Monday, March 18, 2013

5 ukulele songs for a beginner to learn

In the last post, we talked about and diagrammed 5 chords on the ukulele that I consider to be the most important building blocks in your ukulele journey.  Those chords are C, Am, F, G, G7.  If you missed that post, check it out here.

Now that you have the groundwork laid down with those 5 basic chords, you can start to put 'em to use and strum along with a few songs.  Here's 5 songs that you can start to work on with just those 5 ukulele
chords.  Happy strumming!

Happy Birthday! - chords used in this song are C, G, and F

Old Macdonald - chords used in this one are C, F, and G7

Amazing Grace - chords used in this one are C, F, and G7

Hey Soul Sister by Train - this one uses the chords C, G, Am, and F

I'm Yours by Jason Mraz - Ok, so this one actually has a couple extra chords - a D and a D7.  For all you brave souls that are ready to except the extra challenge, this one is for you.  Of course, you can just skip the parts that have those chords if you'd like.


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  2. Wow mind blowing post, thanks for sharing. 'Amazing Grace' can be played with just three chords: F, BB, and C7. A chord simply consists of two or more notes played at the same time. The F chord is made by playing the notes C, F, and A. The BB (B flat) chord is played with D, F and BB, while C7 is formed by playing C, E, and BB.See more