3 Tips for Songwriting on Ukulele

3 Tips for Songwriting on Ukulele


In this video, I’ll be sharing three tips for songwriting. The first tip is for those of you who have written a few songs. The second tip is for those who have never written a song. And the third tip is for those who have written many songs.

In tip one, you’ll learn how to overcome writer’s block by discovering a few ways to spark creativity and inspiration. In tip two, I’ll show you step-by-step how to write an original chord melody song and explain why it’s essential to keep your first songs simple. In tip three, you’ll learn why it’s crucial to study your favorite songs as a way to introduce new ideas into your own compositions.

P.S. If you enjoyed this video and want to dive deeper into the theory and analytical side of songwriting, check out our songwriting course. In this course, we analyze the melody, harmony, and rhythm of this charming song in meticulous detail.

Lesson Video

Learn to Play the Songs Shown in Tips 1-3

Tip 1 Tip 2 Tip 3
“Aloha Dreaming” (Inspired by a Hawaiian vacation) Travis Picking Etude Beginner-Friendly Travis Picking Etude (for High or Low G)
“Moon Waltz” (Inspired by a crush) Intermediate Level Travis Picking Etude (for High or Low G)
“The Explorer” (Inspired by the motion picture, Interstellar) Travis Picking Etude for Baritone (Inspired by the Motion Picture, Into the Wild
“Sakura Sakura” (Traditional Japanese Song)
“Little Trouble in Big China” (Japanese-Inspired Song)