Learn Nepali Ukulele Songs

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Ukuleles were originally developed in Hawaii. Each ukulele has four strings and uses an open tuning, making learning the instrument simple for beginners. Many popular songs from pop and reggae genres can be played using the ukulele as well as classical pieces.

This song’s original key is E major; however, you can use a transposing chart to adapt it and play in C, making it simpler for beginning ukulele players.


The ukulele is an engaging, beginner-friendly instrument that offers great musical versatility. With its small size and beautiful tone, its versatility extends from tropical sounds to classic rock songs. While ukulele can be an excellent introduction for newcomers, some key considerations must still be kept in mind; first up should be learning four basic chord fingerings before progressing on to more complex songs.

Ukuleles are typically tuned to a standard tuning of G (4th string), C (3rd string), E (2nd string) and A (1st string). Their nylon strings make them easy to play, as well as lightweight and portable making it the ideal instrument for traveling. To tune one, start by playing the fourth string while checking its note with your tuner; if either string produces too high or low a note then adjust accordingly until it lands within its appropriate key.

Once you know the notes for each string, learning ukulele chords becomes simpler by listening to popular music or consulting a chord chart. A chord chart is a grid that shows where each chord sits on your ukulele’s neck – each column shows where one chord sits with its respective letter name labelled accordingly.

Gandharvas have long played the Sarangi, as part of an old tradition, traveling from place to place and singing songs while earning their living by performing traditional Nepali folk tunes as well as modern and western genres on this instrument. Today, this tradition still lives on through Gandharvas who travel around playing Sarangis for people across Nepal as well as playing songs themselves for cash.

As well as learning the basic ukulele chords, it’s also essential that you practice strumming. To get optimal results, try strumming each chord for four beats at a slow tempo – this will help get used to the rhythm of each song and ensure you become comfortable strumming G chord first before moving on to C chord.


Gandharvas are Nepali folk singers who play Sarangis as an instrument to tell narrative tales and perform traditional folk songs. Played using bowing techniques, each Sarangi chordophone features three to four melody strings with thirteen to thirty-six resonating strings; traditionally members of Gandarbha or Gaine caste would typically use these instruments; now popular among other castes too; both types (Sarangi and Arbojo) can be found both folk music as well as classical tunes.

A ukulele chord chart can be an indispensable resource for players of the instrument, as it lays out all of its frets and chords in an easy-to-read format. A small grid represents the instrument, with dots or numbers showing where fingers should be placed on strings to produce specific chords. From here, players can either create their own custom chords or select from premade ones available from pre-existing charts.

Beginning Ukulele

One of the many advantages of the ukulele is its affordable, portable size and bright, upbeat tone – qualities which make it perfect for beginners just starting out. Although often associated with tropical tunes, you can also play any number of songs on it from classical pieces to contemporary songs – as evidenced by many iconic guitarists including Bob Dylan, Taylor Swift and Creedence Clearwater Revival making their songs work on this instrument!

Prior to beginning playing your ukulele, make sure it is tuned correctly. A tuning key may help with this task, although learning by ear may also work just as well. If unsure, seek assistance or consider purchasing an inexpensive digital tuner for the instrument that will notify when its tune has been reached.

Beginners are advised to start off slowly when starting to learn ukulele, starting off by familiarizing themselves with basic chords such as C, D and G chords before moving onto more challenging songs and strumming patterns. Practice makes perfect; sooner rather than later you will be playing your favorite songs!

Ram Sharan Nepali

Ram Sharan Nepali was one of Nepal’s best-known Gandharvas, known for his expressive playing and his virtuosic prowess. As one of the first Gandharvas to perform outside Nepal and travel internationally with his music, he quickly rose to become one of the greatest Sarangi players ever known – and an industry icon! Credited with modernizing it by stringing it with metal strings instead of bamboo bows; his son Shyam Nepali became an integral mentor and teacher of future sarangi players here in America!

The ukulele is a small hollow instrument with four nylon strings tuned in standard tuning – G (fourth string), C (3rd string), E (2nd string) and A (1st string). Similar to its larger cousin the guitar, but smaller in size and possessing its own distinctive tone, the ukulele offers easy learning for beginner musicians and is fun instrument perfect for newcomers.

To tune the ukulele, start by placing it in its correct position: with its neck resting on your left side and its back resting against your chest. Place your thumb on one of the strings nearer to the headstock, strum it down, and listen for any sharp sounds; loosen or tighten strings as necessary if necessary (this string is known as string 4). Repeat these steps on all of the remaining strings until achieving perfect pitch; otherwise use a tuner as recommended by its manufacturer.

Magar Gaine

Magar Gaine is an internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter and sarangi player from Nepal. With an ardent fan base both domestically and abroad, he has performed in multiple shows throughout Nepal as well as producing several albums such as Lumbini, Heart Sutra and Sitar Kasha & Journey to Nepal. Magar began playing sarangi back in 1987 – learning it from both of his grandfathers – which has inspired many young musicians both locally and overseas.

He is an integral member of Boston’s Himalayan Heritage Cultural Academy, teaching Nepali folk music to students from around the globe. With an uncanny talent for connecting past with present by mixing traditional and modern techniques, his songs bring emotion and beauty. Furthermore, his special talent lies in creating beautiful sounds with the sarangi; an instrument known for creativity and virtuosity is at his command.

Magar people are an important ethnic group in Nepal and have contributed significantly to Nepali folk music and dance. They celebrate many festivals with unique dance performances; most notable is their Maruni dance during Tihar festival; this choreography involves one main dancer wearing women’s attire while supporting dancers mimic their movements, believed to have divine origins linked with mythology.

Khume Puja, another traditional Nepali dance, is performed during Maghe Sankranti festival held every January 1st on the first day of the 10th month according to Nepali calendar and marks the harvest festival that also heralds in up season for mountainous regions.

Magars have an expansive tradition of folk music and dance that is heavily influenced by Tibetan Buddhism and Bon culture. Proud and strong people, Magars love celebrating their culture by performing vibrant folk songs and music as well as performing acrobatic dancing routines. Magars also comprise an integral part of Nepal’s military, having been fighting on behalf of their country for centuries.