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Hannah_P
10-12-2015, 08:47 AM
I'm looking for songs that are easy to play but don't require singing.
Thank you :D

Gary52
10-12-2015, 08:56 AM
Aaron Keim has some easy tabs here:
http://quietamericanmusic.com/ukuleletabsandvideos/

"Roxy's Waltz" is a good place to start.

Brian1
10-12-2015, 09:20 AM
I'm looking for songs that are easy to play but don't require singing.
Thank you :D

What skill level and
what type of music do you like ?

Barrytone
10-12-2015, 10:12 AM
You might try tunes/songs like: Ain't she sweet, Side by Side, The sunny side of the street, or Baby face.
Played as chord melodies, they all use the same chords, ie. C,Am, E7, F, G7, A, D7 (not all in the same order.) Once you can move easily around these chords your ear may well pick out the melody notes and you can finger-pick the tunes.
It does help if you can sing-along in your head. If you're not sure of the melody line, have a listen online.
Cheers

Camsuke
10-12-2015, 11:23 AM
Hi Hannah, there's plenty to choose from here;
https://pdfminstrel.wordpress.com/

pritch
10-12-2015, 12:50 PM
From a recent (very) thread there is this: http://www.fingerstyle-rules.de/

pritch
10-12-2015, 12:57 PM
Then there is this: http://ukulelerocks.co.uk/sailor.htm

Song #54 "Drunken Sailor" contains TAB which is about as simple as it gets and would suit a a beginner. Not saying the OP is one, but just in case.

fretie
10-12-2015, 01:33 PM
From a recent (very) thread there is this: http://www.fingerstyle-rules.de/

Looks good, thanks for this link!

Kayak Jim
10-12-2015, 02:50 PM
I started with Amazing Grace from Ukulele Tonya. She has a couple others in this link as well.

http://ukuleletonya.com/files/tablature_lesson.pdf

Nickie
10-12-2015, 05:20 PM
I appreciate these posts! As someone trying to learn fingerstyle, I find that not all the pieces in Tabs are easy for me to learn!

Hannah_P
10-13-2015, 04:26 PM
I'm a beginner, I like to play fun songs.

Hannah_P
10-13-2015, 04:27 PM
Thank you!

Hannah_P
10-13-2015, 04:28 PM
Thank you :)

Hannah_P
10-13-2015, 04:30 PM
Thank you everyone :D! Thank you for your time!

Chopped Liver
10-13-2015, 05:00 PM
I started with Amazing Grace from Ukulele Tonya. She has a couple others in this link as well.

http://ukuleletonya.com/files/tablature_lesson.pdf

Ooo, thanks! I love that last song where fingerstyle and chords are combined!

Kayak Jim
10-13-2015, 05:07 PM
Ooo, thanks! I love that last song where fingerstyle and chords are combined!

That's usually referred to as "chord melody".

Chopped Liver
10-13-2015, 05:44 PM
That's usually referred to as "chord melody".

Thanks! So, if I want more of those, which I do, I should google chord melody for ukulele? I'm gonna go try it! I didn't know there were any!

coolkayaker1
10-13-2015, 09:20 PM
Jody Kamasato teaches the classic DBD, played by everyone from Lil Rev to Herb Ohta, Jr. No need to sing the words, a million variations. So many "mini lessons" within the song, such as barre, bass lines, chord changes, chunking, picking. When picked, no need vocals. (Search utube Drop Baby Drop for a thousand videos of this amazingly simple and classic tune)

Enjoy! :cool: Hannah, let your heart do the tango!

Picking version, no lyrics: http://youtu.be/SkrUJF6LrL4

pS I think most people barre w one finger the third fret in the march-down; I do, anyhow.

Pps a straight-fingered fifth and fourth fret barre makes a fabulous turn-around, as demonstrated in the first few strums of this young lady's video, while she talks.
http://youtu.be/NT4aZVKrKcU



http://youtu.be/gDpa5RJIK7E

Purdy Bear
10-13-2015, 09:23 PM
I second the pdf minstrel website. I've downloaded 10 of their grade 1 song sheets that use the music manuscript staves with tablature below. The grades go from 1 being a total beginner to 8 being the most advanced, with some without numbers. I'm loving being able to actually play songs rather then chording a few as an accompaniment.

PS One of the link did a list and I found a song I hadn't sung for a good 30 years, surprisingly I could remember all the words and the tunes.

Brian1
10-13-2015, 10:17 PM
I'm a beginner, I like to play fun songs.


This page:
http://liveukulele.com/tabs/

Has easy tabs color coded Blue for easy beginner songs and has both strumming and instrumental songs.I'd start with Row Your Boat. It isn't that fun of a song but if you are a real beginner you want to start slow. When you get thru Row Your Boat you'll find lots of things there to play at slightly more advanced levels.

This is a pretty easy/pretty fun tab that has Tab and a video lesson to teach you as you learn to play "pink panther":
http://allthingsukulele.com/2011/07/25/the-pink-panther-a-lesson-in-playing-melody-via-tablature-notation-by-ukulele-mike/

I have to admit that pdfminstrel word press website I could never find much I wanted to play on but, many here enjoy recommending it.

keod
10-14-2015, 02:31 AM
Jody Kamasato teaches the classic DBD, played by everyone from Lil Rev to Herb Ohta, Jr. No need to sing the words, a million variations. So many "mini lessons" within the song, such as barre, bass lines, chord changes, chunking, picking. When picked, no need vocals. (Search utube Drop Baby Drop for a thousand videos of this amazingly simple and classic tune)
Thanks!!! Jody's tutorial is great and its a fun and easy song to play and embellish. Lots of things to learn here.