Fools Gold

Fools Gold

With its undeniable groove, it’s hard not to bop your head or at least tap your foot along to Fools Gold by the Stone Roses. They burst onto the Madchester scene in the late 80s with their phenomenal debut album. Just before the start of the 90s, Fools Gold hit the airwaves. Let’s learn to play it 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 combining a few techniques for this riff. First of all, it sounds better if you are able to palm mute the strings a little bit. Just enough to give you more control over the intensity of each note.


Then we have the pull off’s. This means, plucking one note and then dragging your finger off to reveal the note lower down on the fret board.

A |----------------------------------------------------| 
E |---5----3p2-3p2-3-----------------------------------|
C |----------------------------------------------------|
G |-2------------------5p4-5p4-5-5---5-4---4-0---0-0-1-|