What can I say about the Beatles that hasn’t been said before? Geniuses, Pioneers and revolutionary are all words that spring to mind when talking about them. One of their members (George) was a huge fan of the uke too. Let’s learn to play Come Together, And Your Bird Can Sing Blackbird and Blackbird on the ukulele.
What Are We Learning To Play?
The tabs are from a fun little video I made for my TikTok account recently. It’s pretty much showcasing the various levels of playing difficulty for this artist. It starts easy and ends on a super challenging riff. Scroll to give some of them a shot.
Easy - Come Together
We are using a chord harmony for this song. It’s one of the easier Beatles songs to play on the uke and it’s instantly recognisable. Great for whipping out your uke and impressing somebody.
Use your middle finger for the first two notes. Then use your ring finger for the 3rd fret on the E string. That way you are going to be easily placed to play the chords. I’m also using a palm muting technique to give it some more punch.
Medium - Blackbird
I have only included the small section that I play in the video here. However, if you would like a more in-depth lesson and tab. Head over to UkeHunt. Al has done a fantastic job of arranging the full intro.
Hard - And Your Bird Can Sing
I’m going to say it. This is one of the hardest songs I have ever learnt to play on the uke. I knew it was going to be but I wanted to challenge myself as it just sounds so good. I recently got re-inspired to play it after hearing the fantastic Josh Turner do a cover on his YouTube channel.
The key to getting this song down is starting super slow and working your way up. Your fingers need to work on muscle memory here as they will be moving too quickly to try and control them.
If you enjoyed this post, you may be interested to see my tutorial on how to play Here Come’s The Sun too.