I’m away from the computer this week, so I thought I’d launch into the next series of posts in the top guitar riffs for ukulele. These aren’t the riffs that work best on the uke but those that are most recognisable, fun and catchy. You probably wouldn’t want to use these to play the full song, but to throw in Taimane style to keep the audience on their toes. For this round of guitar riffs I thought I’d throw in a few less expected ones. I’m even going all out and including a few riffs from the decade that not-being-dreadful forgot, the 80’s.
Blister in the Sun by the Violent Femmes is insanely catchy and has been picked up for use in film (Grosse Point Blank) and TV (Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place>. The riff is chord based which makes it well suited to the uke and – unlike most of the rest of the riffs in the series – suitable to play all the way through relatively unchanged on the uke. So, I’ve tabbed it in the original key of G.
The chords for the chorus are:
Em – C – Em – C – D
Suggested by Edegoly