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!

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Chord Book

A complete chord resource
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Tabs

Lots of tunes to pick!
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Songs

Strum and sing these hits
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Chords

Diagrams and Charts
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Lessons

Over 70 articles on how to uke
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Gear

‘Ukuleles, strings, and equipment

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Converting Tabs to YOUR ‘Ukulele Tuning

With the sheer amount of ‘ukulele resources available there are bound to be some materials that you’d like to use, but can’t due to their intended tuning. This cuts both ways as low-G tabs exclude high-g ‘ukulele players and high-g tabs exclude low-G uke players. And, what about those 6-stringed guitar tabs for your favorite [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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