A Child is Born

A jazz ballad. It was written in 1969 by the jazz trumpeter Thad Jones and Alec Wilder and has since become a jazz standard.

A Foggy Day

From the 1937 film A Damsel in Distress and originally titled "A Foggy Day (In London Town)".

All My Loving

Written by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon–McCartney) and from the 1963 album With The Beatles.

All of Me

A jazz standard written by Gerald Marks and Seymour Simons in 1931.

All The Things You Are

Written for the musical Very Warm for May (1939).

Any Song Will Do


Also known as Bingo Was His Name-O_and _There Was a Farmer Who Had a Dog, is an English language children's song of obscure

Black Orpheus

A Boss Nova standard from the 1959 film, Orfeu Negro made in Brazil by French director Marcel Camus and starring Marpessa Dawn.

Blue Bossa

Blue Bossa is one of the easier songs that beginning jazz players tackle.

Blues in G

A basic / standard I, IV, V blues in the key of G major.


A Jazz Waltz in the standard jazz repertoire.

Brown Eyed Girl

Written and recorded in 1967 by Van Morrison and produced by Bang Records chief Bert Berns, it was first released in May 1967.

Call Me

A Tony Hatch composition first recorded by Petula Clark.

Classical Gas

Composed and originally performed by Mason Williams with instrumental backing by members of the Wrecking Crew.


By Neal Hefti an American jazz trumpeter, composer, tune writer, and arranger. Best known for the theme music for the Batman tel

Danny Boy

Ballad written by Frederic Weatherly and usually set to the tune of the "Londonderry Air".

Days Of Wine And Roses


Don't Get Around Much Anymore

A jazz standard with music by Duke Ellington and lyrics by Bob Russell.

Donna Lee

A bebop jazz standard attributed to Charlie Parker.

Eleanor Rigby

By The Beatles, originally released on the 1966 album Revolver.

Every Breath You Take

Written by Sting, the single was the biggest hit of 1983, topping the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for eight weeks.

Feliz Navidad

A Christmas song written in 1970 by the Puerto Rican singer-songwriter José Feliciano.

Finding Love

Original song by Curt Sheller.

Fly Me to the Moon

A popular standard song written by Bart Howard in 1954.

Girl From Ipanema

The Girl from Ipanema (Garota de Ipanema) is an essential jazz standard that every jazz musician should know.

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday is now in the Public Domain.

Heat Wave

Made popular by Motown girl group Martha and the Vandellas.

Hey, Good Lookin

By Hank Williams as a variation of a song of the same name, similar lyrics, and similar melody written by Cole Porter in 1942.

How High the Moon

A jazz standard with lyrics by Nancy Hamilton and music by Morgan Lewis.

How Insensitive

A bossa nova jazz standard composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim, loosely based on Frédéric Chopin's Prelude No.4.

I'll Remember April

Published in 1942 and written by Gene de Paul with the lyrics by Patricia Johnston and Don Raye

Irish Washerwoman

A traditional Irish jig.

Just the Way Your Are

The classic Billy Joel song.

Kelle Belle

An original jazz blues by Curt Sheller.

Light My Fire

Light My Fire is a song by The Doors which was recorded in August 1966 and released the first week of January 1967.

London Bridge

Mele Kalikimaka

A Classic Hawai'ian Christmas Song from 1949.

Midnight Cafe

An original song by Curt Sheller from his 2002 Midnight at the Jazz Cafe CD.

Moon River

Composed by Johnny Mercer (lyrics) and Henry Mancini (music) in 1961.


Title song on Van Morrison's 1970 album Moondance.

My Funny Valentine

A show tune from the 1937 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart musical Babes in Arms.

Oh! Susanna

The song was introduced by a local quintette at a concert in Andrews' Eagle Ice Cream Saloon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

On Broadway

Written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil in collaboration with the team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.

On Green Dolphin Street

Originally entitled "Green Dolphin Street" is a 1947 popular song composed by Bronisław Kaper with lyrics by Ned Washington.

Pony Express

An orginal, bluegrass inspired song by Curt Sheller.

QuickStart Aeolian Playalong Tracks

Aeolian Play-along Tracks from the QuickStart Chord Progressions for Lead Guitar

QuickStart Blues Playalong Tracks

QuickStart Blues - Minor Pentatonic Play-along Tracks

QuickStart Dorian Playalong Tracks

Dorian play-along tracks from the QuickStart Chord Progressions for Lead Guitar

QuickStart Ionian Playalong Tracks

Ionian Play-along Tracks from the QuickStart Chord Progressions for Lead Guitar

QuickStart Mixolydian Playalong Tracks

Mixolydian Play-along Tracks from the QuickStart Chord Progressions for Lead Guitar

QuickStart Pentatonic Playalong Tracks

Pentatonic Play-along Tracks from the QuickStart Chord Progressions for Lead Guitar

Red River Valley

A folk song and cowboy music standard of controversial origins that has gone by different names.

