Top 50 Ukulele Sites
There is a ton of information online about the Ukulele. Some good, some bad, some simply downright wrong. We have put out a lot of quality content in our Ukulele section, but there are a lot of other really high-quality sites on the web well worth the time you’ll spend checking them out.
The Sites are divided into 6 categories: Learning to Play, Blogs, Chords/Tabs, Stores, Information, and Foreign. There is some crossover, in which case I tried to choose the category we felt the site was strongest in. The sites are also not ranked, as we are not going off of traffic or any tangible stat, these are simply sites we felt had the most to offer.
If you know of a site you feel has been excluded from this list please contact us so we can consider it. The list currently has 50 English sites and 10 Foreign, so what’s a few more (if they are quality!).
So, Without Further Ado….
Editors Note: The current list actually sits at 49 sites. Unfortunately, even communities as amazing as the Ukulele world have some bad apples. One of the biggest Ukulele site’s owner was removed from this list after repeatedly slandering our site/list. So, if you know what site we haven’t included please do not say/comment on it. We know it’s not here, it’s not an oversight, we simply cannot recommend the person behind the site.
Best Sites for Learning to Play Ukulele
This site is a great resource for learning to play, with the added bonus of some great information, lessons, and Reviews. Maybe the most complete Ukulele Site around!
The founders of this site, Aldrine, Ryan, and Aaron have put together one of the most complete, high-quality video libraries teaching people how to play the Ukulele.
A great database of Ukulele lessons broken out into sections for Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced Players. Free downloadable goodies like Chord Charts and Ebooks as well!
Doctor Uke has put together a wealth of information for the beginner and intermediate level Ukulele player. Detailed song breakdowns, videos and Theory sections make a really great resource!
This site has several courses, books and even a Ukulele Tuner to help beginners learn to play. Start with the free lesson and go from there!
One of the older sites (though it’s been re-designed) on this list, Pinnapple Pete has been teaching online since 2004. Very systematic approach to teaching the Uke!
Bartt has put together a solid collection of DVDs, Ebooks, and chord/song charts for beginners to use, not to mention a bunch of his own songs and work!
Play Ukulele by Ear
Play Ukulele by Ear is a huge resource for Ukulele players. Start with the 26 Basic Ukulele Lessons and then continue to follow the Weekly Interval to sharpen your ear!
Ukulele Go has a complete set of lessons for the Beginner, plus interviews, reviews, practice routine worsheets, and blank song and tab sheets.
Uke of Carl
Uke of Carl focuses on learning to play popular themes from games, movies, and television. It also has a great selection of ebooks to help you learn at your own pace.
Stop by Ukester Brown’s place for a great selection of lessons, tabs, and information about great musicians, clubs, plus a number of other fun and interesting features.
Ukulele Scales is a little more niche than many of the sites so far, but really nails it’s target. Any Ukulele scale, in any key, can be quickly and easily found here!
While thier courses are in person only (in London) Ukulology has a very good blog with helpful information and you can buy their coursebook.
Curt Sheller’s Ukulele related site, the wealth of information found here is pretty stagering. 616 lessons in total, 234 of which are free!
This site has an extensive library of lessons, but possibly it’s coolest feature is the “30 Days” program, which is a big jumpstart on the road to Ukulele mastery.
Most beginners courses will start with “Tune your Uke”. How do you do that? Enter Uke Tuner, a site with soundfiles for each string. An phone app is availible too.
Best Ukulele Blogs
The Ukulele Blog
This humerous and informational blog covers a lot of topics, but Ukulele is first and foremost among them.
The UKEonomics blog combines tabs, chords, and how to guides with a healthy number of reviews for a truly informative read.
A site in which you could literally lose yourself in the images and stories for hours, this blog is focused on the building process behind the best instruments.
A blog for those who love the Kala uBass, which is a combination between the baritone Ukulele and Bass Guitar.
Ukulelia is Ukulele blog dedicated to keeping it’s readers up to date with the latest news in the world of Uke Music.
A site with tons of information, from lessons and a shop to a monthly update on the group’s meetings, each one focusing on a different music genre or style.
Ukulele for Kids
Ukulele 4 Kids is, as you probably guessed, is a site and blog dedicated to teaching kids to play the Ukulele. Check out their Facebook and YouTube channels as well!
Best Ukulele Chord and Tabs Sites
Ukulele Tabs and Chords
A Gigantic resource that could have been put in several different categories, Ukulele-Tabs is the #1 rated Ukulele site according to TopUkuleleSites.com.
