Songbooks

All the lovely TUSC songbooks – numbers 1 to 9 – plus alphabetical index, are available here:

Download Book 1Download Book 2Download Book 3

Download Book 4Download Book 5Download Book 6

Download Book 7Download Book 8Download Book 9

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These files are the work of TUSC members and represent their interpretation of the songs. They are intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.

And if you download them, and use them, give us a credit, eh?

…and here’s a little scraggy link-dump of incidental tosh that TUSCovites may want to have. It’s a ragbag of amendments and simplifications for the hard-of-ukeing… ;O)

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27 Responses to Songbooks

  1. Cherokee says:

    Just wanted to thank you. I’m 17, and I’ve been playing for about a year. i love playing the old classic rock songs. Thank you for posting because it’s hard to find collections like this. :)

  2. Michael says:

    I bought an el-cheapo uke at a music store about four weeks ago for thirty bucks. It still isn’t holding tune. Ha! Fortunately I got hooked quickly (being a guitar player) and now I have a spruce top Islander (amazing) and a Lanikai (pretty darn good). All I needed was the music and you have provided an excellent selection. Being in my early sixties I’m afraid that I know most of the songs.
    Thanks!!!

  3. Eukeleking says:

    Thank you for being so generous allowing everyone access to your song books. I run several Ukulele groups in school here in Dundee and resources are always wanting.
    The children and the staff enjoy the diversity of the songs and really appreciate the chords being printed on the sheets. We started 6 months ago with 10 pupils and are now standing at 50….plans to expand even further are afoot.
    Thank you

    • tonys says:

      You’re welcome. Best of luck in your uke endeavours. There’s nothing as good as making music together.

  4. Ron Blizard says:

    Thankl you for the cords and lyrics it has been a great help. We are but ten learners and play a odd charity events, we are call the Braishfield Ukulele Music Society located in Romsey Hampshire

  5. Charles Khoo says:

    Hello TUSC

    Your compile sing along song books are awesome
    Keep up the awesome work
    My friends and me are looking forward to your latest
    edition

    God Bless

    Charles Khoo

  6. Collette Payne - New Zealand says:

    Awesome. Just found this site. I bought a Uke while on holiday in Australia 2 weeks ago. Tried a few chords and to play something from the internet and sounded terrible so found a group to join and went for the first time last night. Was wonderful. So enjoyed myself that i couldn’t sleep afterwards. Now, today I have found your song books. You are wonderful for sharing.

  7. Andrea says:

    Thanks for the downloads. Just started learning the Uke, 5 wks in… These are great books, easy to understand and invaluable for practice.. Found you on the net and have sent yr link to my teacher.

  8. Beth says:

    Hi! I am new to learning to play the uke and I want to thank you for publishing these as PDFs! I feel like I have accomplished something when I can scratch at a tune or two (however slowly). Thank you!

  9. Dave says:

    Hi tusk
    Thanks for the song books. I have been playing Ukulele for six months and I am already doing little gigs for the old folk in Swindon. I have been encouraged so much by you. I have started to try even classical music on the Ukulele.
    Thanks
    David

  10. Phyllis says:

    Thanks so much; just got first uke and can’t wait to learn some of these!!!!

  11. Trev says:

    Greetings from Gabon!
    I have used your books for the last few months now and they have made me the Ukulele player I am today! I live in a remote location with no music shops – so your books have been invaluable! A big thank you to all involved in sharing!

  12. barry cook says:

    thanks for compilations ….. will always give you a mention ….. if I’m down your way will pop in and say hello on your jam night …

    thanks again barry

  13. Denis.B says:

    well, I like your books and I practice my uke a lot oufff…lot of work on your books too…

  14. joanne says:

    Thanks so much .You lot rock!

  15. Dave Greenop says:

    Thank you so much for providing the song books. I give my granddaughters Uke lessons and they just love the songs. If they don’t know the tune, they go on YouTube and listen to it there.

  16. William Scully says:

    Folks,
    Thanks a bunch for putting these excellent song books together.
    As a beginner Uke player I was just about to give up when I came across these books.
    I was really fed with buying song books for the Uke only to find really complicated arrangements.
    I just know I’ll have weeks and months of fun playing around with these songs.
    Thanks again.

  17. Frank Kely says:

    Love your song books Thanks a million…Keep up the GREAT work

  18. Rob West says:

    Hello, it’s me again.. Here is my website address:
    http://www.robwestukuleles.co.uk/

  19. Steve Wragg says:

    Hi TUSC, we are starting a Uke group here in St Albans, can you email me over a copy of your songbook for inspiration! Many thanks – Steve
    PS Keep up the good work, and really liked the Taunton flashmob – think we’ll try that!

  20. Robin says:

    Hello TUSC
    I have enjoyed your published songs, so thanks very much for that.

    I would like to write out some of my own songs to share around, so how do you write them out with chord tabs at the top and chord names in red etc? Is there some software I can find for this?

    Thanks
    Robin

    • tonyp says:

      Hi Robin, well there are at least 3 or 4 people who create the song books.
      I know that the latest book 7 they used some pre-created graphics that can be found on the net.

      Personally I use Chord Alchemy [http://www.tonalalchemy.com/] it’s not
      expensive at $14.99 and covers many instruments and tunings. I use it for Gutiar, Mandlin and Charango but it works for 40 instruments.

      I like to use the chord tools to find varients that I can reach or simple
      versions of chords. I also use the reverse chord look up so I can find what it is I just played that sounded nice.

      • Rob West says:

        We didn’t use any fancy software for the chords windows, actually! We made the chord windows by inserting a ‘table’ usually 3 or 4 rows deep and 3 columns wide, then shrinking it to chord window type size and finally by adding red dots selected from the ‘shapes’ menu to show how each chord is played. To make them look slightly prettier we thickened the top horizontal line to signify the nut where applicable. To get the dots more or less in the right place, you may find it easier to zoom in to about 300 – 400% for easier positioning with the mouse. Finally add the chord name above it and Bob’s your uncle. If you want to do several, I would certainly recommend copying and pasting as it is pretty time consuming. With all that time you save by doing it that way, you can check out my ukulele website!
        Cheers, Rob da bass

  21. Neal says:

    Added, I love your blog! :)

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