Amy Winehouse – Back To Black (Chords)


Amy Winehouse – Back To Black (Chords)

She might not have been much of a uker, but she could certainly write a tune.

The chords for this one are pretty straight forward, but it’s worth switching it up a bit with these inversions.

Suggested Strumming

You can mimic the guitar by strumming down on the 2 and 4 beats. Or mimic the piano by strumming down on each beat. But I think this is the best way to go for a solo uke:

d u D U d u D U


Back to Black Strum

Twiddly Bits

You can play the piano part like this:

You can make it even more piano-like by picking rather than strumming (so all the notes sound at the same time).


Back to Black Piano

Solo Version


Back To Black (Solo Version)(Tab)

When I was working up the chords I started playing this little arrangement of the tune.


Solo Version

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17 Comments

  1. GPC August 9th, 2011 8:03 pm

    Just got my copy of Ukulele for Dummies from Amazon. Looks like an awesome book for the ten minutes I just spent leafing through it! Now back to work…
    Thank you for a great effort!
    G

  2. Miss Jess August 10th, 2011 8:30 am

    Heartbreakingly great song. Excellent selection, my friend.

  3. Ron August 10th, 2011 11:10 am

    Gotta be honest i was skeptical. But this is really great!

  4. Stuie August 10th, 2011 4:38 pm

    This one would make a great intro for people trying to get into the inversions, since it’s just essentially the base chords just played at the 5th

    I’d love it if you posted more inversion versions of other songs you post too :D

  5. Howlin' Hobbit August 10th, 2011 5:03 pm

    jaysus! I was really only acquainted with Amy Winehouse from her appearances in the tabloids.

    thus my impressions of her ranged from distressed to disgusted.

    this is the first time I’ve ever actually taken the time to hear her.

    what a waste. so sad.

    Requiescat In Pace, Ms Winehouse.

  6. Woodshed August 11th, 2011 11:41 am

    GPC: Thanks very much! Hope you find the book useful.

    Miss Jess: It really is a magnificent song.

    Ron: Glad your skepticism was overcome!

    Stuie: That’s a good idea. I have been including inversions more often. Might step that up.

    Hobbit: Back to Black is an incredible album. Everyone should give it a good listen.

  7. RobNY August 12th, 2011 3:46 am

    So sad I never took the time to listen. I have to get this album

  8. Woodshed August 12th, 2011 7:31 am

    Rob: Definitely worth giving it a listen. I love that album.

  9. Christian August 15th, 2011 6:21 am

    Hello I’ve been going on your website since my dad got a ukulele about two years ago always checking for new chords/tabs and always awaiting the coveted “saturday uketube” but I have never posted a comment so I’m really glad that you took the time to add this beauty to the collection to be shared and echoed by us

  10. Woodshed August 15th, 2011 2:44 pm

    Christian: Thanks very much! Welcome to commenting!

  11. Mary September 9th, 2011 10:53 am

    Fantastic, particularly love the advice about the strumming/picking methods. Thanks a million for posting!

  12. Woodshed September 9th, 2011 12:04 pm

    Mary: Thanks! Glad you like it.

  13. Roy December 17th, 2011 7:00 pm

    I tried to watch your video, but it told me it was no longer available. I would like to talk to you, because I have a techneque that can teach how to strum chords on the piano in all 12 major keys, but I havn’t the knowledge yet how to put it online.

    Sincerely, Roy M. Giles

  14. Woodshed December 17th, 2011 11:24 pm

    Roy: I think more people should end their comments with ‘Sincerely’ and their full name.

  15. thalien June 16th, 2012 8:28 pm

    i would like to do the picking version but how do i pick?? thanks!

  16. Woodshed June 18th, 2012 11:00 am

    thalien: There’s an introduction to picking here.

  17. thalien June 18th, 2012 11:13 am

    ah excellent thanks I will look into it. no more ukelele for a day or two for me – my fretting index and middlefingers are so sore!! discovering the uke is literally one of the coolest things that has happened so far this year, i think its friggin awesome! :-))) and so is this site, helping me out heaps. yes u rock.

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