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The White Stripes – Blue Orchid

Blue Orchid

This is a riff thats going to increase your speed and dexterity. Lets learn to play Blue Orchid by The White Stripes 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. 

A very straight forward riff to play on the uke. On the original recording, it sounds to me like Jack is using some kind of pitch shifter to add harmony. I have picked out the most prominent of the two.
All the fretting can be done with just your first and middle fingers.
A |-----------------------------9-11-|
E |--------7-------------7-9-11------|
C |-8--6-8---6---8---6-8-------------|
G |----------------------------------|

A |---------------------------------9----9-11-|
E |-----7----------7---------7-9-11---11------|
C |-6-8---6----6h8---8---6-8------------------|
G |-------------------------------------------|


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