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piroozp
06-30-2008, 08:10 PM
Hey peoples, just got my uke about a week ago & I was wondering what are some songs you guys used to help learn how to play. as of now i only have "somewhere over the rainbow," which is good for learning, but only has 4 chords.

Help me!

Thanks

j312311
06-30-2008, 08:48 PM
Try "Honey Baby" by Three Plus or "The Break-up Song" by Chris Ramos Wong

ricdoug
06-30-2008, 10:04 PM
You should find a few in here (large songbook download):

http://www.nashukes.com/support-files/8-songsthru200.pdf

redsedge
06-30-2008, 10:04 PM
Four chords? Why so many?;)

Kanaka916
07-01-2008, 05:50 AM
Hey peoples, just got my uke about a week ago & I was wondering what are some songs you guys used to help learn how to play. as of now i only have "somewhere over the rainbow," which is good for learning, but only has 4 chords.

Help me!

Thanks
Actually, it has 6; C (0003), Em (0432), F(2010), E7 (1202), G (0232), Am (2000) and 7 if you use the Am9 (2030) in the intro which sometimes I forget to use.

deach
07-01-2008, 06:54 AM
You should find a few in here (large songbook download):

http://www.nashukes.com/support-files/8-songsthru200.pdf

Nice! Thank you for sharing this.

russ_buss
07-01-2008, 07:07 AM
You should find a few in here (large songbook download):

http://www.nashukes.com/support-files/8-songsthru200.pdf

holy cow! nice find. thanks so much! i need to hit up the office supply store for paper and toner now!:)

Kanaka916
07-01-2008, 07:11 AM
You should find a few in here (large songbook download):

http://www.nashukes.com/support-files/8-songsthru200.pdf

Isn't that the Santa Cruz Ukulele Club book? I also found this one - TUSC Songbooks (http://www.tusc.co.uk/songbook.html), not all the songs are exactly beginner stuff, but you should be able to get through it. It's got a total of 6 books in PDF format including one with Christmas Songs. Oops, forgot to mention some of the chords may have to be transposed to suit your vocals.

freedive135
07-01-2008, 07:12 AM
I'm on week 5 and havin a great time with Surf, Big Rock Candy Mountain and My Buckets got a Hole in It by Hank Williams.
I've also been tryin "Free" by Donovan Frankenreiter, he plays the uke in the song.
http://www.brokedownmelodies.com/tabs/tabs-donavon-frankenreiter-donavon-frankenreiter/

ricdoug
07-01-2008, 09:58 AM
How about the Complete Beatles Songbook:

http://www.celticguitarmusic.com/beatles_complete.pdf

Boozelele
07-01-2008, 10:02 AM
holy cow! nice find. thanks so much! i need to hit up the office supply store for paper and toner now!:)

This looks like a job for the printer at work......good thing I don't work from home....;)

russ_buss
07-01-2008, 11:05 AM
This looks like a job for the printer at work......good thing I don't work from home....;)

good thing i do work from home and can expense the paper and toner.:D

but now you've got me feeling guilty.:( maybe i'll just take it to kinkos. *sigh*

deach
07-01-2008, 11:30 AM
good thing i do work from home and can expense the paper and toner.:D

....

me too!

but

paper and toner is still cheaper than gas.

ricdoug
07-01-2008, 11:52 AM
Git yo' bootz on, an' start stompin' off da' cow pies!:

http://www.foundation.bw/CountryMusicLyricsVol1WithChords.pdf

http://www.foundation.bw/CountryMusicLyricsVol2WithChords.pdf

ricdoug
07-01-2008, 12:14 PM
If you're a "Nudist Beginner" (Sorry, guys and gals. No adult content in this book! LOL!)...:

http://www.nalt.com/nakedflea/pdfs/book_1.pdf

sukie
07-01-2008, 06:56 PM
Once again UUers come through with help.:bowdown: Great resources. Thanks!

Plainsong
07-01-2008, 11:26 PM
Man I am glad I clicked on this thread! - Beatles songbook for the win!

UkuleleBlake
07-02-2008, 12:09 AM
Ukulele Boogaloo has tons of great beginner stuff.

Howlin Hobbit
07-02-2008, 07:46 AM
You should find a few in here (large songbook download):

http://www.nashukes.com/support-files/8-songsthru200.pdf

Sorry, but I think this one is FTW. (You da man, Ric!)

