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Jolly Roger Ukulele and Baritone Ukulele

Simply start. Don't wait to "know more." Don't wait for everything to be perfect. Artists know they need to learn all of the wrong ways too, so let's get started making mistakes.

On this website, you will learn to play 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 ukulele. You will also learn how to teach others (the right way) to play ukulele.

You're probably going to scan down this sheet looking for something "cool" to play. That's the wrong thing to do. Start with Frère Jacques ... it's the key to everything else. You should start at the top and play everything in sequential order, and in so doing you will build the proper toolbox of skills. Don't skip around. Do them all. If you print out the sheet music, punch the left-handed pages on the right side so you can see two pages at once.

Sound Files: The MP3 files are to your right. (Or down below if you're on your phone.) You can and should download them and listen to them one zillion times while reading the sheet music. You should always listen to the recording of a song prior to attempting it. You should also use a tempo slowing app and play along at a slow pace and later try increasing the speed.

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.

 


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Book 1: Foundations for Instrumental Ukulele and Baritone Ukulele

Play "Tuff" Ukulele the 16th (or 17th) Century Way.

Note: I'm posting multiple videos for each lesson. If you "get it," there's no need to watch more than one video. If you're struggling, watch a different video and hopefully I'll explain it better.

Before Your First Note

First Days in Ukulele

Songs in the Key of C (G for Baritone)

Songs in the Key of G (D for Baritone)

Songs in the Key of F (C for Baritone)

Stretch Pieces

Final Written and Performance Exam

  • #30 Performance, Written and Oral Capstone

 


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Book 2: "Tuff"-er Uke

Search for the name of the song in the archives page if you'd like to watch a lesson on how to play a specific piece of music.

Americana & Patriotic

  1. America & God Save the Queen Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  2. America the Beautiful Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  3. O Canada Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  4. Star Spangled Banner Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF

Beatles

  • Did you know we have 18-ish arrangements Beatles music in the members area?

Broadway, Movies, TV and Pop Tunes

  • Did you know we have 38-ish arrangements of songs you've heard on stage, TV, the movies, or on the radio in the members area?

Celebrations

  1. Drunken Sailor Ukulele and Baritone Ensemble PDF
  2. For He's a Jolly Good Fellow Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  3. Happy Birthday Blinky Style Ukulele, Baritone and Harmonica Ensemble PDF
  4. Vive La Companie Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF

Celtic: Ye Ole Ireland, Scotland and Wales

  1. ♥ Ash Grove Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  2. ♥ Danny Boy Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  3. ♥ Last Rose of Summer Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  4. ♥ Melville Castle Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  5. ♥ Minstrel Boy Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  6. ♥ Molly Malone Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  7. ♥ Parting Glass Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  8. ♥ Siúil A Rún Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  9. ♥ Whiskey in the Jar Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  10. ♥ Water is Wide Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  11. ♥ Will Ye Nae Come Back Again Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF

In the Classical Tradition

  1. "Bach" Menuett Suite (Petzold) Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  2. Beethoven Für Elise Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  3. Beethoven Ode to Joy Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  4. Tárrega Estudio Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  • Did you know we're spending the entire fall 2021 building an extensive library of classical tunes? Check in daily to see what's new and become a member to get everything we've done to date.

Cowboys Yee-Haw

  1. ♥ Clementine Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  2. ♥ Colorado Trail Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  3. ♥ Down in the Valley Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  4. ♥ I've Been Working on the Railroad Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  5. ♥ Red River Valley Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  6. ♥ Streets of Laredo Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  7. ♥ Tenting Tonight Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  8. ♥ Tom Dooley Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  9. ♥ You are My Sunshine Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF

Disney, Animation and Muppets

  • Did you know we have 9-ish arrangements of Disney tunes in the members area?

Elvis

  • Did you know we have 6-ish arrangements of Elvis songs in the members area?

En Français

  1. ♥ Alouette Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  2. ♥ Ah Vous Dirai-Je Maman Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  3. ♥ Au Claire de la Lune Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  4. ♥ Auprès de Ma Blonde Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  5. ♥ Frère Jacques Ennuyeuse Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF

Italiano

  1. ♥ Funiculì, Funiculà Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  2. ♥ O Sole Mio Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  3. ♥ Santa Lucia Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF

Jazz

  • Did you know we have 22-ish jazz arrangements in the members area?

Ukulele in Español

  1. ♥ Cielito Lindo Ukulele Solo PDFBaritone Solo PDF
  2. ♥ Estudio by Tárrega Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  3. ♥ Jarabe Tapatio Ukulele Solo PDFBaritone Solo PDF
  4. ♥ Las Chiapanecas Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  5. ♥ Las Mañanitas Ukulele Solo PDFBaritone Solo PDF
  6. ♥ Spanish Romance Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF

Ukulele for the Spirit

  1. Down by the Riverside Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  2. Kumbaya Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  3. Lift Every Voice and Sing Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  4. This Little Light of Mine Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF

Stephen Foster

  1. Beautiful Dreamer PDF
  2. Camptown Races Ukulele Solo PDFBaritone Solo PDF
  3. Hard Times Come Again No More PDF
  4. Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair PDF
  5. Oh Susanna PDF

Tin Pan Alley-ish

  1. After the Ball (1891) Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  2. Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo' (1923) Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  3. Ain't She Sweet (1927) Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  4. Ain't We Got Fun (1921) Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  5. Buffalo Gals (1844) Ukulele Solo PDFBaritone Solo PDF
  6. By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1909) Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  7. Come Josephine in My Flying Machine (1910) Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  8. Five Foot Two (1914) Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  9. If You Knew Susie (1925) Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  10. I'll See You in My Dreams (1924) Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  11. Man on the Flying Trapeze (1867) Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  12. Tonight You Belong to Me (1926) Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  13. Ukulele Lady (1925) Ukulele Solo PDF ~ Baritone Solo PDF
  14. Yes We Have No Bananas (1923) PDF

 


Book 3: Modern Music for Members

Go HERE for info about becoming a member.

 


Book 4: Jumping Flea Arpeggiator

  • The First Edition High G Book is HERE
  • The Sound Files are HERE

Updated Second Edition Sheets

High G (and OK on Low G tablature too)

Baritone

 


Book 5: 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.

 


Book 6: The Holidays on Instrumental Ukulele

 


What Else is in the Member's Area?

Well, do the math ... there are about 100 arrangements on this page you can see for free. There are more than 400 arrangements on the site in total. That means there's a year's work of music waiting for you in the member's area assuming you play a new song every day. And, for the most part, they're more modern, more exciting, more difficult, and probably the kind of music you want to be conquering. Go HERE.