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.

ukulele played on blue background

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.

The very easiest TABs I’ve ever created are found in my ebook, Step-By-Step: Single String Ukulele Picking. Throughout the entire book, you’ll learn to play on only one string. This means the TABs are shown as a single line!

step by step ukulele picking ebook cover
PDF Ebook

An absolute beginner’s guide to picking melody on the ukulele.

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

More ukulele tabs

Join my newsletter for updates & tips

Expect one or two emails a month, on average. I won’t sell or spam your email.