Dan Zanes

Lesson >

Lively Up Yourself - Uke

Chords and Rhythm

Dan Zanes Lesson >

Lively Up Yourself - Uke > Chords and Rhythm

Greetings Lovers of the Ukulele Lifestyle!

Here we are again and I don’t want the idea of Social Music to become predictable because it certainly isn't - it’s wide open! Which brings us back to Bob Marley and the Wailers. In this lesson we’ll look at their classic Lively Up Yourself and break it down to some core ingredients. The version we’re playing here is in the key of D although we’ll play it as a D7. The song is really just two chords and I hesitate to say “just" two chords because you can create a musical universe within those chords and that’s really what this lesson is about. We’ll rock back and forth between the D7 and G7. Along the way we’ll use pull-offs, slide-ups, and hammer-ons as well as different strumming and picking patterns to make a flowing version of this song that would be fun for one uke and an entire month of Sundays for two ukes. Let me know how it goes for you! Thank you for tuning in to my lessons here at The Sonic Junction, it’s been inspiring to share the music with you.

Dan Zanes




Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Lively Up Yourself

Loop 1:12 What You Will Learn Today

Loop 2:00 Breakdown of Chords, Rhythm and Riffs

Loop 9:55 Variations

Loop 11:10 Closing Thoughts

Loop 12:22 Outro


Download the Sheet Music PDF





Log in to leave a comment

Login popup sm Login popup banner

Member Log In

Forgot your password? Click here

New To Sonic Junction?

See Sign Up Info >

Popup close
Login popup sm

New To Sonic Junction?

Try 2 Lessons Free

Popup close