It's worth the download just for the great version of Girl From Ipanema. And there were several others in there that I dug (for instance, Beyond the Reef is a keeper).

Did I mention you da man, Ric?

ricdoug
07-02-2008, 10:51 AM
For popular music:

http://www.ukulelesongs.com

http://www.ukulelesongs.com/uke/ukulele_chords/music/tabs/songs.php

ricdoug
07-02-2008, 11:02 AM
Sorry, but I think this one is FTW.

Well, here's another site I frequent! LOL!:

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=FTW

piroozp
07-05-2008, 11:09 PM
Jeez-us!

Thanks peoples!

Witters
07-06-2008, 12:04 AM
You have certainly come up with some cracking gems there Ricdoug.:music:

Nurdaben
07-06-2008, 12:11 PM
Considering i don't know amost all the songs in all these books that were posted. Anyone know any good play along sites? I only know of 2 the Sheep site has about 50 songs on it and doctoruke.com has about 200 on it. Anyone know of any other sites?

SailQwest
07-07-2008, 06:31 AM
Yeah, Ricdoug! You da man!!!

Jack33@
07-07-2008, 10:58 AM
www.letsplayukulele.com

This has a singalong option though it can be frustrating at times, it has loads of songs in various states of playability, on the whole you can generally find something useful.

Good hunting

RON<>VA
07-08-2008, 09:47 PM
Big thanks to so many of you for your great ukulele music site suggestions. My printer is working on overtime. Good stuff!

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-09-2008, 01:04 AM
Well, here's another site I frequent! LOL!:

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=FTW

hahaha! i didn't think there would ever be such thing.

mic
07-11-2008, 06:17 AM
those links are great!! many thanks....there's also the tropicalstormhawaii.com site, but i'm pretty sure everyone knows that one.

Nurdaben
07-11-2008, 05:03 PM
boo, didnt even get to try that site out

Letsplayukulele.com is no more

pwest71
02-04-2009, 06:51 AM
Does anyone have the pdf file of the Beatles songbook from the Celtic Guitar site? It's no longer there...

Thanks,

Paul

bbycrts
02-04-2009, 10:49 AM
I've found "Blowin' in the Wind" by Bob Dylan to be a great song for learning to strum, sing, and change chords at the same time. 4 chords, easy, good song to get used to strumming along with.

P.S. And with this post, I shed my "junior" and become a straight-up Member! Yay for me!

Kanaka916
02-05-2009, 06:00 AM
Does anyone have the pdf file of the Beatles songbook from the Celtic Guitar site? It's no longer there...

Thanks,

Paul
Check out this site (http://lennonchords.info/), it may have what you're looking for, though not a songbook.

concert_pat
02-07-2009, 07:24 PM
I really had fun with this site here:

http://www.doctoruke.com/beginners.html

Especially tiny bubbles! When you click on the chord diagram, a wav file automatically opens and starts playing giving you some sort of guidance. I found that helpful, then I was able to try it myself.

mangaman64
02-08-2009, 03:54 PM
if you're into mellow alt-rock, check out beirut and jack johnson. i've been playing ukulele for only a few months now and some of the first songs i learned were jack's "flake" and beirut's "postcards from italy."

matchubouye
02-12-2009, 08:20 PM
you dont miss your water by danyo cummings originally by craig david

jimmyblue
02-13-2009, 11:12 AM
How about the Complete Beatles Songbook:

http://www.celticguitarmusic.com/beatles_complete.pdf


I'll see your songbook and raise you a full interactive-playalong-flash-animation...thingie :D

http://beatlesite.info/
(http://beatlesite.info/)

Tuke
02-13-2009, 09:50 PM
Four chords? Why so many?;)

I'm still laughing.

kashodi
04-16-2009, 05:57 AM
How about the Complete Beatles Songbook:

http://www.celticguitarmusic.com/beatles_complete.pdf

darn not there anymore

sternship
04-19-2009, 10:40 AM
www.ukulele.nl/chordfinder.php - click the play along songs!!! some really easy ones!!! lots of them too!!

Daionsavage
04-19-2009, 12:35 PM
Hey peoples, just got my uke about a week ago & I was wondering what are some songs you guys used to help learn how to play. as of now i only have "somewhere over the rainbow," which is good for learning, but only has 4 chords.

Help me!

Thanks

Well, what do you listen to? I bet people around here could throw loads of suggestions at you, but it's always easier if you are familiar with the songs before you learn to play them. And now I realize that the original post is over a year old. How did it go piroozp?

