Ukulele Utopia

A Virtual Learning Experience

Bill Withers – Lovely Day

Lovely Day

For a lot of the UK followers who are a similar age to me. They will have most likely first heard this song on the Tetley’s teabag advert 🤣. Bill Withers and a cup of tea in the morning is a winning combination so thank you Tetley’s for bringing it into my life. Let’s learn to play it on a 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

We are recreating the bass line for this arrangement. In the video, you will notice I am playing the riff while palm muting the strings. I find this gives what I’m playing a little more character and it also gives me more control of the timing of each note. We are then beefing up the song with some of the piano chords that ring out in the background.

A |---------------------|---------------------|
E |---------------------|---------------------|
C |-4-4---4---4-----4-3-|-1-1---1---1-----1---|
G |---------4-----4-----|---------1-----1---1-|

A |---------------------|---------------------|
E |---------------------|---------------------|
C |---------------------|---------------------|
G |-2-2---2-2-2----2--4-|-5-5---5-5---5-5-4-4-|

A |-----------|----------|----------|-----------|
E |--4------2-|-4------2-|-4------2-|-3----3--2-|
C |--4------3-|-4------3-|-4------3-|-4----4--2-|
G |-----------|----------|----------|-----------|


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The Basics

In this section, we will cover everything you need to know about starting to play the ukulele.