Ukulele-Getting Started

An easy-to-use sequential ukulele curriculum that uses songs kids love from today’s hits to classics.

Are you looking for a sequential curriculum for the ukulele that starts with easy chords? This is it! There are easy-to-play single-chord play alongs to popular songs, then on to two-chord songs and more.

On This Page…

Chords on this page: C, C7, Dm, F, Am

Ukulele Inspiration

Ukulele History, Parts, Tuning

Ukulele Tuner

Tuner provided by GuitarAPP.

C7, C, Am, and F SINGLE-chord songs


C7 Backing Track for Ukulele

Lime In the Coconut for Ukulele

Play along to the island breeze!

Island Breezes


Ukulele Backing Track on C chord

Ten in a Bed-C Chord


Chord Order Idea: teach the F chord next (below) so that all students need to do for Am is lift their index finger.

Am Backing Track

Just for Me

Just had to throw this 2-chord song in the 1-chord section since we know C and Am!!!


The Beat Goes On on F chord

Backing Track on F chord

Make New Friends on F chord

2-Chord Songs

Tutorial-Easy change from F to C7

F chord “rocks” DOWN to C7.

C7 chord “rocks” UP to F.

Buckle My Shoe

Dream Baby

Deep In the Heart of Texas (Coming Back Soon)

Iko Iko with F and C chords

Angel by Pink Pantheress (from Barbie movie)

Here’s a 2-chord F and C7 resource presentation unit with Orff arrangement based on One Bottle of Pop round! Fun!

Best Day of My Life

3-Chord Songs

Thunder-C, F, Am

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Good to Be Alive-C, F, Am

Sunflower-C, F, Am

Senorita-C, F, Am

Unstoppable by The Score

There’s a Dm in here but YOU CAN DO IT! Dm is just F with one more finger!!!

Ukulele songs make GREAT concert selections. This Concert How-To Checklist has lots of tips to help.

Unstoppable-F, Dm, Am

Your next ukulele page: Ukulele-G7

You’ll find a G7 how-to and songs with C/G7

  • C/G7 songs: La Cucaracha, Deep in the Heart of Texas, Hush Little Baby, Iko Iko