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Hey Soul Sister Chords
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December 22 2009, 12:15 pm by
Tempo: 97 BPM
January 6 2010, 10:19 pm by
sounds better with a capo on 5 (with the recording anyway)
January 19 2010, 09:07 pm by
nice, btw, u should post the ukeleali part (i know i spelled it wrong, but i dont care) anyway, it'd b cool if u posted that also
January 25 2010, 06:20 pm by
great tab =)
February 6 2010, 07:45 pm by
does anyone know the strumming patern?
i tried it but it doesn't sound that right..
great tab, BTW(:
February 6 2010, 08:13 pm by
never mind, i already figured it out(:
February 8 2010, 09:14 pm by
A strumming pattern is posted in my blog thats in my ug profile
February 19 2010, 03:23 pm by
Great tab. If it's okay, I'd like to make a small correction.
The chords fit perfectly except for one thing. It fits even better with the song if you play third fret on the first string while playing the C chord. Still, awesome tab. Thanks! :)
February 26 2010, 09:18 am by
apparently ninja_cupcakes4 doesnt know these chords are also the same chords used by the ukulele part..in fact the ukulele is play for most of the song..
its not like the ukulele is a different instrument so it has to be different chords..its just the general chord progression for the song and u can use it with ANY instrument..unless maybe he's referring to a ukulele solo part, which there isnt any
March 4 2010, 05:29 pm by
For ukulele change every C to an E, G to a B, Am to a C#m, and F to an A. The song is in the key of E...
March 4 2010, 05:29 pm by
Oh yea, theres also no capo.
March 4 2010, 09:35 pm by
are these chords for ukulele tuned to C or D?
March 5 2010, 06:05 pm by
Its standard tuning for a ukulele. GCEA. No capo. If you are actually playing a ukulele, just tune it normally and change the chords to what I put. Its what is actually being played in the song. The song is just in the key of E, thats how I figured out the chords...
March 6 2010, 06:21 pm by
no i only play uke and you dont change any of the chords. you play exactly the same thing. even on the soprano (AKA gcea or c tuning)
March 16 2010, 10:11 am by
whats the strum pattern? :)
March 24 2010, 06:29 am by
Play d,d,u,u,d,u on some chords you play this pattern 2 times
The only time this pattern is different is in the chorus when the C.G,and F and C,G,F Chord go by really fast you play d,d,u,u,d,u.switch d,d,u,switch d,d,u,u,d,u
FROM Wondewall7's blog
thanx Wondewall7 :D
March 27 2010, 06:25 pm by
i can't believe this song has almost double the hits to stairway to heaven, on top 100 tabs!!!!
March 31 2010, 08:39 am by
How the heck did this song get 1st over stairway to heaven??
March 31 2010, 09:10 am by
why is this song first? I never even heard it...
and it doesn't even have much views in youtube... (just 500,000).....
it's either there was a problem with the rating system or this is just weird :\
(Nothing against this song, just saying)
March 31 2010, 08:14 pm by
I agree with OmerT i like led zeppelin more than this crap.
April 1 2010, 12:06 pm by
wow you guys are rlly comparing the most over rated band of all time to a little song like this? you guys are are sad lol
April 2 2010, 12:05 pm by
You don't have to like the song, but as long as it encourages one new player to pick up a guitar and play it's alright in my book. Nice tab by the way!
April 4 2010, 03:28 pm by
The strumming pattern seems to be D D DUDU from one of their live video. On the first 2 down, only strum the low strings, and the high for DUDU.
April 6 2010, 05:30 pm by
Sounds great with capo on 8th!
April 7 2010, 12:12 pm by
yaay...another 4 chords song! ^^
April 7 2010, 07:24 pm by
apparantly this song is popular because it was in twilight? not sure coz i dont watch crap haha confused though why its up there with stairway, especially on ultimate-guitar.com! haha
April 8 2010, 09:04 pm by
pretty sure this is an ace song an if anyone really has such a problem with it being first instead of stairway to heaven they should just go an get lotsa hits on stairway themselves cos they obvs hav no life. also, hallejuah is also above stairway. y'all gonna go bag out that swell song too?
April 11 2010, 10:43 pm by
Good job. Personally, I like to play the C with the add 9 when it's preceded and/or followed by the G. Gives the cord that higher pitched uke sound and transitions more smoothly into the G. I Play the C add 9 like X32033 then just move the index and middle finger up a string for the G-320033.
