You can play a huge variety of songs on the ukulele only knowing 4 chords. Many chords only use 1 or 2 fingers!
If you have a ukulele at home, you can put stickers on the ukulele (as shown in the picture) to remind you where the 4 basic chords are.
We are creating a downloadable Ukulele Songbook using our coloured sticker system, which is much simpler for children to follow than remembering the name of the chords. We're adding lots of current pop songs as well as simple nursery rhymes. We'll upload it here when it's ready!
Make sure you tune your ukulele strings before you start or everything will sound wrong! The strings (from the top-down) are G C E and A.
You can tune your ukulele and learn chords by using a free, easy-to-use ukulele tuning app called INSTUNER:
Many children won’t want to or aren’t able to play chords on the ukulele. However, it’s a very easy instrument for you to learn so that singing and playing music at home with your child is more fun.
The London Ukulele Project are offering a free weekly timetable of online ukulele events including sessions for children. Access them here.
Hello Music Theory offer simple, clear and well-made online resources for learning about music theory at all levels.