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Billions of dollars have been made with three chords, a rhythm pattern, a melody and some words. When I’m teaching beginners I usually focus on songs with just three chords for the first few weeks.
But, there are times when it’s a good idea to pick a song with simpler chords. Even if you’re playing from a song chart, if there are twelve different chords to think about, this takes up a lot of brain space.
Nobody’s giving out awards for playing songs with incredibly complicated chords. Budapest, by George Ezra, and Royals, by Lord, are recent examples.
Born this Way, by Lady Gaga I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For, by U2 Roll Over Beethoven, by Chuck Berry Don’t Let Me Down, by The Beatles Rhiannon, by Stevie Nicks I’ve been in love with the ukulele since my mother, Sue, taught me three chords when I was six.
Now this is great news because with just these chords the sky is the limit! Basically a capo, as you can see pictures here, is a tool you can use to change the pitch of your open strings.
This is just a fancy way of saying you can use the capo on a given fret to be able to play the song using the same ukulele chords we are talking about in exactly the same finger positions. But keep in mind that if you plan to play along with the original then using a capo will be required in some cases.
To play C major, place you ring finger on the third fret on the first string. The ring finger is best in this case because it makes it easier to switch to F, G, and Am.
To play G major, place Your middle finger on the second fret of the first string. Finally, place your ring finger on the third fret of the second string.
A minor is probably the easiest chord because it takes only one finger although there is a better grip on F major. To play Am just place your middle finger on the second fret of the fourth string.
For F major, place your middle finger just like you did with A minor, on the second fret of the fourth string, and add your index finger to the first fret of the third string. You’re all set and ready to go learning these easy ukulele songs.
This classic rock song by the Beatles is sang by their drummer, Ringo Star. Fun fact: Ringo got the song idea during a boating trip with his family in Sardinia after he learned about octopuses and the gardens they build from the captain.
This one came as a shocker when Grace performed this song as her audition on America’s Got Talent. You’ll enjoy her sweet voice, and play along just fine sine it has the same chords we’ve been working with so far.
The original key starts with B major which technically already has the second fret capo’d. Capo: 5th fret for original, but a little uncomfortable to play especially on a soprano ukulele.
The original title of this song is “Over The Rainbow”, a ballad sung by Judy Garland for the movie Wizard of Oz. Then Israel Kamakawiwoole recorded a medley version together with What a Wonderful World.
He recorded the song by him singing and accompanying by his ukulele. Start playing using a simple all down strumming pattern for this song.