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Download the No Woman No Cry - Ukulele TAB

Hey UUers!

After a ton of requests for more Bob Marley from all you Undergroundlings, this month we bring you something really special - a full tutorial on how to play a Solo Ukulele arrangement of "No Woman No Cry" complete with slow downs of each section (click on the green text below for each video). We filmed this lesson in the style of UU+ Solos, where we teach many other songs that you can play as solo pieces (no singing required)!

This one is actually a relatively simple song to learn, it may just take a little practice to memorize all of the parts. Have fun with this one and if you have any questions or need anything at all, we're always here for you! Keep strummin' & rock on.

-UU Staff

Techniques Used in Lesson:
How to Hold Multiple Strings
How to Hold Barre Chords
How to Hold the E Chord
Movable Chord Shapes
Added Octave Chord Inversions
Alternate Chord Position Exercises
The Roll
Five Finger Roll
Ghost Notes
Mastering Difficult Chords


  1. hey everyone,

    this sounds fantastic, does anyone know where i could download the picking tab for this song?


  2. This is so good! I am not quite an intermediate and it is the first solo I have learnt but loving the inversions and it’s helping me in my mission to learn the fret board. It has taken me 6 weeks, 10 mins a day! but I can play the whole thing now, although still somewhat slowly. Speed will come. So happy! Thank you so much.

  3. Everything about this website is perfect. You are a lifesaver thanks for all of this it really puts the joy back into learning something when you have an amazing resource like this!! Thank you thank you!!!! ??????

  4. Great stuff, Guys! I think you answered this in the July 14 reply, but with the pluck strum, are all three or four strings plucked together, or is it sort of a quick arpeggio type of movement??


    1. Hey ansltdca! Yup, Aldrine plays the pluck strum in this song as a really quick arpeggio, though feel free to play it as close together or as exaggeratedly staggered as you feel appropriate for the song. As with any song, it it totally up to you how you want to recreate it using your ukulele’s “voice” – in these lesons, we just provide you with the bare bones structure and it’s your job to turn that into your own rendition. Have fun & keep strummin’

      -Aaron (& the UU Staff)

  5. I absolutely love this tutorial. You did an excellent job figuring out this song. I want to try and figure out more solos for other Marley songs. However, I have never attempted tabbing a song before. Do you have any advice that you can share with me? 🙂

  6. Great tutorial, took a week to get it down pat and it’s quite an impressive sounding song, thanks a a lot!

  7. Aldrine, I enjoyed this lesson. It took me quite a while to get all the parts down but the hard work made it worth it. This is a beautiful song. You’re an excellent teacher, man. Thanks a lot for all you do. Mahalo.

    1. Hey Henry!

      Yup! It’s actually taught by the one and only, Jake Shimabukuro, on an episode of Uke Minutes – The Pluck Strum. He uses all 4 fingers, but you can easily limit it to 3 fingers, which is what Aldrine does in this song. Try it out and let us know what you think! Have a great day & keep strummin’

      -Aaron (& the UU Staff)

  8. I remember the first time I heard this song. It was live and Marly was playing in the Schafer Beer festival in Walmen Rink Central park somewhere in the mid seventies. I was in another time and space in a different dimension as Reggae music first hit the scene. The charge just one dollar for an entire concert. I left with an ear to ear smile. So now I’m with much gratitude for helping me learn this song so many years later.

  9. Maaaaaate…… TOPS AS!! I’m loving this, dead set champion stuff, Aldrine u are legend..

  10. Not everyone knows all the “versions” of one chord, I think it’s always good to remind people. It takes a few seconds and makes life easier. By doing this, he also doesn’t get many comments asking him how to do such chord 😉

    1. I agree with you. Among the many wonderful things about UU is that anyone, at any level, can come in and try out a tune because the parts of each song are always broken down so that anyone can figure out any tune. This is simply excellent teaching.

  11. Aldrine,

    Nice lesson. I don’t think at this stage of the game you have to tell us how to make a C chord or any chord. I would hope that at this level we have our chords down. (This is only a suggestion).

    Excellent tutorial!!



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