Baritone Ukulele

Jolly Roger Baritone Ukulele

Baritone players! It's time to take you seriously, right?

Over the next few months, we'll be working together to create the exact same (only better) introductory program as the ukulele players already have. We'll develop sheet music in keys friendly to baritone (for soloists) and friendly to ukulele (for ensembles) so you'll have the option of playing either way.

A lot of heavy lifting needs to happen, but with your help and input we'll get it done quickly and correctly. Let's put baritone back on the map.

On this website, you will learn to play baritone ukulele at a high level even if you're a total beginner to music or the instrument. You will play with a far more sophisticated musical toolbox than most people ever learn on baritone ukulele. You will also learn how to teach others (the right way) to play baritone ukulele.

You're probably going to scan down this sheet looking for something "cool" to play. That is the wrong thing to do. You should start at the top and play everything in sequential order so you will build the proper toolbox of skills.

Sound Files: The MP3 files are to your right if you're on a computer or down below if you're on your phone. You can and should download them or listen to them one zillion times. You should always listen to the recording of a song prior to attempting it. You should also use a tempo slowing app and attempt to play along with the songs at a slow pace and then at increasing speeds until you can knock it out like a guru.

Print out the Progress Tracker to ensure you've worked on everything. (I'm updating it as I add content ... there's lots to come.) Don't skip around. Do them all. If you print out the sheet music, punch the odd numbered pages on the right side so you can see two pages at once.

You might want to peek at the Teacher's Resources page. Once you can play in this style, you'll want to teach it to others. Start with Frère Jacques Soloist Version ... it's the key to everything else.

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Introduction to Baritone Ukulele: Book 1

Fingerpickin' Fingerstyle Fingerlickin' Fun
(Don't Lick Yer Fingers, It's Gross)

Play "Tuff" Baritone Ukulele the 17th Century Way

Before Your First Note

  1. Buying a baritone ukulele and accessories PDF
  2. Tuning your baritone ukulele three different ways PDF
  3. Proper posture when playing baritone ukulele PDF
  4. Practice Log PDF

Getting Started in Baritone Ukulele

  1. Frère Jacques Baritone Solo PDF ~ Ensemble with Baritone PDF ~ Lesson
  2. Strumming in the Key of A Major PDF ~ Lesson
  3. Make a Better Bar on Baritone Baritone Solo PDF
  4. Baritone Fretboard PDF
  5. Major Scales PDF ~ Lesson
  6. Key of C Strummers Ensemble  with Bartione PDF

Key of G Songs

  1. My Spaghetti Monster Baritone Solo PDF ~ Lesson
  2. Three Blind Mice Baritone Solo PDF ~ Lesson
  3. Brahms' Lullaby Baritone Solo PDF ~ Lesson
  4. Yankee Doodle Baritone Solo PDF ~ Lesson
  5. Key of G Arpeggio Baritone Soloist PDF

Key of D Songs

  1. Amazing Grace Baritone Solo PDF ~ Lesson
  2. Happy Birthday Baritone Solo PDF ~ Lesson
  3. La Cucaracha Baritone Soloist PDF ~ Lesson
  4. All Through the Night Baritone Soloist PDF ~ Lesson
  5. Home on the Range Baritone Soloist PDF
  6. Key of D Arpeggio Baritone Soloist PDF

Key of C Songs

  1. Simple Gifts Baritone Soloist PDF
  2. Carnival of Venice Baritone Soloist PDF
  3. Daisy Bell Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  4. Key of C Arpeggio Baritone Solo PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble with Baritone PDF Coming Soon

Stretch Pieces

  1. Aloha 'Oe Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  2. Scarborough Fair Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon

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Introduction to Baritone Ukulele: Book 2

Fingerpickin' Fingerstyle Fingerlickin' Fun
(Don't Lick Yer Fingers, It's Gross)
Play "Tuff" Baritone Ukulele the 17th Century Way

Americana & Patriotic

  1. After the Ball Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  2. America Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  3. America the Beautiful Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  4. Buffalo Gals Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  5. God Save the Queen
  6. O Canada Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  7. Star Spangled Banner

En Français

  1. Alouette Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  2. Ah Vous Dirai-Je Maman Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  3. Au Claire de la Lune Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  4. Auprès de Ma Blonde Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  5. Frère Jacques Douloureux Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon

Ireland, Scotland and Wales

  1. Ash Grove
  2. Danny Boy Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  3. Last Rose of Summer Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  4. Minstrel Boy Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  5. Molly Malone Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  6. Whiskey in the Jar Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon

Italian

  1. Funiculi Funicula Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  2. O Sole Mio Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  3. Santa Lucia Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  4. That's Amoré Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon

Traditional Tunes of Mexico

  1. Cielito Lindo Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  2. Jarabe Tapatio Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  3. Las Chiapanecas Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  4. Las Mañanitas Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon

Tin Pan Alley

  1. Ain't She Sweet Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  2. Come Josephine in My Flying Machine Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  3. Five Foot Two Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  4. I'll See You in My Dreams Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  5. Twelfth Street Rag Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon

Celebrations

  1. Drunken Sailor Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  2. For He's a Jolly Good Fellow Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  3. Happy Birthday Blinky Style Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  4. Vive La Companie Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon

In the Classical Tradition

  1. Estudio by Tàrrega Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  2. Skater's Waltz by Émile Waldteufel Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  3. Traumerei Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon

Music for Cows

  1. Clementine Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  2. Colorado Trail Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  3. Down in the Valley Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  4. I've Been Working on the Railroad Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  5. Red River Valley Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  6. Streets of Laredo Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  7. Tom Dooley Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  8. You are My Sunshine Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon

Stephen Foster

  1. Beautiful Dreamer Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  2. Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  3. Take Me Out to the Ballgame Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon

Bach, Ah, Bach-ish

  1. Menuett Suite in G major and minor (Petzold) Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon

Beethoven!

  1. Für Elise
  2. Ode to Joy Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  3. Sonatina in G

Spiritual

  1. Down by the Riverside Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  2. Lift Every Voice and Sing Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon
  3. This Little Light of Mine Soloist PDF Coming Soon ~ Ensemble PDF Coming Soon

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Introduction to Instrumental Ukulele: Theory and Composition

Have you written a new song today? Use the songwriting widget to pick a random key and then use these resources to create a new composition. Stop playing other people's music and build your legacy. A full textbook dedicated to music theory and composition using the ukulele is on its way.

  • Blank Chord Chart PDF
  • Circle of Fifths
  • Composer's Blank
  • Key Charts
  • Make a Better Bar on Baritone PDF
  • Practice Log PDF

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The Holidays with Instrumental Ukulele: Public Domain