Last Updated on July 4, 2023 by Shanta Roy
Playing “Soul Sister” on the ukulele is a great way to add some soul to your ukulele playing. It’s easy, it’s fun, and it’ll make you feel good inside.
First things first: if you’re not familiar with the song “Soul Sister,” check it out online. So that you can get the rhythm down you play along with the video later, it won’t take much effort at all!
Once you’ve got the hang of it, grab your uke and play along with us! Here are some tips. Go over them and learn how to play Soul Sister on Ukulele.
When playing bass notes (which are indicated by an underscore), strum down on the beat with your index finger. Strum up for chords (indicated by a slash).
Use your pinky finger to strum down on each beat when there aren’t any other notes in between.
For chords like A/C and G/C, strum down on each beat with your ring finger while holding down the chord with your thumb. This will create a harmonious sound that’s unique to this particular chord progression.
- Start by strumming the first four chords: D, Bm, A, G.
- Then add the melody notes in between each chord.
- For the first verse, sing “Whoaaaaaaa” on beat 1 and “Soul sister” on beats 2 and 4. For the second verse, sing “Whoaaaaaaa” on beat 1 and “Babysister” on beats 2 and 4.
For the third verse, sing “Whoaaaaaaa” on beats 1 and 3; then sing “soul sister” on beats 2 and 4.
- To play the chorus, strum all six chords together—D A G Bm E—and sing “Come on!” at the same time as each chord change (you can do this in any key).
About the song soul sisters
Hey, Soul Sister is a song by Train, an American rock band. This song was released in April 2010 as the second single from their fifth studio album, Save Me, San Francisco (2009).
The song peaked at number two on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the New Zealand Singles Chart, becoming Train’s first top ten hits since Drops of Jupiter (2001).
The song also peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks chart, making it the band’s first number-one hit on that chart as well as their first adult contemporary hit.
The song’s accompanying music video features people lip-synching to a radio version of Hey, Soul Sister that plays in an apartment.
The video was directed by Wayne Isham, who previously collaborated with Train on the videos for Drops of Jupiter, Drive By, and You Better Not Let Me Down.
In November 2010, “Hey, Soul Sister” won a BMI Pop Award for being one of the most performed songs in the United States. It has sold 4 million copies worldwide.
The song is about a man. He is talking to his soul sister. He says that they are meant to be together forever because they have so much in common with each other. He also states that he will always be there for her when she needs him most.
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