Anyhow, no-one has suggested this site yet: http://www.ukulizer.com/

Kanaka916
04-19-2009, 01:05 PM
Anyhow, no-one has suggested this site yet: http://www.ukulizer.com/
You want the English listing (http://www.ukulizer.com/show_files.php?dir=english&title=English+ukulele+songs) . . . and FYI, this site is listed here (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5446) along with several others.

Daionsavage
04-19-2009, 08:31 PM
You want the English listing (http://www.ukulizer.com/show_files.php?dir=english&title=English+ukulele+songs)

well, I understand both English and Swedish (and a smattering of French) so I didn't think about that, sorry :o.

Thanks for the link. :)

Kanaka916
04-20-2009, 05:41 AM
My bad also, I gotta remember we're worldwide . . .

Joe H
04-22-2009, 07:29 AM
You should find a few in here (large songbook download):

http://www.nashukes.com/support-files/8-songsthru200.pdf


Thanks for the link. This is a great find.:rock:

*England*
04-22-2009, 04:43 PM
anyone know where i can find the song "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" so i can learn the fernando torres song!

Myala509
04-22-2009, 11:18 PM
I'll see your songbook and raise you a full interactive-playalong-flash-animation...thingie :D

http://beatlesite.info/
(http://beatlesite.info/)


This is cool but the sing along with the words is annoying. It messes with the song.

Myala509
04-22-2009, 11:19 PM
You want the English listing (http://www.ukulizer.com/show_files.php?dir=english&title=English+ukulele+songs) . . . and FYI, this site is listed here (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5446) along with several others.

This is a good site!

cpatch
04-23-2009, 06:39 AM
darn not there anymore
It's still at plenty of other places:

http://www.google.com/search?q=beatles_complete.pdf

The first link worked for me.

ihavenotea
06-29-2009, 08:05 AM
Considering i don't know amost all the songs in all these books that were posted. Anyone know any good play along sites? I only know of 2 the Sheep site has about 50 songs on it and doctoruke.com has about 200 on it. Anyone know of any other sites?

It is not a website, nor is it Ukulele specific, but I highly recommend picking up a copy of Rise Up Singing (http://www.amazon.com/Rise-Up-Singing-Group-Songbook/dp/1881322130/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1246253576&sr=8-1). It has the chords and lyrics to a ridiculous number of songs. It is fairly compact, so you can carry it around with your Ukulele wherever you go.

It can be very fun to just flip through the pages looking for random songs you might know and then just trying to play them. If you print out a ukulele chord chart and keep it folded in the book you are all set for learning new chords in the context of a song you know.

One nice thing about it is that for the most part all the arrangments in the book are designed to be easy to play. (I don't always like some of them, but on the whole they are great).

It is a neat book. I love my copy; I am always stumbling across something new in there.

pink flamingo
06-29-2009, 10:02 AM
amazing thread

cheers guys

Playscool39
06-29-2009, 12:13 PM
:bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:Is the only thing I can do to this thread. What a fine collection of resources

Here are a few more (more than 4 chords):
http://www.tusc.co.uk/media/tuscsongbook1.pdf
http://www.tusc.co.uk/media/tuscsongbook2.pdf
http://nipper.ukeland.com/TUSC4taster.pdf
http://www.festivalukes.co.uk/uke-book.pdf

ukeyermind
07-28-2009, 10:47 AM
Holy cow! Thanks to all for the links. I have some printing and binding to do.

Kanaka916
07-28-2009, 12:04 PM
Here's an updated resource listing (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15464) . . .

shobs
08-10-2009, 08:28 AM
You should find a few in here (large songbook download):

http://www.nashukes.com/support-files/8-songsthru200.pdf

Is it me, is the server down, or has this link expired?:anyone:

Melissa82
08-10-2009, 08:51 AM
Is it me, is the server down, or has this link expired?:anyone:Not working for me either.

molokinirum
08-10-2009, 08:54 AM
:bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:Is the only thing I can do to this thread. What a fine collection of resources

Here are a few more (more than 4 chords):
http://www.tusc.co.uk/media/tuscsongbook1.pdf
http://www.tusc.co.uk/media/tuscsongbook2.pdf
http://nipper.ukeland.com/TUSC4taster.pdf
http://www.festivalukes.co.uk/uke-book.pdf

Thanks for the sites, they are pretty good!!:cool:

shobs
08-10-2009, 10:45 AM
Not working for me either.

