Song List

An ordered collection of songs for Ukulele, suitable for instruction.

Stage 1 — C, Am, F, G7
Diana
Leaving on a Jet Plane
Da Doo Ron Ron
Down in the Valley
Tom Dooley

Stage 2 — C7
Swing Low
You Are My Sunshine
Amazing Grace

Stage 3 — G
Ride On (vid)
Blowing in the Wind
Mr. Tambourine Man (vid)
Deep in the Heart of Texas
This Land is Your Land
Take me Home Country Roads

Stage 4 — Easy D, Hawaiian D7
(Goin’ to the) Chapel of Love
As Tears Go By (+A/C)
Eight Days a Week
I’m a Believer

Stage 5 — A, A7
Do You Want to Dance
Fun Fun Fun

Stage 6 — E7
Freight Train
Runaway (+F#m)
House of the Rising Sun
You’re Sixteen

Extra
Ode to Joy
(mid, mp3)
It’s Good to See You

Stage 7 — Dm
My Girl
Dust in the Wind
All I Have to Do is Dream
Wayfaring Stranger
Hotel California

Stage 8 — Bb
Rhythm of the Rain
Dock of the Bay
The Sounds of Silence

Stage 9 — Em
Fields of Athenry (vid)
The Rose
Jolene (vid)
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Stand By Me
(+bar D, bar E)
Love Me Tender (+bar Em, B7)
If I Had a Hammer

Stage 10 — Fm
Unchained Melody (+Eb, capo @ 2nd fret)
Can’t Help Falling in Love with You
Where Have All the Flowers Gone
Day is Done
Old Man River

Stage 11
White Sandy Beach (Bbm)
Proud Mary
San Francisco (+C#m, E)
All My Trials
California Dreamin’
I Am a Rock

Stage 12
All of Me
Turn the Page
Very Last Day (+B, G#m, A#m)
What a Wonderful World

Notes:

  • Songs in bold are personal favorites.
  • Songs are arranged into groups, in order of difficulty. (The intent is to create a reasonable teaching progression.)
  • In general, each successive group adds one new chord.
    (Early groups add a couple of easy chords at a time, songs in later groups may have an extra chord that is used only in that song.)
  • Songs with links go to a version I created that has been revised for readability, to print on a single page, to show all chords, and/or to improve chord voicings (for better sound) or with different fingering (transitions).

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