Road Song

By guitarist Wes Montgomery, released in 1968. It reached number one on the Billboard Jazz album chart.

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Sailors Hornpipe

Also known as The College Hornpipe and Jack's the Lad is a traditional hornpipe melody.

Silent Night

Composed in 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr in the small town of Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria.

Site Membership Songs


The first two measures of this song adorn Miles Davis' tombstone in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Someday My Prince Will Come

From Walt Disney's 1937 animated movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Over the Rainbow (often referred to as "Somewhere Over the Rainbow) is a classic ballad song with music by Harold Arlen.

St. Thomas

Stairway to Heaven

From Led Zeppelin IV.

Star Spangled Banner

Summer Samba

Also known as So Nice or its original Portuguese title, "Samba de Verão".

Super Mario Bros - Main Theme

Super Mario Bros - Underwater Theme

Super Mario Bros - Underworld Theme


Take Five

Written by Paul Desmond and performed by The Dave Brubeck Quartet on their 1959 album Time Out.

Take the A Train

Arguably the most famous of the many compositions to emerge from the collaboration of Ellington and Strayhorn.

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Also known as "Wimoweh", "Wimba Way" or "Awimbawe", is a song written and recorded originally by Solomon Linda.

There Will Never Be Another You

The song was published in 1942, and is one of the most widely known and performed standards of the jazz repertoire.

This Old Man

Three Blind Mice

Walk Don't Run


By Antonio Carlos Jobim. Recorded as an instrumental on Jobim's 1967 album of the same name.

West Coast Blues

A jazz classic by the last jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery.

What What Happens

Written by Michel Jean Legrand (born 24 February 1932) is a French musical composer, arranger, conductor, and pianist.

What's New?

A 1939 popular song composed by Bob Haggart, with lyrics by Johnny Burke.

When Sunny Gets Blue

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Written by George Harrison of The Beatles for their double album The Beatles (also known as The White Album)

You Are The Sunshine of My Life

1973 R&B pop single released by Stevie Wonder.

You Send Me

By American singer-songwriter Sam Cooke, released on September 7, 1957 by Keen Records.

Site Membership Plans

FREE Plan - A limited selection of basic lessons ( currently over 140 ) and 100+ songs for ukulele as well as basic general music reference material — Completely FREE — Simply Register/Signup to access associated lessons, books, songs and their related assets.

Basic Plan - The Basic Plan gives you access to a larger selection of lessons, downloads, books, songs and all of the premium play-along jam tracks. A site membership so inexpensive that I might as well have called it FREE.

Premium Plan - The Premium Plan gives you access to ALL lessons, downloads, songs, play-along jam tracks, videos, email support, resources and related assets. As well as additional FREE book downloads - depending on your payment plan selected - pay more, get more.

NOTE: Each higher membership level includes ALL the benefits of each of the lower levels of membership. The Private Lesson Plans include all the benefits of the Premium Access Plans

Just browsing over both books, they look fantastic! I'm a guitarist and uke player for over 25 years and was thinking about writing a ukulele book but you've already written what I think are the best, most comprehensive and thorough books I've ever seen for the instrument. I just might end up buying every book you've written and I'll be giving my highest recommendation for your books to my friends and students. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such great books!Peter Rhee

Aloha, Curt, All I can say is WOW! What you have accomplished is simply incredible! All the bestGlen Hirabayashi, The Aloha Boys

Folks, if you haven't stopped by Curt's site, do so right now! ..And get his books, they are fantastic. This guy knows his stuff and is able to pass it along too.Alan Johnson Proprietor, The 4th Peg

I can highly recommend Curt's Uke books — I have four of them and they are excellent.fatveg — Portland

Thanks for visiting and checking out the site!


Original Curtie Animation - 1987 for my first web site
31 years ago years ago.

Content is added and updated almost daily - so check back often.

LearningUkulele.com has one of the largest collections of lessons, songs, and TABS, luthiers, ukulele builders, ukulele festival and club information, and, ukulele links on the web. I’ve been on the ®Internet since the early 1990's and This site just never stops growing!!!