Sophie Madeleine – You Are My Favourite (Chords)

Sophie Madeleine – You Are My Favourite (Chords)

A bit of a change to the usual schedule. Sophie Madeleine emailed me the other about her next video and asking for my help (to be honest, with all the Valentines and, “you are my favourite,” talk, I’m pretty sure the whole thing is just a ruse to get in pants). She wants a bunch of people to video themselves playing their ukuleles along with You Are My Favourite and send them to her so she can splice them together. Sounds like a fine idea to me. Here’s how you can get involved:

– Learn the chords (you can find those up there).
– Download the backing track:

Backing Track (MP3)

– Play along with it and video yourself (the rule is ‘nothing offensive’ – so all the kittens in my video died in vain).
– Make a video in .mp4 or .m4v format and under 100MB in size
– Upload the results to senduit and set it to expire in a week.
Email Sophie with results.
– You’ve got a month to do it (until the 13th March).

The Chords

Here’s the chord chart:

Sophie Madeleine – You’re My Favourite (Chords)

The chords are written up in two ways: standard tuning and f Bb D G (i.e. every string tuned down 2 frets). Whichever you choose, make sure you’re in tune.

If you’re playing in standard tuning, I’d recommend playing Am (2000) instead of Fmaj (5500). It makes it much easier to play and sounds close enough – it’s only missing the F note which is picked up in the backing track for the most part anyway.

Suggested Strumming

The main strum is this two bar pattern:

d – d u – u d u
– u d u – u d –

Which is shortened to just the first bar for the Ab – F change in the verse and the, “I hope that I’m by far…” part in the chorus.

The only other strumming pattern is in the bridge. That’s all down strums.

Tuning Notes

Here are the notes f Bb D G for you to tune to:

When you’re tuning down, it helps to loosen the strings too far then tighten up to the note.

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  1. Beth February 13th, 2010 3:04 pm

    Can’t wait to give it a go!

  2. Hello Jodi February 13th, 2010 7:49 pm

    All the girl ukulele players are trying to get in your pants! Shameless!

  3. Ritchie February 14th, 2010 9:02 am

    Hi Al, is it just me or is anyone else having problems downloading the backing track?

  4. Woodshed February 14th, 2010 1:43 pm

    Beth: Good luck with it.

    Jodi: I know, it’s a pain. I just want someone who appreciates me for me and can see past the smokin’ hot body.

    Ritchie: No one else has mentioned it. Just tried myself and didn’t have any problems. If you still can’t get it, email me.

  5. Plexieglass February 15th, 2010 8:32 pm

    playing it tuned down is way easier… any chance you can teach us how to tune it down like that?

  6. Woodshed February 15th, 2010 9:41 pm

    Plexieglass: I’ll try to get some tuning notes up.

  7. Plexieglass February 15th, 2010 9:57 pm

    awesome, thank you! I found this website, it helps alot

  8. Woodshed February 16th, 2010 11:17 am

    Plexieglass: I’ve added the tuning notes.

  9. Emily February 27th, 2010 12:33 am

    I wanna, I wanna, I wanna! Too shy. : /

  10. Woodshed March 2nd, 2010 10:43 pm

    Emily: You have to do some sort of video. I checked my watch and it’s well past Emily o’clock.

  11. Wukie March 5th, 2010 12:51 am

    Wait, where it says “that you are by far my favourite and I hope that I’m by far your favourite too.” has the same strum pattern with two bars each chord? I’m confused, I can’t seem to do that and keep up with the singing, am I doing something wrong?

  12. Mykaleen March 5th, 2010 9:10 pm

    I absolutely love this song! Can’t get enough of it. =]

  13. Hannah July 21st, 2010 9:49 pm

    I just started earning ukulele…what does the big circles mean beside the chords? And what does the 5 mean on the second chord in the into of standard tuning? And what does the row of big circles mean?

  14. BenGev August 8th, 2010 4:42 am

    Oh man…. I wish I’d scrolled down to the easy tuning before learning the hard tuning. Also, that I’d seen this post (and bought a ukulele) six months ago.

  15. foinnse August 20th, 2010 7:57 pm

    Hmmmm…. downloaded the PDF but there is just four blank pages it seems. Wish I’d remebered to do a video at the time. Oh well!

  16. Woodshed August 24th, 2010 5:13 pm

    foinnse: Sorry about that. It’s working fine for me. This one is a different format to usual, so that might be causing a few niggles.

  17. Laura May 26th, 2012 3:42 am

    I’m confused about the chord shapes b/c the video looks like she is playing chords differently than the chords on the PDF.

    Is the verse:
    G (0231)
    G-maj-7 (0211)
    A-minor (2000)
    C (0003)
    D (2220)

    Note: my uke is tuned to f Bb D G

    Please help! Thank you

  18. Elisa August 7th, 2012 7:26 pm

    Just beautiful song, voice… So nice of you to post and teach the chords! I was just wondering what brand and the model ukulele are you playing on for this song? The sound is mesmerizing!
    Thank you! Have a great day!

  19. Woodshed August 8th, 2012 1:17 pm

    Elisa: I believe she plays a Pono.

  20. Monika August 20th, 2012 1:24 am

    Do you guys the chords for this to play it on acoustic guitar?

  21. Woodshed August 22nd, 2012 9:41 am

    Monika: Same chords.

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