Did you know you can play nearly an endless list of easy ukulele songs for beginners with just four chords?
The keyword here is easy, so get ready to learn just a few chords and how to go about playing almost any tune you can think of because chances are these chords will fit right in.
Here’s why it’s possible.
In every song you hear, you will notice the repetition of the chords throughout the song. All pop songs, for example, have these repeating patterns.
Here’s what this pattern looks like. Let’s suppose we are looking at the key of C.
If we number these notes from left to right we have this:
Now the reason you can play thousands upon thousands of songs is because these songs have the same chord progression. This means that when the ukulele player switches between chords they are usually switching between the same group of chords.
This same group of chords is based on what’s called the I V Vi IV chord progression. Don’t get caught up with the Roman numerals. All this means is that using the key of C for example, all you would use is C F G A as shown below.
Now this is great news because with just these chords the sky is the limit!