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Hawaiian Strumming Vamp in C – Video Lesson

Here’s a beginner’s ‘ukulele lesson on playing the first Hawaiian vamp you should probably learn.

Counts: D7// G7// C//// (each slash is a down-up strum)


D7: 2223 (or 2020)
G7: 0212
C: 0003

For more on vamps: Hawaiian Turnarounds.

If you want to learn how to play a picking vamp over the top of this, check out my video lesson: Picking Vamp in C

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.

2 comments… add one
  • Fletch Mar 21, 2012, 6:36 pm

    Nice! Thanks!

  • Judi Apr 26, 2012, 2:35 am

    Am wanting to buy a Ukelele – can you recommend what I should buy. I would like a good tone -is a tenor what I should be looking for? Many thanks Judi

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