Oracular Spectacular

Kids, Electric Feel, Pieces of What

This was another one of those bands that found its way to me through iTunes “FREE SONG OF THE WEEK”. I found around the time I lived in New Zealand, and during that period in NZ, having the internet at home was not a common thing. So I would take weekly trips to the internet cafes with my iPod classic in hand, ready to download the latest offering. It was Weekend Warriors and I was immediately impressed. The coarse vocals sounded so good to me and then the madness at the end of the song! I needed to hear more.

 

I bought the album on CD, pressed play and bore witness to one of the greatest songs of that decade; ‘Time To Pretend”. It seemed to perfectly capture the reluctance of growing up and the shortcomings of leading a rockstar lifestyle.

 

It’s a fantastic album with some other killer tracks on there, some of which have gone on to become true classics in Kids and Electric Feel.

This is part of project i am working on whereby i am learning to play my favourite albums of all time on the uke and sharing them with YOU! While you are here, why not learn to play some other albums i have arranged on the ukulele? Such as Arctic MonkeysArcade Fire or David Bowie.

MGMT Ukulele Tabs

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Kids

The first tab is the intro and main riff ( the part everybody knows 😂). The second is the synth line that accompanies the riff throughout most of the song.

A |-----4-7-9---11-9-7-4-------|-----4-------------------|
E |-5-7--------------------7---|-5-7---7-5-7-5-----7-5---|
C |----------------------------|-----------------6-------|
G |----------------------------|-------------------------|

A |------------------------------------------------|---------------------------7---------------| E |-------------------------9----------------------|-----------------------9-----9\7-----7-----| C |---------9-9--------9-11-----8/9/8---9-11-9-8---|-------9-9--------9-11-----------9-----9-8-| G |--11-11--------9-11---------------------------9-|-11-11-------9-11--------------------------|

Electric Feel

When i play this part in my arrangement i use a low G, however i understand that not a-lot of people will have access to one. So i have included both versions here. The tab below that is the synth line and the opening vocal line. 

  Low G Version                          High G Version

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

A |---------1---------------------------------------|------------------------------------------- E |-----1-3---1-3---1-----1----1---3-1---1----------|-4/6---6-4---4-3-3-3/1-----1-1-1---1-3----- C |---3-----------3---0-3--------3-----3---0-3---0--|-------------------------3-------3-----3-0- G |--------------------------------------------3----|-------------------------------------------

Pieces of What

A |-10-10-7-10-7---10-10-7-12-10-7-------------------5--------------------
E |--------------------------------10--12-7----7-5-3-------5-5-5--5/7-5/3-
C |-----------------------------------------------------------------------
G |-----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

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