Oh my goodness! It’s been so long since I’ve blogged! I apologize for the absence as I am in the middle of blog redesign. I’m hopeful that we’ll be releasing the new blog redesign at the start of the new year!
With all of that said, I really want to talk ukulele today. I love teaching and playing ukulele. I’ve been teaching ukulele in my classroom for many years. Several years ago, I created a resource based on folk tunes commonly taught in the music room called Sing & Strum. It’s great for introducing chords slowly and systemically. My kids love “singing & strumming” along to classroom favorites.
The trouble is – what happens when your older students want and need a song a bit more to their liking while still working through the basics?
The answer? Favorite Pop Tunes for Ukulele: C, F, G Edition.
Best Day of My Life by American Authors
This song is primarily C and F featuring a Dm chord. When I teach it, I simply have my students leave the Dm out. My high students will quickly figure out it’s F with one more finger and add it, but for everyone else, we just leave it alone.
Surfin’ USA by The Beach Boys
Three Little Birds by Bob Marley
Blowin’ in the Wind by Bob Dylan
Love Me Do by The Beatles
Do You Love Me by The Dave Clark 5
La Bomba by Ritchie Valens
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves
Do you have a favorite C, F, G Pop Song that you use in your classes? Leave me a comment below with your favorite go-to songs!
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