Learn to play "Is This Love" by Bob Marley on Ukulele

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This month's Whiteboard Request teaches you how to play "Is This Love" by Bob Marley. To stay as true to the original as possible, Aldrine teaches you all of the subtle details that make this song so great. Full disclosure, those details also make this song a bit more challenging than your typical reggae tune. Aldrine teaches you how to incorporate Pinky Mutes to achieve the classic reggae beat and that quintessential Marley groove. He also shows you how to play those savory chord-runs as recorded by Bob Marley and the Wailers, which brings this song's total to a hefty 8 chords. Last but definitely not least, Aldrine teaches you how to play that oh-so-catchy intro picking by breaking it into 3 bite-sized pieces.

This song is the perfect opportunity to iron out your pinky mutes and really work on your barre chords. To the get the chord runs and picking nice and crisp, check out our recent Webcam Session - Slow is Smooth, Smooth is Fast. It offers some great advice for practicing anything you want to clean up. Take your time with this one, in the end its well worth the effort!

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Techniques Used in Lesson:

Check out our other Bob Marley song lessons:
Waiting in Vain (Advanced)
I Shot the Sheriff (Beginner)
Guava Jelly (Beginner)
No Woman, No Cry (Intermediate/Instrumental)
Jammin (Beginner)


  1. Hello,
    Bob Marley is really a suitable person to teach the ukulele and is very popular among the ukulele lovers. Thanks for this arrangement.

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