with the chords and one with the lyrics. Kind of a pain and doesn’t really lend itself to printing out.
YouTube — There are lots of ukulele tutorials on YouTube. Though I find it tricky to learn from a video tutorial, nothing beats a video for learning a new strumming pattern. For some of my favorite tunes I’ll sit at the computer and play along with the video, trying to get the strumming right.
And just because I can’t leave you without a video to watch — I give you the #3 YouTube “ukulele” hit.