How to Play Somewhere Over the Rainbow Intro on Ukulele

by | Apr 10, 2015 | Video lessons | 7 comments

Would you like to learn how to play Somewhere Over the Rainbow intro on ukulele?

One of our subscribers asked the following question:

I really like the theme music before and after your videos. How about a tutorial on how to play that. Thanks!

We’re glad you like the music! The theme music is actually the introduction to Israel Kamakawiwoʻole ‘s version of Over the Rainbow

Here’s a lesson on how to play it:

Firstly, Jenny and Rebecca explains the strumming pattern needed before practicing how to actually do it. Then they proceed to practice the chords. You’ll need these chords: C, Em, Am, F, G and Fadd9.

We hope you enjoy learning how to play the Somewhere Over the Rainbow intro. Now, if you’d like to learn the complete song, here’s the video tutorial for the full song.

And here’s the complete blog post if you want to learn more about the song:

How to Play Somewhere Over the Rainbow


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  1. Laura Shelfer

    This is amazing!

    • Rebecca Bogart

      Thanks for your comment! glad you found our website.

  2. Lorin

    Love this video!
    Can you do a video (or a couple) for the rest of the song?
    That would be soooo great!

    • Rebecca Bogart

      Hi Lorin,

      You're in luck! We just did do a video for the rest of the song! Click<a href="; target="_blank"> here</a> to view.

  3. Like it. Not ready for it yet.

    • Rebecca Bogart

      thanks for your comment!


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