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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‘Ukuleles, strings, and equipment

'Ukulele Chord Shapes

A reference book for a new era of fretboard understanding.

Brad has created the best ‘ukulele chord book I’ve seen to date,” says Andrew Kitakis of Hawai’i Music Supply

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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. But every once in a while there is a [...]

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How to Read ‘Ukulele Tab: A Guide to the Lines & Symbols

‘Ukulele tablature (also known as “tab”) is an easy and fast way to write out songs for the ‘ukulele and other stringed instruments. Due to its simple nature, learning to read ‘ukulele tab is very straightforward and once you get the concept you can progress quickly. The disadvantage to reading music via tab is that [...]

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Top 10 Gifts for ‘Ukulele Players

December is here! The prepared gift givers have already wrapped their Christmas goodies and you… Well, if you’re like me you need a few ideas to get you started. Here are the things I feel most ‘ukulele players would be excited to get their hands on this holiday season. Some are new releases, some are [...]

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Top Beginner Tips (Via Easy Ukulele Songs)

A while back I was approached by Eduardo Uke, of the website Easy Ukulele Songs, who asked if I would contribute my #1 beginner tip to a roundup he was working on. I was flattered that he asked and sent him off my answer. Didn’t think much more of it until I got a recent [...]