April 15 2010, 06:09 am by
great tab but i find the song very blank?
April 15 2010, 01:22 pm by
the most used and most successful chords ever: the beatles (let it be) and bob marley (no woman, no cry) used the same chords...
April 18 2010, 07:28 pm by
Okay. Seriously, who cares if it beat Highway to Heaven? It's not a big deal. Did the world end? No. So chilllll.
April 21 2010, 11:01 am by
Stairway to Heaven has been 1st forever. I kind've like seeing somthin different on the chart for a change. This song aint really that bad. It's kind've cool.
April 23 2010, 03:52 am by
okay, DO NOT PANIC I repeat DO NOT PANIC.
This song just beat Stairway to Heaven
This is the end of the world.
April 24 2010, 05:04 pm by
Its just a website that used to have people who actually respected rock and rated it by the quality and not by its popularity on GayTV, Personally I think this song isn't bad, but better than Stairway it will never be, And aslong as this website is open to everyone, it will obviously be overcome by people who think learning just one song on the guitar for their girlfriend is cute. Let it be, as the Beatles said, for the best will always be the best, no matter what a top tab list says. I'll just leave you guys with that.
April 25 2010, 12:21 pm by
Half Devil 333
How did this song almost double "Stairway to Heaven"?
April 26 2010, 04:23 pm by
This beat Stairway to Heaven? Hell I know the song is overrated but you have got to be kidding me.
I have lost my faith in the human race.
April 27 2010, 02:58 am by
yeah.. i think i know why this song beat stairway to heaven. im 15 and i like stairway to heaven. im not making anyone mad, but we live in a new era and not everybody knows led zeppelin. 2nd because some people(noobs) just play strumming ONLY. this is a great song but i think sth should be first.
May 1 2010, 07:44 am by
If you're a guitar player but want to make it sound more like the ukulele in the song, try using all barre chords (you won't need the capo):
C -> E x79997
G -> B 799877
Am -> C#m 188.8.131.52.9.9
F -> A 577655
Alternatively you can emulate the ukulele tuning by capoing at the 5th fret, the top strings will be GCEA (but you will find many uke chords are similar to guitar chords with the two lowest strings left out).
May 4 2010, 08:13 pm by
this song is soooooo gay
May 5 2010, 07:26 am by
isn't this just another pop song like all the other ones that last a few months on the radio? i cant get my head around its rating
May 10 2010, 03:49 am by
Hey when it says 'blow my mind' (and corresponding times in different verses) Instead of going back to G move the F up the guitar 2 frets. Sounds alot better like that.
May 19 2010, 03:44 pm by
Strumming pattern is DD UDUD. Play this twice for each chord (apart from the quick changes of course).
May 22 2010, 12:41 pm by
. . .dont you love how theres no talent in music anymore. Led Zeppelin is amazing. they had talent in guitar, bass, drums, piano, and vocals. but this 4 chord progression and some cheap lyrics. where did the skill go? is music just a get rich quick scheme now?
May 24 2010, 05:33 am by
Great tab!!! Sounds good.
May 26 2010, 10:01 pm by
this sh1t is retarded
June 1 2010, 09:31 pm by
too all you people wondering how this got above stairway to heaven, its because this is whats on the radio right now, not stairway to heaven. this is just like how Hey There Delilah used to be at number one. it will eventually drop down and then be completely off the top 100. So give the song a break, and don't just comment about how its retarded or the song sucks, because obviously, if you haven't seen the ratings, this is song is more popular than stairway to heaven right now.
June 3 2010, 11:51 am by
I think the first version sounds better than this one. But this one is easier than that.
June 17 2010, 11:12 pm by
Still it doesnt matter if this song is so popular. All the Bands from years ago brought us together to want the will to play guitar. Led Zepp. was and still is a very popluar band unlike these newbies whos number one song only last for a few weeks maybe months then noone listens to them anymore. However EVERY AMERICAN that loves CLASSIC ROCK 9the stuff that started it all) will agree that the good bands such as: Van Halen, Led Zepp., ZZ Top, Dire Straights, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hindrix, Alice Cooper, The Eagles, The Doors, Fleetwood Mac, Heart, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Eric Clapton, Peter Frampton, and many more. So just listen to your local CLASSIC ROCK STATION they play all the goods from the good times. not any of this new crap. so there's my 2 cents...
June 17 2010, 11:24 pm by
oh and yes i agree with choreman... This song is REALLY GAY. here is the strumming pattern...
no kick @$$ solo just
(satcastically)THATS SO COOL HUH???
