Taylor Swift *
This song is a great introduction to fingerpicking multiple strings at a time.
Rock Class 101 Original
I composed this etude for the beginner fingerstyle player. This song utilizes a four finger approach.
Rock Class 101 Original
In this etude, you’ll learn a cute sounding melody that is played with a swung rhythmic feel.
The song that catapulted America’s Got Talent winner Grace VanderWaal to overnight fame.
I had a lot of fun arranging this tune! The backbeat (slaps) absolutely make the arrangement stand out.
Vance Joy is one of today’s up and coming artists that is bringing the ukulele back into the spotlight!
My favorite part of this song is the piano melody that plays in the beginning. I brought it to this arrangement by using right hand tapping.
‘Shake It Off’ is a simple three chord tune. Our arrangement makes use of some cool techniques to really bring out the melody notes. These techniques include: Hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides.
An intimate arrangement that combines fingerpicking and strumming to create a beautiful backdrop for the vocals.
This arrangement contains elements of the original song and the hit remix version by Seeb.
Frozen (Demi Lovato)
When this movie came out, this song blew up and was easily the most requested song to teach from my students.
The most iconic part of this song is the arpeggio keyboard lick and I brought it to this arrangement in ’80’s tapping style!
'Love Yourself' is a great song for working on adding a backbeat to your playing.
A classic soul hit from the 60’s; this arrangement covers everything, from the iconic intro riff to the smoothly delivered vocal lines.
'Radioactive' manages to take a simple 4 chord progression and turn it into one of rock's biggest hits in recent years.
J. Thomas *
A classic 60’s hit; learn an upbeat rhythmic pattern and bluesy solo that you can play over a full band backing track!
J. Thomas *
A classic 60’s hit; learn a melodic bass line that you can play over a full band backing track!
‘Rude’ is a reggae inspired pop tune with chords strummed on beats 2 and 4. Muting between the chord hits is important for this style of music, because it gives the strums a more percussive quality.
This arrangement was written to accompany a vocal performance. Thus, this lesson includes a backing track (sans uke) featuring Stephen Cox on bass and Vanessa Graniero on vocals.
‘What Do You Mean?’ features catchy melody lines in a stripped-down 4 chord progression.
Featured in the motion picture, Twilight, this hauntingly beautiful melody is an excellent study for the intermediate to advanced fingerstyle player.
I used ‘Poetic License’ on this arrangement and rewrote the melody to incorporate some ‘dreamy-esque’ chord changes.
George MichaelCombining elements of the original recording with a live orchestral performance, this arrangement encompasses the beauty behind George Michael’s brilliant songwriting.
Rock Class 101 OriginalContinuing our fingerpicking series, this lesson uses a three finger approach. The song is comprised of 4 parts: the Into and Melodies A, B, C.
Frank Sinatra'Fly Me to the Moon' is a classic tune with a strong melody line that adapted well to the ukulele. I had a lot of fun with this arrangement and every time I play it I think of Bud Fox and Gordon Gekko!
TrainOne of the most popular ukulele pop songs! Our fingerstyle arrangement covers the entire song and is perfect for the intermediate player.
An elegant fingerstyle adaption of the global hit song that is "perfect" for the intermediate player.
Ben E. King
A classic 60's hit, this arrangement covers everything from the iconic bass intro to the smoothly delivered vocal lines.
‘Stay with Me’ is a simple three chord tune. Our arrangement makes use of using alternate versions of the three chords to bring out unique and colorful tones.
A popular request on Rock Class 101, this arrangement features various techniques and a percussive backbeat.
This arrangement of ‘Trouble’ was written for the finger-style player in mind.
This arrangement is chock-full of the elements that made Prince great; from sick guitar licks to funky piano riffs and an attitude driven lyrical melody.
Our arrangement of “Havana” stays true to its Latin roots while splicing in an array of tasteful techniques.
One of Rock Class 101's most popular arrangements, 'I See Fire' is an epic song featuring a very cool tapping lick.
Ritchie Valens *
‘La Bamba’ features a catchy guitar riff and an irresistible dance inducing groove! Our arrangement is based off of Los Lobos’ version featured in the 1987 movie, La Bamba.
A beautiful melody arranged as a fingerstyle piece. This arrangement features tapped harmonics which add a unique dynamic to the performance.
Franco De Vita
‘Tu De Que Vas’ features beautiful melodies with a few interesting chord changes.
* Songs that feature a blue asterisk include play-along backing tracks.
* All Songs feature complete Tabs, Chord Graphs, and Notation. Click HERE for a detailed explanation on how to read sheet music.