If you’re looking for easy beginner songs for ukulele, you’re in the right place. As an advanced musician, I know how difficult it is to start your musical journey. You bought the ukulele and.. now what? How to make progress and where to find all the songs? Well, trust me. I’ve been there. That’s why I created Best Guitars Now! I want to help other musicians and share my knowledge and resources with them. Hence, I created a list of 66 really simple songs that you can practice on your ukulele. I’m absolutely sure that once you learn at least half of them, your overall playing skill will be so much better. Why don’t you accept my challenge and try to learn a new song every day?
I divided my collection of songs into two sections: first is for absolute beginners and the second one is for a little bit more skilled players. Nevertheless, all songs are really simple and absolutely enjoyable to play. Ready? Let’s rock!
Easy Songs For Ukulele (Difficulty: Absolute Beginner)
This collection of songs is great for absolute beginners. While learning these tunes, you will understand the basic knowledge about chords and strumming. See the list of songs below and feel free to see the chords and tabs on the right.
|Beebadoobee – Cologne||See Chords|
|Blink 182 – The Anthem Part Two||See Chords|
|Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps||See Chords|
|Jaymes Young – Stone||See Chords|
|Olivia O’Brien – Trust Issues||See Chords|
|Plain White T’s – Our Time Now||See Chords|
|Imagine Dragons – Giants||See Chords|
|Imagine Dragons – It’s OK||See Chords|
|Ed Sheeran – New Man||See Chords|
|The Beatles – Rain||See Chords|
|Olivia O’Brien – Complicated||See Chords|
|Lily Allen – Alfie||See Chords|
|One Republic – Someday||See Chords|
|The Beatles – Another Girl||See Chords|
|Shawn Mendes – Use Somebody||See Chords|
|Maroon 5 – Cold (Feat. Future)||See Chords|
|Troye Sivan – Too Good||See Chords|
|Walk Off The Earth – Taekwondo||See Chords|
|Nirvana – Rape Me||See Chords|
|Pearl Jam – Last Kiss||See Chords|
|Michael Buble – Sway||See Chords|
|The Neighbourhood – Prey||See Chords|
|Lana Del Rey – Venice Bitch||See Chords|
|5 Seconds Of Summer – Babylon||See Chords|
|Billie Eilish – Oxytocin||See Chords|
|Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman||See Chords|
|James Bay – Us||See Chords|
|Dermot Kennedy – Outnumbered||See Chords|
|BTS – Dynamite||See Chords|
|Niall Horan – Small Talk||See Chords|
|Modern Talking – Brother Louie||See Chords|
|Billy Joel – We Didn’t Start The Fire||See Chords|
|The Lumineers – Sleep On The Floor||See Chords|
Still Easy But A Bit More Difficult Songs
If you know how to play basic chords and simple melodies, you can move on to this collection of songs. Although they’re slightly more difficult in my opinion, they are still absolutely enjoyable to play. Some of these tunes require a little bit of fingerpicking. Nevertheless, I’m sure that you can do it! Again, here’s the list of songs. Feel free to see the chords and tabs on the right.
|Tom Odell – Heal||See Chords|
|Liam Payne – Say It All||See Chords|
|Alvaro Soler – El Mismo Sol||See Chords|
|Selena Gomez – Kill’Em With Kindness||See Chords|
|Quinn XCII – U And Us||See Chords|
|Her’s – What Once Was||See Chords|
|Ozzy Osbourne – Crazy Train||See Chords|
|CHVRCHES – California||See Chords|
|Machine Gun Kelly – Papercuts||See Chords|
|Boy Pablo – wtf||See Chords|
|The Vamps – Cheater||See Chords|
|FINNEAS – I Don’t Miss You At All||See Chords|
|Doja Cat – Been Like This||See Chords|
|Troye Sivan – Seventeen||See Chords|
|Coldplay – Everglow||See Chords|
|Tash Sultana – Pink Moon||See Chords|
|Of Monsters And Men – Black Water||See Chords|
|Sigrid – Don’t Feel Like Crying||See Chords|
|Shakira – Try Everything||See Chords|
|Nirvana – Marigold||See Chords|
|Wallows – It’s Only Right||See Chords|
|One Direction – Love You Goodbye||See Chords|
|Cam – Changes||See Chords|
|Coldplay – Oceans||See Chords|
|Alec Benjamin – Oh My God||See Chords|
|Rita Ora – Your Song||See Chords|
|Cavetown – It’s U||See Chords|
|Bruno Mars – 24K Magic||See Chords|
|Kaleo – All The Pretty Girls||See Chords|
|Green Day – Amy||See Chords|
|BTS – Not Today||See Chords|
|Hozier – Nina Cried Power||See Chords|
|Post Malone – Psycho||See Chords|
Easy Beginner Songs For The Ukulele – What’s the fastest way to learn?
