Jonsi – Go Do (Baritone Tab)


Jonsi – Go Do (Tab)

For the people who, quite sensibly, don’t bother reading these bits: YOU NEED TO RETUNE TO EABE.

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Sigur Ros. So I was very pleased to hear Jonsi was sporting a ukulele. And I love this tune. It’s glorious. I love it so much I even busted out my Ohana baritone to work it out. You can tell how little use it gets; my fingers tips were black by the time I’d finished.

I worked out this version from the stripped-down acoustic version he’s been performing although you can play exactly the same thing along with the studio version.

Tuning

He’s using the tuning EABE. Which means you have to tune the D string and the G string up a tone.

But it doesn’t present any major problems to play it in standard tuning. You’ll just have to move everything on the D string up two frets. For example, the first bit of the verse would be played like this:

The only problem you’ll have is in the strummed section. The best thing to do there is block the G-string from ringing.

Picking

Thumb on the 4th string.
Index finger on the 2nd string.
Middle finger on the 1st string.

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13 Comments

  1. Bigguppies April 26th, 2010 2:54 am

    Hello! I was wondering if it’s terribly difficult for you to tab this for a tenor ukulele. I would love to play this, but I have no bass Uke.

  2. rico April 29th, 2010 9:54 pm

    This clip’s got me really wanting to get a baritone!

  3. ppr May 22nd, 2010 12:28 pm

    is there any possible way to play on soprano or regular ukulele…. i really want to play :}

  4. Woodshed May 24th, 2010 2:39 pm

    Bigguppies and ppr: I’m sure it’s possible but I don’t think I’ll be tabbing it.

    rico: Do it!

  5. Chad October 28th, 2010 3:28 am

    Do you happen to know what type of baritone ukelele he plays? Looks to be a Lanikai? Any idea what model? Thanks for the tab!

  6. Chad October 28th, 2010 3:37 am

    definitely is a Lanikai — just watched his live video from the Craig Fergusun show — http://vimeo.com/11680163. Looks to be the Lanikai LU-21BE (http://www.lanikaiukes.com/lu_series.html)

  7. Woodshed October 28th, 2010 9:54 pm

    Chad: I agree with your analysis.

  8. Amanda Emmel February 7th, 2011 2:23 am

    AHHH I just saw a video where Jonsi was playing the ukulele and got so excited and immediately came here.
    You never fail me, UkeHunt

  9. Woodshed February 7th, 2011 10:33 pm

    Amanda: Happy to help.

  10. enine August 19th, 2011 1:23 pm

    So I think I’ll have to buy a baritone uke now…

    Thank’s for making me spend all my money on ukes, Woodshed ;)

  11. Woodshed August 20th, 2011 6:58 am

    enine: Mission accomplished!

  12. Melanie September 18th, 2011 7:41 am

    This was great== thank you!

  13. ron4strings July 19th, 2012 12:12 am

    would liketo find a way to convert tenor “bluegrass” tabs to baritone, (dgbe).?

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