Eat My Uke

The Shadows – Apache

This is a regular song on those “riffs you must learn before you die” type lists. For good reason, it sounds sublime and its great little test of finger strength. 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

This is only a super short section from the intro of the song. I had a few a people asking for the tabs from I video I put up online so I thought why not share them on the website.

The most testing part of this riff is the bend on the 8th fret of the E string. We are essentially making 3 notes but only plucking the string once. Firstly, pluck the 8th fret, then bend the string up. You need to bend as high as where the C string normally sits. Then bring it back down without plucking. 

the shadows - apache intro - ukulele tabs