Songs For Dancers Without Music

Dancers depend on music for multiple reasons: rhythm, counting and synchronizing movements between performers are all benefits that music provides, not to mention providing artistic inspiration that shapes mood and tone during performances.

Blink 182’s playful song only requires four simple chords – G, C, and D. With its easy DD UD strumming pattern it makes this an enjoyable tune to play and sing along to.


The Cranberries’ “Zombie” explored themes of conflict and violence. It became an international hit across Britain, Ireland, Australia, France and beyond; condemning Northern Irish ethnopolitical violence for its devastating toll on families and communities, with haunting tributes paid to victims across our world as Dolores O’Riordan expressed her Irish heritage through 1916 Easter Rising roots; it even mentions the IRA bombing in Warrington which killed two children; this all took place within our heads-with its refrain of “in your head; in your head; in your head;” emphasizing violence’s internalization into our minds so we may become victims ourselves of its vicious cycle of violence!

Zombies are one of the most well-known monsters in modern culture. Created through reanimating corpses, zombies appear as slow moving creatures that appear alive but possessing the taste for human flesh; often depicted as cannibalistic fiends but there have also been other depictions in literature and history.

Philosophers have debated whether zombies are conceivable. Critics argue that zombies are inconceivable due to laws of nature or by our inability to imagine an alternate universe where physical processes are tightly coupled through causation but there is no consciousness (e.g. Stout 1994). These arguments fail to disprove zombies as possible and instead overlook that any connection between physical facts and experience of them can be both logically necessary yet metaphysically true a priori.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Somewhere Over the Rainbow is one of the most well-known songs played on ukulele. Israel Iz Kamakawiwoole, an iconic Hawaiian ukulele player who died in 1997 and made this song famous, made this tune famous through his soulful falsetto voice and strong bass voice while performing it with low G tuning giving it an earthy and warm sound. Additionally, beginners find this tune easy to learn due to its simple chords which are straightforward for making, plus its rhythm provides great finger workout. Regular practice of this song can help improve finger placement/speed when switching chords as well as become comfortable with strum rhythm; along with memorizing all chords it helps build memory while becoming familiar with strum.

C, F and G chords make this classic rock tune an easy one to master on ukulele. The key is matching its rhythm; pay close attention to lyrics and try matching beat.

Harold Arlen and Ey “Yip” Harburg’s iconic song from 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz has come to symbolize hope, dreams and longing for a better world. Sung by many different artists over time but none has had as much an emotional impactful rendition as Judy Garland’s version.

This version of this song may be more complex than its ukulele equivalent, yet still very accessible to learn and perform on an ukulele. To achieve an exciting, jazzy sound you should utilize alternating descending and ascending patterns with hammer-ons and pull-offs for added effect.

La Bamba

La Bamba is one of the easiest songs to learn on baritone ukulele, being both straightforward and rhythmically enjoyable to play. Only four chords are required to create its steady beat; newcomers may enjoy learning this song during relaxed events like luaus. Sung in G major, which is one of the easiest keys for baritone ukulele players; all open chords make fretting simpler for beginning players while some barre chords may also be employed – all are simple enough that newcomers can quickly master.

This classic rock song is perfect for anyone wanting to show off their ukulele playing skills. All that is required are C, F, and G chords and the regular DD UDU strumming pattern; for the chorus you may require an alternate strum on G chord.

Reggae tunes can also be fun to try on your ukulele. These songs often feature three chords and an easy rhythm, making them suitable for this instrument. Make sure that all songs have been transposed into an appropriate key so you can begin playing straightaway!

John Lennon’s classic tune “Imagine” can also be played on your ukulele with ease and will bring joyous feelings when played on it. All it requires are C, Cmaj7, F and G chords strummed steadily during its two verses and chorus, with chords repeated at every playback – it will leave a beautiful and inspiring melody that will fill your soul!

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton’s song, “Jolene,” has become an emblematic anthem for anyone experiencing the trials and tribulations of love. With universal themes and heartbreakingly beautiful lyrics that speak to generations of listeners, its sparse instrumentation serves to further highlight Parton’s emotive performance – featuring just her finger-picked guitar accompaniment and soulful vocals; this track stands as an unforgettable tale told through song.

“La Bamba,” one of the classic rock songs from the ’70s, works wonderfully on the ukulele due to its easy chord progression. This tune utilizes four simple chords – Am, F, G and C – which repeat throughout. Strumming pattern: DD UD with quick down strums on C and G chords as the beat dictates.

Imagine” by John Lennon is an inspirational and motivational song to learn on ukulele, with its accessible chords that are relatively simple for beginners to grasp. Additionally, its repeatable structure makes it ideal for learning. The chord progression for “Imagine” runs C-F-G for verse and chorus measurements respectively.

Bob Marley

Bob Marley remains one of the best-selling and influential artists of all time, as well as being an active Rastafarian who advocated for freedom, equality, and peace worldwide. Through his music he used this platform to convey these messages; today his songs continue to inspire audiences worldwide. His legacy will live on.

Marley first formed the Wailers while living in Trench Town of Kingston, Jamaica. With bandmates Winston Hubert McIntosh (known by many as Peter Tosh), Neville O’Reilly Livingston “Bunny”, Junior Braithwaite, and Beverly Kelso — creating an original sound that combined American soul harmonies with Jamaican ska rhythms; according to Marley they “started off crying”. Marley decided on this name for their collective.

By 1975, The Wailers’ fame had grown but their finances had suffered due to political tension between Jamaican People’s National Party (PNP) and Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), leading to violence between members. Their next album Natty Dread reflected some of this tension – its lead single, Rebel Music (3 O’Clock Roadblock), is widely seen as an appeal to back PNP over JLP.

By the time of his final performance in Pittsburgh on September 23, 1980, Marley had already been diagnosed with acral lentiginous melanoma and his song Redemption Song serves both as his own eulogy and an invitation for others to continue fighting for freedom.