I couldn’t have been happier to see this monster of a song be introduced to a whole new generation of people over on TikTok recently. I wouldn’t have even been in double digits when it was released in the 90s but that guitar intro has stayed in my head ever since. Let’s learn to play How Bizarre 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.
This song translates really well to the uke and it’s not difficult to play at all. The majority of the chords can be played with 2 fretting fingers, your first and middle. Use your first finger on the 7th fret of the A string and then your middle finger on the 8th of E. You want to follow this pattern all the way down the neck. The only change comes at the start of the 3rd measure, I have bolded where I mean. For those two notes, you want to introduce your ring finger onto the 5th fret of the E string and your middle on the string above.
The riff itself has a sharp and crisp sound so I would try and use your fingernail to pluck the notes.