When I was a kid and my parents decided to force me to learn a musical instrument, I was most irritated by having to play the obtrusive melodies of campfire jingles or worse, folk music. There wasn’t really any other way to do it, since there was no internet and bookstores traditionally recommended “I Song”.
I wanted to play the songs I hear on the radio, not some Nedved, Uhlir or Oh, Yarrow Gardener. I wasn’t at all comforted by the talk that when I knew the “folk music” then I could play the music from the radio. Yes, it was true, but that ended my lessons as quickly as they had begun.
I didn’t start learning the ukulele until I was an adult. And the internet was already there. Today it’s easy. You type a song into a search engine and you can easily find the chords for the ukulele. As a result, you’ll find that the “hit song” from the radio is easier than the folk songs.
I recently came across a nice site dedicated just to ukulele songs. You can choose what difficulty you want to play or search for an artist alphabetically. And hooray for learning…I recently came across a nice site dedicated just to ukulele songs. You can choose what difficulty you want to play or search for an artist alphabetically. And hooray for learning…
If you don’t speak English, that’s fine. If you search for a song by artist just click on the alphabet letter above. If by difficulty – go to Tablatures – Tabs by difficulty in the menu. There select Beginner, Intermediate or the most difficult Confirmed. The smaller the number in the “Difficulty” column the easier the song will be.
Then just open YouTube, listen to the melody and start playing.
The website is here: www.ukulele-tabs.com