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Today we are going to teach you how to play “Hey, Soul Sister” on ukulele. This is a song by the American rock band Train and it was written by lead singers Pat Monahan, Amund Bjørklund, and Espen Lind. It was launched as the lead single from the band’s fifth studio album, Save Me, San Francisco (2009).
The song reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and is Train’s highest-charting song to date. As of September 21, 2012, it had sold over 6 million digital copies within the US.
It was the top-selling track on the iTunes Store in 2010, and the second overall best-selling song in the US in 2010. Additionally, it is the band’s most commercially successful single so far, reaching number one in 16 countries.
This song is a must-know ukulele pop song classic that’s always sure to impress. Hey, Soul Sister is a song usually credited to the resurgence of the ukulele’s popularity lately. You will need to make sure you learn to play this song and add it to your repertoire.
Playing the chords
As a four-chord song, there aren’t going to be lots of chords to learn, nevertheless, the song is played in the key of E, which suggests you’ll have to incorporate some barre chords.
The strumming pattern is quite simple and is played throughout the entire song at a steady tempo.
As you start the song, start off with a few chucks on the ukulele with a simple down-down-up-down-up-down-up strum, putting an accent on every other down strum. As you begin strumming E major, start off with a down strum as follows:
The rest of the song follows this pattern and is easy to follow. Play along with the song to get the rhythm down. Enjoy!
“Hey Soul Sister” Ukulele Chords Structure and Lyrics
I knew I wouldn’t for-
I knew when we col-
I have de-
You gave my love dir-
I believe in
You’re so gangster I’m so thug
I can be myself now final-
In fact there’s nothing I can’t b
I want the world to see you
Watch: How to play Hey Soul Sister on Ukulele!
That would be all you need to know in order to start playing ‘Hey Soul Sister’ on your ukulele and to impress your friends.
We hope that you will learn this song in no time and you will have a great time playing this song for your friends or together with them.