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anaka
01-01-2009, 02:12 AM
Seriously, if we didn't have you guys, UU wouldn't be much. : D

Uke Minutes Lesson 13 - If I Ain't Got You (http://ukuleleunderground.com/2009/01/01/uke-lesson-13-if-i-aint-got-you/)

Give us your input and comment below! This is the very first time we've had a "Chord Patterns" section, mostly because this song has some very specific patterns with some fast changes, so it might make it easier if you memorized the patterns instead of having to look at the chords all the time. Was it helpful? Does it make sense? Let us know!

Thanks to all you UUers out there - you are definitely the best members on the planet!

Kaneohe til the end
01-01-2009, 02:35 AM
o snap. this is gettin crazy!

experimentjon
01-01-2009, 05:32 AM
Woah. Got a free uke lesson, AND complimentary tickets to Aldrine's gun show.

haole
01-01-2009, 08:41 AM
Another awesome lesson! I'm really digging the play-alongs. And Tiana.

rayan
01-01-2009, 09:21 AM
Aaron working hard again.

Dilphat
01-01-2009, 10:52 AM
Woah. Got a free uke lesson, AND complimentary tickets to Aldrine's gun show.

I know right. woohoo, free tickets :bowdown:

Poi Dog
01-01-2009, 04:36 PM
This was probably one of my favorite tutorials to date! Great job guys!

UkuLeLesReggAe
01-01-2009, 05:36 PM
i thought that was alicia keys when iy started hahaha :D :D

good lesson :)

Janita K
01-02-2009, 12:21 AM
Gosh you are doing a top job and thanks for making it SOOOOO easy for us! Chords lit up on the left, words and chords on the right and visual to watch the strumming technique. There cannot be a better way to teach online.
Thanks you all so much and please remember we appreciate all the hard work.

scaramanga
01-02-2009, 07:54 AM
another great helpful video,

some questions:

the high version of your CM7 looks looks like a Em to me (in fact a CM7 without the root) i this on purpose or just for simplification terms?

also i realized that you have a nifty way of putting a am7 in on the downstroke
( taking the finger way from the 2 fret g string )
any elaboration on that (aside that it sounds good :)

thanks a lot lot lot,

i really appreciate your stuff!

Aldrine Guerrero
01-02-2009, 08:18 AM
another great helpful video,

some questions:

the high version of your CM7 looks looks like a Em to me (in fact a CM7 without the root) i this on purpose or just for simplification terms?

also i realized that you have a nifty way of putting a am7 in on the downstroke
( taking the finger way from the 2 fret g string )
any elaboration on that (aside that it sounds good :)

thanks a lot lot lot,

i really appreciate your stuff!

that CM7 is exactly how you see it. A maj7 chord without the root. It stems from the chord shape of Gmaj7 and raised by 2 and a half steps up (5 frets) I left the top string open because the top note G is in the C chord anyway :D

As far as the downstroke on the open string goes; I hit it just so that it acts as a ghost note. Just something to fill up space. Since our key is G, it's simple to use that string as a ghost note.

hope that helps!

scaramanga
01-02-2009, 12:56 PM
ah, i see.
thanks for the reply.

but now i have to ask:
who is this wonderful woman?

did i miss something?
i mean she must have a name...

MisoHappy
01-02-2009, 02:05 PM
ah, i see.
thanks for the reply.

but now i have to ask:
who is this wonderful woman?

did i miss something?
i mean she must have a name...

If you watched the whole video, you would've seen her name at the end lol.

And I thought that extra Am7 was like an impulse or something, cuz I have to try hard not to do that.

scaramanga
01-04-2009, 08:10 AM
If you watched the whole video, you would've seen her name at the end lol.

i am ashamed....

MisoHappy
01-04-2009, 02:16 PM
no worries lol. I was wondering the same thing too until this came up and I watched the whole video.....:uhoh: I guess were just as imbecile as everyone else...ehehe

Kaneohe til the end
01-04-2009, 09:40 PM
i was bored, so i wrote it out for me to put in my songbook.



