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06-29-2011, 12:38 PM
Anyone know of possibly the easiest beginner songs to play with only a couple chords?? This is my first instrument and I just got the Fender Nohea today so I want to jump on in!

Videos would be nice :)

06-29-2011, 01:00 PM
Here is one:http://www.scorpex.net/Uke/songs/You_Never_Can_Tell.pdf
check out the entire site: http://www.scorpex.net/Uke/ , go through the songs, each has chord diagrams and some have youtube links to play along with. Hint: the key of "C" is usually the easiest to play in.
Congrats on the fender!

06-29-2011, 01:35 PM
I always recommend Uncle Rod's Ukulele Boot Camp to noobies. Don't forget to spend at least as much time practicing (memorizing) chords as you do playing.

Also google Dr. Uke's Waiting Room and Pineapple Pete's Uke School

06-29-2011, 04:32 PM
Thanks guys.

06-30-2011, 01:00 AM
This is the first song I learned when I got my tenor uke.
Pretty easy. Go slow and be patient. You'll be playing it soon.
...and I agree, get Uncle Rod's boot camp and also go through the earlier "Uke minutes" videos on the main UU page.

06-30-2011, 12:53 PM
Try surf. Most people who play the uke would know this song. It is a simple song and you can experiment different strumming patterns. Just search google or YouTube for the song or how to play it. The chords are C Am F and G7. It is very easy to find chord fingerings on google also.

06-30-2011, 07:28 PM
I liked Island in the sun and...can't help falling in love...both have very similar chord progressions, and often (if in the key of C) will help introduce you to a few minor chords...