Texas Sun

Texas Sun

I have Instagram to thank for introducing me to this song. I asked for suggestions of what to play and this came up. I’m glad somebody did as its such a vibe. I love the guitar work and it translates really well to four strings. Let’s learn to play Texas Sun 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

We are opening with two chords. The A minor and then the G major. The strumming pattern is

D-X—U-D-U-X—U-D-U-X— U-D-U-X—U.

I think there might be two guitars playing simultaneously on the original recording. I have picked out the most prominent parts of each one and gelled them both together.

    d  x   u d u x   u d u x   u d u x  u   d  x   u d u x   u d u x   u d u x  u
A |-0--x---0-0-0-x---0-0-0-x---0-0-0-x--0-|-3--x---3-3-3-x---3-3-3-x---3-3-3-x--3-|
E |-0--x---0-0-0-x---0-0-0-x---0-0-0-x--0-|-2--x---2-2-2-x---2-2-2-x---2-2-2-x--2-|
C |-0--x---0-0-0-x---0-0-0-x---0-0-0-x--0-|-2--x---2-2-2-x---2-2-2-x---2-2-2-x--2-|
G |-2--x---2-2-2-x---2-2-2-x---2-2-2-x--2-|-0--x---0-0-0-x---0-0-0-x---0-0-0-x--0-|

A |-------------------5-5---|-------------------------|
E |-7---5p3p0---3/5---------|-7---5p3p0---3---------7-|
C |-------------------------|---------------------2---|
G |-------------------------|-----------------2h4-----|

A |-------------------5-7-7-|-----------------2-3-2---|
E |-7---5p3p0---3/5---------|-7---5p3p0---7---3-3-3---|
C |-------------------------|-------------------------|
G |-------------------------|-------------------------|

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The Basics

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