This is a website for Ukulele players featuring tutorials for Indian Songs.
This site was inspired by UkeAlong and was created to be able to make it easy to find tutorials for Indian songs, and to make it easy to play along and learn from them. The site makes it easy to search and filter for songs, and also displays the Chord fingerings for each songs, and allow looping over specific sections of the videos.
These videos are aggregated from several different YouTube Channels/playlists. You can find a list of them in the channels section on the index page.
This website was created and is maintained by punchagan along with some friends. I have recently started learning to play the Ukulele, and created this site to make the process of finding new songs to learn, and the process of learning them slightly easier for myself. If you find this website useful, feel free to let me know via twitter or this form. Do let your Ukulele playing friends know about it, too!
We currently do not have a streamlined process for letting users help us, but feel free to get in touch with us, using this form.
I maintain a list of YouTube channels that have Indian Ukulele Song Tutorials. Once or Twice a week, I run a script that uses youtube-dl to "scrape" the metadata for videos from these channels.
The video descriptions and other metadata do not contain all the metadata required to add a video onto this site - for example, the actual chords used, artist information, start/end timestamps for the actual play-along for the song. I spend some time every week manually curating newly "scraped" videos, and adding the required metadata to them, and publishing them onto the site.
You can find a link to the code for generating this site here
The video probably hasn't yet been manually processed to add the required metadata. It should be out there in a few weeks or so, hopefully. If you'd like the video to appear quicker, feel free to submit metadata for the song using this form.
Please submit information about the new channel using this form.
You should get in touch with one of the channels from where we aggregate, and request them to do a tutorial for a song. There is no way to request for new song tutorials on this site, currently.
This website does not have a "backend" and does not store any user information about the users. All your favorites are saved in your browser's local storage. You can only see them on the browser that you saved them in.
The song metadata is collected using youtube-dl. I use Pandas to process and/or create JSONs and CSV files. The front-end/UI for the site is built using Next.js. The site is served as a static site using
next export. The search functionality is built using React InstantSearch by Algolia.
You can find a page here created using chords-db and react-chords. If you are using a Baritone Ukulele, you can see the Guitar chord shapes, and ignore the top two strings. This site also generates the diagrams for Baritone Ukulele songs, using this technique.
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