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Cap
08-01-2017, 12:46 AM
Goal: Get the audience to laugh or clap along with a "groovy" song.

Audience: Middle school (6-8 | I'm 6th)

Ukulele level: Beginner/Intermediate

Going solo for this one :( If you have any ideas please share.

Joe King
08-01-2017, 02:56 AM
What about:

"if You're Happy And You Know It (clap yer hands)"

or even

"Hokey Pokey" to get everyone up to dance

I see lots of youtube video tutorials for these songs.

acmespaceship
08-01-2017, 09:10 AM
What are your favorite songs to play? The audience has fun when the performer is having fun!

With older folks, I'm Yours by Jason Mraz and Ho Hey by the Lumineers are good clap and sing-alongs. That song from the Pixar short Lava is an easy 3-chord song and everybody sings along on the chorus. In your age group, I don't know if the Lava song is cool... or outdated already. Ask some of the other kids what they think. Ask the choir teacher what's popular.

When my son was in middle school (about 10 years ago) anything by the Beatles was retro-hip. Let it Be is a 4-chord song and I don't think it's possible for anyone to not sing along. :D

Olarte
08-04-2017, 05:46 AM
I ran a ukulele group and every time I gave them a choice they wanted to here izzy's versiom of over the rainbow or don't worry be happy.

Don't worry be happy is only 3 chords and everybody seems to know it.
good luck
Ivan

Olarte
08-04-2017, 05:47 AM
Another great song is under the sea. Specially if you have a spongebob uke....