This Is The One

This Is The One

John Squire is one of my favourite guitar players. His playing just appears so effortless and for me, that’s a true mark of a genius player. I got hooked on the Stone Roses as a teenager and they have remained one of my favourite bands ever since. Let’s learn to play This Is The One 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

The two most iconic parts of this song are the intro and the guitar lick that comes in after the bass line.

For the intro, barre the 4th fret with your first finger. Use your ring and pinky finger on the 7th fret of the E and the A. After the first 3 notes, it’s your middle finger that’s doing all the work. You will be lifting it on and off to switch between the 5th and 4th fret on the E string. Ending with 2 two strums of an E Chord.

We have a similar situation for the guitar lick. Barring the 4th fret is going to make the whole things a lot easier for you. It’s not super necessary buts it’s going to make your barring stronger if you practise this way.

Intro

A|---7-----7---7---7---7--------7-7-|
E|-7---7-5---4---5---4---5-4----4-4-|
C|------------------------------4-4-|
G|----------------------------------|

Bass Part

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

Guitar Part

A|---7-----7-----7-----7-----------|---------9-----8-----6-----6-----|
E|-----5-4---5-4---5-4---5---4-----|-7-7---7---7-7---7-7---7-7---7---|
C|-4-----------------------4---6-4-|-----6---------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

A|---7---9-7-----7-11-9-7-------|------------|
E|-5---5-----5h7----------11h12-|-5-5-5-4----|
C|------------------------------|-4-4-4-4----|
G|------------------------------|------------|