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Pink Floyd – Money

Pink Floyd – Money

Last Friday, the Tatamimats‘ resurrected their Dark Side of the Uke show which inspired me to tab out the riff to Money despite it being one of the least uke-friendly riffs in history. The only way you can sensibly play it along with the original song and the Tatamimats’ cover is on the baritone.

The opening riff is in the unusual time signature of 7/8. I find the most comfortable way of keeping track of it is to count it as four beats then three. So I’m counting 1,2,3,4,1,2,3 for each bar.

pink floyd money dark side of the uke ukulele

The timing then switches to 4/4 with one bar of 2/4 for the other section of the song:

pink floyd money dark side of the uke ukulele

If you’re desperate to play the riff on the soprano ukulele, it is just about possible to so long as you play in F and you’re willing to cheat a note. The main riff goes like this:

pink floyd money dark side of the uke ukulele

With the other section (and here’s the note finesse) being:

pink floyd money dark side of the uke ukulele

Or you could keep it simple and vamp along with the original with a Bm chord.

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