The xx – Crystalised (Intro Tab)

I wasn’t as impressed with The xx’s debut album as most of the internet seems to have been, but there was enough interesting stuff on it to make me eager to hear the follow up that’s arriving in September. The most interesting being Crystalised with it’s interlocking guitar lines.

I’ve wangled the intro onto ukulele in few ways: with two ukes, with one, and a simpler version with one. The rest of the song is just Em – Bm – A. There’s also this guitar line in the chorus and the uke 1 part in bars 9 – 12 crops up later in the song.

Duet Version


The xx – Crystalised (Intro)(Duet Version)


Duet Version

Solo Version


The xx – Crystalised (Intro)(Solo Version)

Simpler Version


The xx – Crystalised (Simplified Intro)


Simpler Version

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7 Comments

  1. pepamahina June 22nd, 2012 4:49 am

    Wow, sometimes your timing is just spooky. I just spent most of this evening putting together a playbook of music for multiple ukes for the ukulele quartet group that I play with. This will make a lovely addition, thank you Al.

  2. Jerika June 22nd, 2012 10:17 pm

    This is lovely.

  3. MeowJesse June 22nd, 2012 10:48 pm

    Nice! I love The xx and i was really happy to see this haha. Good job!

  4. frimpong June 23rd, 2012 8:30 pm

    fantastic cover…
    what strumming would you suggest?
    im really bad at working out strummings to sing along with..
    btw thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your songs, tutorials and work! this website is my reason and motivation for playing the uke…

  5. Woodshed June 25th, 2012 11:15 am

    pepamahina: I’m happy to help!

    Jerika: Glad you like.

    MeowJesse: Thanks!

    frimpong: Maybe try following the bass for the strum.

  6. kathryn March 3rd, 2013 8:33 pm

    So would you pick the notes for this one rather than strum?
    Thanks, I love this song x

  7. Woodshed March 4th, 2013 12:27 pm

    kathryn: Yep, picked.

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