Ventura Highway

Ventura Highway

I’m not sure where and when I first heard this song but I know it was around the time I started learning to play the guitar. My ears immediately started twitching when I heard that wonderful dual harmonising guitar lick. I pretty much sprinted to my acoustic. Let’s learn to play it on the ukulele.

What Are We Learning To Play?

Below is a video of what you will be able to play by the end of this post. 

Ukulele Tabs

These are the tabs for both of the licks running through the intro. If you have a ukulele player buddy, now is the perfect time to play something together. We have a lot of techniques going on here. Mainly hammer-ons and pull-offs. The most prominent riff is the first one and that can be played on a high G. If you are playing the second riff too, you’re going to need a low g for that.

A |-0h2p0---------------------|----------|--0h2p0---------------------|-------|
E |-------2---0h2p0---------2-|----------|--------2---0h2p0---------2-|-------|
C |-----------------1---2h4---|-2--------|------------------1---2h4---|-1-----|
G |---------------------------|----------|----------------------------|-------|

A |---------------------------|-2--4--5--|----------------------------|-0-----|
E |-2h3p2---------------------|----------|-2h3p2----------------------|-0-----|
C |-------2---1h2p1---------1-|-2--4--6--|-------2---1h2p1---------1--|-1-----|
G |-----------------2---2h4---|----------|-----------------2---2h4----|-2-----|