Beginning to play sings on a new instrument can be challenging for beginners. But the good news is, the scenario is quite different when it comes to ukulele. To an utter surprise, this string instrument allows you to play almost an unending rundown of simple ukulele melodies for learners with only four chords.
If you intend to go about playing songs o your own, here we present you 4 super easy to play songs on a Soprano Ukulele. You can go for almost any tune because chances are these chords will fit right in. In every song you hear, you will notice the repetition of the ukulele chords throughout the song. It is possible because, almost in every song out there, there is a noticeable repetition of the ukulele chords all throughout the song.
For instance, all the pop songs have the repeating patterns C D B F G A B at the key of C. The plausible cause upon being able to play thousands of songs is on the grounds that these songs have the same chord progression.
How to ace C, G, Am, F Ukulele Chords:
First off, learn the basics and the necessary chords to play a ukulele. In order to play C major, you have to place your ring finger on the 3rd fret on the 1st string. The ring finger enables easy access to switch from F, G and Am, therefore, it is the best in this case.
For playing G major, you have to place your middle finger on the 2nd fret of the 1st string. After that, you can use your index finger on the 2nd fret of the 3rd string and finally, you need to place your ring finger on the 3rd fret of the 2nd string.
The easiest chord to play is the A minor chord since it can be played with just one finger, though F major can have an improved grip. All you need to do to play the A minor chord is just place your middle finger on the 2nd fret of the 4th string.
Finally to play F major, you simply need to place your middle finger the same way you did with A minor, on the 2nd fret of the 4th string, and extend your index finger to the 1st fret of the 3rd string.
That’s about pretty much everything on the chords, learning which is good enugh for you to ace simple songs on your ukulele.
Since we are done with chords, let’s go ahead and see which popular songs you can easily play.
1. Rude – Magic:
The order of ukulele chords by which you can play this popular song is: F, G, C, Am
Along with the other songs on the rundown, this song makes for a simple catchy tune to play. That’s why it is well played among the ukulele players around the globe. The bridge and the chorus of this song is particularly admired. The reggae vibe is enjoyable as well.
2. “Sweet Home Alabama” – Lynyrd Skynyrd:
This song is one of the top choices for beginner level ukulele players. This widely popular sing is considered to be a fantastic classic and is exceptionally simple to play on a ukulele. As a matter of fact, you can start playing this song with only three chords.
D is the foremost chord you need for playing this song. In order to play the D chord, you just have to hold down the top 3 strings on the 2nd fret.
C is the next chord, which is infact much easier than D chord. You need to hold down the 3rd fret on the bottom string only. And the last chord you need for this song is a G chord. It is the 2nd fret on the 2nd and 4th strings and the 3rd fret on the 3rd string.
When you can play those three chords, this turns into an extremely simple ukulele tune that even a learner can dominate. The easiest way to play is two D chords, two C chords, and four G chords. Repeating this for the pattern and verse and you are good enough to take in your first tune.
3. “Just The Way You Are” – Bruno Mars:
This greatly popular song from Bruno Mars can be played on a ukulele using only 3 chords.
First up here is the C chord that we have already discussed about. Then you need to play the A minor chord. This requires only one finger as well, just it holds down the 2nd fret of the top string for this famous song.
For playing the final chord which is F, you need to hold down the 2nd fret on the top string, and the 1st fret on the 3rd string. The trick here is to use the middle finger to hold down the top string while playing the A minor chord.
Playing this song seems very easy if you can ace these three chords. There is a pattern that repeats throughout the entire song- 8 lots of A, 8 lots of C, 8 lots of F and finally 8 lots of C for the verse and chorus.
4. “Someone Like You” – Adele
This beautiful ballad by Adele can also be played with very simple chords on a ukulele. This uses 4 chords which come in a pattern, that too, the pattern repeats itself throughout the entire song. You can start this song off with 4 lots of C. After that, play 4 lots of G, 4 lots of A minor and 4 lots of F to complete the pattern. This pattern needs to be repeated for the verse, chorus as well as bridge. In fact, you can go ahead and experiment with different strumming patterns once you can master this song.
There are tons of other different songs you can easily play on your Soprano ukulele. Start with the easiest ones, and you can play with different other styles and tunes.