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Jack Johnson – Banana Pancakes

Banana Pancakes

Jack Johnson has so many songs that sound great on the ukulele. Maybe it’s due to him growing up surrounded by them. He’s also a pretty nifty player himself. One of my favourite songs of his is Banana Pancakes.

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

Use your ring or middle finger for the opening slide on the 5th to the 7th fret. That frees up your first finger to hit that 5th fret on the string below. Your fingers will naturally be in a position that makes playing the rest of the notes easier to play. 

A |-----5---------------0--|-----5-------------2--|
E |-5/7---7--5/3---3/5--0--|-5-7---7--5/3---3--3--|
C |--------------4------0--|--------------4----2--|
G |---------------------2--|-------------------0--|

A |-----5-7--5-----------------0--|-----5--------------2--|--3-3---|
E |-5/7--------7-5---3h5p3-----0--|-5/7---7---5/3---3--3--|--2-2---|
C |------------------------4---0--|---------------4----2--|--2-2---|
G |----------------------------2--|--------------------0--|--2-2---|

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