The usual suspects for free ukulele songs and tabs
There are several ever-reliable sources for great, downloadable, free ukulele songs and tabs.
- Dr. Uke
- Ukulele Hunt
- Ukulele Boogaloo
- My favorite overall source for uke songs and tabs, Richard G's Songbook
But in this post, I want to share a few little-known sites with some oddball specialties or great arrangements–free ukulele songs that you don't find at the fallback sites.
In no particular order, here's a big handful of hidden gems (titles are clickable links):
Really nice arrangements for somewhat advance players. Lots of trad jazz (including the nicest uke version I've found of Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans), blues, but a little David Bowie, too. Hard to go wrong!
Some classical, Christmas, and Hawaiian. Fun site with some surprising extras, a little beyond the expected ukulele fare.
French songs, Beatles, not to mention a whole section of tabs of songs from video games, like Mario Brothers!
Here you will find hundreds of free finger-style and plectrum-style tabs for most tunings of ukulele. Christmas, hymns, “modern,” and more tabs for baritone uke than I've seen anywhere else.
I'm a big fan of Uke of Carl. I've found some very enjoyable free uke songs here in the past–including some oddities like tv theme songs and video game songs, and now he's offering a free book.
In the book you’ll find and amazing 16 standard and campanella challenges inspired by the classical pianist Charles L. Hanon. You also get 12 Major, Minor and Harmonic scales also arranged in standard and campanella styles. Get the book now for free!
Here's another site I didn't know about until I really went deep digging, featuring, of course, ukulele tabs for classical music. A nice selection for both high- and low-G ukes.
How can you not love the obviously very silly Serious Band? And they have a vast and eclectic collection of free ukulele songs and tabs to download here.
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