Richard G’s Ukulele Songbook
A massive collection of over 1200 song charts, with detailed explanations and chord diagrams for each, plus videos so you can see/hear the original recording.
Another great source of chords and tabs for many popular songs, as well as details on Ukulele manufacturers and product reviews.
The most complete source we’ve found for Ukulele chords, this site includes charts for both Soprano and Baritone tunings, plus D-Tuning and Slack-key
Tabs 4 Ukulele
Tabs 4 Ukulele is a site dedicated to tabs and chord charts for beginning Ukulele players. A great starting point that can be less overwhelming than some of the sites with hundreds of tabs.
Along with some very nice video tutorials that include chords and tabs, Uke4U has several smartphone applications to help with your Uke playing!
Best Online Ukulele Stores
If you want a tee-shirt to express your love of the Ukulele this is the place. Tons of popular shirts, plus a handful of nice Ukulele tuners.
A huge selection of Ukuleles, strings, bags, accessories and CDs/DvDs awaits you at Ukulele World. Easily one of the more complete online shops dealing Ukuleles.
Southern Ukulele Store
Another great Ukulele Store. Southern Ukulele has a huge selection of Ukes and accessories spanning many different styles and manufacturers.
The last of the “Big 3”, Ukes.com has absolutely everything you need as it relates to the Uke. Based in Hawaii, they have a great selection of traditional, Hawaiian Ukes.
Some of the rarest and most original Ukulele books ever made, these are amazing novelty items. Don’t overlook the interview or road trip sections of the site either!
The Strum Shop
A physical store based out of California, the Strum Shop is currently developing a webstore and given the quality of thier business and site to this point, we are excited to see it.
A very well put together online store with a solid selection. While at the site don’t miss the videos which are very well done and really highlight the Ukulele in a band setting.
Flea Market Music
The Flea Market sells Books, CDs, DvDs and some other various items. Oh, not to mention thier very own handcrafted Ukes made in New England!
DaSilva Ukulele Co.
DaSilva Ukuleles are simply beautiful. They do come with a fairly heafy price tag, but the site has a lot of good information on it and might be a good target for your 2nd or 3rd Uke
Moore Bettah Ukulele
These handcrafted Hawaiian Ukuleles by Chuck Moore are another high end, custom model for advanced players. Get on his wait list now though, as he sells out quickly!
33 Brands of Ukulele and free setup with every purchase, Uke Republic is one of the oldest and most trusted Ukulele shops online.
Kepasa Ukuleles are a custom built Uke from Vermont and combine new and old building concepts to produce the best sounding instruments.
The home of the original Ukulele Hanger (if nothing else take a look, very cool idea). The store also carries a Ukes and accesorries.
Best Informational Ukulele Sites
The Jumping Flea
Ian Chadwick’s site dedicated to his love of the Ukulele is a great resource for basic Ukulele knowledge and a ton of really well-written reviews
Cal Mum Uke Club
The Cal Mum Uke Club is based out of New York and has put together a fun site with student videos, performances and song books. If you are in the area and have a 5th grader, look into signing up!
Ukeland has put together a huge resource of reviews on Ukuleles and many of the popular CD’s, DvD’s and coaching programs for the instrument.
Eastwood is a live performer with some of our favorite stringed instruments, including of course the Uke. Tons of information, show dates, and videos are availible on his site.
An updated list of all live performances happening in California, plus play alongs, teachers, and Ukulele Groups listings. Tons of links to Ukulele resources as well.
A truly Hawaiian Ukulele site, you’ll find plenty of basic information plus some Hawaiian classic song sheets to brush up on or to relax too.
Best Foreign Ukulele Sites
An Italian Ukulele site that publishes news and song releases focused in Italy and the rest of Europe.
A Brazilian Ukulele blog that has a lot of great information about crafting and build of a Uke.
This site, written in French, is literally and encyclopida of Ukulele terms, amazing!
An updated blog with a great selection of chord charts, songbooks, fundementals, and information concerning the Uke.
Another French site dedicated to the Ukulele, and another site that rivals anything written in English for pure completeness of information.
This site based in Spain is a great resource for chord charts and tabs, updated with some really original tabs.
The last of the french sites, this blog has detailed tabs and instructional videos for each blog post!
An extremely original site, Fingerstyle Rules is completey geared toward fingerpicking tabs for Uke and Guitar you won’t find on other sites.
Possibly the most overwhelming site on this list, we’re not even sure how to describe it. If it comes to Ukulele, it’s on this site.
Ukulele Club Amsterdam
A Gigantic resource for chords, songbooks, local events and even a Ukulele Forum. We may have saved the best for last.