The Raconteurs – Salute Your Solution

I was a little underwhelmed by The Raconteurs first album. But their new one has some cracking tracks on it. I think it’s probably impossible to come up with anything but a brilliant riff when you rip off AD/DC as blatantly as they do on Salute Your Solution.

The original is in the dreaded uke key of E, so I’ve kicked it up a notch to F. Being a chord based riff, it works quite well on the ukulele. The only problem is that it’s quite sparse in the first bar. You might want to add a few percussive clicks to keep it moving along.

salute your solution ukulele tab

 

Strumming: Down for the F5 chords. All the other strums are on the off-beat, so strum those upwards.

The first chord in the riff, F5, is a power chord – it only has two notes: the first and the fifth (no third). Guitarists use these all the time (because they’re lazy buggers) but they can sound a little thin on the ukulele. That’s why I’ve tabbed the rest of the chords in the riff with full chords.

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  1. Keilani May 9th, 2008 2:18 am

    is there a way to convert piano music to playing it on the uke??
    and do you know how to play “i’ll build you a rainbow” by kapena??
    if so please send me the music for it!!
    please and thank you!!
    keilani

  2. Woodshed May 9th, 2008 8:51 am

    Keilani: Kapena really aren’t my sort of thing, I’m afraid. Try asking at Ukulele Underground. I’m sure someone will be able to help.

  3. Tommacg May 10th, 2008 11:11 am

    Hiya…nice tab as usual..”Underwhelmed” would be a good description of how i felt about the first album too. Steady As She Goes was amazing ofcourse. But then again im not the world’s biggest Jack White fan..!
    Thanks though

  4. Woodshed May 11th, 2008 10:36 am

    I wasn’t even that keen on Steady As She Goes. I thought the first few White Stripes albums were incredible. But the new Raconteurs album is the first thing Jack White has done in a long time that I’ve really enjoyed.

  5. Rilrod May 12th, 2008 7:27 am

    Dunno what you guys have been smoking, everything Jack White has done has been great in my opinion, but to each his own I suppose. Thanks for the riff Woodshed, still don’t get how this is an ACDC rip off but I do kinda get it. Keep up the great work on the website!!

  6. Woodshed May 12th, 2008 2:26 pm

    I can’t hear the riff to this without picturing Angus Young in his school uniform. ACDC pretty much own chord riffs.

  7. Victor September 18th, 2011 8:36 am

    While it’s not perfect, I’ve actually had success using EE-DADBB.

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