Brad Bordessa


I’m Brad Bordessa, a musician who’s been playing and teaching ‘ukulele for more than ten years. Here at Live ‘Ukulele, I provide ‘ukulele lessons, techniques, and tabs for players from around the world.

Jam packed with resources and learning material, Live ‘Ukulele is the premier spot on the web for learning ‘ukulele – and it’s all free. I’m glad you made your way here!

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Chord Book

A complete chord resource
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Lots of tunes to pick!
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Strum and sing these hits
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Over 70 articles on how to uke
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Review: Fishman Loudbox Mini Acoustic Amp

I’m not a penny-pinching dude when it comes to gear. I’ve bought enough cheap stuff to know that you usually get what you pay for. These days, if I need something, I’ll invest money up front and get the best I can afford. Quality over quantity. This review contains affiliate links. But every once in [...]

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Review: MXR M-169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay

When you plug in your ‘ukulele you have at your disposal certain tools for making the instrument sound larger than life. A good delay pedal is one of the first places I’ll start to dress up my sound. Delay is a very simple effect. It’s just a copy of your playing repeated at a later, [...]

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Teaching ‘Ukulele in Freiburg, Germany

In February I got a really cheap plane ticket from Hilo to Milan, Italy. I wasn’t planning on traveling this year. But somehow I found my credit card out and a confirmation email from United in my inbox five minutes later. Huh. So I contacted my friend, Annette. I met her a while back when [...]

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The Ukulele Review Podcast #30

I spent the weekend on O’ahu for an old friend’s wedding and, while there, cruised by the Hawai’i Music Supply warehouse. I got to meet some of the setup crew and had some personal assistance from Joel, the head tech, with a troublesome pickup. Great guys doing great work. I’ve known head-boss-man and workaholic-mastermind, Andrew [...]