Not For Ukulele For Beginners: The Orchestra of Great Britain

When most people think of the ukulele we think of a happy island type song in the traditional Hawaiian style. Well the ukulele can also be used for just about any other kind of music as well.

While the below video definitely isn’t a beginner ukulele song, it is still a lot of fun. “Smells like teen spirit” played by The Orchestra of Great Britain.



Beginner Ukulele Song: “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad”

This last Christmas I bought my wife a new ukulele. Her first ukulele was a really cheap ukulele she got out of a catalogue, so this is her first real ukulele. She loves it and it is a really beautiful ukulele. However, the thing I want to talk about is the little instruction manual that came with it.

It is just a fold out, but it had finger positions and a couple of Ukulele songs for beginners. The one that she started learning was “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad”. I was very impressed, because after just a few minutes she was able to start playing and start singing. The other great thing about this song is that it is a lot of fun to sing.

So here is a video on how to learn “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” on the ukulele.

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