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The Weekend – Blinding Lights

Blinding Lights

Today we are learning to play the synth line from The Weekends monster hit Blinding Lights. This song is drenched in 80s nostalgia and it translates really nicely onto the ukulele. Lets crack on learn to play it.

Below is a example of how it should sound.

There’s nothing much to this ukulele riff at all. The string skipping could pose a problem if you are super new to the ukulele.
 
I’m using the nail of my finger as I find it means I can play the song a lot faster.
A |-----------------|-----------------|
E |-1--1----1-3-----|-1--1----1-3-----|
C |-------3-----0-3-|-------3-----0-3-|
G |-----------------|-----------------|

A |-1-------1-------|-----------------|
E |---3-1-----3-1---|-1---1---1-1-1-1-|
C |-------3-------3-|-----------------|
G |-----------------|-----------------|

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