Brad Bordessa

Aloha!

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!

open book sketch

Chord Book

A complete chord resource
ukulele tab sketch

Tabs

Lots of tunes to pick!
soprano ukulele sketch

Songs

Strum and sing these hits
ukulele chord diagram sketch

Chords

Diagrams and Charts
ukulele headstock sketch

Lessons

Over 70 articles on how to uke
amplifier sketch

Gear

‘Ukuleles, strings, and equipment

Newest Pages:

man wearing santa hat with ukulele

Gift Ideas for ‘Ukulele Players (2018)

Every holiday it’s the same question: What to get for your loved ones? I can’t (and won’t) help suggest something for your Aunt Margie who loves conspiracy theories. But I can (and will) give you some ideas for the ‘ukulele players in your life. The great news about gifts for ‘ukulele players is that there [...]

blackbird farallon soundboard

Review: Blackbird Farallon Tenor ‘Ukulele

The Farallon is a weather resistant and environmentally stable ‘ukulele from San Fransisco-based instrument builder, Blackbird. It’s been on my radar since it came out, but I could never justify spending the money on it as I couldn’t see how it would fit into my arsenal. My Moore Bettah is the best uke you can [...]

Latest Update:

jamming ukulele and slack key guitar

How to Kani Ka Pila: Jamming Hawaiian Style

Jamming at a kani ka pila can be one of the most fun ways to share music and learn to play the ‘ukulele. It’s a relaxed environment where beginners and pros alike can take turns leading their favorite songs. By playing along you gain experience with new songs, chords, and rhythms. You also learn to play in [...]

Latest Site News:

freiburg minster

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 [...]

brad playing ukulele on podcast

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 [...]

Share
Pin
Reddit
Email
756 Shares