Get Lucky (ukulele)

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“Get Lucky” by Daft Punk is sort of a ridiculous song to play on the ukulele, but that’s what makes it such great fun! The chord progressions here aren’t too complicated, and it’s such a good one to play at parties.

We only need four chords for this tune - Am, C, Em, and D. Those repeat throughout the entire song, so there’s not a whole lot to worry about there! Just pay attention to some of the fingerings because they might differ from what you’re used to.

The real trick comes in with the strumming! You want to get into a pretty good groove here. To do this, you’re going to have a continuous strum, but with accented hits. Relax the fingers on your strumming hand, and while keeping your fretted fingers in their correct chorded positions, relax those fingers, as well. This will give you a muted hit when you strum. Then, to accent the correct beats, press your fretted fingers all the way down.

The accent pattern is…

1 e + a 2 e + a e + a 4 e +

You might notice a tendency to accent beat 1, but resist the urge!

 

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