Beginner Tutorials - 2 - Somewhere Over the Rainbow


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxWayKYBYi8&feature=related


1. He is well-organized and divides his lesson into several parts; he begins with the strum...

which is a good strategy, but he chooses a difficult strum at first, so just ignore all this complicated technique

and wait till he explains that "you can keep it simple with just a basic 'single down strum'...which is easy :-)

2. There are 5 chords: so this would require some more learning and practice to accomplish,

but they are all "do-able" chords to learn... so practice and learn them... Chords: C, F, G, Am, Em.

Uke_C,F,G.jpgUke_Chord_Am.png Uke_Chord_Em.png

This Em chord diagram shows the 1,2,3 finger positions (index, middle, and ring finger)

3. I placed this song here in the Beginners Tutorials because you must learn this song if you play the ukulele...

because Izzy "IZ" (Israel Kamakawio'ole) made it world famous and it is the most popular ukulele song in the world...

So take your time and go slow...and listen to him sing it on youtube...

4. We already have a separate page for it listed by its title:

Somewhere Over the Rainbow << -- click on the link.

Meanwhile, I will continue looking for even simpler versions of this song and/or other helpful tutorials for this song to add here...