The Creston UkeLadies
Welcome to the Creston UkeLadies home page for sheet music.
Most music for the Ukulele (or as we non-Hawaiians may spell it, Ukelele) is presented in TAB or Chord/Lyric format. And, that's great. Two problems with this format:
- First, it is incapable of presenting timing. It really assumes that one already knows the song and, at a minimum, can hum it.
- The second problem is a corollary of the first: if we can't present the timing, then how can we all play and sing together following a conductor?
Well, it's all possible. You make copious notes on your lyric sheets and/or listen very attentively to the leader and memorize each and every word uttered. Easier, by far, is to learn to read standard sheet music (like that presented above). You don't need to be able to read it well. Just some rudimentary skills will get you a long way. Learn to recognize some common note values (1/4 note, 1/2 and whole), the difference between a note (which is sung) and a rest (which is silent) and remember that as the dots go higher on the staff (that's the 5 line thingie) the pitch goes up. Now, you're almost an expert!
Pay attention at rehearsals and ask lots of questions! Practice your instrument at home with a metronome. Why a metronome you may ask: simple answer is that it (somewhat) forces you to strum and change chords on the beat.
A partial list of Ukulele resources is presented here: resources.html If you have some great sites, let me know and I'll add them.
Some additional, simple resources are available here: beginner band essays.
And, whatever else, have fun!
Music for the ladies (and gents)
The following songs are all in traditional format sheet music format. Each is a single page PDF files with chord figures at the bottom of each sheet. If you click on the full name of the piece you will get standard/soprano chord figures; clicking on the word “Bari” right beside the name will get you a sheet with baritone ukulele chord figures. Please download, print, etc.
|This page was last modified on 2023-09-19|