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finleycotterill
11-07-2015, 10:34 AM
Hello,

I seem to have managed to really get to grips with going from C to G to AM to F and back to C and now i am looking for a few songs which will use them chords.

Has anyone got any suggestions and also the Chord order and strumming pattern to go with it?

I know i am new but it seems to be the best way for me to learn by asking.

Cheers

coolkayaker1
11-07-2015, 10:39 AM
http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?55479-c-am-f-g-songs

finleycotterill
11-07-2015, 10:45 AM
I've followed the thread however it doesn't give me the song and chord order etc....have a missed the thread to goto once i go on that link?

gyosh
11-07-2015, 11:09 AM
I've followed the thread however it doesn't give me the song and chord order etc....have a missed the thread to goto once i go on that link?


I think the idea is to use this list of songs as a guide http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?33947-Master-List-of-C-G-Am-F-songs and then look them up on the internet.

I type in the song and "ukulele" "chords" and usually I'll get what I'm looking for.

finleycotterill
11-07-2015, 11:16 AM
ahh ok that makes more sense.
Also i am terrible at knowing what strumming patterns to use and also how many beats between changing chords when looking.
EG:http://ukuleletab.net/u/u2/with-or-without-you/

Don't have a clue on how to strum or what beats between chords to use

Sorry, total novice here...learning myself with no lessons

Rtnrlfy
11-07-2015, 11:17 AM
Hubs (who is taking bass lessons) is learning Trampled by Turtles' 'Alone' and I've been strumming along with him - it happens to use those very chords, if you like that style of music. We're using a version posted on Ultimate Guitar.

Good luck finding songs you enjoy!

gyosh
11-07-2015, 11:45 AM
ahh ok that makes more sense.
Also i am terrible at knowing what strumming patterns to use and also how many beats between changing chords when looking.
EG:http://ukuleletab.net/u/u2/with-or-without-you/

Don't have a clue on how to strum or what beats between chords to use

Sorry, total novice here...learning myself with no lessons

You can always just strum down for four beats until you learn the song, lyrics/chord changes. And from there do whatever feels/sounds right to you.

Just have fun!

pritch
11-07-2015, 11:53 AM
There is a YouTube clip where a (right handed) guy holds a piece of card or a folded piece of paper in his left hand and strums that to work out the rhythm. I've seen a good player just gently tapping his fingers on his uke to work out a complicated rhythm.

good_uke_boy
11-07-2015, 12:23 PM
You might try:
http://scorpexuke.com/ukulele-songs.html?order=c
More than 1200 songs sorted in inverse order on the number of chords. Ones at the bottom have 3 chords. (They're not all C-G-Am or F.)

vanflynn
11-07-2015, 04:35 PM
Check out Howlin Hobbit's chord progressions
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1125378/ukulele%20docs/uke_chord_progressions.pdf

finleycotterill
11-08-2015, 02:10 AM
well I've been trying to find somewhere over the rainbow only using chords C G AM and F and i only keep finding one with it also including Emaj. And also a good strumming pattern too to go with it but its hard to find one....also to know what beat (1234) or (123) to follow and when to change during the song (i don't ask much).

good_uke_boy
11-08-2015, 03:18 AM
well I've been trying to find somewhere over the rainbow only using chords C G AM and F and i only keep finding one with it also including Emaj. And also a good strumming pattern too to go with it but its hard to find one....also to know what beat (1234) or (123) to follow and when to change during the song (i don't ask much).

This might be closest to what you're looking for:
http://ukulelehunt.com/2008/04/09/israel-kamakawiwoolejason-castro-somewhere-over-the-rainbow/
http://ukulelehunt.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/somewhere.pdf

Still has Em (E minor) chord...

WCBarnes
11-08-2015, 06:44 AM
Let it Be was one of the first songs I learned. Here is a good lesson from Ten Thumbs Productions that uses those four chords.


https://youtu.be/Z05BhLF6boM

finleycotterill
11-08-2015, 10:44 AM
happy to add in E minor, can i ask though, the second link sent good_uk_boy. The beat between changing chord.....what should it be? i am confused by it

good_uke_boy
11-08-2015, 01:52 PM
happy to add in E minor, can i ask though, the second link sent good_uk_boy. The beat between changing chord.....what should it be? i am confused by it

The song is in 4/4 time, with 4 beats between chords.
For starters, you might try four downstrums between each and every chord.
The first link suggests a strum pattern that has 2 or 3 strums per beat (per chord), and provides a sound sample of that pattern.
Here's Jason Castro's performance of this tune. https://youtu.be/N5OJZD08m_U

Hope this helps!

-Kevin