June 25 2010, 12:59 am by
aw is that the biggest word you know how to spell?
June 28 2010, 10:17 pm by
Hey alliehannahpoop, go eat a big ol peice of horse shit. You are a worthless excuse for a human being, and you have no reason to be alive. stop being such a douche bag. hopefully sum1 kicks the ever loving **** outta you to teach you a lesson. you are a loser with no life, and i hope you get ur reproductive organ caught in a blender so no one ever has to deal with another disapointment of a human being like you again. get the **** off of this website, and never comment again.
June 28 2010, 10:18 pm by
oh, and great tab by the way
June 30 2010, 11:47 am by
People are always afraid of something new, be it music, style, looks, color, etc. Hey, if things never changed we would all still be listening to Beethoven or Big Band music from the 1920's. The argument that "my music is better than yours" is pointless. Respect the tab. Keep focus on the effort and contribution.
June 30 2010, 12:13 pm by
i don't get why all those people who hate this song bother to to go this page just to comment about how much they hate it. it's not like it's doing you any good and besides, everyone has different opinions. just because not everyone agrees with your opinion, doesn't mean you have to argue about who should be number one. in a couple weeks time the number one song is gonna change so deal with it!
thanks for posting the tab btw!
July 1 2010, 10:40 pm by
Inarguably, this song is bad, but considering its one of the only three songs on the radio, including "you belong with me," and "Tik-Tok", i wouldn't be suprised that its number 1... we can't forget that the classics are the best and set the stage... remember this is only hits not ratings! Im sry but if you like this song, STOP LISTENING TO RADIO AND LISTEN TO REAL MUSIC! P.S. i hate radio. Thank you apple for Ipods.
July 1 2010, 10:42 pm by
and patriciaead i could say the same thing about you giving this song props
July 1 2010, 11:13 pm by
Listen to Jay Clifford, he's a great upcoming artist... I know alot of u will read this.
July 5 2010, 02:30 pm by
How does Madonna and even each
get capitalized, but Mr. Mister does not? It isn't even spelled right. At any rate, the chords sound pretty accurate.
July 6 2010, 10:52 pm by
great tab. very accurate. THANKS!!!
July 9 2010, 01:17 am by
Get over it people. This song is above Stairway To Heaven because it's a current popular mainstream song. Who cares if STH is the song that "brought us all together and made us want to learn to play the guitar." That's a load of crap lol.
And these tabs are PERFECTOOOO! =D
July 24 2010, 02:24 am by
Give the song (and any song for that matter) a listen before judging it by a simple tab and its popularity.
July 28 2010, 01:35 am by
i miss stairway being number 1 ):
July 29 2010, 01:03 pm by
play on guitar and get it to sound like a ukulele you need to out a capo on the 9th fret and play C,G,Am,F ukulele chords which is easier than playing E,B,C#m,A with a capo on the 5th in uke chords. it sounds great.
July 30 2010, 04:06 pm by
Great tab, thanks!!!
August 2 2010, 02:41 pm by
how come this song is #1 it sucks ball sack
August 16 2010, 08:05 pm by
Horrible Tab, Horrbile Song, Horrible Band, Horrible Music.
This is not music all you newbies! Go check out a real tab called Stairway To Heaven! Cause Train is a discrace to real music.
The guy who tabbed Stairway to heaven worked his ass off for many days, yet this woulda tooken this ******* 20 minutes. Think! Is this how music should be?
Isn't it time we brang back stuff from the 80's and 90's? No more of this synthysized shit and fake rock like Hannah Shittannah. Bring back stuff like Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Metallica, and Rush and show this generation what real music is like huh?!
FUCK Justin Beiber
FUCK M & M
FUCK Hannah Montanna
FUCK all the fake Idols and fake musicians poisoning our minds with all this horrible cocophony.
August 17 2010, 09:00 pm by
Yea I agree with all the Stairway to Heaven Supporters!! This "song" you can say wont be so popoular much longer... you watch ALL the 70's and 80's bands are still listened to. I bet all these new song wont be thought of since the world is turning into im better than you so e eryone trys to outplay eachother, back in the day bands would play together and just have fun doing it LIVE!! Not that much anymore...
August 28 2010, 09:01 am by
Top 100 Tabs [ by hits ]
It says [ by hits ] in VERY LARGE letters.
How can someone miss it?
