Best Way How to Play Stairway to Heaven on Ukulele

How to Play Stairway to Heaven on Ukulele

Introduction

Stairway to Heaven” is a track by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, launched in late 1971. It was composed by the band’s guitarist Jimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant for their untitled fourth studio album (normally known as Led Zeppelin IV). The track is often considered one of the biggest and most iconic rock songs of all time.

The track has three sections, each progressively growing in tempo and volume. The track begins in a slow tempo with acoustic instruments (guitar and recorders) before introducing electrical instruments. The final part is an uptempo hard rock arrangement highlighted by Page’s guitar solo (considered by many to be one of the best ever) accompanying Plant’s vocals that end with the plaintive a cappella line: “And she’s buying a stairway to heaven.”

Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven Live

Chords For Stairway to Heaven On Ukulele?

You’ll play the [C], [Cadd9], [G], [Am], [F], [Am7], [Em], [D], [Dsus2], [Dsus4] ukulele chords while enjoying Stairway to Heaven with your ukulele in the C key, the original tone of the track.

How to Play Stairway to Heaven on Ukulele chords

How Do You Strum Stairway to Heaven On Ukulele?

Stairway to Heaven ukulele strumming pattern is D – DU – DU – DU. It’s also possible to try D (down) if the recommended pattern is difficult for you.

Structure


Verse

There’s a lady who’s sure
All that glitters is gold
And she’s buying a stairway to heaven
When she gets there she knows
If the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for
Ooh ooh ooh ooh
And she’s buying a stairway to heaven
There’s a sign on the wall
But she wants to be sure
‘Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings
In a tree by the brook
There’s a songbird who sings
Sometimes all of her thoughts are misgiven

Chorus
Oh, it makes me wonder
Oh, it makes me wonder

Verse 2

There’s a feeling I get
When I look to the west
And my spirit is crying for lea-ving
In my thoughts I have seen
Rings of smoke through the trees
And the voices of those who stand look-ing

Chorus

Oh, and it makes me wonder
Oh, it really makes me wonder

Verse 3

And it’s whispered that soon
If we all call the tune
And the piper will lead us to reason
And the new day will dawn
For those who stand long
And the forest will echo with laughter
(Does anyone remember laughter?)

Verse 4

Oh ho ho
If there’s a bustle in your hedgerow,
Don’t be alarmed now
It’s just a spring clean for the May queen
Yes, there are two paths you can go by
But in the long run
There’s still time to change the road you’re on

And it makes me wonder Oh ho ho
Your head is humming and it won’t go
In case you don’t know
The piper’s calling you to join him
Dear lady can you hear the wind blow
And did you know
Your stairway lies in the whispering wind?

Bridge

And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller then our soul
There walks the lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to how
How everything s till turns to gold
And if you listen very hard
The truth will come to you at last
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll

Outro
And she’s buying a stairway to heaven

How to Play Stairway to Heaven on Ukulele

Conclusion

Stairway has obtained extremely high critical acclaim. The ending nine-line poem on the finish of the track is used on many posters, kitchenware, and different items in the Zeppelin franchise. 15,000 music sheets for Stairway are bought to young guitarists yearly, making it the highest-selling music sheet.

A lot of dispute has been given over what track is the best rock song ever. Stairway is among the contenders, alongside extremely well-liked songs similar to Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Johnny B. Goode by Chuck Berry, Like a Rolling Stone by Bob Dylan, and Blue Suade Shoes by Elvis Presley.

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