This past September, my brother got me a ukulele in hopes I could actually learn something. In my time with my trusty ukulele, I’ve picked up a couple of easy tunes!
- Riptide by Vance Joy https://liveukulele.com/songs/riptide-vance-joy/
This song is a ukulele classic. This song uses 3 easy chords – Am, G, and C, and the strum pattern is DDUDU. It is easiest to learn this when you practice the strumming and chords separately and then bring them together.
- Shake it Out by Florence and the Machine https://www.ukulele-tabs.com/uke-songs/florence-and-the-machine/shake-it-out-uke-tab-33104.html
This song is considerably easy if you are just strumming down strokes with your thumb. It sounds really intricate, considering how simple it is.
- Rivers and Roads by The Head and The Heart https://ukutabs.com/t/the-head-and-the-heart/rivers-roads/
This song has the same strum pattern as Riptide, but it’s a little slower. I usually time it as D…DUDU. The slowness of the song makes it an easy tune to play. Plus, it only uses 3 chords throughout the whole song.
- Falling Slowly from Once https://ukutabs.com/g/glen-hansard-and-marketa-irglova/falling-slowly/
This song was the first finger picking song I learned! If you’re familiar with your ukulele, you pick the two top strings, and then the bottom two strings, and then strum down once.