An ukulele is used mostly to
play chords to songs. But you can also play melodies.
Today you will learn to play Morning Has Broken on your
"Morning Has Broken" is a Christian hymn. It has often
been erroneously attributed to Cat Stevens, who recorded
a popular version of the song.
Here is the first verse:
Morning has broken, like the
first morning Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning Praise
for the springing fresh from the world
You don't need to read sheet music to play this song on
your ukulele. Instead we will use tablature.
Tablature is a form of musical notation, often with
numbers and letters, which tells the player where to
place their fingers on a particular instrument rather
than which pitches to play.
We will use a form of ukulele tab that is correctly
displayed on article sites. You will find the more
common ukulele tab notation on my site with guitar tab,
ukulele tab and free sheet music.
It´s time for the next
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
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I suggest that you use your left hand index finger to
press down the notes on the first fret, your middle
finger for the second fret and your ring finger for the
notes on the third fret and in this song also on the
Of course you might find it easier to use your left hand
index finger for pressing down all notes.
However in the long run you will probably find it easier
to play melodies if you get used to this more
The next ukulele tab comes
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
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