Sean Kingston – Beautiful Girls

Sean Kingston – Beautiful Girls (chords)

If we’d had a summer this year rather than floods and tornadoes, this would have been the hit of the summer.

The song samples Stand By Me, so you can learn two chord progressions for the price of one. It also makes it well worth learning to play the bass riff mixed in with the chords.

sean kingston beautiful girls ukulele intro

I think the chords and the riff sound even better in D-tuning.

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  1. Deadeye November 23rd, 2007 11:47 pm

    i went to new york a week ago and met sean kingston at the hardrock cafe. if only i had my ukulele.

  2. Anna April 12th, 2008 11:35 pm

    Do you have any tips for switching from D to E?

  3. Woodshed April 13th, 2008 4:15 pm

    Hi, Anna. I’ll try to write a post about changing from D to E.

  4. grace August 20th, 2008 6:24 pm

    hey, i got brand new ukulele today, my mahalo broke in ibiza, big mistake taking it there, was just wondering if u cud help with the strumming of this song, i cant seem to make it sound right! xx

  5. Nicky September 14th, 2008 9:00 pm

    In my opinion, the easiest way to switch from D to E is to play D by barring the G, C, and E strings with your index finger, instead of playing each string with a different finger. It is a little more difficult, but i find that it makes a much easier transition to E.

  6. Woodshed September 15th, 2008 7:17 pm

    Thanks for the pointers, Nicky.

  7. Belinda May 8th, 2010 5:22 am

    what is this strumming pattern?

  8. Coolguyeli June 9th, 2010 12:38 pm

    I tried out a few strumming patterns, from A to F#m do Up Up Down x2, then the same thing from F#m to D, and you just do Up up down once for D and then once for E, then go back to A and do it twice and twice for F#m etc..

  9. Coolguyeli June 9th, 2010 12:39 pm

    Mind you i play lefty, so its Down Down Up for me :P

  10. big al October 23rd, 2010 8:21 am

    hi all
    i want to really learn the ukulele but i sort of dont know how to read the music
    please help

  11. Woodshed October 24th, 2010 12:09 pm

    big al: You might try starting with the beginner lessons.

  12. Julia December 30th, 2010 1:18 am

    Going from D to E is easy for me because the way I play tem is a little weird. I bar the top three strings with my thumb, over the neck. A bit unorthodox, but it sounds the same and works best for me!

  13. Woodshed January 1st, 2011 12:05 pm

    Julia: I’ve yet to hear anyone use that technique and make it sound good. But if it works for you go for it.

  14. Mary December 9th, 2011 5:43 am

    Ive found that E7 sounds more accurate and easier to transition to from D :P
    but that’s just me!

  15. Lisa April 7th, 2012 2:29 pm

    what’s the strumming pattern?

  16. Tagaloasa October 16th, 2012 2:15 pm

    any suggestions for strumming pattern ??

  17. johnny September 6th, 2014 10:43 pm

    hey mary brilliant shout on the E7 it has made this made things so much better and easier for me

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