As you can see, there are a lot of amazing songs that you can play. Whether you’re a beginner or a more advanced player, playing these songs will certainly be fun. Nevertheless, it is important to know how to learn efficiently.
1. Choose The Best And Most Affordable Instrument.
Firstly, it’s crucial to practice on a good instrument. For example, if your ukulele has a high string action, it can be really uncomfortable. As a result, you can get easily discouraged and give up on learning new songs. That’s why I highly recommend choosing good and reputable guitars and ukuleles. If you haven’t seen my previous article, feel free to check out my recommendations on concert and soprano ukuleles. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a slightly larger ukulele, you should consider gettin a tenor or baritone instrument. Here’s my list of the best tenor ukuleles.
2. Learn The Basics.
Start with the basic theory. You need to know the string names. What’s more, you need to know how to hold the ukulele. In addition, you should be able to tune your ukulele on your own. Once you learn this basic stuff, you should move on to learning basic chords and melodies. Here’s a great guide that explains the basics of ukulele strumming techniques. I highly recommend taking a minute and watching the video below. You will learn a lot of new things in these seven minutes!
3. Practice, Practice, Practice.
We all know that practice makes perfect. The truth is brutal – you won’t become an advanced ukulele player in a few days. This stuff takes time. Nevertheless, I’m sure that you can do it totally on your own and without any lessons. As a matter of fact, I’m a self-taught guitarist. It’s really possible to become an advanced musician without spending money on courses and guitar teachers. In my opinion, it’s all in your head. Hence, the right mindset is crucial. I highly recommend sticking to a routine, for example practicing at least 3 times a week. Try to do it regularly without any breaks. You can also record yourself to monitor your progress. In fact, you’ll be amazed how quickly you developed your skills. There’s nothing more motivating than seeing your progress on video!
4. Learn A Lot Of Songs.
I think that it’s absolutely key to keep on learning new songs. The more songs you learn, the more chords you know. As a result, you also know more strumming patterns. You will see that most of songs actually follow the same strumming pattern. What’s more, you will be able to play hundreds or even thousands of songs with only four chords. Undoubtedly, learning new songs is the best thing that you can do. I highly recommend learning tracks from start to finish!
5. Be Patient.
Remember that this is not a sprint, it’s a marathon. It’s impossible to become a pro in a few weeks. In fact, there will be days when your fingers will hurt a lot and you will fell really discouraged. Nevertheless, don’t give up. Your progress will be a result of your patience. Trust me, in a few months you will be A-M-A-Z-I-N-G on the ukulele compared to today. You just have to stay patient and organised.
Easy Beginner Songs For Ukulele – Thoughts
As you can see, there are a lot of amazing songs that you can play on your uke. I’m sure that it’s only a tip of the iceberg. I also highly recommend checking out my collection of easy Christmas songs. What’s important, I’m sure that absolutely anyone can learn how to play ukulele. It takes a little bit of time, patience and persistence. I guarantee that if you learn half of the songs on my today’s list, you will be a stunning ukulele player. Good luck and let’s rock!
Dave, the author of Best Guitars Now, is an intermediate musician with years of significant experience within the music industry. The aim of this blog is to educate beginner guitarists and ukulele players, promote the most efficient ways to learn guitar and ukulele playing and highlight the most affordable instruments on the market. Thanks for checking out this blog. Feel free to share this article, it will help us grow!