Lady Gaga – Poker Face (Riff)

I’m not going to do a full write up of the Ukelear Meltdown Festival but one thing I can say for sure is that at this point in proceedings the entire audience spent at least 2 minutes considering setting up a stylophone orchestra. And Sweetafton busted one out along with a couple of ukes for her version of Poker Face.

For my version I’ve kept it in the original key of F#. Molly plays it in G so if you want to play along with that version move everything up a fret.

There are two parts to the riff. Part 1:

And Part 2:

And here’s my stab at playing it.


Part of the Riffs for ukulele series

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  1. byjimini March 7th, 2010 3:30 pm

    MY GOD, that video is something else.

  2. brian March 7th, 2010 6:28 pm

    hey, just so you know, looks like the formatting of this post is off.. i’m using the latest version of firefox on a mac. snappy new design though

  3. Ukegnome March 7th, 2010 9:04 pm

    Fine on my Mac, firefox or chromium. FWIW

  4. byjimini March 7th, 2010 9:20 pm

    Chrome on Mac here as well, fine.

  5. brian March 7th, 2010 11:57 pm

    odd.. well, here’s the screenshot from me, it’s nothing major

  6. PaulC March 8th, 2010 12:51 am

    For what it’s worth, I have a Mac and Safari and I get the same thing as Brian…

  7. Woodshed March 8th, 2010 8:12 am

    Thanks very much, guys. It should look right now.

  8. PaulC March 8th, 2010 8:18 am

    Looks perfect.

  9. Woodshed March 8th, 2010 10:03 am

    PaulC: Thanks – glad it worked.

    I think it was a change with the WordPress backend that caused it rather than the new theme – the old posts seem to be fine. If anyone finds old posts that look wrong, please let me know.

  10. brian March 10th, 2010 3:29 am

    looks good for me too.. cool!

  11. Woodshed March 10th, 2010 5:05 pm

    brian: Thanks for alerting me to the problem. Glad it’s all good for you now.

  12. Lizzi April 23rd, 2010 11:27 pm

    This is really good, I’m so glad you posted this!
    I’m new at ukulele but it’s not too challenging, haha

  13. Eric Patterson April 29th, 2010 7:37 am

    i just found out that Lady Gaga is also a mezzo soprano. she really has a great voice and i love her style. :

  14. Woodshed May 3rd, 2010 2:12 pm

    Lizzi: Thanks. Good luck with it.

    Eric: Glad you like it.

  15. mary June 30th, 2010 5:26 pm

    nice job playing it. Did you have another person playing part a whille you did b, you play them both which isnt likely or did you record it on like garage band? its good either way, i’m just wondering… thanks! =]

  16. Woodshed July 3rd, 2010 12:40 pm

    mary: I multi-tracked it on Bandcamp.

  17. Polly June 18th, 2011 2:46 pm

    I love this so much. :D Thanks

  18. Alanah August 14th, 2011 4:35 pm

    This is hard to play at first … haha it’s fun though :D

  19. Woodshed August 15th, 2011 2:47 pm

    Alanah: It’s definitely fun to play!

  20. ukacrazy February 3rd, 2012 10:16 pm

    cool song :)

  21. dustin July 19th, 2013 2:57 am

    I rule the ukulele and this song

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