Right Hand Technique for ‘Ukulele: A Detailed Guide to Strumming & Picking

Tennessee Waltz By Bonnie Raitt/Norah Jones

Ever since my late great uncle told me (multiple times) at a family event that the Tennessee Waltz was his favorite song, I’ve felt a fondness for this tune. I first discovered Sam Cooke’s version and rocked to that for years – even though it’s very far removed from a “waltz” feel.

Just recently one of my students requested this tune as done by Bonnie Raitt and Norah Jones. This version is slow and waltz-y. A very pretty tune that fits well on the ‘ukulele.

Strum it or pick the melody or try putting the two together. Just remember to count in 3 instead of 4! The sheet is in the key of F – different than Bonnie’s version.

Tennessee Waltz ‘ukulele tab

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By Brad Bordessa

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I’m an ‘ukulele artist from Honoka’a, Hawai’i, where I run this site from a little plantation house in the jungle. I’ve taught workshops internationally, made Herb Ohta Jr. laugh until he cried, and once borrowed a uke to jam with HAPA onstage in my boardshorts. More about me