Cheeky ask:

if someone has it saved, would they mind very much uploading it to mediafire or some such?

I'd be a very happy (but still rubbish) uke player!:cheers:

nic579
08-11-2009, 02:19 PM
Found these here: http://www.sctboces.org/toolbox/template.cfm?ID=2990&P=LP&L=5872&T=Links%20/%20Artists

* Public Domain Song Books:

http://web.archive.org/web/20060815081158/http://www.ukulele.org/fleabag.html

http://www.salemukes.com/song_archives.htm

http://www.doctoruke.com/songs.html

http://www.bizcardpro.com/kolohe/Songbook.html (Hawaiian)

http://www.tropicalstormhawaii.com/cgi-bin/view.cgi?pid=songlist&sc=lj

http://www.alligatorboogaloo.com/uke/tabs.html

http://www.nashukes.com/support-files/8-songsthru200.pdf (Songbook pdf)

http://www.brookadams.com/jumping-flea/ukeSongs.html

http://www.seattleukulele.org/members/

http://www.ukulizer.com/show_files.php?dir=english&title=English+ukulele+songs

http://ukuleletonya.com/files/beginner_lesson_pkg.pdf (Easy songs)

http://www.tusc.co.uk/media/tuscsongbook1.pdf (Songbook pdf)

http://www.tusc.co.uk/media/tuscsongbook2.pdf

http://www.tusc.co.uk/media/tuscsongbook3sixties.pdf

http://www.tusc.co.uk/media/tuscbook4.pdf

http://dominator.ukeland.com/index2.shtml

http://www.chordie.com/publicbooks.php?show=details&songid=98977

Kanaka916
08-11-2009, 03:01 PM
FYI, you would've saved some time if you clicked on the link in post #54.

psiheartuke
08-13-2009, 06:29 PM
I don't think anyone's posted this site yet. http://www.ukulele-tabs.com/

it's a great repository of modern songs. As a beginner I would suggest looking through for songs you like that have fairly easy chords in them. For example the first song I learned was 'Accidentally in Love' by the Counting Crows. The chords are all easy, so I practiced that song before I moved onto songs with tougher chords. Now, E, that chord still gives me trouble

ricdoug
10-20-2009, 09:39 AM
The Complete Beatles Songbook appeared again:

www.ilearnmusic.com/guitar/beatles_complete.pdf

molokinirum
10-21-2009, 08:31 AM
Isn't that the Santa Cruz Ukulele Club book? I also found this one - TUSC Songbooks (http://www.tusc.co.uk/songbook.html), not all the songs are exactly beginner stuff, but you should be able to get through it. It's got a total of 6 books in PDF format including one with Christmas Songs. Oops, forgot to mention some of the chords may have to be transposed to suit your vocals.

Hey Kanaka...thanks for that site, nice mix of songs, easy to a bit more difficult.:cool:

Pikopiko
10-23-2009, 12:11 PM
How about the Complete Beatles Songbook:

http://www.celticguitarmusic.com/beatles_complete.pdf

this is definitely something I'm going to be using when I'm picking songs for my grandma. She loves the beatles<3

Kanaka916
10-23-2009, 12:48 PM
I don't think anyone's posted this site yet. http://www.ukulele-tabs.com/

it's a great repository of modern songs. As a beginner I would suggest looking through for songs you like that have fairly easy chords in them. For example the first song I learned was 'Accidentally in Love' by the Counting Crows. The chords are all easy, so I practiced that song before I moved onto songs with tougher chords. Now, E, that chord still gives me trouble
Check 'Ukulele Resources (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15464) . . . listing of 'ukulele related sites.

*CJ*
10-24-2009, 12:07 PM
I'm on week 5 and havin a great time with Surf, Big Rock Candy Mountain and My Buckets got a Hole in It by Hank Williams.
I've also been tryin "Free" by Donovan Frankenreiter, he plays the uke in the song.
http://www.brokedownmelodies.com/tabs/tabs-donavon-frankenreiter-donavon-frankenreiter/

I'm also 5 weeks in and am using http://www.ukulele-tabs.com/ to find some great songs. Faves at the moment are:
- American Pie - Don McClean
- Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
- No woman no cry - Bob Marley

Am trying to find the tab for Leaving on a Jet Plane - my next challenge.
Cheers,
CJ