Welcome to our Music Diary page for Ukulele

Make a note of these recommended activities in your Music Diary to help with your practice. We’ll be adding new activities regularly to keep you inspired.

Regular practice can be fun and will help improve your playing or singing.

Remember you’re in charge of your practice routine so you can work at your own pace. Keep working on new pieces or skills until you feel confident with them before moving on to the next challenge.

Click “Additional Activities and Resources” tab to access the Instrumental Update Worksheets to get the most from these activities in your practice.

Tuning a Ukulele

Tuning a Ukulele

A simple guide to tuning a ukulele for teachers and parents/carers

Thank you Baked Potato

Thank you Baked Potato

A fun song with an important message.  Pupils can learn to play the simple tune using the sheet music and tutorial video, or sing along with accompaniment.

Improvising Using C Major

Improvising Using C Major

Explore the C major scale and learn about improvisation with Mr Bateman

Oh When the Saints

Oh When the Saints

A beginner's guide to playing 'Oh When the Saints'

Roxy's Waltz

Roxy's Waltz

This piece is taken from the Mya-Moe Ukulele website.  It can be played as a solo piece or as a duet.  Ms Eady is playing the duet version here.  Use the sheet music to play the main tune from notation or tab, or more advanced players familiar with the format may wish to try the full tab solo/duet version.

Download Beginner Sheet Music

Learning to Read Ukulele Music

Learning to Read Ukulele Music

Download the three page worksheet/sheet music and follow these three step-by-step videos to learn how to read ukulele music:

1. Introduction and getting started

2. 'Yippee!' for open strings

3. 'My Dog Has Fleas' for open strings

Ukulele Beginner Guide

Three short step-by-step booklets for absolute beginner ukulele players.  An ideal way for parents/carers and children to learn together, or to be used in the classroom.

Book 1 Book 2 Book 3

Birdsong Improvisation for Ukulele

A good piece for pupils to play at school or at home, with accompaniment or using the mp3 download backing track

Download Backing Track

Ukulele Jamboree Songbook

A collection of chords and lyrics to familiar traditional songs.  Chord patterns provided for ukulele accompaniment.

We'll Meet Again

We'll Meet Again

All abilities can enjoy learning to play this wartime song on the ukulele

Roxy's Waltz

Roxy's Waltz

This piece is taken from the Mya-Moe Ukulele website.  It can be played as a solo piece or as a duet.  Ms Eady is playing the duet version here.  Use the sheet music to play the main tune from notation or tab, or more advanced players familiar with the format may wish to try the full tab solo/duet version.

Download Beginner Sheet Music

Reward Chart

Reward Chart

Record your practice by colouring in this chart.  How will you celebrate when you've filled it all in?   

Newsletter/Practice Schedule 1

This worksheet will guide you through our online resources in a structured way to help with your practice routine.  It's full of ideas and useful links for ukulele players.

Theory Worksheet - Chords I, IV and V

Use this worksheet to discover how to build chords in a key and put the theory into practice