compiled by Denise Gagne.
The chords used in this collection are introduced through a series of one chord songs (C tuning). Mastering the chords before having to learn to change chords eliminates much of the frustration that young beginners face. After introducing the chords used, 22 easy two-chord songs are given. This collection also includes 13 songs with three or more chords. Audio with recordings of all the songs is included.
Students will learn the chords and how to change chords using the folk songs that are given in the collection. In addition to the songs in the collection, we’ve created projectable chord practice slides for easy pop songs on YouTube that use the same or similar chords (links are included in the projectable).
Students will really enjoy playing along with these pop songs. Where possible, links to the original artists’ performance, lyric pages, chord practice videos and ukulele tutorial videos are given. This collection does not address reading notes and playing melodies - the focus is on learning songs to sing and strum.
Folk songs for beginners to sing and strum, teaching tips, MP3s of P/A tracks, projectable/ printable chord charts and lyric sheets, and web links to more play-along pop songs. Includes 32 familiar tunes.
Paperback + PDF Book, Projectable PDF, Audio MP3s