Thursday, October 04, 2007

Top Ten Guitar Riffs for Ukulele

Over the last several weeks, Woodshed over on Uke Hunt has been posting tabs for the top ten rock guitar riffs that, by his reckoning, work best on uke.

"One of the easiest ways to make an audience sit up and take notice is to play a snippet of something they recognise and weren’t expecting to hear on the uke. It’s a trick that Taimane Gardner uses regularly and to great effect.

With that in mind, I’ve decided to tab out the top ten most recognisable guitar riffs for the uke. As far as possible, they’ll be in the key of C. Transpose them to whichever key you are playing them and insert them into a song or tune any time you think people are getting bored."

I decided to wait until he had posted all ten so I'd only have to do this once, and it was worth waiting for! Here they are:

"Here’s the complete lineup of the top 10 (or 11 if you’re going to be pedantic about it):"

  1. Sweet Child O’ Mine.
  2. Back In Black.
  3. Whole Lotta Love.
  4. Paranoid.
  5. Seven Nation Army.
  6. Smoke On The Water.
  7. Sunshine of Your Love.
  8. Le Freak.
  9. Satisfaction.
  10. Gay Bar.
  11. Iron Man.

Links to all ten will be found here.
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