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    Uke 101 – Week 8 – Ear Training
    The lesson was about Chunking (1st half) and listening to the pulse, beat and rhythm of a song to develop a strum pattern.

    I chose 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover, a long time favorite of mine I always wanted to learn. The song has a very strong percussive element I wanted to incorporate. The verses are simple chord blocking one stroke per chord. The Chorus is a simple up down with chunking introduced to pick up the percussive beat.

    The chords I use for the intro and verses are:

    Em+7 D6 CM7 B7sus4 B7
    Em D#dim7 Gm9 B+
    Em+7 D6 CM7 B7sus4 B7
    Em Am Em

    The chorus is a simple G, Bb, C7 G

    Em+7 D6 CM7 B7sus4 B7
    The problem is all inside your head she said to me,
    Em D#dim7 Gm9 B+
    The answer is easy if you take it logically.
    Em+7 D6 CM7 B7sus4
    I’d like to help you in your struggle to be free.
    B7 Em Am Em
    There must be – fifty ways to leave your lover.

    I took a little liberty with the lyrics 🙂


    Love that submarine line LOL
    Great job, man! Glad you challenged yourself withe the chords. Rhythm came out good and so did the chorus.
    If I’m going to be nitpicky, I would clean up the transition between the verse and chorus just to smooth it out.
    Overall, great job! Keep it up.


    Thanks Aldrine – I’m still working on the song – I’d like it to be a part of my regular repertoire. I’ll work on the transitions and have started playing the individual chords with my finger for more volume and clearer sound. This one has a ways to go before I’m happy with it, but I’m getting there. Thanks again!


    Gosh Prattism, It was fantastic and I can’t wait until I can play along better! I’m learning from you!

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