Becoming a real musician is not an easy goal to achieve, but if you push yourself hard enough, you’ll eventually become a master. If you learn even the most straightforward songs on the ukulele, you will undoubtedly impress all your friends, especially in this period of self-isolation.
Having learned just a few chords, you can play a vast number of different songs. Even without basic knowledge of musical notation, one can practice their skills using tabs for ukulele as an alternative. This is a very effective way to learn how to play any type of guitar, including the tiny ukulele.
When you start from scratch, you will encounter many problems, from bloody fingertips on your left hand to a general confusion when it comes to tuning the ukulele. But don’t fret, it all comes with experience. Whatever you do, you must not give up when the first obstacles appear. It is better to start with easy songs, gradually improving your skills and expanding your repertoire.
But before we dive into the fun part, you’ll need to learn four easy and very common chords:
C, Am, F, and G.
The first two chords are played with one single finger. The F chord uses two, and the G chord will require some finger dexterity on your part, especially when you’re switching chords.
Now that you know what to expect, here are some of the most basic but still fun ukulele songs you can learn in no time!
1. Jimmi Hendrix – All Along The Watchtower
2. Adele – Someone Like You
3. Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are
4. Rihanna – Four Five Seconds
5. The Beatles – Let It Be
6. Vance Joy – Riptide
7. Creedence Clearwater Revival – Down On The Corner
8. Flo Rida – Whistle
9. Train – Hey, Soul Sister
10. IZ – Over The Rainbow
(there’s one extra chord here – Em, but the song is legendary, so just deal with it, okay?)