Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly/Justice – D.A.N.C.E.

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly’s recent ukulele session for Le Soir featured a cover of Justice’s D.A.N.C.E. and it was a bit of a cracker. The requests came in and here it is.

The first thing you’ll have to do to play this is to start attacking the tuning pegs. He’s in a tuning that I’ve never come across before: A, B, F#, B. That’s a D-tuning with the D string tuned down three frets to B giving an open B7 tuning. But even that’s not exactly right as he’s tuned a little flat as well.

Once you’ve got that done, the intro goes like this:

dance ukulele tab

The chords for the verse are a simplified version of the intro. It’s very sparse, just the two B strings open with a descending note on the F# string.

dance ukulele chords

The chorus opens up the sound a little by adding a note on top of those chords.

chorus ukulele chords

Note the five at the side of the first chord. That means that the chord diagram starts at the fifth fret (so you are fretting at the fifth and seventh frets).

When you’re strumming these, keep a steady up down rhythm going. You can create a funky, syncopated effect by muting some of the strums (covering the strings with you left hand fingers so that the strings just produce a click when you play them).

If you don’t want to mess with the tuning too much, you could just tune the C-string down three frets to A and capo at the second fret (or just play it in the key of A).

If you are desperate to keep the ukulele in C tuning, you could play the intro like this:

standard tuning ukulele tab

Requested by Cardboardfrog and ukulellama.

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  1. ukulellama June 19th, 2008 6:42 pm

    Thank you! This song will be quite an endeavor, but I can’t wait to start. Great work Woodshed!

  2. Cheerful One June 19th, 2008 8:05 pm

    Al, have you changed your feed url? You don’t seem to be showing up on my reader…

  3. Woodshed June 19th, 2008 8:21 pm

    Llama: Good luck with it.

    Emma: I’ve been having a problem myself. The actual feed itself is bang up to date. So are the emails and so is the feed on Bloglines. Are you using Google Reader?

  4. Woodshed June 19th, 2008 9:12 pm

    Try resubscribing, Emma. I’ve just tried it and the latest posts appeared. We’ll see if it keeps updating.

  5. Cardboardfrog June 19th, 2008 10:25 pm

    Dear mr woodshed,
    Thank you for being awesome,
    This has pleased me in the greatest fashion, it has made me smile during my exams :D
    Thank you so very much, as i promised **hugs** free internet hug!

  6. Cheerful One June 20th, 2008 12:22 pm

    I use Bloglines.

    I’ll resubscribe and see if it works.

    Nice to have you back!

  7. Kite June 20th, 2008 9:36 pm

    You are a legend for doing this.

  8. Woodshed June 21st, 2008 11:14 am

    Cardboardfrog: Glad to help you through your exams.

    Emma: It looks like it’s worked for me. I’ll also changed something behind the scenes which might fix it (or might not).

    Kite: Thanks.

  9. raisinukuleles September 7th, 2009 2:50 am

    sheesh all mighty, this is going to be rather difficult. is it possible for you to put a youtube thing of it up? thanks, xxx

  10. Chuck! April 26th, 2010 8:28 pm

    I would really love to play this song, but I don’t have any idea of how it sounds, links are dead =S

  11. Joshua May 7th, 2013 4:14 pm

    Here’s the right link to the video: http://videos.lesoir.be/video/iLyROoafvWhh.html

  12. Woodshed May 8th, 2013 11:48 am

    Joshua: Thanks for the link.

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