Ready for a song that’s super easy and fun to sing? I’ve gotcha covered.
My version of “Me and Bobby McGee” is in G and only has 4 chords – G, D7, G7, and C. Perfect for beginners 🙂
This is an arrangement of “What a Wonderful World” for baritone ukulele. It’s in G. Enjoy!
Download the printable chord chart here –
If you find value in what I’m doing, and have the means to support monetarily, you may do so on Ko-Fi. This is a labor of love, but it does take a lot of time to find music, arrange it, create song sheets and record videos. Thank you as always for your support.
I finally distributed instruments to my students! What I’ve learned is, there are SO many great video tutorials out there for the GCEA ukulele. But not really the baritone. There are some introductory lessons, but nearly nothing about how to play easy songs. My guess is that people are assuming players are coming from a GCEA background. However, my students are not. (I didn’t, either.)
So I will be doing everything I can to expand the selection of EASY songs for the baritone uke, particularly songs in G. (Also: It’s really hard to search for songs by key.) With that said, I present to you, “Under the Boardwalk” by The Drifters.
I was like, “I’ll just make those two Christmas tutorials and call it good.” Right.
This song is challenging, not just because of the chords used, but the sheer number of chords that we don’t see terribly often in the simpler songs. Hopefully in the video it helps when I break it down, it definitely took a lot of time for me to learn this. Don’t give up!
PDF Chord Chart to download for free 🙂
I love this song for teaching AABA form, its fun chord progression, and just generally having fun while singing. One activity I used to do with elementary students was to have them list things that made them feel good or happy, and have them make their own versions of the song using those things. I love giving students opportunities to be creative and share what they love in their lives!
In this post there are 2 chord pages for each ukulele tuning – GCEA and DGBE. It’s always tricky to find good kids’ songs with only 2 chords, so I hope you find this convenient!