Ukulele songs for beginners (1)

In this post, you will learn about some beginner ukulele songs and the skills you need to play them. If you are a beginner, start with these posts about how to play songs on your Ukulele, which is the ultimate goal of learning the instrument.

Read on and learn how to play songs!

Chords and songs

Learning chords is essential for playing the Ukulele, but learning songs is equally important. Songs help you practice your chords, rhythm, and strumming patterns, as well as develop your musical ear and expression. Moreover, songs are fun and rewarding to play, especially if they are your favorites.

That’s why we encourage you to learn some songs that you love, even if they are challenging for you. You can find many links to songs with lyrics and chords in our posts about songs, or you can search online for other sources. Don’t be afraid to try new songs and experiment with different styles and genres. You will be surprised by how much you can learn and improve by playing songs.

Advice to complete beginners

However, if you are a complete beginner, you may want to start with some basic chords and easy songs first. This will help you build a solid foundation and confidence before moving on to more advanced songs. We have prepared a series of articles on that will guide you through the basics of the Ukulele, from tuning to strumming to playing your first song.

We recommend that you read these articles in order, as they are designed to help you progress gradually and systematically. The first article you should read is about how to tune your Ukulele, which is very important for playing in tune and sounding good. Then you can start with the second article about how to play chords on your Ukulele, which are the building blocks of songs and harmony. The third article is about chord progressions followed by how to strum your Ukulele, which is the main technique for creating rhythm and sound on the instrument,

When you play chord progressions, you switch from one chord to another and then repeat the sequence. Usually, you use 3 or 4 chords. These progressions sound great when you play them over and over. You can also apply them to different songs.

Beginner Ukulele Songs

This post is the first in a series of five articles that will introduce you to some songs for the Ukulele.

At the end of this post, you will find some links to songs that you can play with your Ukulele. We are grateful to the Ukulele Sites for providing us with this service! 🙂

You can also later check out our articles on easy ukulele songs, where you will find some examples of songs that are suitable for beginners. These songs have simple chords, easy strumming patterns, and catchy melodies that you can sing along to.

We hope that these articles will help you learn the Ukulele and enjoy playing songs that you love. Remember that learning an instrument takes time and practice, but it also brings joy and satisfaction. Have fun with your Ukulele!

Beginner Ukulele songs (

The cords C, F and G7

 To start with, you should learn some simple chords, such as C, F and G7. These chords are easy to play and sound good together.


To learn more about chords on the Ukulele, you can read the article we have written and print out the chord charts that we have provided.

When you have mastered the chords and can switch between them quickly, you are ready to try out some beginner Ukulele songs.

CF, and G are also excellent starting chords for ukulele players. They form the foundation for many songs and provide a solid base for beginners to explore further. 🎶


Another useful tip is to buy a beginner’s book that has some explanations and some simple ukulele songs. You can choose one or two songs that you like and learn them by heart. There are many books to choose from on the link below.

Amazon ad for books.

Ukulele beginner book
Link for more information.

If you want to buy the books, you can either visit a music store or order them online. However, we recommend that you support your local businesses and buy them locally if possible!

You might also want to buy a new Ukulele if you don’t have one or want to upgrade. (#Ad)

How to learn Beginner Ukulele Songs

To learn the songs, you should start with the easiest way. First, learn how to switch from one chord to another and memorize the chord pattern. Then, play the chords and listen if they sound like the song. Sing along with the lyrics and play until you are comfortable with it.

Once you have done that, you can add the best strumming pattern and keep the beat.

The beat is very important, so you might need some help from a metronome. A metronome is a device that makes a clicking sound at a steady tempo. You can download a metronome app on your phone, or buy one separately.

The key to learning any song is practice, practice and practice. After some time, you will be able to play one song well. That’s a huge achievement for a beginner :-).

It’s better to play one song well than many songs poorly. It will also boost your confidence and make you happy. You will also impress your audience with a song that you know well.

Now that you have learned one song, you can move on to the next one. Good luck and have fun!

Beginner Ukulele songs Playing Ukulele


YouTube is a great resource for learning how to play the Ukulele. You can find many tutorials and lessons that will guide you step by step. To learn how to strum, you can also check out our post where we explain the basics of strumming and some common patterns.

If you want to play different styles of music, you should learn about rhythm. Rhythm is the way you combine the beats and the pauses in a song. Different genres have different rhythms, such as rock, reggae, blues, etc. You can learn more about rhythm in our post where we show you how to play various rhythms on the Ukulele. Just follow this link to rhythm.


Chunking is a technique that helps you play faster and smoother on the Ukulele. It involves muting the strings with your strumming hand to create a percussive sound. By doing this, you can add rhythm and groove to your playing, and make any song sound more interesting. If you are interested in learning how to chunk, you can visit our post where we teach you the basics of chunking and some examples of how to use it in songs.

Link for beginner Ukulele songs.

If you are looking for beginner songs for Ukulele, you can check out the following link to Doctor Uke.

Songs for beginners. This site has songs with just one chord that are very easy to play.

You can also find songs for Baritone Ukulele on this site. Just click on BAR.

Another website you absolutely should check out is the Chord Genome Project. There, you can find songs corresponding to the chords you’ve learned so far. From one and more. Simply input the chords you know, and songs will appear with lyrics and chord progressions. Take a look! For free, you can access 10% of the songs.

The Chord Genome Project is a powerful online tool that allows you to search for ukulele songs based on their chords, genres, and decades. It’s a fantastic resource for musicians looking to explore new songs that match their skill level and preferences.

In our next posts, we will share a lot of free songs and songbooks that you can download.

What’s next after this post about Beginner Ukulele Songs?

Go to Easy songs!

The web page helps beginners who want to learn how to play the ukulele. It gives some tips and resources for learning chords, strumming, rhythm, and chunking. It also shows a list of easy songs that use only four basic chords: C, G, Am, and F. You can find songs from different genres, such as pop, rock, country, and reggae. In addition, the web page has links to other posts and sites that offer more songs and lessons for ukulele players.

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