September 5 2010, 06:35 pm by
Apparently AndrEwhO Doesnt know that The ukulele Has a Totally opposite tuning than the guitar, so u play the chords different with a ukulele than you do with a guitar.. so before you go picking on people for asking a question you'd better get ur facts straight.. ;D
September 6 2010, 08:34 am by
THE STRUMMING PATTERN IS VV^V^V^V V^V^V^V the nxt chord
BTW NICE TAB
September 7 2010, 02:42 pm by
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September 10 2010, 11:30 pm by
this way of plaiying it seems abit to lazy and EZ why not just transpose it 4 half steps up and no capo it sounds the same and the chords are EZ enough... its still a good tab but for ppl who only know simmple chords...
September 11 2010, 02:04 pm by
Echo, that doesn't make sense. "Gold is glitters that all sure who's lady a there's"...Are you stupid? Hahahaha
September 11 2010, 08:25 pm by
what? what r u talking bout
September 11 2010, 08:27 pm by
ohh backwards no do u know what backmasking is? just look it up on u tube or something
November 3 2010, 07:55 am by
nice man you did a good job. if you make this in power chords using capo 4. the chords will be like this e b c#m a right.
so i think u dont need capo 4 just play it in power chords.
its the same. tnx man.
November 8 2010, 02:20 am by
@((Echo)): Oh well yeah I know about the backmasking, and I already know Led Zeppelin is completely Demonic! Dude, I play guitar for my church. I have two completely different music lives.
@silencekiller: I hate classic rock. Led Zeppelin is Traditional Metal shithead. Following the blues scale until their later albums. And you go ahead and listen to your electronic indie music, but just ask yourself "Is it real? Am I listening to music that took months to develop? Did the artist work his ass off for his/her fans?" I doubt it, punk.
I just plain hate artists like train, katy perry, 3OH!3, Kanye West, and Nelly who are getting all this exposure of computer generated beats and talentless autotuned tracks. And they might be famous for one song (i.e. California Girls, My first Kiss, Hey Soul Sister). I love all kinds of music, just not posers who poinson my generation's mind with crap like Owl City and Ke$ha.
December 3 2010, 04:12 pm by
i agree that some/alot of pop music (and rock, rap, and everything else really) pretty much sucks, but that doesnt mean all music that isnt what you listen to. Toeveryone who said that this music is crap, you are stupid and if you hate it so much, the dont look at the tab. However, i do agree that synthesized music, and that little girl named justin bieber, suck.
BTW, good tab.
December 9 2010, 08:44 pm by
To all the people using the simplicity of this song as evidence of it not being a good song, would you say the same thing about a Bob Dylan song that only uses a couple cowboy chords or about a classic punk song that uses a simple I,IV,V power-chord progression?
I guarantee there are at least a couple songs that you love that are even more elementary and simple than this one.
A song doesn't have to be as complicated as Stairway to be good. In fact, I have heard much guitar playing that is technically amazing and extremely difficult to play but lacking any soul and much less fun to listen to than this cheezy pop riff.
January 17 2011, 12:12 pm by
waheyy :D nice one :)
February 15 2011, 10:17 pm by
Why should Stairway be first?? It's a cool song but come on, it's not even by RUSH!!!
Joking, I actually have no preference when it comes to bands. If the song makes me want to pick up my guitar and play along then I like it. The reason songs like this are getting so many hits is because most people are beginners (and it's in pop culture) and can't play the more complicated songs yet. It's getting people playing, that is all that matters!
As for this being called "not music", are you kidding me??? I don't even know how to argue with someone that would say that. Chords are a HUGE part of music. What did you people learn to play first? For me it was Chords and Scales. This song has a great melody and strum pattern.
Until I see a song on here that is sung "Deeeee, geeeee, ceeeee, effff" using those same chords, with a strum pattern of DDDD, I will maintain my faith in music.
May 7 2011, 05:07 pm by
Just agreeing with previous posts, the song is originally in the key of E, so chords should be transposed up 4 half steps. Not sure how it sounds on a guitar, but on my charango it is much better using E, B, C#m, and A
June 23 2011, 05:32 pm by
I don't generally like to make an internet tirade but I want all the idiots on here whining constantly calling this song bullcrap to knock it off... just because it beat your little stairway to heaven song on the top 100 or whatever doesn't mean you have to take it out on the people who are here to enjoy the music the love... music isn't about looking cool or being awesome it is for the enjoyment of the listener and on this website its for the benefit of any guitar player out there... KNOCK IT OFF!!
