How to Read Ukulele Tablature: A Beginners Guide

Reading ukulele tablature, also known as “tabs” are an easy to way to learn to read music and also to write songs for the stringed instruments. In this article, we are going to cover how you as a beginner can start reading ukulele tabs and get familiar with it.

Reading ukulele tabs is simple and one of the most straightforward ways you can progress to playing the instrument better.

The problem however with reading music tabs is that you cannot define how long each note should be played. Take piano for example, you can play a music just by looking at the piano sheet without even knowing what song you are playing.

With a tab, you can’t do that. And that’s the frustrating thing most people discover about it.

But there is a simple rule that you can follow to avoid getting frustrated about it.

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Cute Ukulele Love Songs You Can Learn Right Now

Valentine’s Day is upon us and there’s no better way to make your girlfriend feel like the amazing woman she is than playing a ukulele love song for her. I wanted to curate this list early on for you guys so you can get a few weeks of practice is in before you have to play for your girlfriend.

Here’s a list of a few songs that you as a beginner can easily master in a few weeks and be ready to wow your girlfriend. Hopefully, you’ll get a chance to play it in public so you can get a small audience as well. And if you do, make sure you stay safe and wear a mask. Don’t want to risk your health or others for it.

Let’s jump into it!

 

Moonlight Bay by Doris Day

Originally this song was published by Edward Madden and Percy Wenrich back in 1912. And there have been a ton of artists that have recorded it in their own version of it. But for one reason or another, the Doris Day  version stuck with me as the most romantic version of this song.

This is one of the most fun songs you will play once you get the hang of it. Make sure you give a little swing to the strum to give a bit more taste to it. Also, pace it moderately. You don’t want to go too fast or too slow.

When you start to practice it, you can start slow and then pick up the speed as you get along.

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