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The Black Keys – Lonely Boy

Lonely Boy

Grammy award-winning The Black Keys know how to write a good riff, there’s no question about it. One of my favourites is Gold On The Ceiling, a thunderous foot-stomper that’s begging to be played. 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

The opening riff has a lots of slides. So its worth playing around with it until you get it right. I also find its helpful to palm mute the the first section as it just gives it some more intensity.

A |-------------------------7/--|   |-7-7--7-5------------------------|
E |-----------------------------|   |----------5-3-5---5-5--5-3-------|
C |-/4-4-4-4-7---4-4--4-4-4-----|   |---------------------------4-2-4-|
G |-----------------------------|   |---------------------------------|

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