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Bob-in-Alberta
11-24-2011, 08:44 AM
Hi. I'm really new to the ukulele and can't sing as well so I'm looking for easy songs that can be picked out on my ukulele. I've found a few and my wife can even recognise "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" now so I must be doing something right but I'm looking for more. Does anyone know of a site that has popular songs with the actual music shown that also shows picking tabs with maybe the occasional cord thrown in? I've searched but haven't found anything yet so I figured it didn't hurt to ask.

janeray1940
11-24-2011, 09:00 AM
Some of the tab here (http://www.mammothgardens.com/ukulele/songs/) is pretty beginner-friendly. Also check here (http://pdfminstrel.wordpress.com/2-standard-high-g-ukulele-pdfs/), some of the arrangements are graded 1-4 so depending on the level of challenge you are looking for, you ought to find something there (including Twinkle Twinkle, which sounds so much more sophisticated as Ah! Vous Dirai-je, Maman in French!).

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
11-24-2011, 09:05 AM
The Ukulele Hall of Fame Museum has a nice songbook (with melodies in standard notation) on their downloads (http://www.ukulele.org/?Downloads) page.

Drew Bear
11-24-2011, 09:38 AM
@janeray: Thank you for those links!

Bob-in-Alberta
11-24-2011, 12:10 PM
Thanks!!

I'll say thanks again because otherwise my message is too short.

yinyanguke
11-24-2011, 12:24 PM
Check out capotastomusic.com. It may be just what you are looking for. Tabs for uke as well as many other instruments.

Bob-in-Alberta
11-24-2011, 12:41 PM
Thanks. I had found capotastomusic.com and it is great. I am looking for more onto the same formatting. I'm hoping that if I play the tabs with the actual notes right above them that eventually I'll program myself to just play by note only. Might be just wishful thinking but......

Trinimon
11-24-2011, 01:18 PM
Here's Waltzing Matilda which is pretty simple

http://www.theuke.com/e107_files/downloads/Waltzing_Matilda.pdf

Big_e
11-24-2011, 09:12 PM
Some of the tab here (http://www.mammothgardens.com/ukulele/songs/) is pretty beginner-friendly. Also check here (http://pdfminstrel.wordpress.com/2-standard-high-g-ukulele-pdfs/), some of the arrangements are graded 1-4 so depending on the level of challenge you are looking for, you ought to find something there (including Twinkle Twinkle, which sounds so much more sophisticated as Ah! Vous Dirai-je, Maman in French!).

Thanks for the links Janeray. I'm practicing on "Tears in Heaven" at this time! :)

Shastastan
11-30-2011, 08:57 AM
Here's Waltzing Matilda which is pretty simple


http://www.theuke.com/e107_files/downloads/Waltzing_Matilda.pdf

Thanks. It will be good for our uke club, too.

I also have trouble with barre chords. I like those tips on the other thread. Will try pulling toward the floor.