By the way great tab I just got this guitar and now i am determined to be better than all these whiners...
Oh and thanks to the people who realize it's not a big deal it made it past stairway to heaven, although it may be a great song.
July 11 2011, 06:32 pm by
This tab needs one esential correction
GAYEST SONG EVER MADE,
next to all of miachel jacksons music
this tab made my eyes bleed
the song made my ears bleed
August 3 2011, 07:50 am by
Don't look it up then.
September 18 2011, 03:24 pm by
If you play guitar and you want to imitate the uke, you can transpose the song five steps down and play with a capo on the 9th fret - the verse progression would be G, D, Em, C.
I think it's a good tab. Simple, yes, but hey, that's how it is. So many people are talking crap on this song and how it overtook Stairway to Heaven, but personally, I think they're all being a little silly - as it's been said, the lists are based on HITS - not rating, not significance in popular music, not the amount of time it took to tab. If you don't like it, then just go off and listen to whatever else you want - it's a free country and no one's stopping you. Just know that if you are to come on here and comment about how bad of a song this is, you are NOT going to change anyone's opinion about it. To each his own, but you're just wasting your time if you think that talking shit is going to do something. Moreover, classic rock/heavy metal cannot be compared with pop anthems such as Hey Soul Sister. Pardon the cliche, but it's like comparing apples and oranges - it just won't work. So if you love Led Zepp and AC/DC, then by all means, listen to them. If you love Train and Maroon 5, then be my guest and jam to them. If you love Laura Marling and Johnny Flynn, then go ahead and listen to them. But never, under any circumstances, should you let immature haters like the ones on here change who you are nor the music you listen to. It's music, and I believe in intellectual freedom - no one can change what you think, so everyone who's on here being a little whining bitch should go and find a life - if they hate the song so much, then why the **** are you looking it up and commenting on it? Get a ****ing life and leave everyone else alone.
January 4 2013, 06:54 pm by
I think the chords should be G, D, Em, and C. I don't know but to me that's sounds better
February 27 2013, 04:43 pm by
the Ukulele part is the same as guitar
March 6 2013, 09:51 pm by
I have to disagree with that.
March 14 2013, 06:16 am by
March 22 2013, 03:57 am by
If you want to play it on a ukulele and be in the right key, just play it like you would play B, F#, G#m, E on the bottom four strings of a guitar.
March 27 2013, 01:34 pm by
is it just me or does the F sound really odd?
March 27 2013, 01:36 pm by
well ain't you just so pro modern music!
March 27 2013, 01:38 pm by
I agree with you completely. Is this in a tab already?
April 6 2013, 05:42 pm by
i just play the ukelele chords on the bottom four strings of my guitar and only strum those, you can tune it different but I choose not to
May 7 2013, 05:32 pm by
I don't know if you can do that on ultimate GUITAR.
May 7 2013, 10:12 pm by
yeah u can actually. On the page that has the guitar part, you can add below it "Ukulele" and tab it with 4 lines representing the strings like u do with a bass guitar. People do stuff like that when they want to include "Rhythym", "Lead", "Bass", etc.
May 23 2013, 07:45 pm by
Strumming pattern I used was DDU UDU. :)
June 9 2013, 09:17 pm by
you're on the internet... so why couldn't you look up the spelling yourself?
June 20 2013, 03:41 pm by
whats the strumming pattern
June 26 2013, 03:33 pm by
I disagree for me capo 4 is fine
June 26 2013, 03:36 pm by
Are you playing on a Ukulele?
June 26 2013, 03:37 pm by
Have you tried playing it on Ukulele with no capo with the corrections I put above?
July 15 2013, 04:40 pm by
It's the same? :P
August 3 2013, 08:00 pm by
yes its called ultimate guitar but for songs the chords are the same because they are both acoustic and it sounds the same, but higher with the uke. the only thing different with the chords is how you position them.i go on here all da time for uke songs(:
August 31 2013, 06:35 pm by
This works really nicely on the uke :)
September 28 2013, 04:38 pm by
I made a quick tutorial with couple of personal changes It's under 4 mins and in HD with tabs displayed on screen. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuZlzRYVCQc
October 26 2013, 01:30 am by
It sounds really good on the ukulele at +2. That's what works for me, anyway.
December 5 2013, 05:36 pm by
I think it'sG C G Amain't that mister mister on the radio stereo
G C G Fain't that mister mister on the radio stereobut I might be wrong. It just sounds better to me.
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