Electric ukuleles are just as versatile and just as worthwhile to play with as a regular ukuleles. In fact, you can play just the same number of songs an electric ukulele, and it would sound just as awesome.
Top Song Choices
If you have purchased an electric type of ukulele for the first time and you are thinking of which song to first play on it, you should know that you have a lot of options to choose from. However, if you really want to brighten someone’s day, here are just some awesome songs you can play on an electric type of ukulele. Take note, however, that some of them will take some time for you to learn:
Radioactive – Imagine Dragons:
This song is the most recently released song in this list. Although you might think that this is not a song that can actually be played on an electric model, you are mistaken! This great song is very playable and is relatively easier to master than any other song of its genre.
Sweet Child O Mine – Guns N’ Roses:
This, along with many awesome songs of the rock genre that can be played in an electric ukulele, can be difficult to play if you are a beginner. Typically, someone who has had an experience in playing ukuleles before would take four to five practice attempts before they are able to actually play the song. If you are a beginner, you might practice it more times than that, especially given that it the tab can be tricky.
Hotel California – Eagles:
This is a difficult song to play on a ukulele but is just as good as any other song of its genre once you actually get to play it on your own. Just like “Sweet Child O Mine,” the thing that makes this song difficult is its composition, so you might take some time as well in mastering this great song.
More for Your Repertoire
Here are some other (bonus) awesome songs you can also play on the ukulele:
Give Me a Kiss To Build A Dream On – Louis Armstrong:
This song can be difficult to pull off if you are a beginner. However, if you try transposing this to the key of C, it would be much easier to play. What is great about this song is that once you have mastered playing it, all the worries that you have had, as well as all the difficulties that you have encountered while you are learning how to play this song will simply melt away. The things to look out for in this song would be the diminished and the major 7th chords, which are necessary to get to the other chords as the song progresses.
My Girl – The Temptations:
What better way to cheer someone up than by playing a song about having “sunshine on a cloudy day”? This song will not only cheer up anybody from having a bad day, but the song is pretty easy to learn to play as well. Since the song only has C, Dm, F, and G, it would not take that long for you to actually master. Another great thing about is song is that it contains one of the best solo lines of any song.