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Im Yours Ukulele Lesson in 5 Chords
Jason Mraz’s huge hit is, no doubt, probably the most covered song on ukulele over the previous few years which is pretty interesting when you think that Mraz actually wrote the track on an electric guitar. Here’s how to play the I’m Yours ukulele lesson.
Chords for This Song.
Chords that you need to learn and need to know for how to play I’m Yours ukulele lesson, an amazing song by Jason Mraz, thru the simple version of this track (there are a couple of more in the middle part which I’ve not included in this post) and they’re C, Am, F, D7, and G.
The excellent news is that’s a pretty easy set of chords and shouldn’t bother you too much in case you’ve been playing for some time.
The actual track by Jason Mraz is in the key of B but it’s simpler to play this track in the key of C so I’ve transposed the chords. If you’re wanting to play along with the recording (and even with Jason if you know him) then you’ll both have to tune down half a step or brave it in the key of B.
This can be a nice strumming pattern and it fits so nicely with the ukuleles. It’s upbeat, enjoyable, and actually satisfying to play.
The strumming pattern at its heart could be very easy. It’s simply DUDUDU played just about throughout but their strums are damped and don’t ring out.
To begin with I’d recommend laying your fretting fingers across the frets and simply getting the good feel. You’re going to want to get a little bit of a swing feel to your strumming to get the relaxed feel of the track.
Notice the emphasis that I’m placing on beats 2 and 4 by strumming with a bit extra strength and purpose than the other strums.
Messing With Muting
I prefer to mute the 2nd and 4th strums (the backbeat) and let the restring out however you will get a little creative right here. This makes use of some muted/chunk strums and it’s an excellent track to really get your chunking nailed down (you’re going to be doing it so much all through).
Just about everybody that covers this track strums it in a different way and that’s nice – so long as you’re getting the good feel of the track then it doesn’t matter whether or not you’re putting an up strum in a different place. If it sounds good, go with it.
No more, it
-d-do do you but do you, d-d-do but you want to come one
Scooch one over closer dear and I will nibble your ear
Bap bap bap woooooo ho ho ooooh
No more, it
So please don’t, don’t please don’t
– There’s no need to complicated –
Cause our time is short
This is, this is, this is our fate