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.
The timing then switches to 4/4 with one bar of 2/4 for the other section of the song:
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:
With the other section (and here’s the note finesse) being:
Or you could keep it simple and vamp along with the original with a Bm chord.
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