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Incubus – Drive

Drive

Made famous by that super cool animated video in the late 90s which was actually animated by the band themselves. Its a chord progression but there’s some super unique chords involved. 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

The fist chord is a E Minor but we are playing the open G string. Then we have a G Maj7. It’s much easier to barre the bottom three strings on the 2nd fret. This way its more convenient to get into the next chord shape, the C Maj7. Just use your 3 remaining fretting fingers on the corresponding frets. Finally we are ending on a D Sus2 chord.

A |-----5---0/2--2-2/5--5/7-7/9/7/5-----2------5------2------0--|
E |---5-----0/2--2-2/5--5/7-7/9/7/5---2------5------2------0----|
C |-2-----2-----------------------------------------------------|
G |---------------------------------4------7------4------2------|

A |-2------7-----2---7-5---------2------7-----2--7-5---------| E |-0--5-7---7---2-------7-------0--5-7---7---2------7-------| C |-2------------2---------6-----2------------2--------6-6---| G |-2------------4-------------4-2------------4--------------|
A |-14-12-9---------------------------------5-7-5---5-7-5-7-9---14-12-9----------- E |---------12-10-7-5-7-----------------5-7-----------------------------12-10-7/5- C |-----------------------4-6-4-4---4-6-------------------------------------------
G |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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