Ukulele Course

Welcome to
Ukulele for the Complete Beginner

IMG_0505offered through the Tantramar Seniors’ College

This course was last offered in the Fall of 2016 – the links to all of the course materials are posted below.


This 5-week course  is offerred in Sackville, NB, at the Lafford Classroom.  Please watch this site for info on when the course will be offered next.

Advice on purchasing a ukulele for this course

Class Notes, Song Sheets and Videos:
(click on the link to open the file – the video links will take you to YouTube)

Week 1
Video on Finger Exercises
Video on Strumming
Song Sheet 1 – Skip to my Lou
Song Sheet 2 – He’s Got the Whole World
Video 1 – Homework  1 – Finger Exercise
Video 2 – Homework 2 – Switching between C7 and F & strumming practice
Video 3 – Song 1 – Skip to my Lou
Video 4 – Song 2 – He’s Got the Whole World

Week 2
Video on practicing our new chords – C and G7
Amazing Grace: Song Sheet, Video
Happy Birthday to You: Song Sheet, Video
Red River Valley: Song Sheet, Video
Home on the Range: Song Sheet, Video

Week 3 
Video on practicing our new chords: D, G and A7
Tom Dooley: Song Sheet, Video
You Are My Sunshine: Song Sheet, Video
My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean: Song Sheet, Video
Good Night Irene: Song Sheet, Video

Amazing Grace in D: Song Sheet, Video
Home on the Range in D: Song Sheet, Video

Week 4 
Video on practicing our new chords: Am and D7
Farewell to Nova Scotia: Song Sheet, Video
Blowin’ in the Wind: Song Sheet, Video
Tiny Bubbles: Song Sheet, Video
Scarborough Fair: Song Sheet, Video
Jingle Bells: Song Sheet

Link to James Hill’s Ukulele Video – St. Anne’s Reel etc. (fast forward to 1:30 to get right to the music)

Week 5 
Silent Night: Song Sheet
Scarborough Fair: Song Sheet, Video
This Land is Your Land
Song for the Mira
Four Strong Winds: Song Sheet, Video

More song sheets (and some videos) from previous incarnations of the course:
Video on practicing new chords: Em, Am7, and Dm
Stand by Me: Song Sheet, Video
Drunken Sailor: Song Sheet, Video
Five Hundred Miles: Song Sheet, Video
Micheal Row the Boat Ashore

Links to more songs and fun songbooks:
Chordie (Chords for hundreds of songs)
Ukulele Wednesdays Songbook
Free ukulele songs