Learning to play the ukulele is a great way for kids to develop their hidden musical talents. There are many musical instruments and it is my belief that the ukulele is a great one for children to start playing. There are loads of songs for them to learn and with there only being 4 strings to strum they will find it easier to learn.
There are loads of different easy to play ukulele songs for beginners and with some guidance they can begin to enjoy the instrument. There a thousands of songs to play and some of the best are well known.
Learning to play songs on the Ukulele
With so many different songs to play there is one to learn that they will enjoy practising. Some of the most popular songs on the ukulele are:
- Row, Row, Row your boat
- London Bridge is Falling Down
- Three Blind Mice
- Baa Baa Black Sheep
- Elmos Song
All of these Ukulele songs are very easy to play and children will pick it up quickly. Some children learn to play the ukulele faster than others, but with time, space and attention they will soon develop their skills to be able to play with ease.
Reasons to Learn the Ukulele
There are so many reasons to learn the ukulele. The ukulele is a great sounding instrument and it is popular with children, parents and listeners all around the world. The ukulele is cheap and will make a great choice for parents who want to test out if the instrument is something the child is willing to persist at playing continuously.
The instrument is easy to play and is not as difficult as other stringed musical instruments. The ukulele strings make it easier for the child’s little hands to grasp and press. Some instruments like the guitar is more difficult and some children can be put off with this and find it sore on their hands.
The ukulele is also cheaper than other instruments and will make an ideal start for finding out if this is something they will continue without breaking the bank balance like a piano or other more expensive instruments are.
The ukulele is also very cool and it’s rated as being an instrument to impress others with when playing and it’s guaranteed to be the life of the party. The popularity of the ukulele has made this a desirable choice of instrument for parents globally.
The size of the ukulele makes this a very portable instrument and easy to carry around with them on the move. The size of the ukulele is ideal for children to carry and will be great for them to feel the sense of independence unlike other instruments that require a grown up to carry.
Top 10 Ukulele Songs for Children of 2017
- Miley Cyrus – Wrecking ball
- The script – The Man Who Can’t Be Moved by The Script
- Israel Kamakawiwo – Somewhere Over The Rainbow
- Jungle book – Bare Necessities
- Prince Ali
- You’ve got a friend in me
- Tomorrow is another day
- Love song Medley
All of these songs are a ideal for children to learn and develop the skill to play on the ukulele. Each has a unique story and an easy to play chord string arrangement. By learning to listen to your children’s favourite songs of Disney parents will be able to find the chords and help them play and have fun on their ukulele.