Ukulele Duets

ukulele duet playersI’ve got a friend who also plays the ukulele, and we were looking for some tabs that we could play together, without just playing the same thing. Here’s my still growing list of sites and books offering duets for the ukulele with tabs.

Last updated 3/22/2015

Ukulele Duet Books

Fingerstyle Duets for Ukulele – 18 classical, Hawaiian and folk/traditional tunes for ukulele duet, and with guitar/piano notation if you don’t have two ukes! From the author of the best selling Learn to Play Fingerstyle Solos for Ukulele.

Classical Ukulele for Two: Volume 1 of Ukulele Duets – Classical tunes arranged by the highly productive classical ukulele arranger, Stephanie Yung. These range from easy to advanced.

Mauro Giuliani Arranged For Ukulele Duet – Arrangements of the classical guitar great for two ukuleles. One ukulele performs the melody and bass parts, while the second ukulele provides accompaniment. This means it can also be used as a solo performance book.

Ukulele Duets – Old time and traditional tunes arranged in harmony for two ukuleles.

Easy Classical Ukulele & Piano Duets – Looking to jam with a pianist? Here are some great classical tunes you can play together. Very basic arrangements for beginners. There are also a version for ukulele and bass duets and ukulele and guitar duets.

Sites with Tabs

Chief Noda, in addition to lots of great finger style tabs, offers several duet arrangements. Just go to his page and search it (Ctrl+F) for “duet”.

Roxy’s Waltz is a fun tune written by Aaron of The Quiet American for Mya-Moe co-workers Gordon and Char.

Uke of Carl offers the following ebooks of duet arrangements: Christmas Duets, Group Ukulele Book 1 and Group Ukulele Book 2.

Ukulele Hunt’s Duet category offers a few duet arrangements, including my favorite, Ghost Busters!

Dominator wrote a cool duet called Rise and Shine (video, tabs) for a Ukulele Underground compilation to benefit the Duchenne Foundation for muscular dystrophy.

Gord’s Uke Blog has some nice duets for low-G and high-G. Songs include Let It Go (Frozen), and Spoonful of Sugar.

Know of any great duet arrangements missing from this list? Please leave a comment and let me know!

Photo credit: James Allenspach

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