The most fun way to learn ukulele is to play songs that you like! Here are a few of my favorite resources.
Sites with ukulele chords to songs:
- ALLIGATOR BOOGALOO http://www.alligatorboogaloo.com/uke/tabs.html
- DOCTOR UKE http://www.doctoruke.com/songs.html
- RICHARD G http://www.scorpexuke.com/songlist.html
- SAN JOSE UKULELE CLUB http://sanjoseukeclub.org/song_book.html
- ONLINE UKE PLAY-ALONG http://www.ukuleleplayalong.nl/#
Lots more songs with chords:
- ULTIMATE GUITAR has a zillion songs with lyrics and chords (They’re user-submitted so sometimes they’re not quite right, so pick the ones with top reviews. Usually they’re pretty good!) If ukulele charts aren’t available for a song, you can always look them up, and you can also transpose to a different key, for ease of singing or playing.
Uke chords: http://www.ukulele.nl/chordfinder.php
Transposing tools: http://www.simusic.com/transpose.html
Of course there are lots of other resources available on the web. These just happen to be a few that I’ve found especially enjoyable.
Bozeman Ukulele Cabaret Songbooks: I haven’t been very organized about how I post songs from our own events — they’re kind of sprinkled here and there throughout the blog. But here are links to some of our most popular songbooks from past events:
- Hawaiian Songs with Mark (PDF)
- Power Ballads (PDF)
- Beginner Blues (PDF)
- Valentine Songs 2014 (PDF)
- Love & Tragedy Songbook 2013 (PDF)
- Holiday Songs (PDF)
- Halloween Songs
- “Cowboys and Aliens” songbook (PDF)
- Songs to Chill By (various) (horizontal PDF)
- Beginner Ukulele Class #1 (PDF)