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Billie Eilish – My Future

My Future

Billie Eilish is a huge fan of the ukulele can be often seen playing one. It comes as no surprise that her music sounds fantastic on our four-stringed friend. Let’s learn to play her new song My Future on the uke.

These ukulele tabs are taken from my video arrangement. It’s worth listening to it a few times so you get an idea of what you will be learning.

This is not the first time I have arranged Billie Eilish on the ukulele. I also played her first EP Don’t Smile At Me and her debut album When We Fall Asleep.

The Soft Opening

This is one of those pieces that you are just going to have to listen to Billies version and play along. I find whenever you are playing vocal lines, it’s really hard to get it perfect.
 
That’s usually due to the singer trailing off during their melodies. Regardless, this sounds very close to the original.
A |-3---1---1--3-5-8---1-3-|-1--1-3-4--6/8--6-8-|-3h6---6-6-8-|-2-6---------|
E |-----3------------------|-3------------------|-4-----------|-4-----4-6-4-|
C |-----3------------------|-3------------------|-3-----------|-------------|
G |-----0------------------|-0------------------|-5-----------|-------------|

A |-3---1---1--3-5-8---1-3-|-1--1-3-4--6/8--6-8-|----------------|-2-------2---|
E |-----3------------------|-3------------------|-8h11--11-11-13-|-4-----4-----|
C |-----3------------------|-3------------------|-8--------------|-3---3-------|
G |-----0------------------|-0------------------|-8--------------|-------------|

A |-------------------|---------------------|---------------|--------------|
E |------1h3p1--3/4-3-|----3---3---------1--|---------------|--------------|
C |----2--------------|--3---2---0-----0----|--0h2h3---2-0--|--2-3-3-------|
G |--0----------------|--0---3---2---2------|---------------|------4---4-3-|

A |-6-5--3p1--3-5--|-5-5--4-----4--6-8-|-10---------|-6-6--8-9-8-6---8-6-|
E |------3---------|------3-----3------|-8---8------|--------------------|
C |----------------|------3--3--3------|-8-------8--|--------------------|
G |----------------|------0------------|-8-------8--|--------------------|

A |-6-5--3p1------------|-5-5--4-----6--6-6-8-10-11-10-3-6-|-3-6-3-6-8-9-8-6-3--1----|
E |------3--------------|------3-----3-------------------4-|--------------------3----|
C |-----------5/7-5/3---|------3--3--3---------------------|--------------------3----|
G |-------------------0-|------0---------------------------|--------------------0----|

After The Drums Kick in

This is where the fun starts! The first 6 sections of this part are played by palm muting the strings. This post will answer all your questions on that technique.

A|------------------------------|------------------------------|-6-6-6-----------6-6-6---6-6-6-|
E|------------------------------|------------------------------|-8-8-8-----------4-4-4---4-4-4-|
C|------------------------3-3-2-|----------------------3-5-7-0-|-8-8-8--0-3-5-6--5-5-5---5-5-5-|
G|-3-3--0-3--1-0--1-3-5-3-------|-3-3--0-3--1-0--1-3-5---------|-------------------------------|

A |----------------6-8-5-6-5-3-1-|-------------------------8/10-8-6---|-------------2--|
E |------------------------------|----------------------------------8-|-------------1--|
C |-3-5-2-3-2-0------------------|-2-3-0-2-0----0-3-5-7-0-------------|-0-3-5-6-5---3--|
G |-------------3----------------|-----------3------------------------|----------------|

A |-------------------|---------------------|---------------|-------------------------------|
E |------1h3p1--3/4-3-|----3---3---------1--|---------------|-------------------------------|
C |----2--------------|--3---2---0-----0----|--0h2h3---2-0--|--2-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
G |--0----------------|--0---3---2---2------|---------------|------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-1-1-1-1--|

A |-6-5--3p1--3-5--|-5-5--4-----4--6-8-|-10---------|-6-6--8-9-8-6---8-6-|
E |------3---------|------3-----3------|-8---8------|--------------------|
C |----------------|------3--3--3------|-8-------8--|--------------------|
G |----------------|------0------------|-8-------8--|--------------------|

A |-6-5--3p1------------|-5-5--4-----6--6-6-8-10-11-10-3-6-|-3-6-3-6-8-9-8-6-3--1----|
E |------3--------------|------3-----3-------------------4-|--------------------3----|
C |-----------5/7-5/3---|------3--3--3---------------------|--------------------3----|
G |-------------------0-|------0---------------------------|--------------------0----|

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