A|-7-7-7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5-5-5--3-3-3-3-3-3---|-2-2---2--3--5--|
E|--7-7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5-5-5--|--2-2--2--5--7--|
C|---7-7-7-7-7-7---6-6-6-6-6-6--4-4-4-4-4-4-|---2-2-2--4--6--|
G|------------------------------------------|----------------|

A|-7-7-7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5-5-5---3-3-3-3-3-3-----2--|
E|--7-7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5-5-5----2--|
C|---7-7-7-7-7-----6-6-6-6-6-6---4-4-4-4-4-4---2--|
G|---------------------------------------------0--|

Gmaj7 Bm Em
Some people live for the fortune
Am / D /
Some people live just for the fame
Gmaj7 Bm Em
Some people live for the power, yeah
Am Am
Some people live just to play the game
Gmaj7 Am Bm Am
Some people think that the physical things
Gmaj7 Am Bm
Define what's within
Am Gmaj7 Am
...And I've been there before
Bm Am
But that life's a bore
Gmaj7 Am Bm
So full of the superficial


[Chorus:]
Gmaj7 Am Bm Cmaj7
Some peo-ple want it all
Cmaj7 Bm
But I don't want nothing at all
Am
If it ain't you baby
Gmaj7
If I ain't got you baby
Gmaj7 Am Bm Cmaj7
Some people want diamond rings
Cmaj7 Bm
Some just want everything
Am
But everything means nothing
Gmaj7
If I ain't got you, Yeah

Gmaj7 Bm Em
Some people search for a fountain
Am / D /
promises forever young
Gmaj7 Bm Em/
Some people need three dozen roses
Am / D /
And that's the only way to prove you love them
Gmaj7 Am Bm Am
Hand me the world on a silver platter
Gmaj7 Am Bm Am
And what good would it be
Gmaj7 Am
With no one to share
Bm Am Gmaj7 Am Bm
no one who truly cares for me


[Chorus:]

Gmaj7 Am Bm Cmaj7
Some peo-ple want it all
Cmaj7 Bm
But I don't want nothing at all
Am
If it ain't you baby
Gmaj7
If I ain't got you baby
Gmaj7 Am Bm Cmaj7
Some people want diamond rings
Cmaj7 Bm
Some just want everything
Am
But everything means nothing
Gmaj7
If I ain't got you, yeah

[Outro:]

If I ain't got you with me baby

So nothing in this whole wide world don't mean a thing

If I ain't got you with me baby

A|-7-7-7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5-5-5--3-3-3-3-3-3---|-2-2---2--3--5---|
E|--7-7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5-5-5--|--2-2--2--5--7---|
C|---7-7-7-7-7-7---6-6-6-6-6-6--4-4-4-4-4-4-|---2-2-2--4--6---|
G|------------------------------------------|-----------------|

A|-7-7-7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5-5-5---3-3-3-3-3-3-----2----|
E|--7-7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5-5-5----2----|
C|---7-7-7-7-7-7---6-6-6-6-6-6---4-4-4-4-4-4---2----|
G|---------------------------------------------0----|

Kaneohe til the end
01-04-2009, 10:00 PM
on an unrelated note, she said hanabusa, i think she meant hanabata. i dunno

bubbletoe
01-09-2009, 04:43 AM
I just wanted to say .... this has got to be the BEST FRICKIN VIDEO LESSON IN THE WHOLE WORLD WIDE WEB!!!

I'm very new to the uke (as well as this forum) but with this site and these lessons, damn you guys are a godsend. I'm so happy I bought one. It's frickin awesome. Even tho I'm still terrible, I love practicing with these lessons - :D. (I'm having a horrible time getting some of the strumming patterns :().

Also, Kaneohe, your tab really helps too. But, shouldn't it be a D chord at the end of (?) -

Am
Some people live just to play the game


Thanks and keep up the good stuff. <3

borislam
01-23-2009, 06:04 AM
Hi everyone,

This is a very good lesson. But my internet is too slow and cannot view it smoothly. I want to download and view it offline.

However, I found this video cannot be downloaded from Viddler. I can download other lesson from Viddler but not this one.

Anyone know how to download the file? Or this file is protected? Can Aldrine help to solve it?

Regards,
Boris

Mikasai
02-03-2009, 07:46 PM
My favorite lesson so far. This one song nobody really plays on uke, and was taught so good, easy to pick up.