Learn to play an easy version of "Breakdown" by Jack Johnson on Ukulele

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On this lesson of Songs Made Easy, you'll learn how to play "Breakdown" by Jack Johnson. Aldrine teaches you the song in it's original key of C, however he modifies one chord to something you're more familiar with. He also shows you a simple strumming pattern and breaksdown the chord pattern you'll be using.

If you want to learn how to play "Breakdown" using a strumming pattern that's much closer to the original, be sure to check out our Uke Lesson. It's still a beginner lesson, but the strumming pattern does rely on techniques like the chunk and C-String bass notes. Aldrine also teaches you how to play 2 different picking parts.

Every once in a while, we play "Breakdown" on our Aloha Friday Live Jams. You can check out this Jam Replay to play along with (or listen to) a version that's closer to the original. Aldrine plays a Gsus2 instead of a regular G, but either chord will work. He also uses the more involved strumming pattern taught in the Uke Lesson, but he demos a bunch of different strums to fit any level of player.

Stick around for more Songs Made Easy. We'll be streaming a new lesson every Thursday at 2:15 PM (HST). You're more than welcome to tune in LIVE and ask questions in the chat. This month, we'll have 2 more song lessons, and on the last Thursday, we'll be jamming and reviewing the songs from this month.

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