‘Ukulele Chord Shapes eBook
“If you have questions about ukulele chords, Chord Shapes has the answers.” ~ James Hill

Easy ‘Ukulele Riffs

Here are some easy ‘ukulele riffs to keep everyone entertained.


A |-----2-5-2-5-
E |---3---------
C |-2-----------
G |-------------

Twilight zone:

A |-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-
E |-15-16-15-11-15-16-15-11-
C |-------------------------
G |-------------------------

Ta da!:

A |-3---------2-3-
E |---3-3-4-3-1-0-
C |-----------2-0-
G |-----------0-0-


Happy Birthday

Super Mario Bros.

If you can think of more, let me know.

Meet The Author:

Brad Bordessa

Brad plays 'ukulele on the Big Island of Hawai'i. He writes original music, performs, and hunts unicorns - all with only an 'ukulele.

6 comments… add one
  • Avon Sep 4, 2011, 5:50 am

    Thanks very much for leaving the information. I used Happy Birthday at a party, I impressed every one. Ta

  • John Feb 22, 2012, 6:32 am

    Using your riffs to try and build lead and break ability. It would be bool to know what keys your riffs are in.

    • Brad Bordessa Feb 28, 2012, 1:36 pm

      Charge is in G
      No idea on the Twilight Zone
      Ta Da! is in C

  • Kiki Jun 4, 2012, 4:56 pm

    How do you learn o read the riffs ?

  • Jackie Nov 29, 2014, 11:18 am

    Thanks for the fun riffs! I’ve only been practicing chords and feel it’s time to venture to new uke territory. Could you help me out with the riff for I fought the law? Thanks

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