Today we are learning to play some Ben Howard Ukulele TABs.
I got this album after a friend introduced me to Ben Howard in 2012. It couldn’t have come a moment too soon. I found myself simply sitting in a room listening–doing nothing else, but enjoying the music floating over me. To be frank, I was astonished. I haven’t had an album impact me in that way for years. e’s been described as a folk musician, but there is so much variety in the tracks, his songs don’t fit neatly into any category. There are echoes of Fleetwood Mac, though the artist he reminds me of most is Damian Rice. If you want to be soothed, stimulated and moved, check out this album. Within a couple of plays, you’ll find the songs are lodged in your memory as if you’d known them forever.
This video is part of a project I’m working on. I’m learning to play my favorite albums on a ukulele. If you enjoyed it why not check out some other classic albums that I arranged. Like Damien Rice, Mumford and Sons and Simon & Garfunkel.
Ben Howard Ukulele TABs
Never seen ukulele TABs before? Check out my guide on how to read them.
I had to transpose this so it could be comfortable playing on the uke. So its played 5 semitones down to the original. You won’t be able to play along to the song but it still sounds great on its own. I’m also using a low G to get them deep bass notes.
Here we are mimicking the vocal line, the “oh oh oh oh ohhh oh” at the begining.
This is a mash-up of the acoustic guitar parts and Bens vocals.
All the other tabs for the rest of the album can be found on Gumroad or my Patreon page. Patreon is a cool way for you to join my community and support me by pledging a small monthly donation. Imagine that, I could make a living doing what I love… because of you!
Pearl Jam ( Alive, Black, Jeremy, Porch )
Vampire Weekend ( A punk, Oxford Comma, Walcott)
Alt j (Breezeblocks, Taro, Something Good)
Hippo Campus ( Boyish, Western Kids, Buttercup)
The Smiths ( There’s A Light, The Queen Is Dead, Cemetery Gates)
Joji ( Pills, Demons )
Kendrick Lamar ( Blood, Pride, Humble )
Lorde ( Royals, Team, Still Sane )
Bloc Party ( Helicopter, Banquet, Blue Light )