Learning to play an instrument couldn’t be easier! There are hundreds of chords you can learn on the ukulele, but you’ll only need a handful at the beginning to be able to play easy ukulele songs for beginners. We suggest you start off with these five ukulele chords: C, G, F, D, and A.

With just five chords (some require less!) you can play HUNDREDS of songs!

That is, once you practice the other aspects of playing the uke. Other basic things you need to learn as you practising playing easy ukulele songs for beginners are

  • Switching from chord to chord without sounding sloppy
  • Building muscle memory so your fingers are always on the correct frets
  • Developing a good sense of timing
  • Strumming techniques
  • Plucking techniques

Better find yourself a qualified ukulele teacher to help you out with these rather than fumbling around with strings on your own. I’m sure lots of the talented ukulele teachers in our database will be glad to help you with that!

As for your building your ukulele repertoire while you practice, pick up your ukulele and try to strum along to these easy ukulele songs for beginners.

“Achy Breaky Heart” – Billy Ray Cyrus

Chords: F and C

Sunday Morning – Maroon 5

Chords: F, G, C,

“Leaving on a Jet Plane” – John Denver

Chords: C, F, G

“22” – Taylor Swift

Chords: G, D, C,

“I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” – U2

Chords: C, F, G

These easy ukulele songs for beginners are great for practice and for a day of chilling with friends!

Like with any instrument, you can get stuck at your current level if you don’t correct mistakes and learn something new. Seek to improve your playing by taking private ukulele lessons!

Take advantage of the fact that there are great ukulele teachers near you offering affordable lessons – contact them through Classes A2Z!