Learn to Play 10 Easy Songs on the Ukulele

Great sites where you can find at least ten easy songs on the ukulele.

Ukulele is supposed to fun, and there's not reason it has to be hard! You can play some great songs with just a basic mastery of a few chords, so you just need some easy songs on the ukulele.

Here are some great uke-sources:

Take Lessons

This tutorial site has two great posts which demonstrate just how easy it is to play some great tunes with just a few simple chords. From Bob Dylan to Bruce Springsteen, Adele to Tom Petty you will be strumming along to some contemporary classics in no time with this post.

This second post by mandolin teacher, Willy M, has accompanying videos to these easy tunes so you can compare your playing with the real tunes.

String Vibe

This site, dedicated to string instruments, has some great material and this post shows you how you can play 16 songs with just four chords, A Minor, C Major, F Major and G Major. The songs have YouTube clips to accompany them so you can listen to the tracks before trying them out. There are some classics here including The Beatles, Bob Marley and John Denver as well as the hauntingly beautiful ‘Hanging Tree’ from The Hunger Games.

It's always kind of magical to realize that musical masterpieces like these are actually easy songs on the ukulele!


This blog post showcases a dozen tunes that you can play on the uke using just eight chords, A, Am, C, D, Dm, Em, F and G. Mostly contemporary popular music in origin you will be able to play along to The Lumineers, Bon Iver and Nirvana.

Anthem of Adam

This YouTube video by anthemofadam is a great talk-through of ten songs you can play on the ukulele using just four chords. At seven minutes long it’s a fast-paced demonstration but we think that you could easily pick up one of these ten songs very quickly after a few watches. Songs include Blink 182’s ‘Dammit’, U2’s ‘With or Without You’ and ‘She Will Be Loved’ by Maroon 5.


This online repository for all things ukulele and guitar includes a quick post with ten easy songs to learn on the uke and features accompanying YouTube clips to help. Again, mostly contemporary pieces like ‘Stay with Me’ by Sam Smith or even the Disney phenomenon ‘Let It Go’ you can pick these tunes up really fast.

Ukulele Tabs & Chords

With over 100 songs for beginners, you can filter these tunes by difficulty so you can match your ability to your choice of tune. As you get more confident and acquire new chords you can increase your repertoire.

We hope these sites help you pick up a couple of new tunes to showcase your skills as you get more advanced on the uke.

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