Fingerstyle Ukulele Tutorial ~ Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Beginner Tutorial

Welcome to Lesson 11 of the Fingerstyle Series on this channel! Through these videos we will learn how to start playing fingerstyle on the ukulele. Each video will help you gain more skills with the fingerstyle/fingerpicking technique.

In today’s lesson we will learn how to play the melody to Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.

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👉To learn the CHORDS for this song, follow the video link below

🐝Start from Fingerstyle video 1

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Do I need nails for this to work? Yes and no.
If you have nails, your strings will sound louder. If you don't have long nails, your strings will sound softer. The muscle memory for this, however, is the same for both long nails and short nails. If you want to grow strong, healthy nails, I recommend you use jojoba oil on your cuticles (daily)

How long should I practice? 5 minutes 4 times a day.
Why not just practice 20 minutes? I find that my students retain information and build muscle memory much better when we practice more often in shorter spans of time! Practice every day until I release the next video.

If you master this, record yourself, post it on YouTube and leave me a comment below letting me know!

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ABOUT THIS SONG

"Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" is a popular English lullaby. The lyrics are from an early 19th-century English poem by Jane Taylor, "The Star". The poem, which is in couplet form, was first published in 1806 in Rhymes for the Nursery, a collection of poems by Taylor and her sister Ann. It is sung to the tune of the French melody Ah! vous dirai-je, maman, which was published in 1761 and later arranged by several composers including Mozart with Twelve Variations on "Ah vous dirai-je, Maman". The English lyrics have five stanzas, although only the first is widely known.

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Hi! My name is Ms. B and I am a happy teacher working in Okinawa, Japan. I love technology, I love learning more about the ukulele, and I love helping beginners.

I hope you found value in my video. Please let me know if there is a video I can make that will help you.

35 comments

  1. Brilliant, you are amazing, I love you. Just yesterday my two year old grandson, Toby, came home from nursery having learned that song. This morning the phone rang and it was Toby who wanted to sing “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star ” to me. I thought I’ll have to learn this on ukulele for him. A few minutes later I picked up the tablet and to my delight was your tutorial of that very same song. Signing off now as I need to get on with it. My sincere thanks regards to KitKat,Arigato and who’s the other one? Ah now I remember – Jose. He’s also GREAT for supporting you in this project of yours. Ken XXX

  2. First I’d like to say thank you. You’re tutorials make it a lot easier to follow along with and learn. I bought my very first ukulele yesterday on my way into work. After watching this video, many times, I have no problem playing this song from start to finish after only a few hours of practice. My new ukulele is nothing too fancy but I love the sound. It’s a Mitchell concert. Electric/ acoustic with a built in tuner that makes things a little easier. While I’m still working on chords and notes, I was wondering if you’d do a video on strumming. I can’t seem to get it down. I know it’s not over complicated and it’s only been a full day, but I feel like I’m not getting it. Thank you again and keep up with the videos. -Tony

    1. Hi Tony! Welcome to the ukulele family! I’m glad that you can play your first song so soon after buying your new ukulele!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
      I’d love to make a video about that 🙂 thank you for the idea!
      Quick question… how did you find my channel? (Knowing this helps me reach and help more people) 😉
      If you head over to my channel I do have some strumming tutorials there, but I can also work on one for people on their first days playing ukulele.

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment, Tony! Hope you continue checking in 😉

  3. You made that so ‘easy-peasy lemon-squeezy’ that I managed the whole tune after one tutorial run through. Looks like you’ve gained a mature student. Many thanks Ms Bernadette

  4. I love your vid (music shop opens monday going to get a uku for me and my daughter) whats great is i can go slow and use the basic pattern add the other lines
    When the winding sun is gone
    And your light will shine above
    First line again
    And the traveler in the dark thanks your for your shining light
    For she/he would not know which way to go if you did not twinkle so

    Probably didnt need to add the extra lines but some people dont know they exist (makes a better song in my opinion lol)

  5. Ms. B. This is brilliant. I am 45 and learning music for the first time in my life (my school emphasized rote study over arts so no music class) and I’m finding your videos invaluable. Please continue making more lessons – really love the way you teach!

    1. Hi Siddharth! Welcome to this ukulele-loving community 🙂 you’ll find that many, many people who follow this page are learning a musical instrument for the first time, are retired, or are completely new to the instrument.
      There are more tutorials coming next week 🙂 it is so nice to have you here 💛💛💛

  6. Hi I loved the video! I’ve been wanting to start practicing fingerpicking because I’ve got some strumming and basic chords, so this really came in handy! Thank you so much for the help 😊

    1. Jessica Hedrick I am so glad you liked this video, Jessica!!! Yes, adding melodies to your repertoire really helps expand your skills. Stay tuned for future videos 😉

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