Daft Punk – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

Daft Punk – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (Chords)

When Spencer requested this song I thought it was the most ridiculous, inappropriate song to try to play on the ukulele – which is why I had to have a go at working it out (and it gave me an excuse to watch the ‘groovy dancing girl’ video over and over).

The intro is the trickiest part. It’s a quick change between the Bb and the C, so I suggest you use the Bb chord shape and slide it between the two. Then the main chord progression kicks in. Although the chords and lyrics remain pretty much the same throughout the song, they get squeezed as the song goes along so that the words and chords move against each other. It’s quite a nifty trick and suits the theme of the song.

The final part of the song is the only part that is hard to make work on the uke – it’s just bass and vocoder. The chords I’ve put in are at least half invention. So feel free to change them.

If you want to play along with the original you’ll have to tune down a fret to B.

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  1. Tim February 19th, 2008 9:39 pm

    I’d love to hear a performance of this on the Uke – I’m a bit of a newb myself so I don’t think I could do it justice… :D

  2. Woodshed February 19th, 2008 10:07 pm

    It was suggested by Spencer, so I think he should be badgered into recording it (as punishment for making such a ridiculous suggestion).

  3. gfgjhf February 28th, 2008 4:13 pm

    Love it. Kanye West can fuck right off.

  4. Luke April 16th, 2008 10:12 pm

    I really really want to learn some king blues on the uke but cant find tabs or chords anywhere. can anyone help me?..
    really want to learn some king blues as am a big fan.
    Please email me if you have any info azade_1@hotmail.com,

  5. Ben August 16th, 2008 10:00 am

    hey i’m kinda new at this… but does anyone know how to see the tab? i really love this song and i can’t see it DX…

  6. Woodshed August 16th, 2008 7:18 pm

    Try clicking where it says, “Daft Punk – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (Chords)”.

  7. Denny October 16th, 2008 11:18 am

    In response to the King Blues super fan, people usually only make tabs for popular music. You’d be better off asking fellow King Blues fans to make you some tabs.

  8. Woodshed October 16th, 2008 9:59 pm

    Denny: I don’t mind making tabs for unpopular music. King Blues are certainly popular enough to be on here. They’re on the list – but it’s a big list.

  9. Kain December 27th, 2008 6:00 am

    what happens If even if you click on the red name nothing comes up?

  10. Woodshed December 27th, 2008 9:56 am

    Kain: The link looks like it’s working fine. The first step would be to check you have the latest version of Adobe Reader.

  11. Carlea May 14th, 2009 4:19 am

    How did you (and Spencer) read my mind! This is the first song I ever wanted to learn how to play on the ukulele, but, like you, I thought it was too absurd to even try! Little did I know that someone (some wonderful person) would ever attempt it. Now that you have, though, I’m pleased as punch! If I ever get good enough at it to give it a whirl, I’ll share a recording.

  12. “Runnin’ Out of Fools” « Hour of Gold May 14th, 2009 6:31 am

    […] and including the one song I have dreamed of seeing tabbed for ukulele, but never thought I would: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger by Daft Punk. I promise you this: I will practice this song until my little fingers fall off, or […]

  13. Woodshed May 14th, 2009 4:56 pm

    Carlea: Can’t wait to hear your version.

  14. Spencer June 20th, 2009 9:43 am


  15. Woodshed June 21st, 2009 8:54 pm

    Spencer: You’re obviously a man who knows the mind of the people.

  16. Clair November 12th, 2009 8:48 pm

    It has been done! And it’s… so much better than I expected.


  17. Woodshed November 14th, 2009 3:30 pm

    Clair: Thanks for the link.

  18. Supernova May 19th, 2010 8:16 pm

    I found this version


    Someon has the chords?

  19. Sylvietta August 17th, 2013 1:44 pm

    This makes me incredibly happy, so glad there is a tab for this.

  20. Gement May 17th, 2015 3:05 am

    When I try to sing with this, the F in the first verse doesn’t fit for me, but if I go G – Eb – C it sounds just right.

    Not in the cases where it’s running GFEDC, just when there’s a single chord between G and C. (The note sung over that middle chord the first time is Bb.)

    Does anyone else experience the same? I am fairly new at this.

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