I’m slightly worried about the influence all this indie folk is having on my mental wellbeing. First it was the ukulele, then the flat caps, then the beard. Now those braces are looking very snazzy. This can’t be right. Nevertheless, indie folk provides a lot of ukulele-friendly songs (and it’s far too late to be worried about my mental health anyway).
As well as holding the fort until the 24th September, The Lumineers’ Ho Hey provides some excellent ukulele group fodder with its shouts, stomps, singalong chorus and simple chords.
The one downside is the tricky strumming.
It’s so tricky I’m going to have to use slash notation to write it up.
Here’s the main strum from the intro and verses:
Which sounds like this slowed down:
The end of the verse goes like this:
But if you find that a bit tricky you can get away with playing it like this:
The chorus strumming is a lot more straight forward. Use this strum until you head back to the main strum:
d – d d u d u
In the middle section use that chorus strum once for the F. Then two down strums each on F and C. Then back to the chorus strum.