Ukulele Songwriting Course

How to Write a Song on the Ukulele: A Beginner’s Guide to Chord Melody

Course Description


This course is intended to introduce you to the steps required to write your own chord melodies. Chord Melody allows one to play the melody and the chord simultaneously. Rather you wish to write an original song or an arrangement of a song, these steps can be applied to either.

When we think of music at its simplest form we have three parts: Melody, Harmony, and Rhythm. Each of these parts is vital to chord melody. Throughout this guide we will be referencing “DayDreaming” (demo song) and deconstructing the three parts to explain how the song was written.

This course is also available as a packaged lesson download, if you wish to own it: eBook and Video Lesson Package

Module 1 Learning Our Demo Song: 'DayDreaming'
View the complete performance and learn the song with a step-by-step video lesson, tablature/notation, and access the on-screen tab viewer.
Unit 1 Performance and Lesson
Unit 2 Lead Sheet
Module 2 Song Analysis
We will be deconstructing the three parts of music (Melody, Harmony, & Rhythm) in our demo song in order to explain how the song was written.
Unit 1 eBook