Easy Ukulele Tabs – Picking For Beginners

Learning to pick on your ukulele is usually a bit of a jump into the deep end, right? These easy ukulele tabs will make it a little less scary.

You get used to strumming chords and then: BAM-O! All your hard work goes out the window.

The good news is that easy ukulele tabs are available. Better yet, picking the notes of a melody is often easier and more recognizable than strumming a song.

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Due to the success of 30 Easy Ukulele Songs, I figured I’d put together a similar list with useful links for those ukulele players looking for the picking counterpart.

Most of the simple ukulele tabs found here are picking arrangements of the song’s melody. Some use some chord strums to fill out the sound around the single notes – called “solo fingerpicking arrangements.” These are marked and are the hardest pieces here. I tried to create each so that it fits in an easy range on the instrument and has the simplest fingering possible.

Some of these tabs, while “easy,” are harder than others. If you’re a total newbie, try Amazing Grace or Happy Birthday.

If you need a hand with the notation, head over to my page on reading ukulele tablature.
All of Me
Frank Sinatra/Ella Fitzgerald (Solo Arr.)
Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue
The California Ramblers (Solo Arr.)
Merv Griffin
The Leaving of Liverpool
Traditional (Solo Arr.)
Mack The Knife
Bobby Darin
Nancy Spain
Barney Rush (Solo Arr.)
One Love
Bob Marley
Puff The Magic Dragon (Melody)
Peter, Paul, and Mary
Rose of Allandale
Mary Black (Solo Arr. – low G)
Streets of London
Ralph McTell (Solo Arr.)

Traditional Tabs:

Hawaiian Tabs:

E Ku’u Morning Dew
Eddie Kamae (Low G)
Island Style
John Cruz

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brad bordessa avatar About the author: Brad Bordessa I’m an ‘ukulele artist from Honoka’a, Hawai’i, where I run this site from an off-grid cabin in the jungle. I’ve taught workshops internationally, made Herb Ohta Jr. laugh until he cried, and once jammed with HAPA onstage in my boardshorts. More about me