World Music

World Music

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Beginner Series


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Aura Lee

American Traditional

A beautiful melody that serves as a wonderful intro into fingerstyle playing.

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Chopsticks

Piano Waltz

The iconic piano duet arranged for solo ukulele!

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Lullaby Medley

Children's Songs

Learn 3 classic children’s lullabies in this beginner friendly ukulele lesson: “Mary Had a Little Lamb”, “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”, and “Brahm’s Lullaby”.

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Yankee Doodle

American Traditional

An American classic, this arrangement builds upon the melody by harmonizing it.

Level 1


EukeNew
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Eastern Uke

Rock Class 101 Original

I composed 'Eastern Uke' with the Beginner/Intermediate player in mind. As the name implies, this is a fun 'Eastern' sounding tune!

Happy bday
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Happy Birthday

Traditional

The classic birthday anthem with a twist! This is one of those songs that should be in everyone's repertoire.

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In The Hall Of The Mountain King

Edvard Grieg *

An iconic melody arranged as a harmonized duet suitable for the seasoned beginner.

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La Gitanita

Traditional Flamenco

Learn a Flamenco piece that uses Picado and Rasgueado technique to create an authentic Spanish flair.

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Red is the Rose

Irish Ballad

A bittersweet, yet beautiful Irish Ballad set to the tune of a Scottish love song.

Level 2


Aloha Oe
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Aloha ʻOe

Queen Liliʻuokalani

A traditional Hawaiian song consisting of only 3 chords and a beautiful melody.

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America the Beautiful

American Traditional

This fingerstyle arrangement pays homage to one of America’s most beloved melodies.

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Fingerpicking Etude no. 12

Rock Class 101 Original

In this etude, you will learn and use the Gypsy Major scale to create an exotic Eastern sound.

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Fingerpicking Etude no. 16

Rock Class 101 Original *

In this ukulele and u-bass duet, you’ll learn an upbeat Bluegrass melody that serves as an excellent practice for developing speed with hammer-ons and pull-offs.

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La Donna è mobile

Giuseppe Verdi

In this lesson, you’ll learn one of the most famous and incredibly catchy canzone’s [Italian for song] from Verdi’s opera, Rigoletto.

SFnew
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Santa Fe

Ottmar Liebert

'Santa Fe' is a Spanish-influenced piece that contains 3 melodies. It is a great example for developing finger-picking and rhythm.

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Thumb Etude

Rock Class 101 Original

In our very first Thumb Etude, we will be combining interesting rhythms with a touch of Eastern music to create a unique sounding piece.

WB
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Waimanalo Blues

Country Comfort *

Originally recorded by Country Comfort, our arrangement is based on a live performance featuring Israel Kamakawiwoʻole.

Level 3


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Battle Hymn of the Republic

American Traditional

A classic American patriotic tune that is ideal for practicing quick chord changes up and down the neck.

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Moon

Taimane

In our inaugural lesson for Low G ukulele, you'll learn Taimane’s hauntingly beautiful composition, “Moon”.

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St. James Infirmary

American Traditional

A hauntingly beautiful melody entangled in a harmony of Jazz and Blues; this fingerstyle arrangement is ideal for the seasoned intermediate player.

irishww
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The Irish Washerwoman

Irish Jig

'The Irish Washerwoman' is a traditional Irish Jig. It is a modal tune revolving around two chords, except during the walk down in the ‘B Melody’.

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Whiskey Before Breakfast

Traditional Bluegrass *

This traditional Bluegrass song is presented as a duet and features a playful melody over fast paced chord changes.

Level 4


AG
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Amazing Grace

Traditional

This arrangement uses a swung feel and features 3 variations on the melody.

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Danse Macabre

Camille Saint-Saëns

A symphonic poem based off the French superstition, “Dance of Death”; in which Death appears at midnight every Halloween calling forth the dead from their graves to dance for him while he plays his fiddle.

freight-train
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Freight Train

Elizabeth Cotten

A vintage-esque uke tune, this arrangement is filled with catchy melodies and challenging rhythmic work.

Carmen
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Habanera (Carmen)

Georges Bizet

One of the most famous arias from the opera ‘Carmen’, this enchanting melody builds upon dynamics, chromatic runs, and key changes to create an everlasting piece.

La Bamba
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La Bamba

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.

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Magic Ukulele Waltz

Roy Smeck

An enchanting melody from ukulele virtuoso Roy Smeck.

Spanish Uke
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Spanish Ukulele

Gary Moore

This song is an arrangement of ‘Spanish Guitar’ by Gary Moore. It features two beautiful melodies in an ABA format.

tudequevas
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Tu De Que Vas

Franco De Vita

‘Tu De Que Vas’ features beautiful melodies with a few interesting chord changes.

WM
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Waltzing Matilda

Australian Bush Ballad

‘Waltzing Matilda’ is Australia’s best known bush ballad and serves as the unofficial national anthem.


* 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.